Temple Garden Chambers is a leading common law set based in London and The Hague.
With excellence from top to bottom Chambers provides a first class service in a number of different fields.
Temple Garden Chambers has formidable expertise in all areas of clinical negligence, acting on behalf of claimants and defendants.
The clinical negligence team comprises leading practitioners who are recognised for their skill and knowledge in advocacy, drafting and advice in this area. Chambers also has a regular publication (the biannual TGC Clinical Negligence Newsletter).
Whilst many of the clinical negligence claims undertaken are high value, complex cases issued in the High Court, members of the team are instructed in the full range of claims, from minor injuries to complex litigation arising from catastrophic injury and death.
TGC’s barristers frequently engage in all forms of ADR to assist with early resolution of claims where possible for their clients, including Joint Settlement Meetings, Mediations and Early Neutral Evaluations. Consequently, TGC’s clients range from injured claimants and bereaved families to small or major multinational companies, private healthcare insurers, defence organisations (such as the NHS Resolution), and other government bodies.
The breadth of experience within the clinical negligence team extends to:
Members of the clinical negligence team have extensive experience with the full range of medical and other healthcare practices, including:
This area of work also dovetails perfectly with TGC’s expertise in product liability (claims arising out of equipment failure), personal injury (e.g., assessing quantum in very high value cases and the use of variable periodical payments) and civil fraud (barristers are frequently instructed on behalf of defendants where there is a suspicion, or evidence, of dishonesty).
In addition, practitioners have a wealth of experience of professional discipline proceedings involving doctors and other health professionals; and the issues surrounding clinical negligence claims frequently extend beyond civil litigation into related areas of expertise, such as cases involving the Court of Protection, Human Rights and Inquests.
FUNDAMENTAL DISHONESTY – Court rejects FD allegations and awards Claimant over £970k. After a 7-day trial, James Arney KC (acting for the claimant and instructed by Grant Incles of Russell-Cooke solicitors) was successful in securing over £970k for a 45-year...
Lionel Stride (instructed by Emma Doughty at Slater & Gordon) represented the Claimant in a High Court Montgomery consent case arising out of the alleged failure to offer reasonable alternative treatment in the form of carotid stenting rather than a...
High Court clinical negligence case. Lionel Stride (instructed by Mathew Smith of Slater & Gordon) represented a man who had suffered an amputation of his right leg resulting from the alleged failure to diagnose vascular issues (aorta-iliac arterial disease) between...
High Court clinical negligence case. Lionel Stride (instructed by Laura Cleevely at Slater & Gordon) represented the family of a patient who tragically died following a negligent failure to diagnose a facial lesion as Squamous Cell Carcinoma despite vulnerability from...
High Court clinical negligence case. Lionel Stride (instructed by Mathew Smith of Slater & Gordon) represented a man who had been misdiagnosed with metastatic cancer rather than (transient) inflammatory disease, leading to intensive pharmacological treatment that caused permanent physical harm...
High Court clinical negligence case. Lionel Stride (instructed by Iona Smith and James Roberts at Gaby Hardwicke) represented an elderly lady who tragically lost a leg as a result of an alleged failure to diagnose a pseudoaneurysm following re-hospitalisation after...