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 is one of the leading Chambers in the field of health and safety law. We have been at the forefront of developments in this area of the law for many years.
Temple Garden Chambers is consistently ranked as a leading set by both Chambers UK and Legal 500. Individual members of chambers are ranked highly in both directories. In 2022 Fiona Canby was named Health and Safety Junior of the Year. Dominic Adamson KC received the same award in 2018 before talking Silk and in 2017 Keith Morton KC was named Health and Safety Silk of the Year.
Members of Chambers are engaged in all aspects of health and safety law and enforcement. We act for and advise those at risk of prosecution, defendants and prosecuting authorities. This includes advising and representing clients in all aspects of health and safety regulation and enforcement from investigations, prosecutions through to trials, appeals and other proceedings including improvement and prohibition notices and Crown Censures. We also provide advice on matters of policy and compliance. Our clients include multinational and national corporations, SMEs, individuals, central and local government, public and charitable bodies across all sectors.
We have a long and successful track record of acting in some of the most prominent and significant cases at trial and on appeal.
The inquests into two deaths following an outbreak of a waterborne pathogen at a world-leading cardiothoracic transplant centre. The deaths, at the newly-opened Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, followed infection by a form of bacteria – M.abscessus – previously unknown...
Keith Morton, instructed by Madeleine Abas, Senior Partner of Osborn Abas Hunt, secured the acquittal of a major construction company following an 8 day trial before the District Judge (Magistrates’ Court) at Derby Magistrates Court. The case explored the relationship...
Dominic Adamson KC, together with Kizzy Augustin (Partner) and Jenny Boyden (Senior Associate) of Russell Cooke, secured the acquittal of a roofing company (X) following a two week trial at Southwark Crown Court (sitting in the Nightingale Court at Prospero...
Lionel Stride represented the Claimant (instructed by Michael Hardacre at Slater & Gordon) in a High Court paraplegia case that settled at a JSM for £1.525 million. The Claimant was injured whilst using a squat rack in a ‘Free Weights’...
Keith secures a reduction of almost quarter of a million pounds for a very large construction company following its guilty plea to a charge under section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Keith secures a substantial reduction in the fine imposed for breach of Regulation 25(3) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. Prosecution arose as a consequence of a tipper vehicle striking an overhead power line (OPL).