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Excellent set of chambers with an abundance of talent at all levels, from QCs to senior juniors to junior counsel.

Temple Garden Chambers is a leading chambers in inquiries. Our barristers advise and represent a broad range of core participants and witnesses in many of the major inquiries.

Members of chambers have considerable experience in acting as counsel to the Inquiry. Our expertise and reputation in this area are reflected in the fact that we often have multiple members of chambers instructed in the same inquiry.

We act both in statutory and non-statutory inquiries. We were instructed in the some of the first inquiries set up under the Inquiries Act 2005.

Our established reputation as a leading chambers in this area has led to members of chambers being instructed in most of the major inquiries in recent years, including:

  • The COVID 19 Public Inquiry.
  • The Brook House Inquiry.
  • The Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry.
  • The Manchester Arena Inquiry.
  • The Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
  • The Infected Blood Inquiry.
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Glasgow) Inquiry.
  • The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
  • The Undercover Policing Inquiry.
  • The Detainee Inquiry.
  • The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.
  • The Litvinenko Inquiry.
  • The Leveson Inquiry.
  • The Baha Mousa Inquiry.
  • The Billy Wright Inquiry.
  • The Bloody Sunday Inquiry.
  • The Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Inquiry.
  • The Nimrod Review.
  • The Shipman Inquiry.

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For more information contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7583 1315 or send us an email.

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Inquiries Barristers

Health & Safety
Inquests
Inquiries
Personal Injury
Environmental Law

Keith Morton KC

Call 1990 | Silk 2011

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Commercial
Inquests
Inquiries
Insurance
Personal Injury
Product Liability

Andrew Prynne KC

Call 1975 | Silk 1995

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Health & Safety
Inquiries

Murdo Macleod KC (Scot)

Call 1994 | Silk 2008

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Inquests
Inquiries
Personal Injury
Public Law

David Barr KC

Call 1993 | Silk 2014

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International Law
Public Law
Extradition & Interpol
Inquiries

Rodney Dixon KC

Call 2000 | Silk 2014

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Inquiries
Inquests
Public Law
Personal Injury

Andrew O’Connor KC

Call 1996 | Silk 2015

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Inquests
Inquiries
Public Law

Cathryn McGahey KC

Call 1990 | Silk 2016

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Health & Safety
Inquests
Inquiries
Personal Injury
Product Liability

Dominic Adamson KC

Call 1997 | Silk 2020

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Inquests
Inquiries
Public Law

Nicholas Moss KC

Call 1995 | Silk 2021

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Commercial
Health & Safety
Inquests
Inquiries
Personal Injury

George Alliott

Call 1981

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Health & Safety
Inquests
Inquiries
Personal Injury

Fiona Canby

Call 2001

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Environmental Law
Health & Safety
Inquests
Inquiries
Public Law

Nicholas Chapman

Call 2001

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Inquests
Inquiries
Public Law

Louise Jones

Call 2004

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International Law
Extradition & Interpol
Inquests
Inquiries
Public Law
Business & Human Rights

Kathryn Howarth

Call 2005

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Extradition & Interpol
Inquests
Inquiries
Public Law

Benjamin Seifert

Call 2007

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Costs & Litigation Funding
Inquests
Inquiries
International Law
Personal Injury
Public Law

Sian Reeves

Call 2006

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Extradition & Interpol
Inquests
Inquiries
International Law
Public Law

Émilie Pottle

Call 2008

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Extradition & Interpol
Inquests
Inquiries
Public Law

Saoirse Townshend

Call 2010

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Inquests
Inquiries
Personal Injury
Professional Discipline
Public Law

Anthony Lenanton

Call 2011

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Credit Hire
Inquests
Inquiries
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

Piers Taylor

Call 2012

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Inquests
Inquiries
International Law
Professional Discipline
Public Law

Zeenat Islam

Call 2013

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Health & Safety
Professional Discipline
Environmental Law
Inquests
Inquiries

Daniel Walker

Call 2015

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Public Law
International Law
Business & Human Rights
Collective Redress
Extradition & Interpol
Inquests
Inquiries
Commercial
Costs & Litigation Funding

Juliet Wells

Call 2016

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Costs & Litigation Funding
Environmental Law
Health & Safety
Inquests
Inquiries
Insurance
Professional Discipline
Public Law

Harriet Gilchrist

Call 2016

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Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
Credit Hire
Inquests
Inquiries
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law

Olivia Rosenstrom

Call 2018

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Automated & Electric Vehicles
Credit Hire
Inquiries
International Law
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law
Business & Human Rights
Collective Redress

Paul Erdunast

Call 2018

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Personal Injury
Public Law
Inquiries
Motor Insurance Fraud
Credit Hire
Insurance
Extradition & Interpol

Harry Peto

Call 2019

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Credit Hire
Inquests
Inquiries
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law
Clinical Negligence

Rochelle Powell

Call 2019

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Automated & Electric Vehicles
Extradition & Interpol
Health & Safety
Inquests
Inquiries
Insurance
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law
Professional Discipline

Anisa Kassamali

Call 2020

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Automated & Electric Vehicles
Clinical Negligence
Credit Hire
Environmental Law
Extradition & Interpol
Inquests
Inquiries
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law

Grace Corby

Call 2021

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Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

24/11/2022

The Inquiry was established in non-statutory form on 29th September 2020. It was converted to a statutory inquiry on 1st June 2021. Nicholas Chapman is representing The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry...
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The Dawn Sturgess Inquiry

24/11/2022

This is an independent Inquiry into the circumstances of Dawn Sturgess’ death in Salisbury on 8 July 2018. On 18 November 2021 the Home Secretary announced the Government’s decision to establish an inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 to investigate...
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Manchester Arena Inquiry

24/11/2022

An independent public inquiry to investigate the deaths of the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena terror attack. Cathryn McGahey KC and Richard Boyle represent HM Government and Andrew O’Connor KC and Piers Taylor represent SMG, the operator of the...
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Undercover Policing Inquiry

24/11/2022

The Undercover Policing Inquiry was set up in 2015 to get to the truth about undercover policing across England and Wales since 1968 and provide recommendations for the future. David Barr KC is lead Counsel to the Inquiry. Daniel Walker...
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Brook House Inquiry

24/11/2022

A public inquiry into the mistreatment of individuals who were detained at Brook House Immigration Removal Centre in 2017 Saoirse Townshend & Paul Erdunast form part of the Counsel to the Inquiry Team.
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UK Covid-19 Inquiry

24/11/2022

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry has been set up to examine the UK’s response to and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and learn lessons for the future. Andrew O’Connor KC, Fiona Canby & Zeenat Islam form part of the Counsel to...
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