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Personal Injury

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Go-to for serious injury, catastrophic injury and fatal accident cases.

Temple Garden Chambers has long been regarded as one of the leading personal injury sets in the country, which has been acknowledged consistently by the directories for many years.

Chambers UK 2022 notes that the TGC personal injury team is “well regarded for its handling of a wide range of matters” and that “cases at the cutting edge of personal injury law are also a key area of strength for the team.” The most recent Legal 500 personal injury rankings from 2021 set out that TGC offers “an abundance of talent at all levels” and that Chambers is seen as a “go-to for serious injury, catastrophic injury and fatal accident cases.”

Chambers has several personal injury Silks along with junior Counsel at all levels of experience. James Arney KC and Marcus Grant have both received the Chambers UK Bar ‘Personal Injury Barrister of the Year’ awards. Members of chambers have contributed to various publications including the Judicial College Guidelines, the Personal Injury law Journal, the Solicitor’s Journal and the New law Journal.

The size and depth of talent within the personal injury team means that Chambers is able to provide a specialist barrister, or team of barristers, appropriate to the particular demands of any given case. This is best demonstrated by the high regard in which individual members of chambers, and the personal injury team as a whole, are held in by satisfied instructing solicitors and their clients across the industry.

Chambers is rightly proud of the reputation that its members have of acting both for Claimants and for Defendants; in the medium to long-term the personal injury team does approximately 50% of work for each side. We believe this ensures that our barristers can provide advice and representation of the highest standard, which is independent and objective. As well as representing accident victims and union members, we regularly act for insurers, government bodies and companies, both large and small. We participate in several prestigious insurance panels, including those for the MIB, and in government civil panels. Several members of chambers are accredited by the Spinal Injuries Association. Members of chambers are willing to accept instructions under Conditional Fee Arrangements in appropriate cases, and many have acted successfully on a pro bono basis for particularly deserving clients.

We act in all forms of personal injury and related litigation. We have specialists across the full range of personal injury claims, with individual members experience including the following areas: catastrophic injuries, including brain and spinal cord injuries; fatal accidents; all types of industrial disease; employer’s liability; road traffic accidents; motor insurance fraud occupier’s liability; collective redress; child abuse; military claims; sports (participants and spectators); aviation; travel, including claims with a ‘foreign’ element and jurisdictional disputes; and Criminal Injury Compensation Authority claims. Chambers is well prepared for the foreseeable demands of the future, e.g. several members are already specialised in AEV Law which will regulate driverless cars.

Individuals within Chambers have taken a lead in developing the law in a number of niche areas, including subtle brain injury, chronic pain, counter-fraud and the deployment of surveillance evidence. Members of chambers have appeared in some of the leading cases in the personal injury field, a recent example is the Court of Appeal’s seminal decision in Swift v Carpenter. Chambers also has a history of involvement in high profile, newsworthy cases such as those arising from the Hillsborough Disaster, the Grenfell Tower fire and various terrorist atrocities.

There is considerable overlap between chambers’ personal injury team and its highly successful and much acclaimed costs & litigation funding team, which means that chambers is able to provide a full service in relation to the issues that frequently arise in claims of this nature such as costs budgeting, costs recovery inter partes, solicitor-client costs issues, CFA arrangements, ATE premiums and litigation funding.

The work of our personal injury practitioners also complements many of the other practice areas that exist within chambers in addition to those mentioned above, including clinical negligence, health & safety, inquests & inquiries, credit hire, insurance and product liability.

Members of chambers are acutely aware of the fact that the vast majority of personal injury work is now resolved outside Court and that, based upon current policy proclamations, this focus upon ADR is only likely to increase in the future. Members of chambers have experience of acting in all forms of ADR including mediations, arbitrations, Early Neutral Evaluations, Joint Settlement Meetings and Court administered settlement conferences. Chambers has bespoke ADR suites with disabled access: please see our Facilities page for further details.

In addition, Chambers also boasts a number of fully accredited and qualified mediators of differing levels of Call and experience, the details of whom can be found on the ADR page. There are also senior juniors and Silks in Chambers with experience of acting as evaluators and arbitrators.

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Personal Injury 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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Inquests
Inquiries
Personal Injury
Public Law

David Barr KC

Call 1993 | Silk 2014

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Inquiries
Inquests
Public Law
Personal Injury

Andrew O’Connor KC

Call 1996 | Silk 2015

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Health & Safety
Inquests
Inquiries
Personal Injury
Product Liability

Dominic Adamson KC

Call 1997 | Silk 2020

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Personal Injury
Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding

James Arney KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2021

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Inquests
Personal Injury

John Bate-Williams

Call 1976

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Clinical Negligence
Inquests
Personal Injury
Professional Discipline
Public Law

Ian Ashford-Thom

Call 1977

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Inquests
Personal Injury
Professional Discipline

William Hoskins

Call 1980

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Commercial
Health & Safety
Inquests
Inquiries
Personal Injury

George Alliott

Call 1981

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Personal Injury
Clinical Negligence
Professional Negligence
Inquests

Paul Kilcoyne

Call 1985

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Clinical Negligence
Personal Injury

James Bell

Call 1987

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Commercial
Costs & Litigation Funding
Insurance
Personal Injury
Professional Negligence

Mark James

Call 1987

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ADR & Mediation
Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
Credit Hire
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

James Laughland

Call 1991

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Clinical Negligence
Health & Safety
Inquests
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

Charles Curtis

Call 1992

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Personal Injury
Costs & Litigation Funding
Clinical Negligence
ADR & Mediation
Collective Redress

Richard Wilkinson

Call 1992

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Collective Redress
ADR & Mediation
Clinical Negligence
Personal Injury

Peter Freeman

Call 1992

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Personal Injury
Clinical Negligence

Marcus Grant

Call 1993

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Automated & Electric Vehicles
Insurance
Personal Injury
Environmental Law

Alex Glassbrook

Call 1995

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Clinical Negligence
Inquests
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

Emma-Jane Hobbs

Call 1996

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Clinical Negligence
Credit Hire
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Automated & Electric Vehicles

Edward Hutchin

Call 1996

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Automated & Electric Vehicles
Costs & Litigation Funding
Credit Hire
Insurance
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

Paul McGrath

Call 1997

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Commercial
Insurance
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Credit Hire

George Davies

Call 1998

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Clinical Negligence
Inquests
Personal Injury

Benjamin Casey

Call 2000

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Health & Safety
Inquests
Inquiries
Personal Injury

Fiona Canby

Call 2001

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Clinical Negligence
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Negligence

Michael Rapp

Call 2002

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Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Inquests
Health & Safety
Credit Hire

Tim Sharpe

Call 2002

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Personal Injury
Clinical Negligence
Product Liability
Insurance
Motor Insurance Fraud
Professional Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
Health & Safety
Collective Redress
ADR & Mediation

Lionel Stride

Call 2005

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Personal Injury
Motor Insurance Fraud
Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
ADR & Mediation
Automated & Electric Vehicles

Anthony Johnson

Call 2006

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Credit Hire
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

Joanna Hughes

Call 2007

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Clinical Negligence
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Business & Human Rights
Collective Redress

Helen Nugent

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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Clinical Negligence
Credit Hire
Health & Safety
Inquests
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

David White

Call 2009

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Automated & Electric Vehicles
Inquests
Personal Injury
Motor Insurance Fraud

Emma Northey

Call 2009

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Inquests
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law

William Irwin

Call 2010

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Insurance
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

James Henry

Call 2010

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Inquests
Inquiries
Personal Injury
Professional Discipline
Public Law

Anthony Lenanton

Call 2011

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Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
Health & Safety
Inquests
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law

Richard Boyle

Call 2012

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Credit Hire
Inquests
Inquiries
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

Piers Taylor

Call 2012

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Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
Health & Safety
Inquests
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

Ellen Robertson

Call 2013

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Personal Injury
Motor Insurance Fraud
Inquests
Costs & Litigation Funding
Health & Safety
Insurance
Collective Redress

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Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
Credit Hire
Insurance
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

James Yapp

Call 2014

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Costs & Litigation Funding
Insurance
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law

Robert Riddell

Call 2015

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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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Extradition & Interpol
Personal Injury
Public Law

Nicholas Dobbs

Call 2020

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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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Personal Injury
Public Law
Extradition & Interpol
International Law
Collective Redress
Business & Human Rights

Sebastian Bates

Call 2021

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N v Metroline Travel Ltd

02/02/2023

Ben Casey secured an award of over £430,000 on behalf of a claimant at trial. The Claimant beat his own Part 36 offer, the consequences of which resulted in a final judgment sum in excess of £475,000.    The Claimant...
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S v H

23/01/2023

£1.5 million settlement for a banker who sustained a mild traumatic brain and vestibular injury at work Lionel Stride (instructed by Oliver Marsh of Lyons Davidson), represented a senior banker who suffered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-concussion Syndrome/Persistent...
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Cavender v Network Rail (High Court, Master Davison)

20/01/2023

Six figure interim payment ordered in contested IP application. Lionel Stride (instructed by Patrick Maguire and Amber Braybrooke of HCC Solicitors), representing a young claimant who developed Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) after a slipping accident, secured a six-figure interim payment...
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A v B

01/12/2022

£2.5m settlement for a 72-year-old who sustained polytrauma in a road accident. This then 68-year-old claimant was involved in a high energy head-on collision, sustaining severe, abdominal injuries together with a subtle hypoxic brain injury and psychiatric sequelae. She required...
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W v MIB 3

30/11/2022

£1.8m settlement from the MIB under the Untraced Driver’s Agreement for a scaffolder who sustained career-ending leg injuries in a motorcycle accident. This 27-year-old scaffolder sustained bony and soft tissue injuries, extending down his left leg together with psychological injuries...
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£4.15m settlement for man blinded at work

29/11/2022

James Arney KC was instructed by Niamh O’Brady from OH Parsons Solicitors, working alongside junior counsel Sinclair Cramsie, representing a man rendered profoundly blind in a work accident at the age of 46. This case settled at JSM for £4.15m,...
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