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 long been renowned for its work in public, administrative and regulatory law, and its members regularly appear in the most important, high-profile and cutting-edge cases in the field.
The set is almost unique in its ability to offer expertise across the range of public law issues in tandem with complementary expertise in inquests and inquiries extradition, professional discipline, and international law. This enables us to provide our clients with big picture strategic advice and a one-stop service across a range of jurisdictions.
We are particularly well known for our work in cases that have a human rights, criminal justice, immigration and asylum or national security dimension, though our expertise runs far wider than this. In recent times our members have acted in cases involving issues as diverse as the Covid-19 hospitality curfew, the military evacuation of Afghanistan, the fees charged for British citizenship applications, extraordinary rendition and enhanced interrogation during the ‘War on Terror’, the release of murderers on parole, the Novichok poisonings, the admissibility of marine safety reports in shipping arbitrations, and the campaign to save Geronimo the alpaca. Our members have appeared in many of the leading cases across the gamut of public law issues, at all levels from the First-tier Tribunal to the Supreme Court and internationally. We have appeared in a huge number of reported cases.
We have a broad client base, including individuals and businesses, Government departments and agencies, local government bodies, the Security and Intelligence services, HMRC, the SFO, regulators, national sports bodies, and Magic Circle and other leading firms of solicitors. Our barristers include members of the Attorney-General’s Panel of Counsel at all levels of seniority.
On 19 December 2022, the Divisional Court handed down an important judgment in claims for judicial review challenging the government’s proposal to relocate asylum seekers to Rwanda to have their asylum claims determined there. Sian Reeves, instructed by the Government Legal...
Court of Appeal decision on temporary exclusion orders. Robin Tam KC instructed by GLD. The Court of Appeal decided that Article 6 ECHR applies to a review of the imposition of a TEO if that has been followed by the...
Kathryn Howarth represented the Attorney General in proceedings for contempt of court, heard by Mr Justice MacDonald, who found the defendant in contempt of court for posting recordings of proceedings from family court proceedings, which involved children and were heard...
Leading case on the statutory “public protection” test, to be applied by the Parole Board when considering whether to direct the release of a prisoner. Nicholas Chapman acted for the Parole Board. The Divisional Court confirmed that the statutory test...
A high-profile Supreme Court appeal concerning the fees charged to children applying to register as British citizens. The leading case on the rules of statutory interpretation and related constitutional law principles. Nicholas Chapman, led by Sir James Eadie QC, represented...
Nicholas Chapman acted for the Secretary of State in an important case concerning the principles of finality, res judicata and issue estoppel in the Tribunal jurisdiction, and the circumstances in which the Tribunal can permissibly depart from previous findings in...