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Commercial, cost-effective, great judgement and able to read the tribunal, brilliant with lay clients

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Temple Garden Chambers act for a broad spectrum of clients, including large (FTSE-100) corporations, NHS Trusts and Health Authorities, Acas, universities, small businesses, partnerships and individuals.

All areas of advisory work and employment-related litigation are covered. Our expertise therefore ranges from contractual disputes, unfair and wrongful dismissal claims, discrimination issues, redundancy and TUPE, through to advice on restraint of trade, breach of confidence, injunctions, equal pay, bonus disputes, trade union law and other industrial relations matters. Our expertise in EU law is inevitably significant in many of these areas.

In professional disciplinary matters we are experienced in cases involving nurses (NMC), doctors (GMC), dentists (GDC), opticians (GOC), solicitors (the Law Society), barristers (the Bar Standards Board), the Metropolitan Police and other police authorities, and various sporting bodies including the Rugby Football Union and the Football Association.

Additionally we are one of the leading sets for high-profile Government employment work, much of which carries important policy implications. We have representatives on the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel

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Coronavirus Update

TGC continues proactively to safeguard against the risks posed by the spread of Coronavirus. We have a Covid-19 Committee who continue to monitor the situation and follow advice issued by the Government and Public Health England. We will be updating this page as and when new information becomes available. As of 6 July 2020, our London premises, 1 Harcourt Buildings, will be operating with a reduced clerking team in attendance. The remaining staff members and barristers will continue working remotely. We wish to reassure everyone that our contingency plans enable us to continue to provide our services.

Telephoning us

When calling our switchboard number, it will be diverted to a member of the clerking team who will be able to assist in the usual way. All direct dials in Chambers are diverted to be answered remotely.

Emailing us & Sending Instructions

Please send all instructions via email directly to We would be grateful if this could be sent in an orderly fashion to enable working from a screen manageable. We are able to receive hard copy instructions via DX or Post, if necessary. However, we have a preference for electronic documents wherever possible.

Please continue to communicate with barristers directly via phone or email.

Conferences, Joint Settlement Meetings & Mediations

Conferences, meetings and mediations will take place remotely, either by telephone or video until further notice. Group Telephone calls and video calls can be easily arranged. If an in-person meeting is felt necessary please see our Covid-19 Information page for full criteria.

Court Hearings

We are following the Government’s advice closely, which is changing daily. In keeping with that advice, we will continue to service hearings remotely, where possible and as instructed by the hosting Court. In-Person hearings will be accommodated by members of TGC. We will continue to monitor this situation.

Making a payment

If you do not already pay us by BACS, going forward please make arrangements to do so. Please contact the clerks who can supply you with the relevant BACS details.

If you wish to discuss our policy and procedure relating to coronavirus, please do not hesitate to contact our senior clerk Dean Norton on 07535 753098 or

To learn more visit our Covid-19 Information page.