Practice Areas

Personal Injury

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Chambers & Partners 2016

Temple Garden Chambers is a leading Personal Injury set and for many years members of chambers have been consistently recommended for Personal Injury and related work by both Chambers UK and the Legal 500. Given the size and depth of talent of our personal injury team we are able to provide a specialist personal injury barrister, or a team of barristers, appropriate to the particular demands of any given case.

Chambers is rightly proud of the reputation that members have of acting both for claimants and for defendants/insurers. 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 domestic insurers, the Attorney General’s Civil Panel, the Welsh Government and the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.

We act in all forms of personal injury and related litigation. We have specialists across the full range of PI claims, with individual members experienced in the following areas: catastrophic injuries, including brain and spinal cord injuries; fatal accidents; all types of industrial disease; employer’s liability; road traffic accidents; occupier’s liability; group actions; child abuse; military claims; sports (participants and spectators); aviation; travel, including claims with a ‘foreign’ element and jurisdictional disputes; and criminal injury compensation claims and claims under the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018.

Individuals within chambers have taken a lead in developing the law in a number of niche areas, including subtle brain injury, chronic pain, fraud and the deployment of surveillance evidence and automated and electric vehicle law. In addition, several members of chambers are accredited by the Spinal Injuries Association.

Our specialist costs team, many of whom have extensive personal injury experience, are also able to offer assistance with issues concerning cost budgeting and cost recovery.

The work of our personal injury practitioners also complements many of the other Practice Areas within Chambers, including Civil Fraud; Clinical Negligence; Inquests; Insurance; Health and Safety; and Product Liability.

As so much personal injury work is now resolved outside of Court, through mediations and settlement meetings, we are pleased to be able to offer bespoke ADR suites with disabled access: please see Facilities for further details. Chambers also boasts a number of fully accredited and qualified Mediators. To find a Mediator, please use the filter on the Members page to display all barristers who are qualified mediators.

 


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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 clerks@tgchambers.com. 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.

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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 dnorton@tgchambers.com.

To learn more visit our Covid-19 Information page.