Practice Areas

Public Law

a strong public law practice

Legal 500

Members of Temple Garden Chambers have extensive experience in a wide range of public law fields, with particular emphasis on national security, immigration, extradition, prison law, European law, inquests and public inquiries. Several members of Chambers are currently on the Attorney-General’s civil panels of junior counsel.

Members of Chambers have appeared in many of the major national security cases of recent years, acting as counsel for the Secretary of State or as special advocate to represent the interests of appellants in closed proceedings.

We are instructed regularly in immigration matters at every level from the First Tier Tribunal up to the Supreme Court. We appear frequently in judicial reviews in which government policy is challenged or the interpretation of EU law, European human rights law or domestic public law is in issue.

Counsel have been involved in many of the leading extradition cases under the 2003 Act, representing requested persons, the National Crime Agency, foreign governments and judicial authorities.

We have been instructed in most of the high profile public inquiries and inquests this century, and any judicial review proceedings which arise from the same.

Members of Chambers are recommended by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners in the field of Administrative and Public Law, EU Law and Extradition.


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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.