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UK Bar Guide 2023
All Circuits Group Litigation
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Band 2

3 Ranked Lawyers

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Group Litigation - All Circuits
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Band 2

2 Temple Gardens has an excellent track record of acting in some of the most significant group litigation cases in recent years. The set leverages expertise in product liability, personal injury and healthcare law to operate in a variety of group claims which span across practice areas and jurisdictions. Recent highlights include members acting for manufacturers in relation to the widely publicised metal-on-metal hip litigation, including claims brought by New Zealand, Australian and South African claimants in England. 2TG barristers also acted for the claimants in a group claim involving the operation of a diamond mine in Tanzania in which various human rights abuses were alleged to have taken place. An instructing solicitor commented: "Excellent advice is always provided by 2 Temple Gardens in relation to high-profile and high-value group actions."

Client service

"All the clerks are efficient and accommodating."

"The clerking is absolutely superb. Billy Hammonds is first-rate and my favourite clerk at any chambers."

Lee Tyler is the senior clerk at 2 Temple Gardens.

Notable Practitioners

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Marie Louise Kinsler KC
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Marie Louise Kinsler KC
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Band 1

Marie Louise Kinsler KC has a leading group litigation practice. She is especially noted for her work in international group claims accusing mineral and oil companies of environmental and human rights abuses.

"Marie is a go-to barrister for the most complex legal issues in the field."

N
Andrew Bershadski
2
Band 2

Andrew Bershadski has extensive experience handling complex international group claims in the personal injury space, generally on behalf of mining and natural resources companies. He also works in cases concerning alleged human rights abuses.

"His significant expertise and insight in the subject area are invaluable, as is his ability to work according to different jurisdictions."

Charles Dougherty KC
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Charles Dougherty KC
2
Band 2

Charles Dougherty KC has broad experience in group litigation. He is often sought out to defend large claims relating to personal injury, medical devices and human rights breaches.

"Charles is a formidable opponent; he is a brilliant advocate and very good on the hard law."

Ranked Barristers at
2 Temple Gardens

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Marie Louise Kinsler KC
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Marie Louise Kinsler KC
1
Band 1
Charles Dougherty KC
2
Charles Dougherty KC
2
Band 2

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Andrew Bershadski
2
Band 2