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UK Bar 2022
London (Bar) Professional Negligence
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Band 4

4 Ranked Lawyers

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Professional Negligence - London (Bar)
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Band 4

2 Temple Gardens is an esteemed group of barristers with notable experience of guiding clients through a range of sensitive professional negligence disputes. Barristers at the set possess deep expertise in matters involving lawyers, accountants, financial advisers and insurance brokers. They have recently represented Clyde & Co in defence of major claims with alleged links to the 1MDB fraud, as well as being instructed in matters arising from the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Client service

"The clerks are very personable, easy to talk to and prompt. They are happy to address queries and it's easy to get appointments in the diary." Lee Tyler is the senior clerk.

Charles Dougherty KC
Charles Dougherty KC is regularly instructed in negligence issues concerning a diverse range of professionals, including financial intermediaries, insurance brokers and other barristers. He is sought after by law firms when solicitors are implicated in claims. He complements this work with strong practices in insurance, fraud and product liability, and also has a broad focus on international work.
"He's one of the best barristers in the country on jurisdiction matters." "He's very bright, he's really good with lay clients, he explains complex concepts well and wins the trust of the client, and he's great fun to work with. He's very good on the big professional negligence matters, and he also has a lot of banking expertise." "A good advocate. Polished, well prepared and charming."

Acted for Clyde & Co in a dispute relating to USD300 million held by it as arbitration escrow agent and the possibility that the monies originated from the Malaysian 1MDB fraud.

Isabel Barter
Isabel Barter is an accomplished common law barrister with an emphasis on property damage, product liability and professional negligence. She defends and prosecutes a range of individuals, including surveyors, accountants, financial advisers and construction professionals. She has previously appeared before the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. She is a co-editor of the Journal of Professional Liability.
"She has a brain like a computer: she can read, analyse and memorise huge amounts of data, but she's also extremely user-friendly, which is a rare combination at the Bar." "She's very bright, responsive, and she provides a huge amount of support so the junior solicitors love working with her."

Successfully defended a solicitors' firm in a claim alleging negligent conduct of white finger vibration litigation.

Robert Moxon Browne KC
Robert Moxon Browne KC is joint head of the professional negligence group. His area of particular expertise includes negligence and related insurance issues in the education and care sectors, but he also is experienced in the broader realm, acting for and against insurance brokers, barristers and solicitors, among other professionals.
"He's really excellent; he has experience of the very largest professional negligence cases and he can bring that out to look at things in the round." "He has a formidable presence in court which is widely admired."

Sonia Nolten
Sonia Nolten is an insurance-focused barrister with a substantial professional negligence practice. Aside from her activity in the TCC, she has also built a reputation in claims involving insurance brokers, solicitors and barristers. She often acts unled.
"She is absolutely excellent - good on complicated matters and always available and helpful; she has answers for everything." "She is extremely bright, clever, thorough and competent."

Represented the claimant in a loss of opportunity claim against her former solicitors and barrister, which alleged that they failed to investigate a claim following her husband's death and therefore did not advise her that it had real prospects of success.

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Professional Negligence

Charles Dougherty KC
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Charles Dougherty KC
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Robert Moxon Browne KC
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Band 4

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London (Bar)

Professional Negligence

Isabel Barter
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Isabel Barter
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Band 3
Sonia Nolten
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Sonia Nolten
4
Band 4