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Henderson Chambers

Inquests & Public Inquiries

6 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Henderson Chambers is noted for its impressive depth and breadth of expertise in inquests and inquiries, in which it tends to act for corporate clients, as well as public bodies. Members boast considerable prowess in product liability and health and safety. They are well placed to act for clients in matters involving rail and transport safety, and construction workplace deaths. Several of the barristers have been instructed in the Grenfell Tower and other notable public inquiries.

Client service:

"They are very responsive and you know you will get a very good service from them. They do their best to accommodate requests and pick things up at short notice." James Housden is chambers director and Daniel Kemp is senior practice manager.

Strengths:

Andrew Kinnier QC
Andrew Kinnier QC has a strong inquests practice concentrating on deaths in the workplace, bolstered by his deep knowledge of health and safety law. He is notable for his past involvement in high-profile rail safety investigations, and has more recently assumed a central role in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
"He gets through witnesses very quickly, he's very efficient in his approach and he stands his ground." "He is bright, able and fearless."
Recent work: Acted as counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Recent work:

Geraint Webb QC
Geraint Webb QC is an experienced practitioner with a strong track record of acting for medical device, pharmaceutical and automotive manufacturers at inquests.
Acted in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry on behalf of Kingspan, an insulation manufacturer and core participant in the inquiry.

Strengths:

Oliver Campbell QC
Oliver Campbell QC has a strong track record of appearing in high-profile jury inquests, with particular expertise in cases involving work-related deaths. He is also well regarded for his handling of complex health and safety matters.
"A dogged advocate with great judgement."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of US medical device manufacturer Abbott at the inquest into the death of Andrew Cook, allegedly caused by an allergic reaction to the polymer coating of a catheter during a cardiac operation.

Strengths:

Prashant Popat QC
Prashant Popat QC is an experienced silk frequently involved in high-profile inquests and public inquiries. He is experienced in inquests arising across a wide range of industries such as transport, construction, mining and agriculture.
"He thinks deeply about cases and has a nice manner as an advocate."
Recent work: Continued to represent Studio E architects at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Strengths:

Tim Green QC
Tim Green QC has a strong track record of acting for clients in the manufacturing and construction sectors, with considerable expertise in health and safety and product liability matters. He leverages this expertise in sensitive inquests, particularly those arising from deaths in the workplace.
"I have been very impressed with his ability to combine an extensive depth of technical knowledge with a real focus on the client. He has a strategic yet sensitive approach which is so critical in inquests, and strives to ensure clients receive the best representation."
Recent work: Acted for Network Rail at the inquest of two sisters, one of whom took her own life by crossing a railway line. The inquest considered the adequacy of communication between mental healthcare staff and rail signallers in cases of patients going AWOL.

Strengths:

Toby Riley-Smith QC
Toby Riley-Smith QC represents organisations from the retail, cosmetics and manufacturing sectors at inquests. He is particularly adept at acting on behalf of clients in inquests relating to health and safety incidents. He has additional experience representing healthcare providers in Article 2 inquests.
"He is a real details person and completely on top of everything. He is also great at assisting everyone in finding a sensible way forward."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of the Care Inspectorate Wales in the Brithdir inquests, arising from a 2006 investigation by Gwent Police into a number of deaths of elderly people in care homes.

Inquests & Public Inquiries

Henderson Chambers

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2 Harcourt Buildings (Ground Floor)

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London

Greater London

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Inquests & Public Inquiries


Andrew Kinnier QC
Band 3
Geraint Webb QC
Band 3
Oliver Campbell QC
Band 3
Prashant Popat QC
Band 3
Tim Green QC
New Silks
Toby Riley-Smith QC
Band 3