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Temple Garden Chambers

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Head of Chambers: Keith Morton QC
Senior Clerk: Dean Norton
Tenants: 72

The Chambers TGC is a long established and market leading common law and specialist international law set with a reputation for providing first class services. TGC is based in London and The Hague. TGC has 15 Silks and 57 juniors who pride themselves on providing the highest quality advice and advocacy. Twelve juniors have been appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel and, together with a number of our silks, undertake work on behalf of the Crown. In addition members of TGC are also on the CPS extradition and EHRC panels. Counsel are supported by a very experienced, commercially astute and approachable clerking team.

Work Undertaken Chambers undertakes all areas of clinical negligence work, often in high value, complex cases. TGC is recognised as pre-eminent in costs work providing robust, commercial advice encompassing everything from routine detailed assessment to appellate work in the highest courts. A team of members are at the forefront of health and safety work, advising and representing corporate and individual defendants to criminal investigations and prosecutions. Members are routinely instructed in high profile cases in the Court of Appeal and the Crown Court for the some of the largest corporations operating in the United Kingdom and worldwide. For example, members of chambers appeared in the Court of Appeal in R v Tata Steel UK Limited and R v Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited which both considered the approach to sentencing very large corporations. TGC is a leading set in the field of inquests having been instructed in virtually every high-profile inquest of recent years including the London Bridge Inquests, Westminster Bridge Inquests, Tunisia inquests, Shoreham Air Disaster inquests, Inquests into the deaths of Stephen Port victims, Deepcut inquests, Hillsborough inquests, Vauxhall Helicopter crash and Litvinenko inquest.

TGC is highly regarded in inquiries with extensive experience, such as The Grenfell Tower Inquiry, The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, The Undercover Police Inquiry, The Infected Blood Inquiry, Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, Litvinenko Inquiry and many more. Counsel at TGC specialise in motor and property insurance, credit hire and professional and product liability. TGC has forged a reputation as a leading set for Civil fraud, advising and representing insurance companies in work encompassing a wide range of frauds including fraud rings, staged and contrived collisions, bogus passenger etc, as well as defending holiday sickness claims. Counsel has most recently appeared in the Appeal of LOCOG v Sinfield regarding fundamental dishonesty.

TGC is consistently recommended as a leading set for personal injury. Practitioners regularly handle claims for fatal accidents, catastrophic injury, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, and serious, psychiatric injury. In addition to representing accident victims, TGC is on many prestigious insurance panels and also instructed by various government bodies. Members of TGC are currently instructed in connection to the Group Litigation order in Hillsborough Stadium Disaster.

The outstanding team has advised governments and individuals at the highest level on public international law and international humanitarian law issues. Counsel have prosecuted, defended and intervened in the most serious cases at international criminal courts. The set has pursued civil claims for clients internationally and argued many aspects of international law in domestic cases. The set’s Chambers in The Hague support its work in the international courts. Members of TGC are at the forefront of public law litigation, appearing and advising in numerous leading cases concerning human rights, prison law, coronial law, national security and immigration, extradition and asylum. Chambers’ team sits as legal advisors to professional disciplinary panels including the General Medical Council, General Dental Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Members

Keith Morton QC (1990) (QC-2010)

Andrew Prynne QC (1975) (QC-1995)

Simon Jackson QC (1982) (QC-2003)

Robin Tam QC (1986) (QC-2006)

Dominic Grieve QC (1980) (QC-2008)

Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC (1987) (QC-2008)

Murdo MacLeod QC (Scotland) (1994) (QC-2008)

Simon Browne QC (1982) (QC-2010)

Karim A. A. Khan QC (1992) (QC-2010)

Andrew Cayley QC (2007) (QC-2012)

David Barr QC (1993) (QC-2014)

Rodney Dixon QC (2000) (QC-2014)

Andrew O’Connor QC (1996) (QC-2015)

Cathryn McGahey QC (1990) (QC-2016)

Louis Browne QC (1988) (QC 2017)

John Bate-Williams (1976)

James Holdsworth (1977)

Ian Ashford-Thom (1977)

Angus Macpherson (1977)

William Hoskins (1980)

George Alliott (1981)

Paul Kilcoyne (1985)

James Bell (1987)

Mark James (1987)

James Laughland (1991)

Charles Curtis (1992)

Richard Wilkinson (1992)

Peter Freeman (1992)

James Arney (1992)

Marcus Grant (1993)

Alexander Glassbrook (1995)

Nicholas Moss (1995)

Emma-Jane Hobbs (1996)

Edward Hutchin (1996)

Paul McGrath (1997)

Dominic Adamson (1997)

George Davies (1998)

Shaman Kapoor (1999)

Benjamin Casey (2000)

Fiona Canby (2001)

Nicholas Chapman (2001)

Michael Rapp (2002)

Tim Sharpe (2002)

Myles Grandison (2002)

Louise Jones (2004)

Rhys Davies (2004)

Aidan Ellis (2005)

Lionel Stride (2005)

Daniel Sternberg (2006)

Anthony Johnson (2006)

Benjamin Seifert (2007)

Joanna Hughes (2007)

Helen Nugent (2007)

Emma Price (2007)

Sian Reeves (2006)

David R. White (2009)

William Irwin (2010)

Emma Northey (2009)

James Henry (2010)

Emily Wilsdon (2011)

Anthony Lenanton (2011)

Richard Boyle (2012)

Piers Taylor (2012)

Matthew Waszak (2012)

Ellen Robertson (2013)

Elizabeth Gallagher (2014)

James Yapp (2014)

Robert Riddell (2015)

Daniel Laking (2015)

Scarlett Milligan (2015)

Juliet Wells (2016)

Harriet Wakeman (2017)