Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Health & Safety - London (Bar)
Andrew Kinnier QC handles a wide range of cases in the health and safety field. He is particularly adept at handling matters arising in the construction and railway sectors. He frequently acts for his clients at inquests.
Strengths: "He is very impressive and great to deal with." "A diligent and measured advocate."
Recent work: Represented Laing O'Rourke, a construction organisation, in an HSE prosecution arising from a fatality at the Francis Crick Institute.
Product Liability - London (Bar)
Andrew Kinnier QC receives very high praise for his involvement in complex product liability cases, particularly those concerning defective medical devices and pharmaceutical products. His broader pharmaceutical experience includes unitary actions, regulatory work, product testing and labelling claims. He regularly advises on both civil and criminal liabilities, and is sought after by several leading instructing solicitors, who regard him as a pleasure to work with.
Strengths: "He is bright, insightful and a great team player."
Recent work: Retained by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry with responsibility for product liability and related regulatory matters.
Inquests & Public Inquiries - London (Bar)
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.
Strengths: "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.
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Product liability: acting for defendants in group and unitary actions, particularly relating to pharmaceutical products, medical devices and motor vehicles. Public, administrative and local government law, and, in particular, public procurement and state aid: advises central government, local and other public authorities on a broad range of matters including powers, finance, social services, education, waste, civil contingencies and anti-terrorism. Health & safety law: represents corporate clients in respect of regulatory prosecutions, civil proceedings and inquests.
Educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (1991-95) (BA 1st Class Honours; MA); Called 1996 Middle Temple (Queen Mother-Fox Major Entrance Scholarship). Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel 2011-), (B Panel 2008-11); Junior Counsel to the Welsh Government (Public Law Panel 2009-2012); Junior Counsel to the Welsh Government (Public Law - A Panel, 2012-). Appointed QC in 2018.
ALBA; BEG; Procurement Lawyers' Association; UK State Aid Law Association; South Eastern Circuit
Contributor - Halsbury's Laws of England (Vol 37); Specialist Contributor - Bullen & Leake Precedents & Pleadings (15th-17th editions); Specialist Contributor - Kluwer's Manual of International Product Law (1st and 2nd editions).