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Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC

2 CROWN OFFICE ROW, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7HJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7797 8100
Fax:
Fax 020 7797 8101
DX:
80 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.crownofficechambers.com

Michael Kent QC

Tel:
Work 020 7797 8100
Email:
Crown Office Chambers (Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC)

Position

He acts for claimants and defendants in a range of complex matters, including disease cases and catastrophic and psychiatric injury claims. He regularly advises on insurance coverage disputes (particularly those relating to employers’ and public liability claims especially long tail disease claims).  He has acted in a number of test or group actions including contaminated blood products, the Camelford water pollution cases, CJD from human growth hormone, asbestos-related pleural plaques, industrial deafness in Midlands clothing industries , dermatitis from contact with chemicals in furniture (the Linkwise/Eurosofa litigation), claims by veterans of UK atom bomb tests in 1950s; historic child abuse cases; claims by some 18,000 claimants alleging injury from factory fire (Sonae Group Litigation); historic physical and sexual abuse at children’s home.

Career

Called 1975; Middle Temple; QC 1996. Recorder; Deputy High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division and Administrative Court); has been a GMC legal assessor; Bencher of Middle Temple; Chairman of the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association 2011-2013. Current directorships: Crown Office Chambers Ltd. Publication of note: ‘Widening the Scope of Judicial Review for Error of Fact’ Judicial Review 1999.

Member

Administrative Law Bar Association; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; TECBAR; London Court of International Arbitration.

Education

Nautical College, Pangbourne; Sussex University (1973 BA Hons).

Leisure

Sailing and gardening.


London Bar

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Industrial disease – Leading silks

Michael Kent QC - Crown Office ChambersHe is always up to speed with changes in every aspect of asbestos disease.

Within: Personal injury – Leading silks

Michael Kent QC - Crown Office ChambersExcellent advocate, great client skills.

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