The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

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

Andrew Rigney QC

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

Position

Barrister, whose practice encompasses a wide range of civil and commercial work both domestically and increasingly in international arbitration. He has recently acted in cases relating to projects in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. The cases which he undertakes are frequently of a complex technical nature. His areas of expertise include (i) construction and engineering disputes (both in the TCC and in domestic and international arbitration) (ii) professional indemnity work (in particular engineers, architects, surveyors, solicitors and accountants) (iii) insurance and reinsurance (iv) commercial litigation including sale of goods, aviation, product liability, commercial leasing agreements, and conflicts of laws and jurisdictional disputes. He has practised at 2 Crown Office Row/Crown Office Chambers since the completion of his pupillage in 1993, and he took Silk in 2010. Reported cases include: Barclays Bank v Fairclough (No 2), 39 Con LR 144; John Mowlem Construction Plc v Secretary of State for Defence, 82 Con LR 140; ICM Computer Solutions Plc v Black Horse Finance Limited [New Law, 2001121303] (CA); Parsons Plastics (Research and Development) Limited v Purac Limited [2002] 7 BLR 334 (CA); Premier Profiles Limited v Tioxide Europe Limited and Kronos Inc [2002] 10 BLR 467; Bovis Lend Lease Limited v Triangle Development Limited [2003] 1 BLR 31, 86 Con LR 26; John Young & Co v The Rugby Group [2000] EWHC 36; Balfour Beatty Construction Limited v Serco Limited [2005] CILL 2232; Polestar Jowetts Limited v Komori (UK) Limited et al [2005] EWHC 1674; Vibixa & Polestar Jowetts v Komori (UK) Limited et al [2006] 1 WLR 2472 (CA); Milton Keynes BC v Nulty [2011] EWHC 2847 (TCC), [2013] 1 W.L.R. 1183; [2013] B.L.R. 134; [2013] Lloyd’s Rep. I.R. 243.

Career

Called 1992; Gray’s Inn (Uthwatt Scholar).

Member

TECBAR (committee member); PNBA; LCLCBA; COMBAR; SCL; LCIA.

Education

Hulme Grammar School, Oldham; Christ’s College, Cambridge; City University (MA Cantab; Diploma in Law, Distinction).


London Bar

Construction

Within: Construction – Leading silks

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office ChambersIntellectual heavyweight impeccably polite, a top-class advocate and he gets the law right first time, every time.

[back to top]

Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office ChambersCharming, diligent, courteous, authoritative, incredibly hardworking – just an all-round delight to work with.

[back to top]

Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance - Leading silks

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office ChambersIntellectually very sharp, hardworking, accessible, great with clients and a good advocate.

[back to top]

International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office ChambersAn excellent barrister.

[back to top]

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office ChambersHe is exceptional, particularly on construction and engineering cases.

[back to top]

United Arab Emirates: The English bar

Construction

Within: Leading silks

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office ChambersHe appears in energy, infrastructure, and maritime cases in the region.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to