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Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC

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Crown Office Chambers (Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC), Edward Broome, London, ENGLAND

Edward Broome

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


Personal injury: industrial disease litigation – asbestos-related injuries, dermatitis, work-related asthma, WRULD, HAVS, COSHH claims and deafness; maximum severity claims – fatal accidents and other catastrophic injuries claims; industrial disease litigation: asbestos-related injuries, dermatitis, work-related asthma, WRULD, HAVS, COSHH claims and deafness; fraud and LVI claims. He has undertaken fraud (RTA and highway claims) as well as LVI trial work for leading Defendant firms. He is familiar with all aspects of fraudulent work, including postcode claims and the general interlinking of claims and checks undertaken by fraud departments in both insurers and solicitors alike. He provides written advice and drafts pleadings relevant to all aspects of this type of work; he represents both Claimant and Defendant in all aspects of employers’ liability and public liability claims against local authorities, NHS Trusts, statutory undertakers and others including all forms of workplace claims as well as highway, housing disrepair and occupiers’ liability claims; psychiatric injury claims including chronic pain conditions and fibromyalgia; he acts in all aspects of claims arising out of damage to apparatus including cables and pipes; road traffic accidents, including claims against the MIB; CRU appeals and claims under the Criminal Injuries Compensation schemes. Clinical negligence: undertakes all aspects of clinical negligence work – sport: he has been involved in all aspects of regulatory work. He has represented and advised both individual sportsmen and women as well as regulatory bodies. He has appeared before various sporting governing bodies, including the British Boxing Board of Control, UKA and the British Weight Lifting Association (BWLA); he sits as Chairman on British Weight Lifting Association Doping Disciplinary Tribunals, sitting in judgment on individual cases of contested positive doping offences. Recent judgments in testosterone cases available on UK Sport website, at He has advised on issues of eligibility criteria for athletes and has also acted in a number of personal injury claims for footballers following negligent tackles on the field of play. General commercial and contract: undertakes work with a particular emphasis on sale and supply of goods and services and consumer credit cases; particular experience in claims arising out of the sale and financing of the sale of motor cars. Costs: represents both Claimant and Defendant at detailed costs hearings.


Called 1996; Inner Temple. Regularly participates in Chambers’ nationwide seminar programmes, and frequently lectures to solicitors and insurers on matters relating to personal injury, industrial disease and clinical negligence. He has organized mock trials for local authorities on workplace and occupiers’ liability claims and has delivered talks/training seminars on various topics including VWF, local authority liability and the Realities of Risk Management Today, the latter as a panelist on Insurer’s Client Seminar – Are Local Authorities Becoming More Risk Averse? Recent seminars/lectures include 27.01.11 – Repeated (31.03.2011): Costs Seminar to Costs Practitioners. What is the Current position regarding clients choosing their own solicitors pre-issue of proceedings – the ECJ decision in Erschig; 04.05.11 – Special Damages – The Self Employed and Ogden 6 vs Smith Awards, Irwin Mitchell, Leeds and Sheffield; 13.05.11 – CRU & Credit Hire Claims BLM, Stockton; 30.09.11 – Lecture to Insurers and Clients of Forbes Solicitors; 30.09.11 – Pain Syndrome Claims and Exaggeration – Chronic Pain – No pain, no gain; 09.11.12 – Mock Trial with BLM Leeds and Marsh Insurance; 24.09.12 – HAVS and NIHL Update Lectures. He has published various articles on the implications of the role of media companies in English Football clubs competing in both domestic league and European cup competitions.


British Sport and Law Association; Personal Injury Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association.


Arnold School, Blackpool; Oriel College, Oxford (1995 BA Hons Jurisprudence); Inns of Court School of Law (1997); Manchester Metropolitan University (1999 Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and the Law).


Athletics and cross country (member of Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC) – quadruple Mens Blue Oxford University; golf (member of the Leeds Golf Club), football, rugby, cycling, tennis and horse racing (part owner). Member of Vincents. Music: saxophonist. He sits on the British Athletics League F&GP committee and is the BAL Cup Secretary.

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