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Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC

2 CROWN OFFICE ROW, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7HJ, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7797 8100
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Fax 020 7797 8101
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80 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.crownofficechambers.com
Crown Office Chambers (Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC), Dermot Woolgar, London, ENGLAND

Dermot Woolgar

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

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial litigation/arbitration, public/administrative law (often in relation to overseas territories matters), property law (landlord and tenant matters and real property), and related professional negligence of lawyers, surveyors, receivers, and insurance brokers. Cases include: R (Isla Alegranza SA) v Director of Fisheries of Government of South Georgia (Falkland Islands Supreme Ct) (challenge to refusal to grant commercial fishing licence); Foster Bryant Surveying v Bryant [2006] EWHC 1232 (QB) (extent of outgoing director’s fiduciary duties); The Sloane Hotel Ltd v Lee & Pembertons (2005) (solicitors negligence concerning purchase of hotel); Omnibridge Consulting Ltd v Clearsprings (Management) Ltd [2004] EWHC (Comm) challenge/cross-challenge for breach of commercial arbitrator’s general duties); R (Bingham) v Attorney General of Falkland Islands (Falkland Islands Supreme Ct) (challenge to refusal to grant right of abode/human rights/constitutional law); Hanchell v Skippings/Been v Astwood (Turks & Caicos Supreme Ct) (2003) (represented election officials on petitions challenging result of general election/bribery and corrupt practices); Kelly v AXA Insurance UK plc & Anr (2003) (liability of brokers for failing to effect goods in transit insurance); Patel v Singh [2002] All ER (D) 227 (Dec) CA (criteria for leave to issue writ of execution more than six years after judgment); Bunn & anr v Rees & Anr [2002] All ER (D) 81 (Apr) (specific performance of share sale agreement); Greene King plc v Stanley & Others [2002] BPIR 491 CA (release of sureties by IVA of principal debtor); Russell v Fulling and Page (The Times, June 23, 1999) (guarantee unenforceable for illegality/lotteries).

Career

Called 1988; Inner Temple; contributing author to forthcoming publication on the drafting of commercial agreements.

Languages

French; working knowledge of German.

Member

London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association.

Education

Worth School; Manchester University LLB (Hons).

Leisure

Photography, gardening, travel, scuba diving.

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