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Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC

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Crown Office Chambers (Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC), Isabel Hitching, London, ENGLAND

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Isabel Hitching

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


Specialises in technology and construction and commercial law and related professional negligence, insurance and European law. Current cases include appeal to Supreme Court in Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd v Higgins Construction PLC [2014] 1 WLR 1220 (CA) and [2013] BLR 417 (Akenhead J) (recoverability of monies paid under an adjudicator’s decision), the test case of Network Rail v Handy (TCC: recoverability of loss following road on rail incidents), Burlington Resources Ltd v Hydrocarbon Resources Ltd (Commercial Court: restraints on right to terminate gas infrastructure contract / abuse of dominant position), MIC et al v Garrison et al (Commercial Court: £56m alleged fraud and breach of contract claim arising out of management of a Property development), Donnelly v Savills (QB: liability of stock condition surveyors). Recent cases include: AXN v (i)Worboys (ii) Inceptum Insurance Company Ltd [2012] EWHC 1730 (QB: insurance coverage/EU), ZRE v Interserve [2012] EWHC 3205 (TCC) (implied terms and dispute resolution/jurisdiction clauses), Alexander & Law v Coveside 152 Con LR 163 (TCC: enforcement of adjudication decision and insolvency). Recent non-contentious work includes advising the Association of British Insurers on legislative changes.


Called 1992; Middle Temple (Lord Justice Sachs scholarship and Queen Mother Scholarship); Inns of Court Studentship; non-stipendiary lectureship in Jurisprudence at Christ Church, Oxford; regular lecturer (Arbrix Conference 2012), (SCL 2012), LCLCBA Jonathan Brock QC Annual Memorial.


Working French and German.


TECBAR (former committee member); London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Bar Standards Board Qualifications committee (vice-chair); Bar Standards Board E&D committee.


Christ Church, Oxford, (1991 MA in Jurisprudence (First Class)), BCL, Open Exhibition and Scholarship, Dixon Scholarship, Radcliffe Exhibition.

London Bar


Within: Construction – 2019 silks

Isabel Hitching QC - Crown Office ChambersAn extremely competent tactician who provides very strong strategy.

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