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Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC

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

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Crown Office Chambers is β€˜a friendly set’, which has β€˜enormous strength in depth’ in health and safety, insurance (particularly personal injury) and construction law, ensuring it can field β€˜expert counsel at the right level, often at short notice’. The clerks provide β€˜a very attentive service’ and are led by the β€˜business-minded’ Andy Flanagan, who is β€˜accessible, friendly, resourceful, and polite in the face of extenuating circumstances’. Two senior team clerks joined in 2015, namely Oliver Parkhouse from Old Square Chambers, and the β€˜terrific’ Chris Sunderland from Keating Chambers, who is considered to be β€˜a big coup for the set’. The third senior team clerk is Steve Purse, who is β€˜forward-thinking and a pleasure to deal with’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Clinical negligence
Clinical negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Crown Office Chambers

Crown Office Chambers is considered β€˜a go-to chambers, where the calibre of clinical negligence barristers is excellent’.

Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Alexander Antelme QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A passionate and formidable advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4
Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Charlotte Jones - Crown Office Chambers β€˜She is sympathetic with clients and tough with opponents.’

Ranked: tier 2

Claire Toogood - Crown Office Chambers β€˜She is tenacious, and will work herself to the bone to get a result.’

Ranked: tier 3

Farrah Mauladad - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Utilises facts to the client’s best advantage.’

Ranked: tier 3

Paul Dean - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Creative with arguments and new lines of developing case law.’

Ranked: tier 3

Gordon Catford - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He is good at assessing the quality of the evidence and identifying gaps.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Construction
Construction – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Crown Office Chambers

At Crown Office Chambers, David Sears QC acted for the successful appellant in Harding v Paice. Andrew Rigney QC has been active in numerous international arbitration proceedings, particularly in the energy sector.

Construction – Leading silks

Roger ter Haar QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Well-respected by his peers and clients alike.’

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜His infectious energy and drive make him a class act in court.’

Ranked: tier 3

Andrew Bartlett QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A standout silk.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Sears QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Very approachable and a real pleasure to work with.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Curtis QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A first-rate advocate.’

Ranked: tier 5
Construction – New silks

Kim Franklin QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A skilled advocate with a pragmatic approach.’

Ranked: tier 1
Construction – Leading juniors

Anna Laney - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Her swift focus is unsettling for opponents and commands confidence in her submissions.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Medd - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He works tirelessly and has a great team ethic.’

Ranked: tier 2

Charles Pimlott - Crown Office Chambers β€˜His advocacy works extremely well in the Technology and Construction Court.’

Ranked: tier 3

Crispin Winser - Crown Office Chambers β€˜His excellent style of cross-examination proves effective with witnesses.’

Ranked: tier 3

Cyril Chern - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Quick to grasp the essence of any dispute and resolve it fully and completely.’

Ranked: tier 3

Isabel Hitching - Crown Office Chambers β€˜She has an awesome intellect and always examines issues from all angles.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michele de Gregorio - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Superbly responsive with a terrific eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Consumer
Consumer – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

Crown Office Chambers

Crown Office Chambers is β€˜an established force’ in this field, largely due to the expertise and experience of leading junior Simon Antrobus, who is in demand by well-known retailers, hotels and restaurant chains.

Consumer – Leading juniors

Simon Antrobus - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A significant force in this area; he deserves to be a silk.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Costs
Costs – Leading juniors

Simon J Brown - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Extremely diligent and user-friendly.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Energy
Energy – Leading silks

Roger ter Haar QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜An excellent strategist and one of the best advocates.’

Ranked: tier 3

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He has a thorough analytical approach to the legal, factual and expert issues.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Environment
Environment – Leading juniors

Malcolm Galloway - Crown Office Chambers β€˜His client care is second to none and he is the top junior for environmental prosecutions.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Health and safety
Health and safety – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Crown Office Chambers

Crown Office Chambers β€˜maintains a strong and well-deserved reputation’ and is β€˜the first port of call’ for large corporate clients involved in very complex matters. Dominic Kay and Simon Antrobus are also well versed in the environmental aspects of health and safety regulation.

Health and safety – Leading silks

James Ageros QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He has a varied practice focused on workplace fatalities.’

Ranked: tier 2

John Cooper QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Tenacious and committed; no point is lost on him and his strategy is first class.’

Ranked: tier 2
Health and safety – New silks

James Maxwell-Scott QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A level-headed advocate, combining intellectual ability with a lack of stuffiness.’

Ranked: tier 1
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Dominic Kay - Crown Office Chambers β€˜An excellent technician, who knows the law backwards.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Antrobus - Crown Office Chambers β€˜An outstanding junior; well prepared, organised and great with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Balysz - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A very skilled advocate; he knows which buttons to press to make an impression with juries.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mike Atkins - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He is diligent and has a great eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

Malcolm Galloway - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A robust advocate and a good team player.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Insurance and reinsurance
Insurance and reinsurance – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

Crown Office Chambers

Members of Crown Office Chambers are β€˜friendly, helpful and very experienced in insurance and reinsurance’. Daniel Shapiro acted as sole counsel for the Greek producing broker in Involnert Management v Aprilgrange.

Insurance and reinsurance – Leading silks

Andrew Bartlett QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Proficient in the technical aspects of insurance cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Technically excellent and user-friendly.’

Ranked: tier 4

Roger ter Haar QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He brings a wealth of experience to any dispute.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Sears QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Very responsive and good with the clients.’

Ranked: tier 5

Michael Curtis QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Stellar and effective.’

Ranked: tier 5

Richard Lynagh QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜His easy manner helps enormously in negotiations.’

Ranked: tier 5
Insurance and reinsurance – Leading juniors

Daniel Shapiro - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He deals well with the most difficult of clients and has gravitas in court.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Medd - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Although a junior, he has the skills of a QC.’

Ranked: tier 2

Anna Laney - Crown Office Chambers β€˜She tailors her approach to the specific case with a view to achieve the best outcome for the client.’

Ranked: tier 3

John Greenbourne - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He provides thoroughness and a rigorous test of the evidence.’

Ranked: tier 3

Julian Field - Crown Office Chambers β€˜An insightful senior junior, who is as good as silk.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michele De Gregorio - Crown Office Chambers β€˜His knowledge of case law and its application is up to the minute.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rebecca Taylor - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Noted for her knowledge of policy and coverage issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

Steven Coles - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Technical skills combined with diligence.’

Ranked: tier 3

Suzanne Chalmers - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Proficient in handling property-related and business interruption claims.’

Ranked: tier 3

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International arbitration: arbitrators
International arbitration: arbitrators – Leading individuals

Andrew Bartlett QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A top-flight arbitrator, who is much sought after; he is even-handed, calm and courteous.’

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International arbitration: counsel
International arbitration: counsel – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

Crown Office Chambers

Crown Office Chambers is β€˜excellent to work with’ and enjoys a good standing in the infrastructure and construction arena. Members have recently been involved in key cases throughout Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and Eastern Europe.

International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Roger ter Haar QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A fearsome operator, whose cross-examination of witnesses can be devastating.’

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜An outstandingly clever barrister.’

Ranked: tier 4
International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

Dr Cyril Chern - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He has a wealth of international arbitration experience and an incisive style.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Personal injury
Personal injury – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Crown Office Chambers

Crown Office Chambers provides β€˜good strength in depth’ and β€˜very responsive’ barristers. The set is recommended for its strengths in stress and disease claims, particularly asbestos, asthma and vibration white finger cases.

Personal injury – Leading silks

David Platt QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He is the consummate tactician and a natural negotiator.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Lynagh QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He is extremely knowledgeable and has a very keen eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

Michael Kent QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Very intelligent and capable of very quick thinking on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 4
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Steven Snowden - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He understands the insurance market and what they want out of a case.’

Ranked: tier 1

Shaun Ferris - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He is very highly regarded by insurers for his thorough approach and sound advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Davis - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Quite simply the best communicator with his instructing solicitor.’

Ranked: tier 2

A John Williams - Crown Office Chambers β€˜An outstanding advocate, who is also client-focused and a joy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 2

Patrick Blakesley - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He is calm, thoughtful and has a good manner with clients and judges.’

Ranked: tier 2

Alexander Macpherson - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He has a detailed, yet pragmatic approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

Catherine Foster - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Her advocacy is first-rate and she is one of the best cross-examiners.’

Ranked: tier 3

Claire Toogood - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Intelligent and clever, and tough in cross-examination.’

Ranked: tier 4

Matthew Boyle - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Extremely efficient with paperwork and very good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

John Greenbourne - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Superb attention to detail and preparation.’

Ranked: tier 5

Paul Dean - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He has excellent subject knowledge and provides realistic advice.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Product liability
Product liability – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Crown Office Chambers

There is a β€˜range of expertise’ at Crown Office Chambers, where β€˜all the barristers have in-depth knowledge of their particular area’. Chambers is defending in the Depuy metal-on-metal group litigation and acting for the claimants in Thalidomide.

Product liability – Leading silks

Jonathan Waite QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜An experienced heavyweight.’

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Spencer QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A leading defence practitioner very highly regarded by clients and courts alike.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alexander Antelme QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A first-class advocate, who pays great attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 2
Product liability – Leading juniors

Harry Lambert - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A very detailed and focused counsel, who never misses a trick.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Medd - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A very competent and approachable junior.’

Ranked: tier 2

Shaun Ferris - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He immediately grasps the important issues and understands the commercial realities.’

Ranked: tier 2

Erica Power - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Her skillset includes personal injury, group litigation and product liability knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 3

Toby Gee - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Methodical and persuasive.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Crown Office Chambers

Crown Office Chambers is praised for its β€˜strength in depth’ and β€˜first-class expertise’ in professional negligence matters. It is particularly noted for legal, construction and property-related cases.

Professional negligence – Leading silks

Andrew Bartlett QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A first-class silk with razor-sharp intellect.’

Ranked: tier 1

Roger ter Haar QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜One of the very best.’

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He has infectious energy and drive, and is a class act in court.’

Ranked: tier 2

Michael Harvey QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Outstanding.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Sears QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜He is very responsive and has a good manner with clients.’

Ranked: tier 3

Ben Quiney QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Clever, practical and easy to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Curtis QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜First rate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Lynagh QC - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Exceptional.’

Ranked: tier 4
Professional negligence – Leading juniors

Daniel Shapiro - Crown Office Chambers β€˜His advice is always clear, concise and responsive.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jason Evans-Tovey - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Very highly regarded.’

Ranked: tier 2

John Greenbourne - Crown Office Chambers β€˜A master of detail and also very good on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 3

Ian Wright - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Superb.’

Ranked: tier 4

Suzanne Chalmers - Crown Office Chambers β€˜She provides pragmatic and commercial advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

Julian Field - Crown Office Chambers β€˜First rate.’

Ranked: tier 5

Rebecca Taylor - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Very bright.’

Ranked: tier 5

David Myhill - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Very approachable.’

Ranked: tier 6

Elizabeth Boon - Crown Office Chambers β€˜Impressive.’

Ranked: tier 6

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Crown Office Chambers is β€˜a friendly set’, which has β€˜enormous strength in depth’ in health and safety, insurance (particularly personal injury) and construction law, ensuring it can field β€˜expert counsel at the right level, often at short notice’. The clerks provide β€˜a very attentive service’ and are led by the β€˜business-minded’ Andy Flanagan, who is β€˜accessible, friendly, resourceful, and polite in the face of extenuating circumstances’. Two senior team clerks joined in 2015, namely Oliver Parkhouse from Old Square Chambers, and the β€˜terrific’ Chris Sunderland from Keating Chambers, who is considered to be β€˜a big coup for the set’. The third senior team clerk is Steve Purse, who is β€˜forward-thinking and a pleasure to deal with’. Offices in: London

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