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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

David Sears QC

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

Work Department

Arbitration/international arbitration, commercial dispute resolution, construction and engineering, insurance and reinsurance, professional liability.

Position

For many years, David has been widely recognised as a leading practitioner in commercial dispute resolution with a particular emphasis on professional indemnity, construction and engineering, energy and utilities, information technology and insurance law. He has represented a wide range of clients including multinational corporations, government entities, professional advisers and individuals both in the UK and abroad. As an advocate, David has many years’ experience in the Technology and Construction Court, the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal. He has advised and acted for clients in international arbitrations under ICC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc rules as well as in relation to all kinds of domestic disputes. He is an accredited adjudicator and regularly advises on both the conduct of adjudication and the enforcement of adjudicator’s decisions, advising on tactics, preparing statements of case and even appearing at the hearings. Similarly, he is sometimes asked to represent his clients at mediations. David prides himself on being highly approachable and accessible to clients; on giving practical, objective, straightforward and commercial advice; on being hard-working, conscientious and thorough as well as being totally committed and highly tenacious as an advocate. David is a TECBAR accredited Adjudicator and also a trained Mediator. He is qualified to undertake Public Access work and has worked for a number of clients on a direct access basis.

Career

Called 1984; Middle Temple; Silk 2003; contributor to the section on Delay and Disruption, Liquidated Damages and Penalties in the 12th edition of Hudson’s Building and Engineering Contracts; author of chapter on Procurement in Emden’s Construction Law.

Member

CIArb.

Education

Eton College; Trinity College, Oxford; MA (Oxon Jurisprudence).

Leisure

Leander club; Vincents club.


London Bar

Construction

Within: Construction – Leading silks

David Sears QC - Crown Office ChambersVery clever, thoughtful, precise and unfailingly good humoured – in Court he is awesome.

Within: Construction

Known for its expertise in high-profile property damage cases, members of Crown Office Chambersoften go beyond the call of duty, and have no issue dealing with questions and queries, something clients greatly appreciate’. David Sears QC was involved in Halsbury Homes Ltd v Adam Architecture Ltd, where the Court of Appeal held that the payment notice regime in the Construction Act 1996 did apply to final accounts.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance - Leading silks

David Sears QC - Crown Office ChambersA calm, measured approach, he strikes a good balance between the details and big picture.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

David Sears QC - Crown Office ChambersA superb advocate.

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