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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

Andrew Rigney QC

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

Position

Barrister, whose practice encompasses a wide range of civil and commercial work both domestically and increasingly in international arbitration. He has recently acted in cases relating to projects in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia. The cases which he undertakes are frequently of a complex technical nature. His areas of expertise include (i) construction and engineering disputes (both in the TCC and in domestic and international arbitration) (ii) professional indemnity work (in particular engineers, architects, surveyors, solicitors and accountants) (iii) insurance and reinsurance (iv) commercial litigation including sale of goods, aviation, product liability, commercial leasing agreements, and conflicts of laws and jurisdictional disputes. He has practised at 2 Crown Office Row/Crown Office Chambers since the completion of his pupillage in 1993, and he took Silk in 2010. Reported cases include: Barclays Bank v Fairclough (No 2), 39 Con LR 144; John Mowlem Construction Plc v Secretary of State for Defence, 82 Con LR 140; ICM Computer Solutions Plc v Black Horse Finance Limited [New Law, 2001121303] (CA); Parsons Plastics (Research and Development) Limited v Purac Limited [2002] 7 BLR 334 (CA); Premier Profiles Limited v Tioxide Europe Limited and Kronos Inc [2002] 10 BLR 467; Bovis Lend Lease Limited v Triangle Development Limited [2003] 1 BLR 31, 86 Con LR 26; John Young & Co v The Rugby Group [2000] EWHC 36; Balfour Beatty Construction Limited v Serco Limited [2005] CILL 2232; Polestar Jowetts Limited v Komori (UK) Limited et al [2005] EWHC 1674; Vibixa & Polestar Jowetts v Komori (UK) Limited et al [2006] 1 WLR 2472 (CA); Milton Keynes BC v Nulty [2011] EWHC 2847 (TCC), [2013] 1 W.L.R. 1183; [2013] B.L.R. 134; [2013] Lloyd’s Rep. I.R. 243.

Career

Called 1992; Gray’s Inn (Uthwatt Scholar).

Member

TECBAR (committee member); PNBA; LCLCBA; COMBAR; SCL; LCIA.

Education

Hulme Grammar School, Oldham; Christ’s College, Cambridge; City University (MA Cantab; Diploma in Law, Distinction).


London Bar

Construction

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office ChambersA good cross-examiner, very highly regarded in the construction sector.

Within: Construction

Crown Office Chambers is a 'go-to' chambers for construction disputes across the building, infrastructure, and telecoms sectors. The 'highly regardedAndrew Rigney QC was lead counsel for the successful respondent in Mears Ltd v Cosplan and Othersa landmark decision on a £35m dispute in which the Court of Appeal considered the meaning of 'practical completion'. Elsewhere, David Sears QC acted for the funders in Bank of Scotland Plc v Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, a TCC case which arose out of the interaction of a number of complex funding and other agreements with potential consequences for the NHS trust.

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Energy

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office ChambersUnfailingly diligent, charm personified, willing to roll up his sleeves and get in the trench with you.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office ChambersA fantastic QC with a great eye for detail; his client care is second-to-none.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office ChambersAn excellent and very personable barrister.

Within: International arbitration: counsel

Crown Office Chambers is 'very much a coming force in international construction', with 'a handful of top international arbitrators and very strong senior advocates', according to clients. The chambers has a strong focus on the UAE and the Middle East, where the likes of Roger Ter Haar QC and Andrew Rigney QC are highly experienced, and members were involved in several major disputes concerning development projects within the region.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew Rigney QC - Crown Office ChambersHe is extremely clever, invariably charming, incredibly hardworking and a persuasive advocate.

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