Diarmuid Laffan > 4 New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

4 New Square Chambers
4 New Square
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3RJ
England

Living Wage

Position

Broad practice encompassing (i) commercial litigation and arbitration, (ii) sports law, (iii) insurance / reinsurance, (iv) professional liability and (v) construction. Diarmuid also accepts instructions in public / human rights law claims and was part of the counsel team in the landmark Supreme Court case of R v Jogee [2016] UKSC 8. Recent experience includes acting in a number of High Court civil fraud claims against professional advisers, and successfully representing a professional athlete before an arbitral panel against a charge of possession of a prohibited substance. Diarmuid regularly appears unled before the High Court, County Court and Sports disciplinary panels, and has experience of running substantial construction adjudications.

Career

Called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 2014 (Major Scholarship)

Languages

French

Memberships

COMBAR, BILA, PNBA, TECBAR

Education

Undergraduate Law Degree (University College Dublin); BCL (Oxon)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Sport

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Diarmuid Laffan4 New Square ‘Very good, very sensible and an excellent advocate.’

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Diarmuid Laffan4 New SquareDiarmuid is a hands-on operator who is not afraid to seize the narrative and craft effective strategy into which the client buys in from Day One. Specifically, the diligence with which he pursues that strategy while at the same time keeping the client’s expectations (whether on time and cost or otherwise) is endearing.