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Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC
Crown Office Chambers


Barrister specialising in construction, engineering, energy, insurance, professional liability and general commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution both in the UK and internationally.  Extensive experience of handling factually, technically and legally complex and high value disputes.

Appeared in numerous arbitrations.  Reported Court cases include:

  • Aspen & Liberty Mutual v Sangster & Annand [2019] Lloyd’s Rep IR 217; 35 Const LJ 200 (public liability insurance, construction of hot works exclusion)
  • Williams Tarr Construction v Roylance [2018] EWHC 2339 (TCC); [2018] CILL 4211 (engineers’ negligence)
  • Dawnus Construction Holdings v Marsh Life [2017] EWHC 1066 (TCC); 172 Con LR 162; [2017] CILL 3977 (construction adjudication, waiver, slip rule)
  • Gray v Elite Town Management [2016] EWCA Civ 1318 (duties of party wall surveyors)
  • Barnaby v Raleys Solicitors [2014] EWCA Civ 686; [2014] All ER (D) 42 (Jun) (solicitors’ negligence)
  • Inframatrix Investments v Dean Construction [2012] EWCA Civ 64, [2012] 2 All ER (Comm) 337, 140 Con LR 59, 28 Const LJ 438, [2012] CILL 3145 (construction of contractual limitation clause)
  • Harrison & ors v Shepherd Homes [2011] EWHC 1811 (TCC), 27 Const LJ 709 (contractual duties of homebuilder, Defective Premises Act, NHBC Buildmark, diminution in value as a result of defective piled foundations)
  • Liberty Syndicate Management v Campagna [2011] EWHC 209 (TCC), 27 Const LJ 275 (latent defects insurance, duties of technical auditors)


Called 2003; Inner Temple (Major Scholar).


French (conversational); Japanese (very basic).


FCIArb; COMBAR; LCLCBA; TECBAR; Society of Construction Law (UK and Gulf).


Charterhouse; University of Bristol (2000, BA English and Philosophy); King’s College London (2007, MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution).


Sailing, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Crispin WinserCrown Office ChambersVery proactive and impressive.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Crispin WinserCrown Office ChambersExtremely hardworking, very effective in cross-examination and always responsive.

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction

(Leading juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Crispin WinserCrown Office ChambersAn excellent senior-junior – very clever and responsive.

Crown Office Chambers has members who handle major infrastructure disputes in the GCC region, including handling landmark infrastructure and building projects. Roger Ter Haar QC is instructed by a number of government-backed employers across the region, and Andrew Rigney QC is instructed on behalf of a number of leading contractors – he frequently leads Crispin Winser.