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Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC
Crown Office Chambers
2 CROWN OFFICE ROW, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7HJ
England

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial law, including contracts, recovery of assets, constructive and resulting trusts, enforcement of foreign judgments. In addition to these fields he has experience of the legal systems of the United States and the acquis communautaire of the EU. Instructions include a substantial claim involving the registration of a judgment from the Tanzania High Court and has given evidence on English law in the Slovenia Insolvency Appeal Court and the United States District Court for New York City. Other areas of work include professional negligence, including lawyers and accountants and commercial landlord and tenant. He has also acted in several cases involving major international philatelic archives, most recently through an AAA arbitration. He is an expert in the field of art and antiquities auctions. Within these areas of law he has taken on a considerable number of cases on appeal.

Career

Trustee Tibet Relief Fund of the UK; director Aga Films Ltd. Author of several books, most recently ‘International Contracts’ (Barry Rose, 2004); and the companion volume and supplement to ‘Law of the European Judgments Convention’ by the late Professor Kaye (2006).

Languages

French, German.

Memberships

European Circuit; Common and Commercial Bar Association.

Education

Downing College, Cambridge (1965 MA).

Leisure

Travel to exotic places; also a trustee of a charity supporting a school for orphans and abandoned children in the former Soviet Union.