Nigel Dougherty > Chambers of Michael Todd QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Michael Todd QC
Erskine Chambers


Nigel is a highly regarded senior junior. He is particularly sought-after in complex corporate and commercial litigation, often involving an international element. His main areas of practice are Company and Corporate Insolvency advice and litigation – in particular, minority shareholder disputes, directors’ duties, takeovers, directors’ service contracts, shareholder agreements and business/share acquisition agreements and claims. He has extensive experience of general Commercial Law particularly Banking and Sale of Goods; and Professional Negligence – in particular, involving solicitors and accountants/auditors.

Cases include: Ultraframe (UK) Ltd v Fielding [2005] EWHC 1638 (Ch), [2006] EWCA Civ 1133; Irvine v Irvine [2007] 1 BCLC 445; Kiani v Cooper [2010] BCC 463; Barclays Bank PLC v Nylon Capital LLP [2012] Bus LR 542; American Energy v Hycarbex Asia (in liquidation) [2014] EWHC 1091 (Ch); Eclairs Group Limited v JKX Oil & Gas Plc [2016] 1 BCLC 1 (Supreme Court); and ITC v Ferster [2016] EWCA Civ 614; Re AMT Coffee Limited [2018] EWHC 1562 (Ch) and [2019] EWHC 46 (Ch).


Called 1993. Member of Gray’s Inn.

Contributor Company Directors: Law and Liability (1998); Author (with Anne Fairpo) of Company Acquisition of Own Shares (7th ed); Contributor and Director of FromCounsel.


Chancery Bar Association.


Cambridge University: MA, LLM.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

Within: Leading Juniors -

Nigel Dougherty

Erskine Chambers

Very reliable and a good all-round performer.

London Bar > Company and partnership

Within: Company - Leading Juniors -

Nigel Dougherty

Erskine Chambers

An amazing tactician, superb trial advocate and has total mastery of shareholder disputes and company law.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Juniors -

Nigel Dougherty

Erskine Chambers

Well regarded for commercial litigation.