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One Essex Court

Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9AR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 0118
DX:
430 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.oeclaw.co.uk
London, Singapore

John McCaughran QC

Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
Email:
One Essex Court (Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in general contractual disputes, jurisdiction and conflict of law issues, professional negligence cases, arbitrations (a series of international arbitrations in the oil and gas industry; other commercial arbitrations both international and domestic), worldwide Mareva injunctions and disclosure orders. Recent work includes: Peter R Wilkinson v 1) West Coast Capital 2) Christopher S Gorman 3) James C McMahon 4) Thomas B Hunter 5) Jonathan D Elvidge 6) The New Gifts Company 2003 Ltd 7) The New Gadget Shop Ltd 8) The Gadget Shop Ltd [2005] EWHC 3009 (Ch) – unfair prejudice petition alleging diversion of corporate opportunity; British Gas Trading Ltd v 1) Amerada Hess 2) Perenco (UK) Ltd – dispute concerning gas supply contracts; British Gas Trading Ltd v Premier Power Ltd – dispute relating to gas supply contracts in light of Network Code changes; Taylor Thomson v 1) Christie’s 2) Marquess of Cholmondeley [2004] PNLR 42 whether auction house/seller are liable in respect of sale of antique vases; Npower v First Contact Ltd – concerning Commercial Agents Regulations, acting for a large firm of international accountants in two actions for professional negligence brought against them by Lloyd’s insurance syndicates, representing a firm of City solicitors being sued for professional negligence.

Career

Qualified 1982, Gray’s Inn, bencher.

Languages

French.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

John McCaughran QC - One Essex CourtA brilliant mind and an excellent advocate – calm, assured and easy to work with.

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

John McCaughran QC - One Essex CourtA legend.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

John McCaughran QC - One Essex CourtExtremely calm and great to be with in a crisis, and also exceptionally good with clients.

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