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Craig Orr QC

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

Position

Craig Orr has a broad commercial litigation and advisory practice, with particular emphasis upon banking and finance matters, insurance disputes, civil fraud litigation, professional negligence, international commercial arbitrations and large and complex contractual disputes of a commercial nature more generally. His recent work includes acting for an AIM-listed company in seeking to recover misappropriated mining assets in Mozambique; acting for a leading bookmaker in a dispute over its online gambling business; acting for liquidators in a major hedge-fund fraud action; acting for one of several defendants in a breach of confidence, defamation and conspiracy claim for $800m; and acting and advising in several complex derivative disputes arising out of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and Icelandic banks. His leading cases include Dar v AI Arkan v AI-Refai (2012/2013); Fortress Value Recovery Fund v Blue Skye Special Opportunities Fund (2013); Pathfinder Minerals v General Veloso (2012); William Hill pic v Playtech (2011); HLB Kidsons v Lloyd’s Underwriters (2009); JP Morgan v Primacom (2005); Barings v Coopers & Lybrand (2003); British & Commonwealth v Quadrex (1995) and Caparo v Dickman (1990).

Career

Called 1986; Middle Temple; QC 2006.

Education

Rugby School; University of Cambridge (1984 BA Hons Law); University of Oxford (1985 BCL, Vinerian Scholar).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

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Craig Orr QC - One Essex CourtHe is superb on his feet – calm and unflappable – and top drawer at cross-examination.

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Commercial litigation

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Craig Orr QC - One Essex CourtThorough, thoughtful and a tenacious advocate.

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Fraud: civil

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Craig Orr QC - One Essex CourtHis exceptionally quick mind brings an unrivalled courtroom presence to bear.

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International arbitration: counsel

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Craig Orr QC - One Essex CourtFantastic at getting on top of complex and detailed issues quickly, and great with clients.

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Professional negligence

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Craig Orr QC - One Essex CourtHe is a very capable silk.

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