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Fountain Court Chambers

FOUNTAIN COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 3335
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 0329
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5 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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London, Singapore

Derrick Dale QC

Tel:
Work 020 7583 3335
Email:
Fountain Court Chambers (Fountain Court Chambers)

Position

Barrister of 27 years call (silk for 7 years) with broad based commercial litigation expertise, which covers: arbitration; commercial; banking; civil fraud; insurance/reinsurance; and professional negligence. Derrick is also an LCIA and DIAC arbitrator.

Recent significant cases include acting for:
(i) a Zambian mine operator in a long running arbitration against a mine owner;
(ii) for one of the big 4 accountancy firms in a professional negligence claim;
(iii) various share warranty disputes;
(iv) an investment house in relation to a dishonest agent misselling products and stealing monies;
(v) advisers to a shipping company claiming a success fee in respect of an introduction;
(vi) a major logistics company accused of breach of confidence in a competitive tender process;
(vii) insurers in a claim for the return of profit commission from a broker;
(viii) a middle eastern borrower against a major western bank in respect of the terms of an Islamic finance deal.

Career

Called 1990; Silk 2010; member of Fountain Court 1991 to date; Member of Combar; Joint Editor of Damages section on Simpson on Professional Negligence since 2004.

Education

Emmanuel College, Cambridge (1988 MA First Class); Harvard Law School (1989 LLM); New York Bar (1989).

Leisure

Interests include Post War British cinema and marathon running.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Derrick Dale QC - Fountain Court ChambersA star banking silk.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Derrick Dale QC - Fountain Court ChambersExceptionally charming and on the ball, he also has a good way with clients.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

Derrick Dale QC - Fountain Court ChambersAn obvious choice for complex commercial and insurance and reinsurance disputes.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Silks

Derrick Dale QC - Fountain Court ChambersHe has excellent judgement.

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