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Charles Bear QC

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

Position

Wide-ranging practice covering: general commercial litigation, judicial review, and public procurement. Commercial work includes: fraud, conspiracy, business sales/joint ventures, restitution, freezing and search orders, minority shareholder claims. Sector experience includes life sciences, aviation, telecoms and high-tech engineering. Practises in Commercial Court and Chancery Division, also Cayman Grand Court. Public law work is based in the Administrative Court and the appellate courts and includes numerous reported cases across fields varying from regulatory challenges to human rights. Also has significant experience of constitutional, financial and vires issues for central government, regulators, local authorities, NHS entities and other agencies. Regularly advises public bodies on major procurement issues. Also carries out employment work including post-termination injunctions (springboard, restrictive covenant, confidential information etc), bonus issues and strike litigation.

Recent cases include: Taberna Europe v Selskabet (formerly Roskilde Bank) [2017] QB 633, CA; One Step v Morris-Garner [2017] QB 1, CA (appeal to Supreme Court to be heard in October 2017); Concept 70 v Cape Intermediate Holdings (contribution claims by insurers against asbestos manufacturer for mesothelioma deaths, QBD, 2017 – settled after trial); Alpstream AG and others v PK Airfinance and GE Capital [2015] EWCA Civ 1318; Standard Life Assurance Limited v Corr and others [2015] EWHC 3844 (Comm); Re Solicitor Duty Contract challenges; R on the application of the London Oratory School v Schools Adjudicator [2015] EWHC 1012 (Admin); Bluefin Insurance Services Ltd v Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd [2014] EWHC 3413 (Admin).

Career

Called 1986, Lincoln’s Inn; QC 2003; Recorder 2003 to date.

Education

Magdalen College, Oxford (1985).


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Charles Béar QC - Fountain Court ChambersKnown for his judicial review work especially in the procurement and employment fields.

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Aviation

Within: Aviation – Leading silks

Charles Béar QC - Fountain Court ChambersFirst-rate advocate and excellent draftsman.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Charles Béar QC - Fountain Court ChambersA great barrister.

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