Gary Lidington > Chambers of Keith Rowley QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Chambers of Keith Rowley QC Offices
11 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
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Gary Lidington specialises in the full range of commercial, commercial chancery and property disputes, including related professional negligence disputes, both in the English Courts and in arbitration. His practice includes sale and supply of goods and services, banking and financial services, partnership, company and insolvency, commercial agency and insurance matters, much of which has a strong fraud or multi-jurisdictional element. His property practice traverses the full range of landlord and tenant and real property matters. He has a growing and successful Oil and Gas practice. He is known for his practical, commercially-minded and client focused approach.
Notable recent cases include: BP Oil International Limited v Bankers Petroleum Albania Limited ($54M breach of oil supply contract); a $440M UNCITRAL arbitration in the oil industry; Tullow Heritage Ltd v Heritage Oil & Gas Limited  EWHC 1656 ($303M indemnity claim); Bank of Scotland v Pereira  EWCA Civ 241 (leading authority on setting aside judgment/appealing when a party does not turn up to trial); acting for an IT services provider in a dispute arising out of $1Bn government contract; Close Invoice Finance Ltd v Pile  1 FLR 873 (relevance of Art 8 ECHR to charging order enforcement); Dartmouth Court Blackheath Ltd v Berisworth Ltd  EWHC 350.
BSc(Econ) Government & History (LSE); GDL (Distinction – top mark in year)
London Bar > Property litigationWithin: Leading Juniors -
Radcliffe Chambers is ‘able to offer experienced and bright counsel at all levels’. Forming the set’s specialisms are landlord and tenant, property tax, commercial investment, and development disputes, as well as planning permission, auction sales, misrepresentation, and enfranchisement issues. Gary Lidington represented the claimants in Antoniou & Antoniou v Georgallides & Georgallides, a case which concerned ownership of a £5m property in Highgate and involved allegations of a forged trust deed. Another standout instruction saw Howard Smith act on the widely referred to party wall case of Chliachtein v Wainbridge Estates Belgravia Ltd (No.2).
London Bar > Professional negligenceWithin: Leading Juniors -
With ‘very experienced barristers‘, Radcliffe Chambers is regularly engaged on professional negligence disputes involving solicitors, barristers, surveyors, valuers, financial practitioners, actuaries, pension consultants, accountants, and auditors. Jeremy Cousins QC and Peter Dodge were involved in the high-profile Dreamvar v Mishcon de Reya. Also of note, Gary Lidington successfully appeared for the defendant in Stevens v Channon, which was a claim brought to enforce the terms of a settlement agreement following the compromise of professional negligence proceedings.