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Chambers of John McDonnell QC
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Barrister also called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands and New York (FLC) specialising in chancery and commercial litigation and arbitration including offshore litigation, insurance and reinsurance, and insolvency. Cases include MC Bacon, Henderson v Merett, Deeny v Gooda Walker, Feasey v Sun Life, Freakley & Ors v Centre Re and Ors, Konkola Copper Mines v Coromin Ltd, Prince Jefri Bolkiah v the State of Brunei, Aspinalls Club Ltd v Al-Zayat, Cherney v Deripaska, Weavering Fund Ltd v Peterson, and Fairfield Sentry v Quilvest Finance Ltd & Ors.


Called to the Bar 1987, Middle Temple and (ad eundem) Lincoln’s Inn, QC 2009.


Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, New York State Bar Association.


King’s School, Rochester; Bristol University (1986 LLB (Hons)).


Golf, skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

David Lord QCThree StoneA great leader who gets the best out of the counsel team and solicitors.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

David Lord QCThree StoneHe is involved in a range of insurance disputes and is noted for his expertise in cross-border claims.

London Bar > Offshore

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

David Lord QCThree StoneHe navigates difficult technical points with common sense solutions.

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

David Lord QCThree StoneA go-to international silk.

Three Stone includes respected Chancery silk David Lord QC, who has a track record of being well-connected in Brunei and the surrounding region, as well as handling other disputes stemming from Asia, including in the BVI courts.