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2 TEMPLE GARDENS, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9AY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7822 1200
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Fax 020 7822 1300
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134 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Charles Dougherty QC

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7822 1200
Email:
Web:
www.2tg.co.uk/people/charles-dougherty-qc/
2 Temple Gardens (2 Temple Gardens)

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Position

Charles specialises in commercial law, in particular commercial fraud, professional negligence, product liability, private international law (including travel) and insurance. Recent cases include: Lemos v Lemos [2017] BPIR 716 (freezing order over trust); Brazil v Durant [2016] AC 297 (backwards tracing); Allen v DePuy [2015] 2 WLR 442 (conflict of laws and Consumer Protection Act 1987); Mitsui Sumitomo v MOPC [2016] AC 1488 (Liability under Riot (Damages) Act 1886 following August 2011 riots); Schubert Murphy v Law Society [2018] PNLR 4 (whether duty of care owed by Law Society).  

Career

BA, BCL (Oxon). Called 1997 (Middle Temple); QC 2013. Called to the Bar of the BVI and ad hoc to the Bar of Nevis. Prior to joining chambers, Charles was a management consultant and a law lecturer. 

PUBLICATIONS:
European Civil Practice, Sweet & Maxwell (2nd ed.), assistant editor.

Languages

French, German, Swedish.

Member

Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR); Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA). 

Education

Winchester College; Magdalen College, Oxford (1993 BA; 1994 BCL).


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensExceptionally bright and friendly, Charles is the go-to silk for jurisdictional issues.

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Fraud: civil

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Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensAn extremely impressive silk, he has a remarkable ability to explain complicated points in a concise and easy to understand manner.

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Insurance and reinsurance

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Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is a wonderful leader and a very skilled advocate.

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Product liability

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Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensHe has established a strong reputation in product liability.

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Professional negligence

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Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensA much sought-after silk whose razor-sharp analysis is extremely popular with clients.

Within: Professional negligence

2 Temple Gardens has 'excellent experience in professional negligence work' and it is regularly involved in disputes concerning solicitors and barristers; insurance and financial services professionals; architects and engineers; surveyors and valuers; and a range of other construction and design professionals. Charles Dougherty QC acted in Court of Appeal case Schubert Murphy v Law Society, which examined the duty of care owed by the solicitors' representative body to its members and the public. Also of note, Neil Moody QC is acting for the developer in Ramvel v Countryside Properties, a subcontractors' negligence case.

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Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

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Charles Dougherty QC - 2 Temple GardensHe is very experienced and a brilliant advocate.

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