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Richard Lynagh QC

Call 1975 • QC 1996

“He epitomises the perfect QC – he’s always well prepared, clients adore him and he’s an excellent advocate.”
(Chambers & Partners 2019)

Criminal Regulatory & Environmental

He has advised and represented clients in connection with Health and Safety criminal proceedings, including prosecutions arising out of: electrocution, the escape of asbestos during demolition work, a swimming pool fatality, building site collapse, factory accidents.

Selected Cases

  • R v Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd & Bingham Davis Ltd – The defence of the structural engineer involved in the collapse of a tower crane.
  • R v York College – The defence of the management of a nursery in which a fatality had occurred.
  • HSE v Powys County Council – The defence of a local authority in whose swimming pool a near-fatality had occurred.
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“The consummate QC, there is no better”

Legal 500 2018

“Highly knowledgeable in his field. Very thorough. He provides a pragmatic analysis of the issues informed by his wealth of experience.”

Legal 500 2017

“He is held in high regard for his tactical skills and steely determination – you want him on your side.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“He’s extremely knowledgeable, easy to talk to and has a very good presence in court – all the things you would look for in a barrister.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

He manages expectations well, gives it to the client straight and is charming in court and in conference. He is confidence-inspiring and intellectually rock hard. Unflappable, easy to talk to and responsive”.

Chambers & Partners 2015

“Very well versed in insurance policy disputes.”

Legal 500 2015

“He has gravitas and a superbly sharp legal brain.”

Legal 500 2015

“Rated very highly across a range of professional negligence disputes.”

Legal 500 2015

Richard “has an astonishing grasp of detail.”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“A very sophisticated operator [with] great client skills.”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“Recommended for issues pertaining to product liability.”

Legal 500 2014

“A pre-eminent leader in the defendant personal injury market.”

Chambers & Partners 2013

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