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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)

Property Damage

He has extensive experience in property damage and has been involved in many such cases, a large number of which have concerned related insurance issues of policy coverage, and / or other contractual issue such as the effect of exclusion clauses.

Selected Cases

  • Ted Baker v AXA Insurance [2012] EWHC 1406 – Loss of large quantity of stock due to theft by employee.
  • Nulty & Ors v Milton Keynes BC [2011] EWHC 2847 – Acting for the security company that were originally sued but subsequently released from a claim relating to a major fire in a waste-recycling centre.
  • Verizon UK Ltd v Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd (2009) – A large claim arising out of the alleged failure of a heating / cooling system in commercial premises.
  • Citibank v Lebihan – Acting for the Claimants in a case concerning an underground fire that damaged the cables of the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to a major bank.
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Recommendations


“The perfect QC – a skilful advocate with an excellent knowledge of the law.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is extremely experienced and very forensic in his approach. His attention to detail is second to none.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Extremely knowledgeable and pays great attention to detail, which is always necessary in indemnity/coverage cases – he draws on his vast experience to find solutions, is calm and unruffled, and a very good advocate.”

Legal 500, 2021

“An extremely experienced barrister who is calm, measured and forensic, as well as extremely quick and responsive. He is very much a team player.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

‘He is very commercially aware. ’

Legal 500, 2020

“His advocacy and client care are first rate.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“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


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