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2 Temple Gardens

Commercial Dispute Resolution

4 ranked barristersBand 5London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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The barristers at 2 Temple Gardens are routinely retained by clients seeking representation in commercial disputes involving companies in the UK and overseas, and have a particular flair for litigation involving contract disputes. Recent noteworthy cases have included PDVSA v Clyde, a high-profile dispute involving various claims in relation to some USD300 million held by Clyde & Co which is alleged to be derived from the Malaysian 1MDB fraud, and Dr Satir v GateHub and Bitstamp, a ground-breaking case heard in the High Court which seeks to apply consumer protection legislation to UK cryptocurrency exchanges. The set's barristers are praised by interviewees as "very approachable and easy to deal with."

Client service:

"The clerks look after us extremely well and are very responsive and efficient." "The clerks provide an exceptional service. Billy Hammonds in particular is down to earth, approachable, and capable of having an open, honest, and straightforward dialogue when it comes to fees and ensuring his barristers' diaries are correctly maintained." Lee Tyler is the senior clerk.

Strengths:

Charles Dougherty QC
"The doyen when it comes to any issues of jurisdiction, he is an absolute intellectual powerhouse."
Recent work: Acted for Clyde & Co in a high-profile dispute involving various claims in relation to some USD300 million held by Clyde & Co as escrow agent as part of an arbitration.

Strengths:

Christopher Lundie
"Very good, clear and thorough, he has complete control of the matters he's undertaking."
Recent work: Acted in Dr Satir v (1) GateHub Ltd (2) Bitstamp Limited, a case in the High Court seeking to apply consumer protection legislation to UK cryptocurrency exchanges.

Strengths:

Stuart Benzie
"Bright, sharp of mind and someone with a nice demeanour."
Recent work: Acted for Equitas Limited and Equitas Reinsurance Limited in a case relating to the failure of certain parties to pay over sums collected on behalf of Lloyd’s of London syndicates during a period beginning in the late 1990s.

Strengths:

Timothy Killen
"An excellent go-to commercial dispute junior, who is a master of his craft. He covers all the angles and is extremely helpful, pleasant and user-friendly. He inspires confidence."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in Elite Insurance Company v BCR Legal, CRL Management and BCR Group, a dispute concerning breach of a binder agreement entered into with the coverholder defendant, and their appointed representative.

Commercial Dispute Resolution

2 Temple Gardens

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2 Temple Gardens

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Greater London

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EC4Y 9AY

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Commercial Dispute Resolution


Charles Dougherty QC
Band 2

Juniors

London (Bar)

Commercial Dispute Resolution


Christopher Lundie
Band 5
Stuart Benzie
Band 5
Timothy Killen
Band 5