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2 Temple Gardens

Dispute Resolution

4 ranked barristersBand 5UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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2 Temple Gardens barristers 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 Globemed Gulf Healthcare Solutions v Oman Insurance Company, a USD36 million breach of contract claim in the DIFC, and Sports Invest UK v Stade Rennais, a breach of contract dispute coordinated across Paris and England.  The set is held in high esteem by interviewees, who state: "Chambers is home to a group of very experienced, commercial, persuasive and technically brilliant barristers who are easy to work with."

Client service:

"The clerking service, led by Lee Tyler, is excellent. All involved are very helpful and responsive." "The clerks are commercially engaged and proactive."

Strengths:

Charles Dougherty QC
"Has a real ability to express complicated ideas clearly and succinctly, and is someone who has the ear of the court." "He is a really technical lawyer who will find a point that others have overlooked."
Recent work: Acted for the London-listed Acacia Mining in relation to claims of serious injuries allegedly inflicted by security forces engaged by the company at a gold mine in Tanzania.

Strengths:

Christopher Lundie
"A very bright man who is measured in his approach." "He is client-focused, persuasive on his feet and technically brilliant."
Recent work: Appeared in Babble Cloud Holdings v Nigel Frederick Walker & Others, a multimillion-pound breach of warranty claim arising from a share purchase agreement to acquire a company involved in the telecoms business.

Strengths:

Stuart Benzie
"He is commercial, tactically astute and creative."
Recent work: Acted for nine defendants in Homes of England Limited v Horsham Holdings Limited and Others,a dispute between property developers in relation to developments in Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey.

Strengths:

Timothy Killen
"A lawyer with a great personality. He can get through a massive amount of work in a short time and has a very high success rate." "He is a persuasive advocate who steers a case very effectively."
Recent work: Successfully acted for Sky News Arabia in a breach of contract claim against Kassab Media. Killen secured a USD7 million judgment in the DIFC.

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Silks (QC)

UK

Dispute Resolution: Commercial


Charles Dougherty QC
Band 2

Juniors

UK

Dispute Resolution: Commercial


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