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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 8 Practice Areas
1
Product Liability
10 Years Ranked
2
Fraud: Civil
14 Years Ranked
2
Group Litigation
2 Years Ranked
2
2
Property Damage
5 Years Ranked
3
Insurance
16 Years Ranked
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About

Provided by Charles Dougherty KC

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Charles specialises in commercial law, in particular commercial fraud, professional negligence, product liability, private international law (including travel) and insurance. Recent cases include: Roberts v SSAFA [2021] QB 310 (applicable law and contribution); PDVSA v Clyde & Co [2020] Lloyd's Rep. F.C. 580 (arbitration, trusts and proceeds of crime); Lemos v Lemos [2017] BPIR 716 (freezing order over trust); Brazil v Durant [2016] AC 297 (backwards tracing); 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); Silk 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.

Professional Memberships

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

Publications

Professional Negligence and Liability, Informa, contributor.

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

Chambers Review

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UK Bar

Product Liability - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Charles Dougherty KC
Charles Dougherty KC is a skilled commercial product liability silk who also maintains a respectable insurance practice. He is knowledgeable on jurisdictional and conflict of laws issues. His product liability work stems primarily from the medical and pharmaceutical industries, but he also takes on property damage claims that arise from faulty products. He enjoys a broad client base which includes manufacturers and insurers.


Travel: International Personal Injury - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Charles Dougherty KC
Charles Dougherty KC has carved out a strong reputation for handling landmark Rome II and private international law cases that turn on jurisdiction and applicable law points. He predominantly acts for defendant tour operators and insurers in complex fatal and catastrophic injury cases.


Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Charles Dougherty KC


Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Charles Dougherty KC
Charles Dougherty KC is a commercial silk who appears for claimants and defendants in cases of alleged fraud, many of which have cross-border aspects to them. He is adept at swiftly deploying interlocutory procedures such as disclosure and freezing orders. He has dealt with a wide selection of issues including dishonest assistance, deceit and bribery.


Group Litigation - All Circuits
2
Band 2

Charles Dougherty KC
Charles Dougherty KC has broad experience in group litigation. He is often sought out to defend large claims relating to personal injury, medical devices and human rights breaches.


Professional Negligence - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Charles Dougherty KC
Charles Dougherty KC is regularly instructed in negligence issues concerning a diverse range of professionals, including financial intermediaries, insurance brokers and other barristers. He is sought out by law firms when solicitors are implicated in claims.


Property Damage - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Charles Dougherty KC
Charles Dougherty KC is a well-regarded commercial practitioner who has demonstrated an ability to advocate in challenging property damage cases. He is deeply experienced in high-value claims arising out of flooding, fires and explosions.


Insurance - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Charles Dougherty KC
Charles Dougherty KC is widely known for his expertise in professional negligence. He also takes on a huge range of high-value insurance claims, including those relating to instances of art theft, financial crime and property damage.

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