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Charles Dougherty QC

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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 [2020] QB 310 (applicable law and contribution); Lemos v Lemos [2017] BPIR 716 (freezing order over trust); Brazil v Durant [2016] AC 297 (backwards tracing); Wilson v Beko [2020] 3 All ER 803 (Consumer Protection Act 1987); 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).


BA, BCL (Oxon). Called 1997 (Middle Temple); QC 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).


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

Professional Negligence and Liability, Informa, contributor.