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Derrick Dale QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Professional Negligence , Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Professional Negligence - London (Bar)

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Derrick Dale QC
Derrick Dale QC typically takes on cases involving claims against financial service providers, solicitors and barristers, and has provided counsel to City and mid-market law firms, as well as insurers. He appears in both individual and group actions, and augments his professional negligence practice with a strong reputation in banking and general commercial work.
Strengths: "He has a lovely style and manages to steer the court with a silver tongue." "He's very bright, an accurate and concise drafter, and very personable with lay clients who all like him."
Recent work: Acted for Deloitte in an action brought by investors alleging negligence in the conduct of an administration.
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

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Derrick Dale QC
Strengths: "Pleasant to deal with and has solid, solid judgement." "A fine cross-examiner, who is affable and effective."
Recent work: Instructed in Advina Care Homes v Bupa Care Homes Investments, a dispute between two healthcare providers relating to their respective obligations under various sale and purchase agreements.
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Barrister of 31 years call (silk for 11 years) with a broad based commercial litigation expertise, covering: international and domestic arbitration; banking; civil fraud; insurance/reinsurance; and professional negligence. Derrick also sits as an LCIA and DIAC arbitrator.

Recent significant cases include acting for:

(i)Investors suing Link in respect of the alleged failure to supervise Neil Woodford and his fund;

(ii)Primary Insurers against Excess Layer in respect of who should bear the costs of the Grenfell Inquiry.

(iii)Shareholders suing a top Cayman law firm for breach of fiduciary duty in preferring the interests of another client over that of the Fund;

(iv)Purchasers of a company suing the vendors for deceit and breach of warranty under an SPA;

(v)A big accounting firm in respect of a negligence claim;

(vi)an SME pursing a loss of a chance claim in respect of having been cut out of a maturing business opportunity;

(vii)an individual investor defrauded by her former financial adviser;

(viii)Insurers in a claim for the return of profit commission from a broker;

(ix)A middle eastern borrower against a major western bank in respect of the terms of an Islamic finance deal.

Career

Called 1990; Silk 2010; member of Fountain Court 1991 to date; Joint Editor of Damages section on Simpson on Professional Negligence since 2004.

Personal

Emmanuel College, Cambridge (1988 MA First Class); Harvard Law School (1989 LLM); New York Bar (1989).

Interests include Post War British cinema, cycling for Le Cure.

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