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Richard Liddell QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Construction , Professional Negligence , Sport
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Construction - London (Bar)

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Richard Liddell QC
Talented new silk with a notably broad practice, who demonstrates particular strength in cases concerning contractors and engineers. He is particularly experienced in defending defect claims. He regularly acts in adjudications and arbitration and has appeared in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
Strengths: "Extremely talented."
Recent work: Instructed as sole counsel on behalf of a groundworks and civil engineering contractor in a TCC dispute concerning a fractured gas main caused by a mechanical excavator.
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Professional Negligence - London (Bar)

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Richard Liddell QC
Manages a healthy caseload of professional negligence work that includes claims against civil and structural engineers, accountants, barristers and solicitors. He takes on claimant and defendant work, and has advocacy experience that extends all the way up to the Supreme Court. His clients benefit from his wider practice in handling sport-related claims.
Strengths: "We received amazing feedback for him from our clients."
Recent work: Acted for Baker Tilly and RSM as defendants in proceedings brought by the former liquidator of a company.
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Sport - London (Bar)

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Richard Liddell QC
He receives noteworthy plaudits for his expertise in sport-related professional negligence disputes and a range of regulatory matters, frequently acting in anti-doping disciplinary proceedings. His practice sees him handle high-profile football, rugby, eventing and athletics cases.
Strengths: "He has a great understanding of the world of sports disputes and he is able to draw on a host of past experience to help guide a case."
Recent work: Acted for the Cheltenham Hockey Club in its successful appeal against the decision by England Hockey to disqualify its under-18 boys team for fielding an ineligible player.
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Rick took silk in 2020. He has a wide-ranging practice with particular experience and expertise ins: (i) commercial litigation & international arbitration (ii) construction & engineering (iii) professional liability and (iv) sports law.

Many of Rick’s cases have an international dimension and he is frequently instructed in disputes in the Middle East before the DIFC Courts (where he has rights of audience) and in arbitrations.

In addition to acting as an advocate and adviser, Rick is also regularly appointed as Arbitrator.

Rick has been involved in numerous high-profile court cases, including Aspect v Higgins (first ever case on construction adjudication to reach the Supreme Court), Mengiste v Endowment Fund (CA) and The Innovator Litigation (substantial multi-party Commercial Court litigation).

Rick is involved in a number of high-value ICC and LCIA Arbitrations with seats in Dubai, Paris, London and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) with the subject matters ranging from construction to insurance coverage disputes to sports law.

He has also a busy sports practice with his cases spanning the following sports: athletics, basketball, boxing, eventing, football, horseracing, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing and rugby. He has appeared in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and has particular expertise in case involving doping issues.

Career

MA (Cantab); LLM. Called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1999 (Major Scholarship). Tenant at 4 New Square 2000 to date.

Professional Memberships

ARDL; BASL; COMBAR; IBA; PNBA; TECBAR; Chancery Bar Association; LCIA.

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Educated at Eastbourne College; Pembroke College, Cambridge University.

Avid wakeboarder.

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