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Stephen Moriarty QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : AviationInsuranceCommercial Dispute Resolution
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Aviation - London (Bar)

Band 3

Stephen Moriarty QC
Stephen Moriarty QC is widely respected for his erudition and applies his impressive commercial pedigree to aviation cases. He is particularly adept in matters concerning airport services and delivery obligations.
Strengths: "Very strong, academically minded and gets right to the heart of the problem."
Recent work: Acted as an expert in English law in a dispute between a US company and Singapore Airlines over the purchase of an aircraft from Singapore Airlines pursuant to a sale and purchase agreement governed by English law.
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Insurance - London (Bar)

Band 2

Stephen Moriarty QC
Stephen Moriarty QC is a respected insurance silk who manages a strong domestic and international practice as an advocate and is also skilled as an arbitrator in high-value disputes. His wide-ranging capabilities include D&O, marine and general liability disputes.
Strengths: "Stephen is extremely cerebral, very knowledgeable and very user-friendly." "He is extremely experienced and a very pleasant advocate."
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

Band 4

Stephen Moriarty QC
Strengths: "Very good as he's, responsive, diligent and engaged. He is very thorough and nice to work with."
Recent work: Instructed by BT Pension Scheme in a High Court test case against the Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs to obtain repayment of mistakenly paid corporation tax dating back to the 1990s.
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Practice Areas

A very broad commercial litigation, arbitration and advisory practice, with particular emphasis upon banking and financial services matters; professional negligence disputes; insurance and reinsurance disputes, international commercial arbitrations, and joint venture and shareholder disputes, as well as large contractual disputes of a commercial nature more generally. The international nature of his practice frequently involves him dealing with issues of foreign law, which have included, over the years, French, Italian, Greek, Mexican, US, Indian, Indonesian, Egyptian, Chinese, Polish and Iranian law.

Career

Brasenose College Oxford (BA, 1977; BCL and Vinerian Scholarship, 1978). Fellow and Tutor in Law, Exeter College Oxford, and University Lecturer in Law in the University of Oxford:1979-1986. Called to Bar and joined Fountain Court Chambers, 1986. QC, 1999.

Professional Memberships

Commercial Bar Association (Chairman: 2011-2013), London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; International Bar Association; British Insurance Law Association.

Publications

Editor of Insurance Chapter in Chitty on Contracts 26th edition (1989) and 27th edition (1994). Contributor to Laundering and Tracing O.U.P. 1995 (Chapter entitled Tracing, Mixing and Laundering dealing with the tracing of laundered monies through bank account). General Editor (with Raymond Cox) Commercial Court Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell).

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