Charles Dougherty QC
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"Instantly inspires confidence; he is razor sharp in his analysis but down to earth with clients"Chambers UK 2017
"An exceptionally intelligent man, who just gets things and runs with them"Chambers UK 2017
"He thinks outside the box of points nobody else has."Legal 500 2017
"phenomenal brain and commercial sense"Legal 500 2016
Charles specialises in commercial law, in particular commercial fraud, professional negligence, private international law and insurance. Prior to joining 2TG, Charles was a management consultant and a law lecturer.
He is recommended in the legal directories for commercial dispute resolution, insurance and reinsurance, commercial fraud, travel, product liability and professional negligence. He is an assistant editor of European Civil Practice (Sweet & Maxwell, 2nd ed). He has also been called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands and ad hoc to the Bar of Nevis. He accepts appointments to sit as an arbitrator.
Charles is a director of the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited.
Charles is recognised for his niche art and cultural property practice. He acts for leading artists, collectors, galleries, auction houses and museums in a variety of commercial, ownership, insurance, valuation, authenticity, attribution, cross-border and fraud claims.
Charles is recognised for his experience in handling major commercial disputes, in particular cases involving sale and supply of goods and services, directors’ duties, licensing agreements, aviation agreements, breach of confidence, breach of fiduciary duty, restrictive covenants, breach of warranty claims, restitution, rectification and misrepresentation. He has particular experience of dealing with Art claims, acting for well-known artists, private collectors, leading museums, galleries and dealers. He is also sought out for his experience in handling disputes relating to litigation funding.
He is recommended in Chambers UK, Chambers Global and Legal 500 for commercial dispute resolution.
Charles has experience of handling complex high value life, permanent health and critical illness cases. He has particular experience of dealing with fraudulent claims. He is recommended in Chambers UK as a leading insurance silk and was shortlisted as Insurance Silk of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2016. He also accepts appointments to sit as an arbitrator.