Charles Dougherty QC
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“Supremely intelligent”Chambers UK 2020
“Brilliant advocate”Chambers UK 2020
“Exceptionally bright and friendly”Legal 500 2019
“Usually two to three steps ahead of others”Chambers Global 2019
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, property damage, 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.
Wide experience of handling complex fraud claims (including claims involving deceit, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, dishonest assistance, knowing receipt, conspiracy and conversion), in particular cross-border tracing and urgent applications to locate and freeze assets and preserve evidence. He also lectures extensively to solicitors on fraud matters, in particular freezing orders, search orders and asset tracing. He is recognised by Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leading silk in the field.
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.
Charles handles complex high value property damage claims. Recent claims have arisen out of fires, explosions, the August 2011 riots and flooding. He has a strong understanding of the difficult technical issues which often arise in such cases. He is recommended as a leading silk in the area by Chambers UK.
Charles regularly handles high profile and complex jurisdiction and choice of law disputes in the field of travel.
He has appeared in leading cases on the Judgments Regulation, Rome I, the Private (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995 and Rome II.
He is an assistant editor of European Civil Practice, Sweet & Maxwell (2nd Ed.), a major two-volume work on the Brussels Regulation.
He is recommended in Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leading ‘Travel’ silk.