Charles Dougherty KC

Call 1997 | Silk 2013

"Exceptionally bright and really at the top of the tree"

Chambers UK 2024


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 is recognised in the directories as one of the leading silks in the country for group litigation. Current and recent group claims handled arise out of diesel emissions, medical devices, major disasters, investor disputes, environmental damage and alleged human rights abuses abroad.

Wide experience of insurance/reinsurance disputes (including Lloyd’s disputes) arising out of a range of different covers, including property, product, aviation, life, fidelity, professional indemnity, jewellers, employer’s liability, public liability, personal accident and business interruption. He has also acted in a large number of cases for and against brokers. He has particular experience of dealing with fraudulent claims and claims with a multi-jurisdictional element. He is recommended in Chambers UK as a leading insurance silk.

He was named ‘Insurance Junior of the Year’ at the 2012 Chambers Bar Awards.

Charles was shortlisted as Insurance Silk of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2016.

Charles is a director of the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited.

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 is highly sought after for his product liability expertise. Recent cases have involved medical devices, domestic appliances, cars, pharmaceuticals, batteries, toys, food and industrial equipment. Charles is recognised by both Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a leading product liability silk (band 1).

He is recognised by both Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leading professional negligence silk. He is sought out for claims involving complex and developing areas of the law. He has particular experience of claims involving solicitors, barristers, auditors and insurance intermediaries. He is an expert contributor to Professional Negligence and Liability (Informa).

Charles is a director of the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund Limited.

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.

Regularly handles cases involving jurisdiction and choice of law disputes.

Charles has particular experience of the Brussels Regulation, Rome l, the Private (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995, Rome ll and of anti-suit injunctions.

He is an assistant editor of European Civil Practice, Sweet and Maxwell (2nd Ed.) , a major two-volume work on the Brussels Regulation.

He is recognised in the legal directories for his private international law expertise.

Significant Cases

IEH v Allianz Insurance PLC [2024] EWHC 124 (Comm)

Insurance; COVID-19, business interruption, interpretation; limits. Instructed by DACB.

Diesel Emissions Litigation (KBD)

Group claims; breach of statutory duty; breach of contract; deceit; consumer credit; jurisdiction. Instructed by Hogan Lovells.

Various Eateries v Allianz (CA/Comm Ct) [2024] EWCA Civ 10; [2022] EWHC 2549 (Comm) 

Insurance; COVID-19, business interruption, aggregation. Instructed by DACB.

Global Aerospace v GPI [2023] ADGMCA 001 (ADGM Court of Appeal)

Insurance; aviation. Instructed by Kennedys Dubai.

SSAFA v Allgemeines Krankenhaus Viersen GmbH (SC) [2022] UKSC 29, [2023] AC 597

Applicable law; overriding effect; contribution. Instructed by DACB.

Flowcrete v Vebro [2023] EWHC 22 (Comm)

Confidential information; privilege; inadvertent disclosure. Instructed by Kennedys.

Thomas v PGI (QBD)

Business human rights; alleged abuse of workers; applicable law; parent company liability. Instructed by Hogan Lovells.

PJSC National Bank v Mints (Comm Ct) [2021] EWHC 692 (Comm)

Banking; forum conveniens. Instructed by Kennedys.

Grenfell Tower Litigation (QBD)

Tort; breach of contract; product liability; contribution. Instructed by DWF.

PDVSA v Clyde & Co; POS v Clyde & Co (Ch Div) [2020] EWHC 2322 (Ch), [2020] EWHC 2819 (Ch), [2021] EWHC 444 (Ch)

Arbitration; escrow; trusts; proceeds of crime. Instructed by Clyde & Co.

Satfinance v Athena Art Finance (Ch Div) [2020] EWHC 3527 (Ch)

Art; title to goods; service out. Instructed by Seladore Legal.

Roberts v MoD [2020] QB 310

Conflict of laws; contribution. Instructed by DACB.

Wilson v Beko [2019] EWHC 3362 (QB)

EU law; product liability. Instructed by Kennedys.

Schubert Murphy (a firm) v the Law Society of England and Wales [2017] EWCA Civ 1295

Duty of care; proximity; online services. Instructed by XL Caitlin.

PHP Trading v BATC (CA/ Comm Ct) [2017] EWCA Civ 1131

Claim under tobacco distribution agreement; jurisdiction; applicable law; unjust enrichment. Instructed by Pennington Manches.

Lemos v Lemos (CA/ Comm Ct/ Ch Div) [2017] BPIR 716

Claim against trust assets; freezing order. Instructed by HFW.

The Corin Metal on Metal Hip Litigation GLO (QBD)

Product liability; Consumer Protection Act 1987. Instructed by RPC.

R+V v Robertson (Com Ct) [2017] 2 All ER 676

Claim relating to loss adjusting services arising from Christchurch earthquake; jurisdiction. Instructed by Kennedys.

Roberts v SSAFA (QBD) [2017] PNLR 10

Jurisdiction/ applicable law; German law; professional indemnity. Instructed by DAC Beachcoft.

Therium v Brooke (Com Ct) [2016] EWHC 2421 (Comm)

Freezing order; committal; litigation funding] (Instructed by Harcus Sinclair.

RSA v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (Supreme Court/ CA/ Com Ct) [2016] UKSC 18; [2014] EWCA Civ 682; [2014] 1 All ER 422; [2014] Lloyd’s Rep IR

August 2011 riots; scope of Riot (Damages) Act 1886. Instructed by Kennedys.

Federal Republic of Brazil v Durant (Privy Council) [2016] AC 297

Fraud; tracing; corruption in public office; bribes; freezing orders. Instructed by Gowling WLG.

Marshall v Generali (CA/ QBD) [2017] EWCA Civ 17; [2016] Lloyd’s Rep IR 400

Applicable law; Rome II regulation. Instructed by Trethowans.

Novoship UK v Mikhaylyuk (CA/ Com Ct) (2006- 2016) [2015] EWHC 992; [2014] EWCA Civ 908; [2012] EWHC 3586 (Comm)

US$ 150m alleged fraud; dishonest assistance; breach of fiduciary duty; bribes; search and freezing orders; multi-jurisdictional relief. Instructed by Ince & Co.

Allen v De Puy International Limited (2013-2017) (QBD) [2015] 2 WLR 442; [2015] EWHC 926 (QB); [2014] EWHC 753 (QB)

Product liability; applicable law; territorial scope of the Consumer Protection Act 1987. Instructed by Kennedys.

Wellesley Partners LLP v Withers (2012-2015) (Ch Div) [2014] EWHC 556 (Ch)

Solicitors’ negligence; loss of a chance; remoteness. Instructed by RPC.

Intrigue Shipping v Niktin (CA) (2012-2013) [2013] EWCA Civ 749

Shipping fraud; costs. Instructed by Ince & Co.

Standard Bank v Via Mat (CA/Com Ct) [2013] EWCA Civ 490; [2012] EWHC 573 (Comm)

Transport of silver; bailment; jurisdiction. Instructed by Clyde & Co.

Ace European Ltd v Rolls- Royce (Com Ct) (2009-2012) [2010] EWHC 1869; [2010] Lloyd’s Rep IR 637

Insurance; scope of cover; jurisdiction. Instructed by Herbert Smith/Kennedys.

Munin Navigation v Petrodel Explorer (CA/Com Ct) (2011-2012) [2012] EWCA Civ 136

Oil exploration; breach of contract. Instructed by Hill Dickinson.

Re Baillies (CA/ Ch Div) (2011-2012) [2012] EWHC 285 (ch); [2012] BCC 554; [2012] ILPr 29

Service of insolvency process in France; applicability of Judgments Regulation, Service Regulation and Insolvency Regulation.

Hi-Lite Electrical Ltd v Wolseley UK Ltd (TCC) (2009-2011) [2011] EWHC 2153 (TCC); [2011] BLR 629

Product liability; applicable law; breach of contract. Instructed by DWF.

Le Breton v Petrodel Resources Ltd (CA/ QBD) (2010-2011) [2011] EWCA Civ 1605; [2011] EWHC 769 (QB)

Oil trading; breach of contract. Instructed by Hill Dickinson.

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Such information may include personal information relating to family members, associates, agents, employees, shareholders or beneficial owners. By providing such personal information to me, you automatically confirm that you are authorised to do so. It is not reasonably practicable for me to provide the information set out in this Privacy Notice to those individuals. Accordingly, where appropriate, you are responsible for providing this information to any such individuals.

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"His advocacy is just exceptional and he has an absolutely first class brain."

Chambers UK 2024

"One of the finest KCs at the Bar today."

Legal 500 2023

"Brilliant advocate."

Chambers UK Bar 2023

"Supremely intelligent"

Legal 500 2023

"An absolute intellectual powerhouse."

Chambers Global 2022

"Very much on top of his game."

Chambers UK Bar 2022

"He is a star."

Legal 500 2022

  • Director, Bar Mutual

  • Astbury Scholar, Middle Temple

  • BCL, Magdalen College, Oxford University
  • BA, Magdalen College, Oxford University

  • PNBA
  • British German Jurists Association
  • Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association

Recommended in the legal directories for commercial dispute resolution, insurance & reinsurance, commercial fraud, travel, product liability, property damage and professional negligence.

“A detailed, methodical and quick-witted advocate, whose calm manner and matter-of-fact demeanour is effective in winning over judges. His busy practice reflects his popularity.
Legal 500 EMEA 2024

“Exceptionally bright and really at the top of the tree”; “His advocacy is just exceptional and he has an absolutely first class brain”; “Intellectually very powerful”; “[A] brilliant orator and creative thinker and clients respond very well to him”; “Has a fabulous brain and super advocacy skills”; “Exceptionally bright, very user-friendly, always available and just a pleasure to work with”;” Creative and practical, with a really pleasing delivery that gets the court on his side”; “A superb advocate and lawyer and a real pleasure to work with. He distils everything into simple points and is extremely persuasive”; “He has the court in the palm of his hand”; “Incredibly experienced.”
Chambers UK Bar 2024

“Crystal-clear advice, easy to engage with and authoritative”; “Has an engaging and charming style in his advocacy”; “A tenacious advocate with an unparalleled grasp of the law. His ability to cut through the issues and focus on the key points commends him to judges and clients alike”; “[He] has a sharp legal mind and has an enviable ability to explain incredibly complex matters in a simple and effective way”; “An outstanding technical lawyer and a formidable expert in jurisdictional issues”;”Very easy to work with”.
Legal 500 2024

“A powerful and incredibly bright advocate.”; “Probably the most client-friendly KC I have come across.”; “A formidable opponent; he is a brilliant advocate and very good on the hard law.”; “Technically excellent and always on top of the detail.”; “Very responsive and willing to go the extra mile.”; “Technically brilliant, personable and easy to work with.”; “Excellent. He is incredibly bright, very quick on his feet and always able to think several steps ahead.”; “He is strategic, commercial, and good on his feet.”; “Highly intelligent with great experience. He is pragmatic, commercial, and very user-friendly.”; “Absolutely brilliant.”
Chambers UK Bar 2023

“One of the finest KCs at the Bar today. An understated intellectual heavyweight. Very experienced and persuasive advocate.”; “Formidable opponent”;“[He] is a phenomenon. He has fantastic judgement – both in terms of the substantive law and procedural strategy”; ‘Supremely intelligent…Great advocate and easy to work with”; “Creative in his arguments which are always put with skill and charm.”; “An extremely bright and engaging silk who is always very thorough and reliable in his analysis of complex legal issues. He is also an engaging advocate.”
Legal 500 2023

“Ferociously intelligent, engaging and able to stand up to robust challenges. He can explain complex issues in a user-friendly way.”; “He has a huge brain.”; “Very much on top of his game and cuts through the issues with sharp analysis”; “Very bright and hugely approachable”; “Pragmatic and commercial”; “An extremely good advocate.” “Polished, well prepared and charming; extremely clever and very detailed”; “He works in overdrive and has a brain the size of a planet”; “an extremely user-friendly and exceptionally intelligent barrister. He has a wonderful way of breaking down matters to their core principles no matter how complicated. He makes everything seem so simple”; “the doyen when it comes to any issues of jurisdiction, he is an absolute intellectual powerhouse”; “He’s wonderfully hands-on”.
Chambers UK Bar 2022

“Sensational commercial barrister: academic and practical in equal measure, and a persuasive advocate.”; ”He is a star. His knowledge of the law is second to none and judges find him to be a reassuring presence in the courtroom. An excellent technical lawyer.”;” He is incredibly bright, with a very practical and commercial approach.”
Legal 500 2022

“He’s an absolutely brilliant advocate and he’s always perfectly prepared. He has excellent communication skills.”; “A very well-known top-flight silk, with a broad commercial and insurance-based practice.”; “He’s a very, very good opponent – he fights his client’s corner very hard but will deal with the other side properly.” “A very bright and very academic advocate.” “He’s a very strong negotiator and an outstanding advocate.”; “His knowledge of the law is exceptional and he can cut through difficult legal problems very quickly.” “A thorough and persuasive advocate.” “He is very clever and is trusted by judges.”; “Has a real ability to express complicated ideas clearly and succinctly, and is someone who has the ear of the court.” “He is a really technical lawyer who will find a point that others have overlooked.”; He is calm and considered, and is used to navigating complex overseas law.” “Very intelligent. He really gets into the detail of each case to work towards solutions.” “He’s very hands-on and really takes charge of the case. He’s also wonderful on his feet.” “He’s very fast, astute and commercial.” “He is excellent and very impressive…”
Chambers UK Bar 2021

“He is fiercely intelligent and as an opponent, formidable.”; “An outstanding barrister who has an unparalleled ability to analyse complex legal points and develop arguments which succeed in court.” He combines incisive analysis with a commercial approach. [H]as an intuitive understanding of the law and comes up with arguments that others would miss”; “Absolutely first-rate.”; “His written advocacy is brilliant and he can pick the right arguments and deliver them in a compelling and persuasive manner.”
Legal 500 2021

“A formidable lawyer.”; “Supremely intelligent, he gets to grips with things remarkably quickly and gives very practical advice.”; “He runs difficult arguments very effectively, he’s persuasive and has a great courtroom style.”; “He has a wonderful manner with experts and professional clients.”; “He is extremely well prepared, on top of complex and expert issues, and asks very incisive questions.”; “He is very intelligent, very happy to roll up his sleeves, quick to get to the heart of the issues and very approachable for a silk.”; “He’s very good at drilling down into what really matters in a case.”; “Has an ability to cut through difficult cases and give practical advice to a standard that is difficult to match. He is also very easy to work with and a brilliant advocate.”; “He has a very effective style of advocacy.”; “His expertise in conflict of laws and jurisdiction issues is unparalleled.”; “He is a natural first choice for any client with international litigation needs wanting a combination of cerebral flexibility and down-to-earth congeniality.”; “His attention to detail is terrific.”; “Highly intelligent, technically brilliant and very client-friendly. He is able to provide a very clear presentation on the most complex legal questions.”
Chambers UK Bar 2020

“Exceptionally bright and friendly.”; Go-to silk for jurisdictional issues.”; “An extremely impressive silk, he has a remarkable ability to explain complicated points in a concise and easy to understand manner. ’; “Wonderful leader and a very skilled advocate.”; “A much sought-after silk whose razor-sharp analysis is extremely popular with clients.”; “Very experienced and a brilliant advocate.”.
Legal 500 2020

“Fantastic strategically and terrific on his feet. He’s a super tactician who can focus on the big point and really sort the wheat from the chaff.”; “Incredibly intelligent.”; “Usually two to three steps ahead of others in analysing a situation.”; “Very calm and cool under pressure, he’s very good at aligning the client’s legal position and their commercial interests.”; “Highly intelligent, technically brilliant and client-friendly.”; “He has a strong, low-key manner. Very sensible and bright. Clients and solicitors love him.”; “Exceptionally bright and easy to work with. He is tactically astute and extremely user-friendly.”
Chambers UK Bar 2019

“He has a quick mind and is an intellectual powerhouse”; “an articulate advocate and a punchy pleader”; “a first-class authority on complicated jurisdictional matters”; “tenacious, confident, client friendly and able to pinpoint where the case should be directed to”; “he is outstanding”.
Legal 500 2018

“A barrister with a superb intellect, who has the ability to grasp and analyse issues incredibly quickly”; “An excellent advocate who is fantastic at thinking on his feet”; “A fantastic barrister who engages well with people and is thoughtful and clear”; “go-to specialist” for jurisdictional and conflict of laws issues”; “Highly intelligent, pragmatic and commercial, as well as very user-friendly”; “He is incredibly sharp and clients like him”; “His judgement is extremely sound”; “He is extremely bright [and] approachable”; “He’s great on his feet and you want him on your side”.
Chambers UK Bar 2018

“He thinks outside the box of points nobody else has.”; “His knowledge of the law is second to none.”; “Very impressive in his ability to make the complex simple and compelling.”; “He has immense legal knowledge, and is also approachable, friendly, hardworking and deeply committed.”; “The first port of call for anything jurisdiction related and extremely user friendly.”
Legal 500 2017

“An exceptionally intelligent man, who just gets things and runs with them”; “instantly inspires confidence. He is razor sharp in his analysis but down to earth with clients”; “extremely client-friendly, decisive in his views and very measured and sensible in his tactical advice”; “an excellent advocate who is extremely knowledgeable on international jurisdiction and conflicts issues”; “he has such a good brain, he has a really rapid grasp of the issues. His advocacy is great as well, he gets just the right tone”; “extremely bright and very on the ball”; “a hugely effective advocate, who’s likeable and knows which points to take and which not to pedal so hard.”
Chambers UK Bar 2017

“His phenomenal brain and commercial sense make him a leading light”, “one of the hidden secrets of the Bar; he is astute, bright and has an easy manner with the judges”, “Pragmatic, commercial, and very user-friendly.”
Legal 500 2016

“He’s phenomenally talented but also very approachable, very clear with his advice and technically brilliant”; “well regarded and good on his feet; a persuasive and fluent advocate”;” delightful to work with and very impressive as he’s hard-working and has good judgement.” “He is bright, approachable and very responsive.”; “extremely effective.”; “He gives very good advice which cuts through the detail – he is able to distil his advice down in a way that lay people can understand”; “Technically excellent and a pleasure to work with.”
Chambers UK Bar 2016

“Elegant and persuasive presentation both orally and in writing.”; ‘technically brilliant.”
Legal 500 2015

“Top name”, “a joy to work with”; “great advocate”; “very sharp”, “personable” and “an excellent team player.”
Who’s Who Legal 2015

“Extraordinarily impressive and is sensible and incredibly persuasive in court”, “polite and charming to be against and an intellectual heavyweight”; “a very well-regarded commercial silk”; “really good on his feet”; “terrific, very reliable, very clever and very focused”; “superb lawyer who is clever, erudite and also incredibly user-friendly. He wears his learning lightly, and you can ask him anything”; “a phenomenal legal brain, who slices up any problem, produces a solution and then argues it to the end of the earth”; “able to respond quickly to every question or query thrown at him”; “clever and precise”; “intelligent, calm and measured”; “attracts consistent praise from market commentators for his intellectual ability and user-friendliness”; “somehow always persuade[s] the judge. He just always nails what the issues are and is very impressive.”
Chambers UK Bar 2015

“Extremely bright, unflappable and highly competent.”
Legal 500 2014

“Extremely bright and practical”; “very user-friendly”; “praised for his clarity in Court”; “there is nothing he cannot answer”; “brilliant at the paperwork and a real team player”; “on the technical side, I havent come across a brighter barrister”; “gives exceptionally good advice”; “Provides rapid turnaround and very pragmatic advice”; “approachable and down to earth”; Solicitors like him as “he will take a pragmatic view on a case and always has a commercial view with the client in mind.”
Chambers UK Bar 2014

“Excellent on his feet, and able to organise his thoughts so that the court can follow his argument”; “very intelligent”; “technically excellent”; “very approachable”; and “academic in his thinking, but with a sound, commercial sense.”
Legal 500 2013

“Intellectually brilliant,” “very disciplined in his advocacy” and someone who exhibits “assurance beyond his years”; wins plaudits from all quarters for his “lateral thinking and impressive performances in court”; market observers were effusive in their praise. “Possesses an unbelievable knowledge of procedure in an astonishing number of different jurisdictions.” Rated “a fantastic advocate,” he “is logical and persuasive” and presents complex matters to the court in an easy-to-digest way.
Chambers UK Bar 2013

“Extremely keen legal mind”; “commercial in his approach, very friendly and wholly accessible”.
Legal 500 2012

“Charming, formidably bright and extremely pragmatic”; “Dispense[s] commercial, practical and user-friendly advice”; “approachable, articulate and clever”; “always knows the answer”.
Chambers UK Bar 2012

“Outstanding”. “Very bright and a quick thinker”.
Legal 500 2011

“Standout junior”; “an exceptionally clever advocate who is excellent on jurisdictional points”; “grasp[s] both the key legal points and the commercial imperative”; “willingness to think creatively in order to keep his clients on the front foot”; “quick-witted, clear and a joy to work with”.
Chambers UK Bar 2011

“Incredibly bright, responsive, practical, concise and user friendly”.
Legal 500 2010

“Hugely bright junior”; “technically immaculate and calm under fire”; “just so able and impressive”; “knows the law inside out”.
Chambers UK Bar 2010

Legal 500 2009

“Incredibly switched on”; “really knows his subject”.
Chambers UK Bar 2009

Legal 500 2008

“His drafts are bloody good, and his advice is always accurate” and “he can place his knowledge in a commercial context”.
Chambers UK Bar 2008

Legal 500 2007

“Impresses solicitors as exceptionally bright and wonderful to deal with”.
Legal 500 2006

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