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Richard Liddell

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Rick’s commercial dispute resolution experience includes freezing injunctions and pre-action disclosure applications.

He was awarded a first in International Commercial Litigation whilst at Cambridge University and is particularly interested in the finance of international trade and has experience of claims involving conflict of laws.

He undertakes a wide range of commercial work, including general commercial litigation, sale of goods, product liability, partnership disputes and commercial contract claims.

Recent and ongoing cases include:

  • Acting for one of the IFAs (Part 20 Defendant) in The Innovator Litigation.
  • Acted for The Attorney General to the Prince of Wales in a multi-million pound claim that arose out of the explosion at the Buncefield oil depot.
  • Represented the manufacturer and supplier of chain links in a claim for damages brought against it by a specialist manufacturer of mooring systems (used in fish farms) in respect of substantial losses suffered as a result of the fractures of chain links.
  • Represented a partnership P (specialising in licensing sports programming and products to third party broadcasters and DVD distributors) in a commercial contract dispute relating to the distribution of a DVD series previewing the 2006 FIFAWorld Cup.
  • Acted as junior counsel (led by Sue Carr QC) for a specialist provider of veterinary services for the commercial poultry industry in a sale of goods and professional liability claim concerning the supply of a vaccine.
  • Defending a share warranty claim.
  • Represented a large auction house in a claim involving the conversion of a number of drawings of L S Lowry.
  • The multi-party litigation that ensued following the collapse of The Accident Group.

Rick is a member of the Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR).