Profile submitted by Gary Lidington
Gary Lidington specialises in the full range of commercial and commercial chancery disputes, including related professional negligence disputes, both in the English Courts and in arbitration. His commercial work includes sale and supply of goods and services, banking and financial services, partnership, commercial agency and insurance matters, much of which has a strong fraud or multi-jurisdictional element. He is also experienced in the full range of company and insolvency disputes. He also has a growing oil and gas practice. He is known for his practical, commercially-minded and client focused approach.
COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association.
Notable cases include: Courtwood Holdings v Woodley Properties Limited (£30M civil fraud claim); BP Oil International Limited v Bankers Petroleum Albania Limited ($54M breach of oil supply contract claim); a $440M UNCITRAL arbitration in the oil industry; Tullow Oil Ltd v Heritage Oil & Gas Limited  EWHC 1656 ($303M indemnity claim); Bank of Scotland v Pereira & Pain  EWCA Civ 241 (leading authority on setting aside judgment/appealing when a party does not turn up to trial); Close Invoice Finance Ltd v Pile  1 FLR 873 (relevance of Art 8 ECHR to enforcement of charging orders); Dartmouth Court Blackheath Ltd v Berisworth Ltd  EWHC 350.