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Business & Property Barrister Joins Trinity


Chris Hegarty is the latest barrister to join Trinity Chambers' growing Business & Property team.

Chris deals with disputes involving businesses and individuals across a range of commercial, civil and Chancery issues. Chris qualified as a solicitor in 2010, and became a solicitor-advocate in 2014. As a former solicitor Chris has a pragmatic approach to litigation, able to assist at every stage from the initial assessment all the way to trial and enforcement.

Chris is particularly interested in cases involving allegations of professional negligence. He recognisies that given the imbalance in information between a client and their adviser, early specialist advice is vital. Chris’ most recent work has had him take three major investment mis-selling cases to the High Court as solicitor, Adams v Carey, Jackson v Leslie & Nuding and Worthing v Lloyds. Chris has successfully resolved a significant number of cases before trial, deploying mediation and negotiation skills effectively and strategically.Before the interest rate hedging product scandal broke, Chris was pursuing one of the first cases. Following this Chris has taken on many cases against financial professionals.

Before specialising in professional negligence work, Chris dealt with a broad range of commercial litigation cases, ranging from a defective yacht, to commercial landlord issues, construction disputes and mis-selling of foreign property.

Chris also has a personal injury practice and is always keen to assist in cases where individuals have suffered serious injury and has particular experience of travel accident cases involving issues of choice of law, choice of jurisdiction and the practicalities of successfully pursuing a foreign insurer or defendant and recovering compensation.

As a solicitor through the costs regime revolution, Chris is well-placed to deal with contested Costs and Case Management Conferences and interlocutory hearings.

Chris has his own website  containing a range of regularly updated resources, articles and case studies with a particular focus on financial services related disputes. As well as Trinity's Business and Property team, Chris will also be joining Chambers' Costs and Personal Injury teams.

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