Legal Notices

Who I am

Yes, I am a barrister and I am regulated by the Bar Standards Board, but – unless you have formally engaged me through your solicitor and/or my clerks – I am not your barrister.

This is a repository of my occasional thoughts and is not intended to provide either general or specific legal advice and may not be relied upon as such.

If you need legal advice please contact a lawyer who can help you with your problem. If you don’t know of any then you can find a solicitor through or a barrister through or my own chambers, Trinity Chambers has more than 70 barristers at

Where I have set out my views on the law, these are my views and cannot be relied upon to be accurate or complete as at any point in time, any such posts are for my own benefit and may rely upon unstated assumptions. I accept no liability for any reliance placed upon any post or material on this site.

© Chris Hegarty 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of any content contained on this blog without my express permission  is strictly prohibited. Excerpts or links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to me with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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I am undertake work in civil and commercial litigation, including on a direc

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My full privacy notice in respect of legal work and formal disclosures may be found at my Chambers’ website – or by contacting my clerk on 0191 232 1927