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Terry is ranked as a leading silk in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. He is renowned as being “a real star in court” (Legal 500) and commended by Chambers & Partners as being “compelling as an advocate and excellent at focusing on the points most damaging to the other side”.
Terence Bergin KC is a highly regarded commercial barrister with over 30 years specialist experience acting and advising in commercial disputes. His broad commercial practice encompasses all aspects of contractual disputes across multiple industry sectors. His practice includes technology and telecoms, with blockchain, crypto-assets, e-commerce and fintech. His cases are often high value and involve technically complex points of law.
Terence has a notable commercial practice. He has expertise in all aspects of the interpretation of contracts (with particular reference to limitation of liability, exclusion clauses, Unfair Contract Terms Act), the issues arising out of delay and disruption claims, contractual and informal variations, scope creep and outsourcing. He regularly advises on termination issues including the obtaining or resisting of injunctive relief.
Terence has extensive experience of all aspects of commercial contractual disputes, involving for example breach of warranty, guarantees, supply of goods and services, agency, and franchising. This also includes the protection of confidential information and employee / director civil fraud
Terence has extensive specialist experience and expertise in Tech and Telecoms. He is increasingly instructed on disputes in the blockchain / cryptocurrency space, particularly involving fraud, E-commerce and Fintech matters.
He is frequently instructed in relation to the obtaining or resisting of injunctive relief, often mandatory. He advises and appears in complex applications for pre-action and specific disclosure.
He has appeared in many of the most important cases relating to the supply of computer and related systems, some of which have established or clarified the principles which underpin this branch of the law.
He works for suppliers and users. His clients have included major and international IT suppliers, Government departments, major software houses, national retailers, public transport providers, local authorities, leading and international telecoms providers.
His cases have involved many different types of technology and software, such as e-Government; flight booking; metals trading front and back-office; telecoms network management; web-crawling; vehicle tracking; benefits administration; and stock-broking transaction settlement.
He has very good technical understanding and maintains a keen interest in developments in technology, allowing him to understand the complexities of all manner of systems. He gets quickly and efficiently to the heart of complex factual and legal disputes and seeks always to provide a commercial rather than purely legal analysis.
In addition to supply disputes, he has also acted or advised in many matters involving communications (regulatory, contractual and wayleave disputes), the licensing of software, and various aspects of e-commerce and internet publishing, including domain name disputes and data protection.
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