Darragh is a much sought-after commercial barrister combining approachability with sensible, pragmatic advice and effective advocacy.
Prior to joining the Bar, Darragh worked for Goldman Sachs in London where he was involved in benchmark debt and equity capital markets transactions.
Darragh has a very busy commercial litigation practice with specific emphasis upon domestic and international contractual disputes, insolvency, civil fraud as well as digital asset recovery.
Darragh has extensive experience of contentious insolvency matters. He is frequently instructed in the Business and Property Courts in respect of complex claims concerning antecedent transactions and breaches of directors’ fiduciary and statutory duties.
He is ranked in Band 1 of Chambers and Partners for Cryptocurrency Disputes having been instructed in the one of the leading reported cases to recognise that digital assets such as Bitcoin could constitute property for the purposes of English law.
In 2009, Darragh was called to the Bar of the Republic of Ireland. He is regularly instructed in cross-border Commercial and Insolvency matters.
Darragh was appointed as a Guest Teacher in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics for the academic year 2019/2020, teaching advanced Commercial Contract Law.
Terms of Business
In the absence of written agreement to the contrary, Darragh Connell accepts instructions on the Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2020 (as updated from time to time and referred to in the BSB Handbook). A link to those terms can be found here.