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Fountain Court

Set in the iconic location of Fountain Court in the Middle Temple, the chambers has a distinguished reputation for being a set of practitioners that excel in multiple practice areas. It is most “eminent” in banking and finance and is particularly known for being a favourite among magic circle law firms. It is represented in this edition through 45 listings in seven practice areas.

The set has an eminent banking and finance practice, with 21 practitioners featured in our listings. Richard Handyside QC is “very articulate” and has been involved in many high-profile cases where his “sharp intellect” and “personable approach” are highly appreciated. Bankim Thanki QC is a “great advocate” who is also a “favourite among clients”. Ben Valentin QC gives “unsurpassed advice” on complex cases and is “renowned” for being a “key player” in the sector. Raymond Cox QC is recognised for his “concise and analytical approach” and “ability to communicate facts clearly”. Andrew Mitchell QC is considered “impressive, persuasive and unflappable” by peers and clients alike. Adam Zellick is the “top choice” for his extensive experience in multiparty, expert intensive, high-value cases. James Cutress is regarded for being a “pleasure to work with” and for delivering an “impeccable service” to clients.

The “immensely talented” Timothy Howe QC is a “true star at the bar” who excels in both domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration matters. He also features in our fraud civil, insurance and reinsurance and energy and natural resources listings. Similarly Patrick Goodall QC appears as “eminent” in banking and finance, and insurance and reinsurance, Michael Brindle QC is a “leading player” in banking and finance, fraud civil and professional negligence, and David Railton QC is “outstanding” in banking and finance, fraud civil, and insurance and reinsurance. Michael Crane provides “excellent advice” in a “friendly and responsive manner” on matters of banking and finance, as well as aviation and travel.

The firm also has a commendable fraud civil practice. Charles Béar QC is “highly accomplished” and is “renowned for providing creative solutions”. He is also recognised in the area of labour and employment. Alongside him, Stephen Rubin QC is a “strong advocate” who is “highly sought-after” by clients, while Simon Browne-Wilkinson QC is a “trusted adviser” with “true expertise” and a “poised manner”.

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