In this year’s chapter, 70 silks and 30 juniors are highlighted for their expertise in a range of banking and finance disputes.
Most highly regarded
Fountain Court Chambers sees 15 silks highlighted.
The established Richard Handyside QC is a “very bright, careful and measured advocate” in complex high-profile financial disputes.
David Railton QC is “very effective and very good” in banking and finance work. He has cemented his status as a “real heavyweight” and a “real authority” at the Bar.
Patrick Goodall QC is lauded for his “excellent all-round” adeptness to banking, finance and commercial disputes.
Bankim Thanki QC “absolutely” deserves to be on the list for his “excellent” handling of complex disputes in the finance services sector.
Rosalind Phelps QC wins praise as a “tenacious advocate” with a wide array of “notable skills” that make her a “great opponent” on complex cases.
Timothy Howe QC is a “very bright” advocate who comes highly recommended for his expertise and extensive knowledge in banking and financial disputes.
One Essex Court performs well in this chapter with 11 listings.
David Wolfson QC is widely considered a truly “excellent advocate”and “extremely good” when appearing in front of the Supreme Court.
Laurence Rabinowitz QC is a “top lawyer” and “universally” considered one of the “biggest names in the field”.
The “excellent” Daniel Toledano QC is a “reliable” figure at the Bar, renowned both domestically and internationally for his “very strong” banking and finance practice.
Sonia Tolaney QC is a “brilliant” and truly “sophisticated” advocate. She excels in using her “technical” mindset on complex financial disputes.
Orlando Gledhill QC is a “tenacious and effective advocate”, an “outstanding draftsmen” and a “very good cross-examiner”.
Stephen Auld QC is applauded as “very experienced” and “formidable” for his excellence across an array of contentious financial proceedings.
3 Verulam Buildings excels in this chapter with 13 listings.
The “excellent” Adrian Beltrami QC is a “very clever and very experienced” advocate with a deep knowledge of the banking sector.
The experienced Ewan McQuater QC is “truly excellent, very mature and careful” in his work on financial disputes.
David Quest QC wins high praise as an “extremely clever” and “flexibly minded” silk.
The “engaging and straight-talking” Andrew Onslow QC has a wealth of expertise when dealing with civil and criminal banking and finance matters.
Richard Edwards QC has established himself as a “very significant” name among market commentators for his “excellent” work on banking disputes.
Nine leading silks are highlighted from Brick Court Chambers here.
Tim Lord QC is a significant member of one of the “best banking practices at the bar”, renowned for his “very successful” record in banking disputes.
Mark Howard QC is a “leading” advocate who “excels in cross-examination”. His excellence in commercial and banking matters makes him a “standout” name.
Mark Hapgood QC is an “impressive” advocate, with an “excellent reputation” for his success on “high-profile finance disputes”.
Simon Salzedo QC is an “exceptional” advocate, who has established himself as a “big name” in “technical accounting matters”.
The “brilliant” Andrew Henshaw QC is widely considered as being a “very impressive” and “very authoritative” advocate.
Robert Miles QC of 4 Stone Buildings is “amazing and very smooth”, and thinks very carefully”. He is capable of thinking “very well on his feet” and is “strongly rated” in the market.
Jonathan Crow QC is an “excellent advocate” with a “thorough” and “experienced” outlook on banking disputes.
Joe Smouha QC of Essex Court Chambers is a “star” who is “great to work with” and “definitely” earns his place on the list.
Robin Dicker QC of South Square is a “very experienced” and “outstanding” silk, with a deep knowledge of commercial work and financial services-related disputes.
Fountain Court Chambers performs well in this chapter with nine listed.
The “very strong” Laura John is a “star” of the Bar, consistently “improving even further with seniority”.
Richard Power is a truly “excellent” and “highly recommended” junior with an “exceptionally pleasant” manner.
The “very knowledgeable” James Duffy is a highly praised “technical” practitioner, who “absolutely deserves” to be on the list.
Alex Barden has an “outstanding” reputation in complex financial matters and is especially renowned as being highly adept at financial litigation.
Adam Sher is a top-tier junior who peers would “really recommend for banking” matters.
One Essex Court see five leading juniors listed in our guide this year.
James MacDonald is of the “highest standard”. He is excellent “even under the most pressurised circumstances” and is “very effective at cross examination”.
The established Jamie Goldsmith is an “incredible” junior, highly capable of handling international litigation within the banking sphere.
Sandy Phipps is known for his “excellent analytical skills” and consistently “provides excellent advice” for clients on complex financial litigation.
Brick Court Chambers see four juniors included here.
Richard Eschwege has an “unbelievable work ethic”, provides “brilliant judgement”, and always ensures he “earns the client the right result”.
Tony Singla is an “astute, independent thinker” who is regarded as being absolutely “fantastic to work with”.
Craig Morrison is both “very clever and very easy to work with” and impresses clients and peers alike with his “hardworking and excellent team skills”.
Oliver Jones is a “known expert on high-value commercial cases”, matching his “incredible intellect” with “wisdom well beyond his years”.
At 3 Verulam Buildings, Farhaz Khan possesses “excellent drafting and communication skills” as well as a wealth of “experience and understanding of the banking industry”.
Adam Kramer is renowned for his “outstanding advocacy and legal knowledge”, excelling even on high-profile banking disputes.