In this chapter, 74 silks and 27 juniors are highlighted for their excellent work representing domestic and international clients in sophisticated banking and finance disputes.
Most highly regarded:
Fountain Court Chambers stands out with 16 silks highlighted.
Richard Handyside QC is “highly rated” as a “terrific courtroom performer” who excels in banking and finance disputes.
Patrick Goodall QC possesses a sterling reputation for his first-rate work on a range of banking and finance cases.
David Railton QC is “highly regarded” as “one of the most formidable advocates at the commercial bar” and a “scary opponent” in complex banking disputes.
Bankim Thanki QC is acclaimed for his top-tier advocacy in cross-border finance disputes.
The “excellent” Rosalind Phelps QC “commands a very strong reputation” as a fierce and thorough cross-examiner in high-stakes banking cases.
One Essex Court receives 13 listings.
David Wolfson QC is a “massive name for banking work” who “knows his way around all of the financial instruments you come across”. He is renowned for being “fantastic in court” and “excellent at articulating complex arguments”.
Sonia Tolaney QC is “a cut above everyone else” and “one of the biggest names at the banking bar” according to impressed sources.
Laurence Rabinowitz QC has built up an impressive banking and finance practice, earning acclaim as “a total star of the bar” with an exceptional understanding of the field.
Daniel Toledano QC is “simply fantastic” claim peers who highlight his “calm presence in the courtroom”.
Conall Patton QC enjoys widespread praise for his profound expertise in commercial banking disputes.
Orlando Gledhill QC is “among the best junior silks at the bar”. His “knowledge of the financial markets and technical details” along with his “surgical dissection of expert evidence in cross-examination” make him a go-to for banking and finance cases.
3 Verulam Buildings achieves an impressive 14 listings this year.
The “excellent” Adrian Beltrami QC is recognised as a “hardworking, extremely clever and well-experienced silk” who an array of clients rely on for domestic and international finance disputes.
Ewan McQuater QC is a “vastly experienced advocate” who sources highly highlight as “a very hardworking individual” with a fine track record in banking and finance litigation.
Andrew Onslow QC continues to impress in our research, thanks to his “brilliant, authoritative and measured style” in high-stakes international banking disputes.
David Quest QC stands out as a “detail-oriented” and “flexible-minded” silk with enormous experience in financial cases.
Brick Court Chambers receives eight nominations.
Mark Howard QC earns plaudits as “one of the biggest names at the commercial bar” and is heralded as a “brilliant cross-examiner”.
Simon Salzedo QC is a “clever and careful barrister”, distinguished by his “very persuasive and methodical approach” to complex banking and financial fraud disputes.
Tim Lord QC is a “standout barrister” who “dominates the banking market” and is a “real fighter you can rely on in big banking trials” with one peer adding, “You would certainly want him on your side when going against a bank.”
Helen Davies QC is a “very well-regarded silk”, recognised for her in-depth experience representing financial institutions in high-value claims.
Joe Smouha QC with Essex Court Chambers enjoys a “big reputation” in the banking and finance space as a “clever, capable and very good advocate”.
Robin Dicker QC of South Square stands out as a “very strong, effective and authoritative figure” who takes a “well-prepared and measured approach” to insolvency and finance disputes.
At 7 King’s Bench Walk, Jonathan Gaisman QC sits “among the very best silks in the field” thanks to his “super brain and powerful advocacy”.
Richard Hill QC at 4 Stone Buildings is an “excellent barrister”, revered for his exceptional work litigating in cross-border banking and insolvency disputes.
Fountain Court Chambers achieves eight listings this year.
Richard Power is “a very promising junior” say peers who laud his top-notch banking and finance practice.
The “excellent” Rupert Allen is touted as “one of the best juniors out there” by impressed respondents who commend his expansive understanding of international banking, investment and regulatory law.
James Duffy has amassed a stellar reputation for his extensive experience representing multinational banks in large-scale disputes.
David Murray wins acclaim for his encyclopaedic knowledge of financial regulation.
Nik Yeo is a renowned litigator, well known for his first-class work in tech, finance and fintech disputes.
One Essex Court sees five juniors highlighted.
Alexander Polley is a “brilliant” advocate who is regularly engaged in leading banking and finance cases.
James MacDonald is endorsed for his top-drawer practice which encompasses complex cross-border banking and finance disputes.
Sebastian Isaac is an “excellent, hardworking and very clever junior” who is “highly rated” for his expertise in banking and finance litigation.
The “excellent” Richard Eschwege of Brick Court Chambers “has a brilliant legal mind, allied to a tenacious and rigorous approach to forensic aspects of big-ticket litigation”. He is held in high esteem for his “immense intellect and great judgement”.
Craig Morrison is noted as a “tremendously intellectual junior” with broad expertise in banking, oil and gas and insurance litigation.
Farhaz Khan at 3 Verulam Buildings is highlighted for his significant experience in cross-border financial services and regulatory disputes.
Michael Lazarus is renowned for his outstanding work in high-value banking and finance disputes.
Gregory Denton-Cox of 4 Stone Buildings is a “very highly regarded and fluent advocate”, sought after by trustees, noteholders and other financial institutions for his deep expertise in the field.