3 Verulam Buildings

Chancery: Commercial Department

London (Bar)
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3 Verulam Buildings is particularly well regarded for its handling of commercial chancery litigation involving complex elements of banking and financial services law. Members are also well versed in civil fraud and insolvency disputes, and are regularly called upon to appear in major litigation arising in several international and offshore jurisdictions. Standout cases recently undertaken by the set include the defence of Barclays Bank in a high-profile dispute concerning Barclays' £5.8 billion capital raising.

Client service: "The clerks there are excellent and very helpful - they know what's going on in the instruction and are always sensible and reasonable on fees." Stephen Penson and Stuart Pullum are the senior practice managers.


Adrian Beltrami QC

Strengths: "He's a huge talent - you could trust Adrian with literally anything. He is exceptional."


Ali Malek QC

Strengths: "A very, very strong silk - he's an exceptional advocate." "A very practical barrister."


Ewan McQuater QC

Strengths: "He is fantastic - his style and analysis are excellent." "A thoughtful barrister."


Farhaz Khan

Strengths: "He combines intellect and commercial sense, and is incredibly bright."


Jamie Riley QC

Strengths: "A confident and practical young silk." "He is a terribly good advocate."


Peter de Verneuil Smith QC

Strengths: "He is very clear in his advice." "A calm and authoritative advocate. He's very measured."


Philip Hinks

Strengths: "Very helpful and insightful."