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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."
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."