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Erskine Chambers

Dispute Resolution

3 ranked barristersBand 5UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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Stands out for its considerable strength in litigation, and has an experienced silk bench capable of handling multi-jurisdictional disputes. Its barristers have a strong track record in the market, as evidenced by their involvement in JSC BTA Bank v Ablyazov, a fraud case commenced in 2009, which, over time, has seen judgments of over USD4.5 billion handed down in the bank's favour. Another recent highlight has seen the barristers act as counsel for the defence in a GBP1.5 billion fraud claim brought by SKAT, the Danish tax authority. Barristers here remain a popular choice among clients, who state: "They always finds a solution to the problem."

Client service:

"The quality of the clerking service is impressive." Chris Reade and Mark Swallow are the senior clerks.

Strengths:

Andrew Thompson QC
"He is incredibly sharp and astute." "Andrew is thoroughly good at company law and is quietly confident as an advocate."
Recent work: Acted for a defendant bank in a case brought by SKAT, the Danish tax authorities, who allege that it, and numerous other defendants, were involved in a multi-jurisdictional fraud totalling GBP1.5 billion.

Strengths:

David Chivers QC
"Gets to the heart of the case." "He always comes up with really clever solutions, and his advice is always spot on first time."
Recent work: Acted for Skandanaviska Ensiklda Banken, which was sued by the liquidators of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund for the recovery of USD9 million in alleged preferential payments.

Strengths:

James Potts QC
"He is bright and easy to deal with." "James is responsive and commercial."
Recent work: Acted in Axio Data Group Holdings v UBMG, a circa GBP20 million contractual dispute.

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Silks (QC)

UK

Dispute Resolution: Commercial


Andrew Thompson QC
Band 4
David Chivers QC
Band 4
James Potts QC
Band 3