Fountain Court houses talented commercial litigators at all levels of seniority. Its barristers are regulars in the highest-value and most eye-catching cases of the day, routinely appearing in the Commercial Court, Financial List and Chancery Division. Although best known for their skill in banking and finance cases, they undertake a truly broad sweep of work and have involvement in major matters across the commercial spectrum. Recent examples of significant cases handled include: Law Debenture v Ukraine, The ECU Group Plc v HSBC Bank UK, Crown Prosecution Service v Aquila Advisory Limited, and The Ingenious Litigation. Commentators state: "The depth of expertise is second to none - they are leaders in their fields."
"Fountain Court has a super 'front of house' that provides excellent service. It really is a powerhouse in every respect."
"The universally respected and extremely popular Alex Taylor leads a team of enormously helpful clerks."
Sian Huckett wins praise for her commerciality and ability to foster really good relationships with solicitors, while Luke Diebelius is applauded for being "incredibly responsive and helpful."
The set as a whole is "noted for giving a lot back to firms in terms of training."
On the marketing front Helen Griffiths is recognised for "expertly showcasing the very evident talent on offer."
"Edward combines an impressive legal mind with an understanding of his client's commercial needs."
"Edward is extremely responsive and always adds value by finding innovative solutions."
"Bankim is an outstanding advocate. It's obvious the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal respect what he has to say and listen carefully."
"A star individual with no shortcomings."
"He has a first-rate intellect, is breathtakingly hard-working and is always superbly well prepared. Bankim is an excellent cross-examiner in an unshowy but highly effective way."
"Simon already operates on the level of a KC and can handle large and complex cases by himself."
"Simon is very strong in the most complex commercial claims."
"He is excellent at providing input on the strategy, but also at homing in on the detail."
"Anneliese is a leading light in this area - she is very thorough and knows the law inside out."
"She has an impressive way of forming strategy to address new and changing developments in a case."
"Anneliese is a fantastic advocate and has a very good way of presenting a complicated case in an accessible manner."