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UK Bar 2022
London (Bar) Financial Crime
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Band 4

9 Ranked Lawyers

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Financial Crime - London (Bar)
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Band 4

Fountain Court Chambers houses a strong bench of barristers who are experienced in the handling of a wide range of financial crime cases. The set is a top choice for for both domestic and international banks seeking advice or representation, and its members are also routinely instructed by individual clients and prosecutors such as the SFO and the FCA. Areas of expertise for the team include high-value cases involving allegations of money laundering, bribery and fraud.

Client service

"The clerks are very good at finding the person for the right case." "​Everyone on the clerking team is accommodating and commercially minded." Alex Taylor is the senior clerk.

Richard Lissack KC
Richard Lissack KC is an adroit silk who is sought out to advise companies as well as individuals and employees on matters such as rate rigging, corporate transactional fraud and false accounting allegations. Sources are enthusiastic about his practical and business-friendly ethos and clear presentation skills. He boasts a particularly impressive base of blue-chip clients in the financial services industry, providing counsel on overlapping criminal and regulatory matters. Lissack is noted for his expertise in international investigations.
"He is so charming and has an enormous brain. He's also good humoured and fun to work with." "A leading advocate with good judgement."

Acted for Fraser Fisher, the former CEO of Redcentric. Mr Fisher and two others were prosecuted by the FCA for false and misleading statements to the market.

Eleanor Davison
Eleanor Davison is a strong team player with superb communication skills who provides high-quality input under challenging conditions. She has an impressive record of counselling clients from the financial services industry facing multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency investigations. Her areas of expertise include market manipulation and money laundering allegations.
"Has strong analytical skills and is very good with clients." "She has excellent judgement."

Robin Barclay KC
Robin Barclay KC is known for his expedient strategic advice, practical approach and provision of great client service. His practice sees him advising on corporate regulatory compliance matters as well as white-collar crime cases concerning bribery, corruption, money laundering and market manipulation. He is well versed in the defence of financial services clients before the FCA, and also wins instructions from corporate clients in a wide variety of industries and cases.
"His encyclopedic knowledge of this area of law, coupled with his positive and robust approach, makes corporate and executive clients feel at ease in some of the most testing cases."

Nicholas Medcroft KC
Nicholas Medcroft KC is a highly experienced barrister who is well versed in representing significant financial institutions in investigations brought by the SFO and FCA. He frequently handles cases relating to money laundering and tax fraud as well as regulatory failure. His practice builds on complementary expertise in professional discipline, and he has a strong record of arguing cases before the Financial Reporting Council.
"A really good strategic thinker." "He is an absolute specialist in financial crime. His advice is very digestible, client-friendly, pragmatic and commercial."

Acted for three Cayman Islands entities in a claim against a London prime broker, for fraud. The claimants sought the return of £12 million in fees after the broker failed to detect that their investments were being funnelled into a Ponzi-like fraud.

Tamara Oppenheimer KC
Tamara Oppenheimer KC is a well-regarded junior silk who is regularly instructed in complex and high-profile financial crime cases involving privilege issues. Her clients include major corporations, and she has experience appearing in the Court of Appeal.
"A go-to person for difficult privilege issues - she is really clever."

Acted for ENRC in Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources, the appeal against the judgment that had rejected ENRC's claim for litigation privilege and legal advice privilege over various categories of documents created in the course of an internal investigation.

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London (Bar)

Financial Crime

Richard Lissack KC
Richard Lissack KC
Star Individuals
Robin Barclay KC
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Robin Barclay KC
4
Band 4
Financial Crime: Corporates

Richard Lissack KC
1
Richard Lissack KC
1
Band 1
2
Nicholas Medcroft KC
2
Band 2
Robin Barclay KC
2
Robin Barclay KC
2
Band 2
Tamara Oppenheimer KC
2
Tamara Oppenheimer KC
2
Band 2
Financial Crime: Private Prosecutions

Richard Lissack KC
Richard Lissack KC
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Juniors

London (Bar)

Financial Crime

Eleanor Davison
3
Eleanor Davison
3
Band 3
Financial Crime: Corporates

Eleanor Davison
1
Eleanor Davison
1
Band 1