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South Square

Banking & Finance

6 ranked barristersBand 3London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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South Square remains a popular choice for clients seeking assistance with a broad spectrum of financial matters. The set is noted for its prowess in insolvency-related disputes, with barristers regularly bringing their expertise to bear in major domestic and international litigation. Members of chambers are also highly proficient at advising on claims of fraud, bribery and debt recovery. A recent high-profile case involved acting for Primeo Fund in relation to a USD2 billion claim against HSBC arising out of the Madoff fraud. Commentators report: "Everyone is incredibly user-friendly."

Client service:

Mike Killick and Dylan Playfoot are the senior practice managers. "The clerks handle things well. They are good on fees and responsive." "They do a good job of helping be a point of contact with the courts."

Strengths:

Daniel Bayfield QC
Daniel Bayfield QC is an impressive performer who is an expert in both banking and insolvency cases. He has been advising the administrators of the key UK Lehman Brotherscompanies, appearing for the administrators of LBIE in almost of all of the major Lehman proceedings since 2008.
"He is very thorough." "He is extremely commercial, practical, very user-friendly and easy to communicate with."
Recent work: Acted for the joint administrators of MF Global (UK) in a claim brought by Deutsche Bank against MF Global for an indemnity.

Strengths:

David Allison QC
David Allison QC is noted for handling the most complex of cases, he is highly adept at handling matters relating to mis-selling claims, asset and bond disputes and derivative issues. He frequently acts in cases with offshore aspects, sometimes involving the courts of the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and the Middle East.
"He is always very professional, very on top of things and super impressive."
Recent work: Acted for Adare Finance in its claim against Yellowstone Capital Management for repayment of banking facilities lent to finance the acquisition of a luxury hotel in Jerusalem.

Strengths:

Georgina Peters
Georgina Peters is a promising junior with expertise in acting for a wide range of domestic and international banks and financial institutions. She acts both led and unled in cases concerning swaps disputes, ISDA-related matters and securitisation issues.
"On a complex matter, everyone in the room wanted to know what Georgina was thinking." "She is always calm, highly focused, and works with an intensity that inspires total confidence."
Recent work: Acted in a successful application to sanction a distribution plan for assets valued at over £900 million.

Strengths:

Jeremy Goldring QC
Jeremy Goldring QC is an accomplished advocate with a strong reputation in a number of fields including company law, insolvency, and banking and finance. His practice in the last of these focuses primarily on issues related to loans, securitisation and derivatives. He frequently acts in cases in offshore jurisdictions.
"He is exceedingly pleasant to work with and very good."
Recent work: Acted for a secured lender in a dispute with a sponsor about the administration of a property development entity.

Strengths:

Robin Dicker QC
Robin Dicker QC is an outstanding advocate with a particularly strong reputation for handling the most significant and high-value restructuring and insolvency disputes, including those arising in the banking industry. He is also widely regarded as one of the leading silks in company law and is a regular in the largest offshore cases. Dicker acts for a wide array of major banks and financial institutions.
"He is always in demand and impressive in court." "He is one of the best forensic barristers."

Strengths:

Tom Smith QC
Tom Smith QC is an accomplished silk with expertise in a wide array of financial and insolvency disputes at all levels of court, both domestic and offshore. He is experienced in handling issues for funds, liquidators, asset managers and other financial institutions.
"He is a commanding presence, highly intellectual and all over the detail." "He provides clear and straightforward advice. He is very approachable and easy to work with."
Recent work: Acted for Primeo Fund, a Madoff feeder fund, in relation to a USD2 billion claim against its former administrator and custodian, HSBC.

Banking & Finance

South Square

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Location

3-4 South Square

Gray's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Banking & Finance


Daniel Bayfield QC
Band 4
David Allison QC
Band 3
Jeremy Goldring QC
Band 3
Robin Dicker QC
Band 1
Tom Smith QC
Band 2

Juniors

London (Bar)

Banking & Finance


Georgina Peters
Band 3