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Head of Chambers: Bankim Thanki QC
Senior Clerk: Alex Taylor
Head of Administration: Julie Parker
Tenants: 91

THE CHAMBERS Fountain Court is a long-established and leading set of commercial barristers’ chambers. Based in Temple, London, close to the Royal Courts of Justice, Fountain Court is at the forefront of financial and commercial dispute resolution. Commonly described as a ‘magic circle’ set, chambers comprises 91 barristers, 42 of whom are silks. Members’ knowledge ranges in relation to practice areas, experience and spoken languages, enabling clerks to put forward experienced barristers for a large range of enquiries and disputes. Much of the work undertaken by Fountain Court Chambers is international in nature.

WORK UNDERTAKEN Members are recognised leaders in the fields of Administrative & Public Law, Aviation & Travel; Banking & Finance; Civil Fraud; Commercial Crime; Commercial Dispute Resolution; Financial Services; Insurance & Reinsurance; International Arbitration; Offshore; Professional Discipline; Professional Negligence; and Regulatory & Investigations (including in the financial services sector). They are also notable for the wide range of other civil work undertaken, including Company, Restructuring & Insolvency; Construction & Energy; Competition; Employment; Media, Entertainment & Sport; Product Liability; Technology; and Tax. Many Fountain Court members are regularly appointed as arbitrators in complex, high-value, international arbitrations, or to sit as mediators.

INTERNATIONAL Members have been admitted to the Bar, and have experience of law, in a wide variety of jurisdictions spanning Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Russia.


Richard Lissack QC (1978) (QC-1994)

David Railton QC (1979) (QC-1996)

Timothy Dutton CBE QC (1979) (QC-1998)

Brian Doctor QC (1991) (QC-1999)

Stephen Moriarty QC (1986) (QC-1999)

Stephen Rubin QC (1977) (QC-2000)

Michael McLaren QC (1981) (QC-2002)

Philip Brook Smith QC (1982) (QC-2002)

Raymond Cox QC (1982) (QC-2002)

Bankim Thanki QC (1988) (QC-2003)

Charles Béar QC (1986) (QC-2003)

Patricia Robertson QC (1988) (QC-2006)

Timothy Howe QC (1987) (QC-2008)

Mark Simpson QC (1992) (QC-2008)

Michael Green QC (1987) (QC-2009)

Richard Handyside QC (1993) (QC-2009)

Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC (1993) (QC-2009)

Jeffrey Chapman QC (1989) (QC-2010)

Derrick Dale QC (1990) (QC-2010)

Akhil Shah QC (1990) (QC-2010)

Andrew Mitchell QC (1992) (QC-2011)

Paul Gott QC (1991) (QC-2012)

Richard Coleman QC (1994) (QC-2012)

Stuart Ritchie QC (1995) (QC-2012)

Anneliese Day QC (1996) (QC-2012)

John Taylor QC (1993) (QC-2013)

Adam Tolley QC (1994) (QC-2014)

Patrick Goodall QC (1998) (QC-2014)

Ben Valentin QC (1995) (QC-2016)

Rosalind Phelps QC (1998) (QC-2016)

Henry King QC (1998) (QC-2017)

Adam Zellick QC (2000) (QC- 2017)

Bridget Lucas QC (1989) (QC- 2018)

Paul Sinclair QC (1997) (QC-2018)

James Cutress QC (2000) (QC- 2018)

Nicholas Medcroft QC (1998) (QC-2019)

Giles Wheeler QC (1998) (QC- 2020)

Edward Levey QC (1999) (QC- 2020)

Robin Barclay QC (1999) (QC- 2020)

Ben Lynch QC (2001) (QC-2020)

Chloe Carpenter QC (2001) (QC- 2020)

Tamara Oppenheimer QC (2002) (QC-2020)

Louise Merrett (1995)

Deepak Nambisan (1998)

Nik Yeo (2000)

Laura John (2001)

Paul Casey (2002)

Andrew Pullen (2016)

Eleanor Davison (2003)

Marianne Butler (2003)

David Murray (2004)

Simon Atrill (2005)

James Duffy (2005)

Rupert Allen (2005)

Alex Barden (2005)

Alexander Milner (2006)

Adam Sher (2007)

Richard Power (2007)

Craig Ulyatt (2008)

Natasha Bennett (2009)

Nico Leslie (2010)

Daniel Edmonds (2010)

Deborah Horowitz (2010)

Tetyana Nesterchuk (2011)

Rebecca Loveridge (2011)

Christopher Langley (2011)

Christopher Knowles (2011)

Philip Ahlquist (2012)

Niamh Cleary (2012)

Giles Robertson (2012)

Samuel Ritchie (2012)

Leonora Sagan (2012)

James Hart (2012)

Joseph Farmer (2013)

Simon Paul (2013)

Nick Daly (2014)

Max Evans (2015)

Max Kasriel (2015)

Ian Bergson (2015)

Daniel Carall-Green (2015)

Samuel Rabinowitz (2016)

Alexandra Whelan (2016)

Nicolas Damnjanovic (2016)

Jacob Turner (2016)

Damien Bruneau (2016)

Aaron Taylor (2017)

Laurentia de Bruyn (2018)

Gillian Hughes (2018)

Marcus Field (2019)

Nathalie Koh (2019)

Orestis Sherman (2019)

Sir Mark Potter (1963) *

Sir Gordon Langley (1966) *

Sir Francis Jacobs (1964) *

Anthony Boswood QC (1970) (QC-1986) *

Sir Andrew Smith (1974) *

Michael Brindle QC (1975) (QC-1992) *

Michael Crane QC (1975) (QC-1994)

Philippa Hamilton (1996) *

Katherine Watt (2002) *

Sebastian Said (2004) *

Professor Peter Watts QC *

Professor Lawrence Boo *

Eric A. Schwartz *

David R Wingfield (2013) *

Professor Luca G. Radicati di Brozolo (2014) *

Professor Benjamin Hughes *

Kanaga Dharmananda SC *

Gaurav Pachnanda SA *

Christine Artero *

Ian Benjamin SC *

Professor Darius Chan

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