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Nicholas Medcroft QC

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Practice Areas

Nicholas Medcroft QC’s practice spans commercial dispute resolution, banking, fraud, corporate crime, financial services and professional discipline.

He is regularly instructed in major commercial disputes, especially those with a financial services or fraud/breach of trust element. He has extensive experience of acting for banks caught up in fraud and money laundering and of big-ticket disciplinary and regulatory proceedings. He is recommended as a leader in his field in the legal directories, where he is described as “a great strategic thinker and a complete team player” "very user-friendly" and "extremely bright and phenomenally hardworking".

High profile cases include MG Rover; BHS; the collapse of Carillion plc; FSA v Alexander (the first market abuse case to be brought by the FSA in the Chancery Division); the Marrache fraud litigation in Gibraltar; Shah v HSBC Private Bank (the leading case on the conflict between a bank's duties to its customers and its duties under POCA); and N v Royal Bank of Scotland plc (whether POCA excludes the court’s jurisdiction).

Career

Called 1998; Silk 2019; Recorder 2018.

Professional Memberships

COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association, Financial Services Lawyers Association.