Fountain Court Chambers

Stephen Moriarty QC

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Practice Areas

A very broad commercial litigation, arbitration and advisory practice, with particular emphasis upon banking and financial services matters; professional negligence disputes; insurance and reinsurance disputes, international commercial arbitrations, and joint venture and shareholder disputes, as well as large contractual disputes of a commercial nature more generally. The international nature of his practice frequently involves him dealing with issues of foreign law, which have included, over the years, French, Italian, Greek, Mexican, US, Indian, Indonesian, Egyptian, Chinese, Polish and Iranian law.


Brasenose College Oxford (BA, 1977; BCL and Vinerian Scholarship, 1978). Fellow and Tutor in Law, Exeter College Oxford, and University Lecturer in Law in the University of Oxford:1979-1986. Called to Bar and joined Fountain Court Chambers, 1986. QC, 1999.

Professional Memberships

Commercial Bar Association (Chairman: 2011-2013), London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; International Bar Association; British Insurance Law Association.


Editor of Insurance Chapter in Chitty on Contracts 26th edition (1989) and 27th edition (1994). Contributor to Laundering and Tracing O.U.P. 1995 (Chapter entitled Tracing, Mixing and Laundering dealing with the tracing of laundered monies through bank account). General Editor (with Raymond Cox) Commercial Court Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell).