Fountain Court Chambers

London & Singapore

Clients

We represent financial institutions and funds, insurers and re-insurers, private clients and government, taking instruction from solicitors or directly from in-house counsel.

Our clients continue to express their appreciation of both our barristers’ legal skills and their personalities.   Our sources, the independently researched legal directories, published what these clients said about us:

Fountain Court is a firm favorite with those looking for top-notch service at the upper end of the Bar: “You know you’re get­ting quality from the second you speak to a clerk until the moment you walk out of trial,” say instructing solicitors. Under the leadership of the vastly experienced Alex Taylor the team “goes well beyond what you might normally expect.” In particular, the clerks’ willingness to pick up the phone and talk through fees, and their ability to get barristers in front of clients was much commented upon. Big-name firms repeat­edly turn to the set, but all manner of clients receive a dedicated service. One source en­thused: “As a smaller client, we’ve felt a little unloved at other chambers, but at Fountain Court we feel looked after as much as the biggest client.” The clerking team’s prowess in customer service combined with its com­mercial ethos marks it out from the rest. These are people who are “very focused on getting what you need, when you need it.” Outstanding Client Service (Chambers & Partners)

Senior clerk Alex Taylor and his deputy Paul Martenstyn are ‘the best clerking double-act in the City’, and are backed by strong team leaders: Katie Szewczyk is ‘super-quick and always available’, Sian Huckett shows ‘impressive enthusiasm and a results-driven approach’, and Richard Evans is ‘pragmatic, commercial and a joy to work with’. (Legal 500 2016)

“The clerks are right at the top of the tree in terms of their ability, quality and professionalism’; for some, ‘they are the best to deal with by far” (Legal 500 2015)

 “The staff here are just brilliant, nothing is too much. They go above and beyond the call of duty and provide exceptional service.” “They are very commercial and very responsive.” Alex Taylor leads the clerking team. (Chambers UK 2017)

‘A wonder set’ (Legal 500 2016)

“Fountain Court has very, very good clerks who are excellent at putting real thought into who else might be suitable for a case if someone is not available.” Alex Taylor leads the clerking team. (Chambers UK 2017)

The set is ‘right at the top when it comes to commercial law’ (Legal 500 2016)

The set has ‘real strength in depth for banking disputes’. (Legal 500 2016)

“The clerks are all approachable, down-to-earth and very responsive. They provide a quick turnaround on work.” Alex Taylor leads the team, ably assisted by Paul Martenstyn. Both are applauded for their accessibility, promptness of response and “willingness to really get to know all of the people concerned with the many cases they are dealing with.” (Chambers UK 2017)

Recommended for cases with an international dimension. (Legal 500 2016)

“The clerks are very approachable and very responsive. They understand the value of the commercial relationship and they try to match the right counsel for the right jobs. They’re not salesmen; they want to offer quality where they can at the right price, which is very much appreciated.” The clerks are led by Alex Taylor. (Chambers UK 2017) 

Its ‘truly impressive array of top-quality barristers’ make it ‘an elite set’, which is appreciated for its ‘down-to-earth approach’ and the fact that it has ‘moved with the times’. (Legal 500 2016)

“The clerks are always approachable and will get back to you as soon as they can.” “The clerking at Fountain Court is exceptional. They’re very professional and proactive, and try and understand the needs of the clients.” Alex Taylor is the senior clerk. (Chambers UK 2017)

The ‘forward-thinking’ clerks’ room is ‘a very slick operation’ and ‘a true asset to chambers’ (Legal 500 2016)

“The clerks, led by Alex Taylor, are really helpful and efficient, and they know the courts inside-out.” (Chambers UK 2017)

Barristers at Fountain Court Chambers are ‘prepared to roll up their sleeves and not stand on ceremony’. (Legal 500 2016)

“Sian Huckett in particular is great. She is incredibly responsive, very easy to get on with and very helpful. You can’t ask for much more.” Senior clerk Alex Taylor leads the team. (Chambers UK 2017)

‘a tour de force of brain power and commerciality’. (Legal 500 2016)

“The clerks, led by Alex Taylor, are very attentive and very approachable.” (Chambers UK 2017)

‘a fantastic set for aviation disputes’, housing ‘in-depth experience’ in the sector. (Legal 500 2016)

Senior clerk Alex Taylor leads “a professional, slick operation that is very responsive to the needs of its clients.” “Both counsel and clerks have been enormously accommodating when we’ve needed to get advice at short notice.” (Chambers UK 2017) 

‘a fantastic set for aviation disputes’, housing ‘in-depth experience’ in the sector, particularly with regards to commercial, loss and damage, finance, regulatory, and public safety cases. (Legal 500 2016)

“The clerks, led by Alex Taylor, are generally very good and helpful.” (Chambers UK 2017) 

‘a top-class set in every way’ (Legal 500 2016)

“The clerking service has always been reliable and of high quality.” Alex Taylor leads a team of people who are “always responsive in relation to the instructions given to them.” (Chambers UK 2017)

‘even if your preferred barrister is unavailable, you are always confident that any alternative will be excellent’. (Legal 500 2016)