On 3 March 2014 Ben Valentin joined Fountain Court Chambers from South Square. A talented and high profile senior junior barrister, called in 1995, Ben brings a busy commercial litigation practice and a stellar reputation with him to Fountain Court.

Ben is coming to Fountain Court to further his career as a member of one of London’s leading and fastest-growing commercial sets and brings the total number of members of Chambers to 67. Commenting on his move, Ben says: “I joined South Square as a pupil, and I have enjoyed immensely my many years in practice here as a junior tenant. The set is thriving, and is full of people I hold in the highest regard. I shall always be grateful to South Square for its support of me, and I wish its members and staff every success for the future. I am greatly looking forward to continuing and developing my practice from Fountain Court. I have worked closely with a number of members of Chambers throughout my career, and I am excited to have the opportunity to join their ranks.”

Bankim Thanki QC, Deputy Head of Chambers at Fountain Court, said: “I have worked with Ben for many years on cases of real substance. Ben is in the front rank of senior commercial juniors at the Bar and Fountain Court is delighted to be able to acquire such an outstanding talent.”

Alex Taylor, Senior Clerk at Fountain Court, comments: “We are really looking forward to Ben joining Fountain Court. He is an outstanding name in commercial disputes work and undoubtedly one of the star juniors in the London market. Ben’s recruitment will help to build on our excellence and reputation and is very much in line with our strategy of sustaining our status as the number one set in London. This cannot be achieved by standing still.”