According to the latest edition of Legal 500 Fountain Court chambers has built upon its position as ‘a Premier League set’ with 20 tier 1 rankings. The set also received recognition for the most silks ranked.
The 146 rankings includes 28 silks alongside 20 juniors and sees the set ranked as ‘Top Tier’ in four practice areas; aviation, commercial litigation, civil fraud and, banking and finance where it is recognised as ‘a go-to set for banking and finance matters’.
Viewed by clients as ‘extremely bright, yet commercially astute barristers’ whom solicitors ‘would not hesitate in recommending’, Fountain Court’s 13 new rankings and 34 increased rankings ensured that the set was also recommended as a leader in a further six practice areas; administrative and public law (including local government); insurance and reinsurance; international arbitration – counsel; professional discipline and regulatory law; and professional negligence. There was also recognition for the set’s arbitrators and mediators.
With a growing international presence, chambers was further praised for the close relationships within the clerking and administrative teams that provide ‘an excellent, responsive service’. ‘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’.