The latest edition of Chambers & Partners UK Bar directory has commended Fountain Court as a ‘formidable set’ deserving of its six Star and 30 tier 1 rankings. The overall 154 rankings include 28 silks and 21 juniors and sees the set ranked as a Top Tier set in five practice areas: aviation; commercial dispute resolution, civil fraud; travel and banking & finance where it is “renowned in the market for its tremendous strength and the depth of its barristers’ expertise in finance litigation and remains a first choice for all manner of contentious banking matters.” Viewed by clients as “truly brilliant advocates who exhibit a remarkable degree of preparation in all they do” Chambers’ six new rankings and 18 increased rankings ensured that Fountain Court was also recommended as leaders in a further six practice areas: financial services; insurance; international arbitration; product liability; professional discipline and professional negligence.
For a record seventh consecutive year Fountain Court has been highlighted in Client Service. The clerking team at Fountain Court are highly praised by sources who note that they are “very commercial and forward thinking” and “the clerking is probably the best I’ve come across.” Senior clerk Alex Taylor is commended as “a very good leader”. The larger clerking group is also highly recommended, with one instructing solicitor stating that “I find them a fantastic team and really enjoy working with them. I always find them very responsive and they know their lawyers well. I always feel comfortable taking a steer from them because they know their team and clients so well.”