Fountain Court Chambers has again been recognised for their contribution on the world legal stage.
Described in the new 2016 Global directory by Chambers and Partners as a leading set that “offers an outstanding selection of leading silks and juniors fully equipped to handle a wide range of commercial proceedings in both domestic and international fora”, chambers has seen a further five members (Sir Gordon Langley, Andrew Mitchell QC, Patrick Goodall QC, Ros Phelps QC and Jamie McClelland) join the growing list of ranked individuals including silks; Michael Brindle QC, Michael Crane QC, David Railton QC, Stephen Rubin QC, Guy Philipps QC, Bankim Thanki QC, Tim Howe QC, Richard Handyside QC and Ben Valentin QC and juniors; Paul Sinclair, Deepak Nambisan, Ed Levey, James Cutress, Nik Yeo, Adam Zellick, Tamara Oppenheimer and Alex Milner.
According to Chambers and Partners, the top tier set for Dispute Resolution “is best known for its market-leading expertise in banking and finance disputes, but commercial cases of every type are also meat and drink for them. Members are regularly seen in major fraud, insurance and professional negligence cases and have a noted specialism in aviation matters. They have also, of late, been handling a number of sanctions-related cases”. Members are ranked in Dispute resolution, international arbitration and offshore categories.
The practice is described as a “premier league set that is a go-to for solicitors dealing with the bigger matters,” as evidenced by the cases members have been involved with in recent times. These include Quah Su-Ling v Goldman Sachs, a case concerning a bank’s right to enforce on-demand loan facilities, and Barclays Bank plc v Lester Charles Landgraf and Others, a case concerning the collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf.
The clerking team was also highly praised in the 2016 Global directory “The clerking is excellent. They are always very welcoming and happy to assist.” Alex Taylor is the senior clerk and is ably assisted by his deputy Paul Martenstyn.