Fountain Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC, formerly First Counsel to the Welsh Government, has joined the set with immediate effect. Leigh-Ann (call 1993, silk 2009) is one of the most highly-rated silks at the Bar.

Described by clients as “ferociously bright”, “an iron fist in a velvet glove” who produces “stunning performances” in court, Leigh-Ann has appeared in five Supreme Court/House of Lords cases, four since taking silk in 2009, achieving a successful outcome in each—marking her out as one of the most experienced appellate advocates of her generation.  She is currently ranked in the areas of insurance, professional negligence, product liability and administrative and public law in the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories

Some of Leigh-Ann’s most high-profile cases include:

  • Durham v BAI – aka the “Trigger” case – and International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich: two landmark rulings on the insurance of employers’ liability for harms to workers, including mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure
  • Atomic Veterans:  in which the UK Ministry of Defence was found not to be liable for damages caused to veterans involved in atomic testing in Australia and the South Pacific in the 1950s
  • Insurance disputes emerging from the PIP breast implant recall

Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC said:

“I am very excited to be joining Fountain Court. The set has a phenomenal reputation as a modern, progressive, forward-looking chambers, with first-class clerking and support. Its recent growth capped by its Chambers of the Year victory means there is a real buzz about the set, and I am very excited by the possibilities that lie ahead.”

Welcoming Leigh-Ann to Fountain Court, Head of Chambers Stephen Moriarty QC said:

“Leigh-Ann is an absolutely first rate advocate, and a leading Silk in her fields, so we are delighted to have her join Fountain Court Chambers”