According to the latest edition (2018) Chambers and Partners UK Bar directory Fountain Court chambers has built upon its position as ‘a premier’ set for commercial, financial services and fraud cases with 41 star and tier 1 rankings. Fountain Court also has one of its members named as one of Chambers’ Stars at the Bar.
The 195 rankings (an increase of 6 on last year) includes 37 silks alongside 26 juniors and sees the set ranked as ‘Top Tier’ in six practice areas; aviation, commercial dispute resolution, civil fraud financial services and travel and the stand alone top tier set in banking and finance.
With 9 new rankings and 28 improved rankings, the set was highlighted as ‘esteemed for its deep bench of high-quality banking and finance practitioners’, it was emphasised as a ‘trailblazing civil fraud set’, the ‘go to set for aviation’ and a ‘key player in the wider insurance market, strong in relation to other regulated industries including aviation and travel’. Members are also noted for their pursuit and defence of negligence claims against professional services clients.
The set was also recommended as a ‘Leader’ in a further five practice areas insurance and reinsurance; international arbitration – counsel; product liability; professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law); and professional negligence.
The set’s clerking team were acclaimed as “all the things you want from clerks: super-responsive and very clear on fees” with emphasis placed upon the responsiveness and understanding of solicitor’s needs “the clerks are very helpful when you need advice urgently” and they were commended for being ‘incredibly responsive, helpful, organised, commercially-minded and customer-focused’ individuals.