Fountain Court Chambers are pleased to announce the appointment of Bankim Thanki QC as the new Head of Chambers from 1 October 2018. After completing a full five year term as Head of Chambers, Stephen Moriarty QC is stepping down to return to full time practice.

On his appointment, Bankim Thanki QC said:

“It is a great honour to be asked to serve as the Head of a set of the calibre of and with the distinguished history of Fountain Court. We are very grateful for the leadership and dedication of my predecessor, Stephen Moriarty QC.  During our time together as Head and Deputy Head of Chambers over the last five years there have been significant  changes, including the expansion of our estate with the acquisition of 36-39 Essex Street, the opening of our Singapore office, the successful launch of a commercial crime team, the bringing in of some key lateral recruits and the enhancement of our clerking team under our superb Senior Clerk, Alex Taylor, and our administration team under the inspirational leadership of Julie Parker. We are well placed for the future.  Fortunately, Stephen will still be very much around to guide me as he returns to full time practice in Fountain Court.”

Stephen Moriarty QC comments:

“It has been a real privilege to serve as the Head of Chambers at Fountain Court for the past five years, working alongside Bankim Thanki QC, Alex Taylor and Julie Parker.  However, I am very much looking forward to being able to continue my legal practice free from the responsibilities of that role; and I am absolutely delighted that Bankim is our new Head of Chambers.  We could not be in safer hands.”