This episode is hosted by Gillian Hughes and features an interview with our Head of Chambers and one of the pre-eminent silks at the English Bar, Bankim Thanki QC.

Bankim’s practice spans a range of areas including commercial litigation, banking, regulatory work, and arbitration. He is ranked for his work in various areas by the legal directories and is considered the leading expert at the Bar on the law of privilege. He has also been listed by The Sunday Times as one of the most influential people in the country.

During our discussion, Bankim spoke about why he chose to come to Fountain Court as a pupil and the advice he would give to those considering a career as a barrister. We also hear about Bankim’s chastening first time in court, the individuals who have influenced his career (and his love of fine wine!), and how he was once within hours of cross-examining Michael Jackson.

In this honest discussion, Bankim touches on the most challenging periods of his career but also on some of the highlights so far, and how his role has developed since taking on the mantle of head of chambers.

If you would like to know more about Bankim Thanki QC’s practice or role, please contact our clerking team.

We hope you enjoy the episode.