According to the latest edition (2018) of the Legal 500 UK Bar directory Fountain Court chambers has built upon its position as ‘a premier set of the highest quality’ with 36 top tier rankings.
The 209 rankings includes 34 silks alongside 24 juniors and sees the set ranked as ‘Top Tier’ in five practice areas; aviation, banking, commercial dispute resolution, civil fraud and financial services. With two new set rankings (in Product liability and Offshore), 16 new rankings for existing members (10 silk and 6 junior) and 45 other ranking improvements, the set was highlighted as having ‘strength in depth at all levels’.
The set was also recommended as a ‘Leader’ in a further nine practice areas; Administrative & Public Law, Business & Regulatory Crime, Insurance and Reinsurance, International Arbitration, Offshore, Product Liability, Professional Discipline, Professional Negligence and Travel Regulatory. It was commented that clients have also noticed how it is ‘substantially increasing its offering in the insurance coverage and professional negligence arena’.
The ‘highly responsive’ clerks’ room also received high praise and was noted as ‘exceptional’ and able ‘to provide various solutions demonstrating incredible commercial awareness’. The team is led by ‘fantastic’ senior clerk Alex Taylor. The clerks are ‘efficient and user friendly; willing to go above and beyond (including thinking creatively) to meet your needs…’.