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  1. Fraud: civil – Leading sets
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  3. Fraud: civil – 2016 silks
  4. Fraud: civil – 2017 silks
  5. Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

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3 Verulam Buildings is β€˜one of the best’ sets, where the barristers are β€˜all reliable’ and β€˜very capable in commercial fraud work’. Members have been involved on some of the largest cases going, including Libyan Investment Authority v SociΓ©tΓ© GΓ©nΓ©rale, Vincent Tchenguiz v Grant Thornton and Phones 4u v Vodafone.

Blackstone Chambers is β€˜a truly standout set’ with a β€˜huge range of talent, both among the leaders and juniors’. β€˜Members are always involved in the largest and most important cases’, with recent highlights including Sabbagh v Khoury and others, where Anthony Peto QC and Andrew Hunter QC led teams for either side. Another major case was Libyan Investment Authority v SociΓ©tΓ© GΓ©nΓ©rale.

Brick Court Chambers is β€˜obviously one of the top sets’, where the barristers are β€˜very commercial and approachable’. It has a long track record acting in major fraud cases, and the last year has been no exception. Members have been involved in some of the market’s longest-running cases, including Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs International, and the Bank of St Petersburg v Vitaly Arkhangelsky trial, which lasted almost six months.

Often the β€˜first port of call’, Essex Court Chambers is β€˜steeped in fraud specialists, with coverage at all levels’. In silks such as Paul McGrath QC, it has one of the top fraud experts in the market, and this senior experience has also led to a strong flow of juniors coming through. Major recent cases include National Bank Trust v Yurov, Arcadia Petroleum v Bosworth and Mezhprombank v Pugachev.

Fountain Court Chambers has invested heavily in civil fraud in recent years, and Stuart Ritchie QC from Littleton Chambers and Laura John - 3 Verulam Buildings were among the strong additions to the set. Highlight cases included Pinchuk v Bogolyubov and Kolomoisky, and Alliance Bank v Zhunus.

Maitland Chambers is an β€˜excellent commercial Chancery set with one of the strongest groups of juniors going’. Although Ciaran Keller and James Sheehan joined Essex Court Chambers, other key juniors such as George Hayman and Benjamin John are very well regarded.

One Essex Court is β€˜the very best in the business for commercial litigation and fraud’, with β€˜strength in depth from silks through to juniors’. Recent major cases include Terra Firma v Citigroup, Libyan Investment Authority v SociΓ©tΓ© GΓ©nΓ©rale and the Tesco profit overstatement group litigation.

The β€˜go-to set for emergency applications’, Serle Court has β€˜a great range of really good barristers’, who are β€˜very well clerked’. Seven members are involved in the Spartan Capital dispute (Glenn v Watson), and other recent case highlights include Alhamrani v Alhamrani and Bayerische Landesbank v Ecclestone.

4 Stone Buildings has some of the top silks in the market, who are called upon to act in some of the largest disputes on the docket. Highlights include Constantin Medien v Ecclestone and others, Autonomy v Dr Michael Lynch, and Pinchuk v Bogolyubov and Kolomoisky.

South Square is praised for its β€˜strength in depth’ and has a particularly strong selection of silks. Highlight cases include Constantin Medien v Ecclestone and others, Primeo Fund v HSBC, and Ticketus v Glasgow Rangers FC.

Wilberforce Chambers is β€˜very strong for fraud work’, providing a β€˜very efficient and responsive’ service. The set is noted for its expertise in offshore matters, and lead cases include PCP-LLP v Barclays Bank, and Sabbagh v Khoury and others.

XXIV Old Buildings is β€˜an excellent set’, where the β€˜barristers are both highly talented and adept at responding to client needs’. The set is particularly strong on trust and offshore-related fraud disputes. Highlights included Arcadia Petroleum v Bosworth and Aeroflot v Berezovsky.

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