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Craig Morrison

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Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)


Craig practises in all areas of chambers’ work, with a particular focus on commercial litigation and arbitration. He regularly appears in the High Court and the appeal courts, both led and unled, and is currently instructed in a wide range of commercial disputes. Cases that Craig has appeared in include UBS v. KWL (for the successful Defendant in a USD340 million claim to enforce several complex derivatives, raising issues of bribery, conflict of interest and negligent portfolio management, with Tim Lord QC and Simon Salzedo QC), Berezovsky v Abramovich (for the successful Defendant in a high-profile dispute between Russian oligarchs, with Jonathan Sumption QC, Helen Davies QC and Daniel Jowell QC); Howden North America Inc v Ace European Group Ltd (the English phase of an insurance dispute arising out of mass-tort litigation in the United States, with Harry Matovu QC and John Lockey QC); SNCB Holdings v UBS AG (a claim by the Belgian state railway company arising out of derivative transactions, with Jasbir Dhillon QC); and Arsanovia Ltd v Cruz City I Mauritius Holdings (a claim to set aside an arbitration award, with Jonathan Hirst QC).


Called 2008, Middle Temple; supervisor in Commercial Law, Cambridge University 2007-08; tenant Brick Court Chambers 2010 to date.


COMBAR; South Eastern Circuit.


Loretto School; St John’s College, Cambridge University (2006 MA Law, First Class; 2007 LLM, First Class); BPP Law School (2008 BVC, outstanding); Harvard University (2009 LLM).


Travel, tennis, (watching) cricket.

London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading juniors

Craig Morrison - Brick Court ChambersFearsome intellect, Trojan work ethic and perfectly calibrated judgement.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Brick Court Chambers is a ‘premier set’ for professional negligence work, it has ‘excellent quality at all levels’, and is often instructed in cases involving major accountancy firms, banks and other financial institutions, solicitors, insurance brokers, actuaries, and tax advisers. Tim Lord QC led Simon Salzedo QC, Stephen Midwinter QC and Craig Morrison in acting for KWL in resisting the appeal by UBS in a case which examined the professional negligence of a portfolio manager. Tom Adam QC is acting for Ernst & Young in a case involving a film finance tax avoidance scheme. Adam is also leading Tony Singla in a case brought by Northern Rock against Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP.

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