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Fountain Court Chambers

FOUNTAIN COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 3335
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Fax 020 7353 0329
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5 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.fountaincourt.co.uk
London, Singapore

Richard Coleman QC

Tel:
Work 020 7583 3335
Email:
Fountain Court Chambers (Fountain Court Chambers)

Position

Richard Coleman QC’s practice spans commercial dispute resolution, banking, financial services and professional discipline. He has been instructed in some of the most important commercial, banking and regulatory disputes of the day, such as the Ingenious litigation, the Bank Charges litigation, the PPI judicial review, the FCA’s investigation into LIBOR manipulation, the misselling of interest rate hedging products, the collapses of the Arch-Cru and Keydata funds, litigation arising from the writing of gross loss-making insurance business and the PA LMX spiral, and disputes over tax avoidance. 

Career

Practised at the English Bar since 1994; Queen’s Counsel 2012; Attorney General’s A Panel 2007-12; member of the New York Bar since 1995.

Publications:

Contributor to Law of Bank Payments (Brindle and Cox, 5th ed.)

Languages

French (working knowledge).

Education

Auckland Grammar School; Cambridge University (MA; Double First Class Hons in the law tripos); Yale University (LLM); Inns of Court Studentship; Hardwicke and Mansfield Scholarships (Lincoln’s Inn); Pegasus Scholarship.

Leisure

Family, books, theatre, travel, rugby.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Coleman QC - Fountain Court ChambersExcellent technical knowledge in the banking sphere and very user friendly.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Coleman QC - Fountain Court ChambersVery logical, clear and succinct in his advice, and completely unflappable.

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Financial services regulation

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Coleman QC - Fountain Court ChambersVery logical, clear and succinct in advice, and completely unflappable.

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Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Coleman QC - Fountain Court ChambersA very responsive silk who provides clear advice.

Within: Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Noted for its 'fantastic strength in depth,' Fountain Court Chambers’ barristers are 'very highly regarded' by instructing solicitors and 'regularly  lead on significant regulatory investigations and prosecutions'. Richard Coleman QC and Chloe Carpenter successfully acted for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) before the Court of Appeal concerning two appeals heard together, SRA v Malins and Wingate and Evans v SRA. The core issue in question was the inter-relationship between honesty and integrity for the purpose of professional codes of conduct; the court ruled that the qualities were not indistinguishable. Meanwhile, James McClelland represented the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in resisting an injunction application made by Taveta Investments, owned by Sir Philip Green, which sought to prevent the FRC from publishing the results of its investigation into PwC's audit of BHS' accounts prior to the retailer's collapse.

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Coleman QC - Fountain Court ChambersVery good at quickly getting to the core issues on any matter.

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