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Stephen Moriarty QC

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

Position

Stephen Moriarty has a very broad commercial litigation and advisory practice, with a particular emphasis on banking and financial services, professional negligence disputes, insurance and reinsurance disputes, aviation cases, and international commercial arbitration. . The international nature of his practice frequently involves him dealing with issues of foreign law, which have included, over the years, French, Italian, Greek, Mexican, US, Indian, Indonesian, Egyptian, and Iranian law.

His most recent work includes acting for the successful appellants in the Supreme Court cases of Angove’s v Bailey [2016] 1 WLR 3179 (concerned with the termination of agency, and constructive trusts) and The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs v Investment Trust Companies (In Liquidation) [2017] 2 WLR 1200 (a leading case in the law of restitution concerned with the circumstances which an unjust enrichment claim can be asserted against an indirect recipient); and appearing in a nine day hearing before the Court of Appeal in the UBS v Kommunale Wasserwerke Leipzig GMBH proceedings (concerned with the enforceability of a series of single tranche collateralized debt obligations).

As well as acting as counsel in many international commercial arbitrations, he also sits as an arbitrator.

Career

Called Middle Temple 1986; QC 1999; fellow and tutor in law, Exeter College, Oxford, 1979-86; co-editor, ‘Chitty on Contracts’ (insurance chapter), 26th and 27th editions; contributor, ‘Laundering & Tracing’, OUP 1995; general editor ‘Commercial Court Procedure’ (Sweet & Maxwell).

Member

Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR); London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; British Insurance Law Association; American Bar Association. Chairman, Commercial Bar Association, 2011–13; member of Bar Council, 2011–13. Bencher, Middle Temple.

Education

Brasenose College, Oxford (1977 BA; 1978 BCL; 1978 Vinerian Scholarship; 1982 MA).

Leisure

Music, opera, theatre; member of Reform Club.


Asia Pacific: The English Bar

Commercial

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Stephen Moriarty QC - Fountain Court ChambersOne of the cleverest barristers but also very easy-going and client friendly.’

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Aviation

Within: Aviation – Leading silks

Stephen Moriarty QC - Fountain Court ChambersBrilliant.’

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Stephen Moriarty QC - Fountain Court ChambersA very skilful advocate at Supreme Court level and a superb tactician.’

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance – Leading silks

Stephen Moriarty QC - Fountain Court ChambersAn established silk with gravitas.’

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Stephen Moriarty QC - Fountain Court ChambersGreat paperwork and attention to detail.’

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Stephen Moriarty QC - Fountain Court ChambersExceptionally bright.’

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