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FOUNTAIN COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DH, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7583 3335
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London, Singapore

Patricia Robertson QC

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

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and related regulatory work, especially banking, professional negligence (in particular, legal and financial services and audit) and regulation of professional and financial services generally. 

Recent work includes: defence of claims brought by Danish tax authorities relating to withholding tax; successfully defending Leigh Day in lengthy disciplinary proceedings brought by the SRA; acting for the FRC in a number of major investigations; defending banks in litigation arising from massive Ponzi scheme; large-scale litigation relating to misselling of investments, discretionary or advisory portfolio management, or derivatives; privilege (eg Prudential v HMRC); parallel handling of civil proceedings and regulatory investigations relating to legal, financial or accountancy services; judicial reviews of regulatory bodies; and advisory work in relation to FSMA 2000 compliance and issues arising under the SRA code and the Legal Services Act 2007. 

Extensive experience of commercial/professional negligence mediations as advocate and accredited by CEDR as a mediator.

Career

Called 1988; internship, Brussels 1991; QC 2006; Bencher of Inner Temple; Member of Bar Standards Board (2010-2015) and Vice-Chair (2013-2015); Member Abu Dhabi Global Markets Appeals Panel (appointed 2016); Member of Astana International Financial Centre Advisory Panel (appointed 2019); Deputy High Court Judge (appointed 2016)  

Publications: chapters in ‘The Law of Bank Payments; (Brindle & Cox, 5th ed., Sweet & Maxwell)  on ‘Plastic Money’ and ‘Internet Payment); Bullen, Leake and Jacobs ‘Precedents of Pleadings’ (professional negligence); ‘Professional Negligence and Liability’ (ed M Simpson, Informa, looseleaf) on the liability of expert witnesses and on the liability of fund managers; and contributor to ‘Butterworths’ Guide to The Legal Services Act 2007’ (ed Miller and Thorne 2009) and ‘Cordery on Legal Services’ (ed. Miller, LexisNexis).

Languages

French, Italian.

Member

COMBAR.

Education

Balliol College, Oxford (Brackenbury Scholar; 1986 BA); City University (1987 Dip Law).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

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Patricia Robertson QC - Fountain Court ChambersShe is in complete control, and has a critical eye but a calm and easy manner that instils confidence and makes her a delight to work with.

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Financial services regulation

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Patricia Robertson QC - Fountain Court ChambersA very experienced and able silk who is very well-known and rightly well-respected.

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Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

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Patricia Robertson QC - Fountain Court ChambersHighly experienced in SRA investigations.

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Professional negligence

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Patricia Robertson QC - Fountain Court ChambersShe is excellent.

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