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Nicholas Medcroft

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7583 3335
Email:
Fountain Court Chambers (Fountain Court Chambers)

Position

Nicholas Medcroft has a broad commercial practice, with an emphasis on banking, civil fraud, professional liability, financial services regulation and investigations. He is regularly instructed in major commercial disputes, especially those with a financial services or civil fraud/breach of trust element.
He has extensive experience of acting for banks caught up in fraud and money laundering and of big-ticket disciplinary and regulatory proceedings. He is recommended as a leader in his field in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, where he is described as “a great strategic thinker and a complete team player”, "very user-friendly" and "‘extremely bright and phenomenally hardworking".
He has acted for the FRC in relation to a number of high profile corporate collapses, including MG Rover, Connaught and BHS. Other notable cases include FSA v Alexander (the first market abuse case to be brought by the FSA in the Chancery Division), Shah v HSBC Private Bank (the leading case on the conflict between a bank's duties to its customers and its duties under POCA) and N v Royal Bank of Scotland plc (whether POCA excludes the court’s jurisdiction).

Career

Called 1998.

Member

COMBAR, FSLA, Chancery Bar Association.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – 2019 silks

Nicholas Medcroft QC - Fountain Court Chambers β€˜A genuine team player with deep knowledge across civil and criminal aspects.’

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Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – 2019 silks

Nicholas Medcroft QC - Fountain Court Chambers β€˜A pleasure to work with: extremely hardworking and very astute for a junior.’

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Financial services

Within: Financial services – 2019 silks

Nicholas Medcroft QC - Fountain Court Chambers β€˜A great court performer, and tough, with great ability.’

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – 2019 silks

Nicholas Medcroft QC - Fountain Court Chambers β€˜His attention to detail is outstanding and he is particularly strong on POCA and financial crime.’

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Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – 2019 silks

Nicholas Medcroft QC - Fountain Court Chambers β€˜Very bright and strategic – he has a great future ahead of him.’

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – 2019 silks

Nicholas Medcroft QC - Fountain Court Chambers β€˜Excellent experience in financial services-related disputes.’

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