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Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC

GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5NT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7831 8441
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 8479
DX:
331 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.3vb.com

Andrew Sutcliffe QC

Tel:
Work 020 7831 8441
Email:
3 Verulam Buildings (Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC)

Position

Principal areas of practice are commercial and business law (including banking, financial services and commercial fraud), intellectual property (copyright, breach of confidence, music, film and television disputes generally), professional negligence, company law/insolvency, conflict of laws and information technology. Major cases include Spice Girls v Aprilia; Hadley v Kemp (Spandau Ballet case); Brighton v Jones (Stones in his Pockets case); Taylor v Rive Droite Music; Saab v Saudi American Bank/JDRP; Precis v Mercer; Oyston v Royal Bank of Scotland; Appleyard v Cheltenham & Gloucester BS; Bank of Scotland v Singh.

Career

Called 1983; Recorder 2000; QC 2001; deputy High Court judge NE Circuit 2004; acts as arbitrator and mediator (CEDR-accredited) in commercial and IP matters.

Languages

French.

Member

COMBAR; LCLCBA; LCIA; PNBA.

Education

Winchester College, Worcester College, Oxford (MA); president Oxford Union 1981.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA superb banking silk.

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Commercial litigation

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Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA brilliant tactician, a great advocate and second to none as a team player.

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Fraud: civil

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Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe's the real deal – calm, clear, unflappable, and always on top of his brief.

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Within: Media and entertainment - Leading Silks

Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is a safe pair of hands for disputes in the music industry.

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

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Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery experienced in acting for the NCA in asset recovery claims.

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

3 Verulam Buildings has a solid track record representing the National Crime Agency in civil recovery proceedings. Andrew Sutcliffe QC and Anne Jeavons successfully acted for the agency in the case of National Crime Agency v Nuttall, involving the recovery of assets worth £6m, which were found to be the proceeds of a money laundering scheme.

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Professional negligence

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Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsSmart and accessible.

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