Michael Barnett > Quillon Law LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Quillon Law LLP
Holborn Gate
330 High Holborn




Michael is one of the UK’s leading financial markets litigators with almost 30 years’ experience. As well as specializing in the full range of financial markets disputes, Michael also has considerable experience in complex fraud and international commercial litigation, and a growing profile in commercial arbitration.

Before founding Quillon Law, Michael spent seven years as head of litigation at a leading international law firm. He has led teams on some of the highest profile cases arising out of the 2008 global financial crisis, including industry-wide banking scandals. Michael has acted for banks, corporates, high-net-worth investors and state-owned entities, seeking and resisting recovery of assets.

Michael has won major international and domestic cases in the UK High Court, up to the Court of Appeal, the UK Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice. His more recent cases include acting for a large, overseas state-owned entity seeking to recover over £300 million in assets from the former Chairman, and for an international bank in a dispute involving the restructuring of a US$700m capital markets issuing.


The University of Cape Town, South Africa
(BA English and Private Law)
(LLB, Law)

Nottingham Trent University
(Common Professional Examination)
(Law Society Final Examination)

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London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

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Michael BarnettQuillon Law LLP

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

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Founded in late 2021 by former Grosvenor Law (GL) partner Mark Hastings and Michael Barnett, previously a global litigation head at Addleshaw Goddard, Quillon Law LLP is a specialist commercial and corporate disputes practice; Hastings and Barnett are further supported at partner level by commercial and civil fraud litigator Nicola McKinney, an October 2022 hire from GL.