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Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC

7-8 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3LD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7379 3550
Fax:
Fax 020 7379 3558
DX:
302 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.brickcourt.co.uk

Mark Howard QC

Tel:
Work 020 7379 3550
Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)

Position

Mark Howard is the joint Head of Brick Court Chambers.  He is widely regarded as one of the leading commercial silks at the bar, and has very wide experience of commercial and 'City' litigation, along with banking, professional negligence, fraud, energy and insurance and reinsurance. He also has significant experience of Competition Law and Administrative Law cases. He is an experienced advocate appearing before the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal frequently, as well as dealing with high value and complex first instance disputes. He also has great experience of appearing before arbitral tribunals, including ICC, FIA (F1 Sports) and BIT panels. He has appeared on many occasions in cases before the Courts of the BVI. Mark Howard has also advised clients and appeared before the Takeover Panel.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersYou always want him on your team as he adds incredible value – expensive but worth every penny.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersOne of the great silks in the London market.

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Energy

Within: Leading Silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersA “go-to” silk for anything in the commercial sphere.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersIf I had a dispute in which I was personally involved, I would want him as my barrister.

Within: Fraud: civil

Brick Court Chambers is 'an excellent set with some very impressive junior lawyers', according to instructing solicitors. Members can regularly be found on some of the largest fraud cases to hit the London courts. Several members, including Tim Lord QC, are representing the defendants in SKAT v Solo Capital Partners and (160) others in which the Danish Tax Authority is seeking to recover £1.5bn in tax refunds to several international defendants accused of fraud. Arcadia Petroleum v Bosworth also involved various members on either side, including Mark Howard QCFionn Pilbrow QC and Richard Eschwege.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersHe brings gravitas and judgement to cut through the heaviest commercial cases.

Within: Insurance and reinsurance

Brick Court Chambers is 'one of the leading sets for insurance and reinsurance work' thanks to its 'range of able counsel', according to clients. Eight members of chambers were instructed on the high-profile Single Buoy Moorings v Zurich Insurance case, where Mark Howard QC, Neil Calver QC, Stephen Midwinter QC, Tony Singla and Fred Hobson played a key role. FRC v KPMG (re Equity Red Star), which examined the alleged deficient auditing of the technical reserves of a Lloyd’s Motor Syndicate, was a notable case for Simon Salzedo QC in which he led Hobson. Meanwhile, Singla was also instructed in Crowden v QBE Insurance, which involved the interpretation and application of an exclusion in a professional liability insurance policy to a claim for mis-selling of financial instruments.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersOne of the leaders of the Bar.

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Offshore

Within: Leading Silks

Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersInstructed in appeals to the Privy Council.

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Professional negligence

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Mark Howard QC - Brick Court ChambersHe is very experienced in professional negligence cases.

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