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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

Fionn Pilbrow

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

Position

Practises in all areas of commercial law (including banking and finance, energy and natural resources, commodities and international trade, civil fraud, professional negligence, insurance and reinsurance, media and entertainment, information technology, shipping, telecoms and conflicts of laws and jurisdiction), with a practice comprising predominantly court work, but also commercial arbitration work (with experience of arbitrations under various rules – ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ARIAS, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Swiss International Rules of Arbitration and LMAA – as well as ad hoc arbitrations).

Career

Called 2001, Inner Temple (major CPE scholarship, Princess Royal scholarship).

Languages

French.

Member

COMBAR; LCLCBA; Bar European Group.

Education

Winchester College; Balliol College, Oxford (1998 BA; 2002 MA); St John’s College, Cambridge (1999 MPhil); City University (2000 CPE); Inns of Court School of Law (2001 BVC).

Leisure

Travel, reading, theatre, skiing, scuba diving.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: 2019 Silks

Fionn Pilbrow QC - Brick Court ChambersEnthusiastic and engaging, and produced analysis and written work of the highest quality.

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Commercial litigation

Within: 2019 Silks

Fionn Pilbrow QC - Brick Court ChambersOne of the rising stars of the commercial Bar, he will make a very successful transition to silk.

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Commodities

Within: 2019 Silks

Fionn Pilbrow QC - Brick Court ChambersHe has an open mind, drafts very well and is an excellent lawyer.

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Energy

Within: 2019 Silks

Fionn Pilbrow QC - Brick Court ChambersOne of the rising stars of the commercial Bar, he has a delightful manner and excellent judgment.

Within: Energy

Brick Court Chambers frequently handles high-value energy and natural resources disputes with 'a terrific array of silks and juniors at every level; a suitable counsel for every case'. Clients remark that 'the clerks' room is easy to deal with and highly commercial', while another notes that 'the service from the clerking team is second to none'. Mark Hapgood QC and rising star silk Fionn Pilbrow QC are representing three defendants – a Nigerian oil company and two of its directors – in claims brought by former international EPC company Afren in the Commercial Court. Richard Gordon QC and Gerard Rothschild frequently act for UK Power, National Grid and Scottish Power.

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Fraud: civil

Within: 2019 Silks

Fionn Pilbrow QC - Brick Court ChambersLiked by solicitors, fellow barristers and judges, because of a delightful manner and his excellent judgement.

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: 2019 Silks

Fionn Pilbrow QC - Brick Court ChambersHe is a brilliant lawyer.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: 2019 Silks

Fionn Pilbrow QC - Brick Court ChambersVery user friendly, a pleasure to deal with, he drafts very well and is an excellent lawyer.

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Professional negligence

Within: 2019 Silks

Fionn Pilbrow QC - Brick Court ChambersIn court, he is urbane, calm and incisive.

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