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One Essex Court

Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9AR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
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Fax 020 7583 0118
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430 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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London, Singapore

Laurence Rabinowitz QC

Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
Email:
One Essex Court (Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC)

Position

Queen’s Counsel barrister specialising in commercial litigation, banking, insurance, professional negligence, financial services and energy. Some notable cases include: Turner v Grovit [2002]1 WLR 107, HL; Kuwait Oil Tanker Co SAK and anor v Qabazard [2004]1 AC 300, HL; Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Group plc v Inland Revenue Commissioners [2006] 3 WLR 781, HL; Sempra Metals Ltd v Inland Revenue Commissioners [2007] UKHL 34; The Equitable Life Society v Bowley and Ors [2004] 1 BCLC 180 (Comm); OFT v Abbey Plc and Ors ‘Bank charges’ [2009] UKSC 6; Colour Quest Ltd v Total Downstream UK Plc ‘Buncefield’ [2009] EWHC 540 (Comm); Berezovsky v Abramovich [2009]; FII; Littlewoods v HMRC [2015]; Pinchuk v Kolomolsky [2014]; Sabbagh v Khoury & Ors [2014], Philips Pension Trustees v Aon Hewitt Ltd and Alliance Bernstein [2014].

Career

Called 1987, Middle Temple; tenant, 1 Essex Court, 1987; junior counsel to Crown, Chancery (1995-2002; silk 2002); editor, Bencher Middle Temple, 2008, ‘Weinberg & Blank’ on takeovers and mergers (1989, Sweet & Maxwell, 5th edition). Chair Combar (June 2015).

Education

Highlands North High, Johannesburg; University of Witwatersrand (1980 BA; 1983 LLB); Oxford University (1985 BA; 1986 BCL). Academic awards include Juta Prize (1982); Advocates Prize (1983) (University of Witwatersrand); Rhodes Scholarship, South Africa at Large (1983); Eldon Scholar (Oxford) (1986); Harmsworth Entrance Exhibition (Middle Temple) (1986) and Queen’s Mother Scholarship (Middle Temple) (1986).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

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

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtExcellent at assimilating complex facts and adding significant value.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtThe cleverest advocate in court, judges adore his cerebral but to-the-point style.

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading silks

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtOutstanding; has a vast amount of experience.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtHe is outstanding; has an ability to explain difficult points effortlessly.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtThe consummate barrister.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Laurence Rabinowitz QC - One Essex CourtA brilliant advocate.

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