Emily Saunderson > Chambers of Simon Croall QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Simon Croall QC
Quadrant Chambers


Emily is a general commercial practitioner specialising in commercial fraud, and banking and finance.


Emily has experience in a broad range of commercial cases involving, for example, contractual interpretation and rectification; dishonest assistance; fraud; bribery; fraudulent trading; rights of set-off; contractual estoppel; rights under contracts of indemnity; and guarantees.

Her banking and finance practice has a particular emphasis on financial derivatives instruments, and she is familiar with standard form contracts including the ISDA Master Agreement.

Before embarking on a career in law, Emily was a financial journalist covering the global derivatives markets. She brings a strong understanding and useful insider’s perspective on financial markets to her legal practice.


Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR, LCLCBA


BA (Hons) Philosophy 1st class, University of Southampton;, PgDL, University of Westminster;, BVC, Inns of Court School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Emily Saunderson – Quadrant Chambers ‘Has a core of steel and her work ethic is impressive.

Quadrant Chambers has ‘a number of barristers who have well-deserved reputations for excellence in banking and finance work‘. Paul Downes QC has a strong reputation, particularly for disputes with a fraud element, and recently led Emily Saunderson in N v RBS. Among the juniors, Liisa Lahti has established a very strong reputation, and was part of the team representing the claimants in Aldersgate et al v Bank of Scotland, in which four separate claims were heard concurrently. Stewart Chirnside also represented the claimant in Saxo Bank A/S v Gaitameonline Co Ltd.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Emily SaundersonQuadrant ChambersTechnically very strong but also has a real commercial common sense in terms of the long term best interests of the clients.