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Fountain Court Chambers


Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration, including aviation, banking and finance, business crime, civil fraud, insurance and reinsurance, international arbitration and professional negligence and regulation.

Recent and current cases: FCA Business Interruption Insurance Test Case (SC) [2021] A.C. 649; PJSC National Bank Trust v Mints [2022] 1 W.L.R. 3099 (issue estoppel and arbitral awards); Group Seven Ltd v Notable Services LLP [2020] 3 W.L.R. 1011 (CA) (dishonesty, vicarious liability and civil fraud); CDE v NOP [2022] 4 W.L.R. 6 (privacy and international arbitration); Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, Dexia Crediop Spa v Comune di Venezia (Italian local authority swaps dispute, 5-week trial 2022); Al Sadeq, Quzmar v Dechert LLP & Ors (UAE law).


Called 2013, Gray’s Inn; Pupillage at Fountain Court Chambers (2014-2015); Tenant at Fountain Court Chambers (since 2015).  Publications include MacGillivray on Insurance Law (editor, since 2016), and Lissack & Horlick on Bribery (contributor) (3rd Edition, 2020). SFO Proceeds of Crime Panel B (2021).


French and Turkish.


London School of Economics and Political Science (2009 BSc Philosophy, First Class); Robinson College, Cambridge (2011 MPhil); BPP Law School (2012 GDL, Distinction); Kaplan Law School (2013 BPTC, Very Competent); Harvard Law School (2014 LLM, Dean’s Scholar).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Simon Paul – Fountain Court ChambersAbsolutely first-rate junior – partners completely trust his work and judgement. Wise beyond his years and serious minded, yet with an excellent bedside manner – a superb barrister .

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Simon Paul  – Fountain Court ChambersSimon is an extraordinary barrister, wise beyond his years, with an unerring commitment to his cases. He seems to have an infinite capacity to produce flawless work and inspires the confidence of his leaders and clients. He will go far.