Marianne Butler > Fountain Court Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fountain Court Chambers
FOUNTAIN COURT, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9DH
England

Position

Marianne is an experienced commercial barrister, who has a core specialism in professional regulation and discipline. She is held in the highest regard by clients and described in the directories as a “star”.  In addition to regularly acting for the regulators, Marianne has considerable expertise in undertaking highly discrete investigations and defence work for city firms and individuals in respect of complaints made against them, and in defending tribunal proceedings, alongside advising a wide range of firms with regards to ongoing regulatory/risk compliance in all regulatory fields.  Whilst the nature of the work is by its nature typically highly confidential, Marianne is an experienced practitioner in the field and, as a result, is frequently invited to speak at regulatory conferences and to conduct training for professionals on all issues arising in this area. As a skilled cross-examiner and advocate, Marianne prides herself on working tirelessly for her clients in handling what are often highly stressful cases requiring particularly sensitive attention and care.

Career

Called July 2003, Lincoln’s Inn.

Memberships

COMBAR.

Education

Wycombe High School; Hertford College, Oxford (2000 BA Hons First Class Philosophy, Politics and Economics); BPP Law School, London (2002 CPE/Diploma in Law; 2003 BVC).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Marianne ButlerFountain Court ChambersExcellent analytical skills, drafting skills and oral advocacy. Marianne is a pleasure to work with and fosters a strong sense of teamwork between solicitors and counsel.

Considered a ‘stand out set in solicitors’ professional regulation‘ the set at Fountain Court Chambers  has a ‘strong offering at all levels‘. Richard Coleman KC, who is considered ‘excellent all round‘, led Philip Ahlquist, standing before the Supreme Court in Harcus Sinclair LLP v Your Lawyers Limited, a dispute concerning the enforcement of solicitors’ undertakings in connection with group actions concerning the “dieselgate” emissions scandal. In Financial Reporting Council v C.A. Humphreys, Michael McLaren KC advised the former CFO of Conviviality plc – the insolvent former owner of Bargain Booze – in connection with an investigation by the FRC for alleged misconduct. In addition, Chloe Carpenter KC went up against Marianne Butler in SRA v Mishcon de Reya, focusing on allegations made against the firm by the SRA. In addition, Patricia Robertson KC was appointed to the Astana International Financial Centre Advisory Panel to advise on legal services regulation.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Marianne ButlerFountain Court Chambers ‘Excellent analytical skills, drafting skills and oral advocacy. Marianne is a pleasure to work with and fosters a strong sense of teamwork between solicitors and counsel.’