Anneliese Day KC > Fountain Court Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Anneliese is a “leading lawyer of her generation” and a “standout genius” who is frequently instructed in high-value and complex cases both nationally and internationally.  She is ranked both as a Leading Silk in six practice areas in the legal directories (commercial litigation, international arbitration, professional negligence, energy, construction and insurance/reinsurance) and as an Arbitrator.

She was recently described as “an absolute Rockstar at the top of her game”, who operates at the highest level in her areas of expertise dealing with courts and tribunals as both Lead Counsel and Arbitrator not only in the UK but also in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and the Caribbean (including the DIFC and the SICC). She also regularly appears at appellate level.  She is known for being a “charming, intelligent and ruthlessly brilliant advocate”, “stupendously talented” and a “good leader for the 21st century”.

A firm believer in seeking to bring added value to any case whatever her role. Thrives on the cut and thrust of advocacy but also brings commerciality to the issues she deals with.

Career

Edinburgh Academy; Clare College, Cambridge (MA HONs Law 1st Class); Harvard University (Kennedy Scholar). Called to Bar (Inner Temple) 1996 (Princess Royal Scholarship). Joined 4 New Square in 1997. Appointed to Treasury B Panel in 2005. Took silk in 2012. Non Executive Director of Legal Services Board from April 2013 to March 2014. Became “Barrister of the Year” in The Lawyer 2014 Awards. Listed as one of the 500 most influential people in the UK by Debretts in 2015. Joined Fountain Court in December 2016. Appointed a Bencher of Inner Temple in 2016.  Appointed to the LCIA Court in 2019.

Publications:

Former editor of ‘Jackson and Powell on Professional Negligence’ and contributor to ‘Civil Practice and Human Rights’.

Languages

Speaks conversational French and Spanish.

Memberships

COMBAR, SCL, TECBAR, PNBA, ChBA.

Education

Edinburgh Academy; Clare College, Cambridge (MA Hons Law 1st Class); Harvard University (Kennedy Scholar).

Leisure

My children, travel, cycling and hot yoga.

Lawyer Rankings

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Anneliese Day QCFountain Court ChambersShe is a true star of the Bar and a first class arbitrator to boot. Academically brilliant, commercially savvy, impeccably fair, tough as teak when required and a delight to sit with as an arbitrator.

Noted as ‘fast and efficient‘, Fountain Court Chambers has ‘incredible range and quality across the entire team‘. It has a strong annexe in Singapore, a jurisdiction which it has connections spanning decades,  led by Andrew Pullen. Other London-based key names include Stephen Moriarty QC, who has a breadth of experience in the Singapore International Commercial Court and SIAC arbitrations, and Timothy Howe QC who counts shareholder and M&A disputes among his areas of expertise.  Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC has specialist expertise in insurance, contractual and IT disputes, while Anneliese Day QC splits her time between commercial and construction matters. The set continues to strengthen its Asian coverage with the addition of Hong Kong-based Matt Gearing QC (who is also qualified as a solicitor-advocate in the SAR) who joined from Allen & Overy in 2021.

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Construction, energy and infrastructure

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Anneliese Day QCFountain Court Chambers

A construction specialist with strong technical knowledge of the sector and incisive understanding of key issues.

Fountain Court Chambers’ construction, energy and infrastructure practice continues to grow, following the arrival of Anneliese Day QC, who has an established reputation for acting as both advocate and arbitrator in ultra-high value disputes, particularly in Singapore and Australia. Andrew Pullen is also a key member and is instructed on a range of construction and energy matters, primarily arbitrations seated in Singapore, where he is based.

Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Anneliese Day QCFountain Court Chambers  ‘Anneliese is truly excellent to work with. She seems to be able to manage to combine being incredibly intelligent and a brilliant advocate cutting through to the key issues whilst also developing strong client relationships and being approachable and fun.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Anneliese Day KCFountain Court ChambersBrilliant on her feet and very good at cutting through the other side’s case. Her attention to detail is superb.

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Anneliese Day KCFountain Court ChambersAnneliese is always very open-minded, ready to explore different approaches and find the best way to address the matter considering interests of a client and opinion of other lawyers working on a matter. She has also proved herself as a truly effective advocate.

London Bar > Energy

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Anneliese Day KCFountain Court ChambersShe knows the law inside out, is good at presenting complex legal arguments in a way that clients understand, and she is very commercial in her approach.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Anneliese Day KCFountain Court ChambersA remarkable silk. She is reactive, thoughtful, and strategy-led.

Fountain Court Chambers is ‘a very strong set‘, and houses a ‘fantastic‘ team noted for its expertise in handling financial-related professional negligence claims brought against asset managers, accountants, auditors and insurance brokers, among other professionals. Richard Coleman KC, Niamh Cleary and James Duffy continue to act on either side of the high-profile Ingenious litigation, regarding allegedly negligent financial advice on investing in a film finance scheme. Claims against solicitors and barristers are another area of instruction for the group; for example, Anneliese Day KC and Christopher Knowles are acting for over a hundred investors in a claim against a tax QC for alleged negligent tax advice.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Anneliese Day KCFountain Court ChambersAnneliese is without doubt in a league of her own – she has a unique combination of the sharpest of intellects and insightful and perfectly calibrated judgement – she is the ultimate trial lawyer. Very well prepared, tactically sophisticated and intellectually agile, while never losing sight of the ball.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Anneliese Day KCFountain Court ChambersA truly effective advocate, who is able to find the right approach to the tribunal.

Fountain Court Chambers is an ‘excellent all-round‘ set for commercial disputes, a quality that extends to its international arbitration offering. Clients appreciate the ‘useful Singapore presence‘, although its members also are active in arbitrations spanning the US, Middle East, Russia, the CIS, and Africa. Among the silks, Anneliese Day KC is building an excellent reputation both as an advocate and arbitrator, and is currently representing NIDCO in NIDCO v OAS, a dispute involving a contract for Trinidad’s southern road network. The highly versatile Bankim Thanki KC is also active in this area and is representing Ukraine in Littop Enterprises and others v Ukraine. Other key members include Timothy Howe KC and Alexander Milner KC, who is noted for his Russia and CIS related expertise.

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators

(Leading counsel as arbitrators)Ranked: Tier 2

Anneliese Day KCFountain Court ChambersFirst class, she is on the ball and has good judgment. She is hard working and bright, and careful and open with parties.