Patricia Robertson KC > Fountain Court Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fountain Court Chambers


Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and related regulatory work: especially, banking/financial services (including internet banking, plastic money, investment management and mis-selling); professional negligence (in particular, relating to legal services, audit/accountancy and financial services); advice on compliance and representation in disciplinary proceedings relating to legal, accountancy and financial services. Extensive experience of commercial/professional negligence mediations as advocate and accredited by CEDR as a mediator. Accepts appointments as arbitrator.

Recent examples: defence of claims brought by Danish tax authorities relating to cum-ex trading (SKAT litigation); defence of claims relating to alleged fraudulent conspiracy to deprive Thai entrepreneur of shares worth $1-2bn in energy companies (Suppipat v Narondej and others); successfully defending high profile disciplinary proceedings brought by the SRA (including SRA v Senior); defending claims in dishonest assistance and negligence against bank arising from massive Ponzi scheme (SIB v HSBC – appeal to Supreme Court on strike out pending); currently acting as arbitrator in two LCIA arbitrations.


Called 1988; QC 2006; Member of Bar Standards Board (2010-2015) and Vice-Chair (2013-2015); Member Abu Dhabi Global Markets Appeals Panel; Member of Astana International Financial Centre Advisory Panel; Deputy High Court Judge (appointed 2016)  

Publications: Contributor to “Professional Negligence and Liability” (ed. Simpson) on the liability of Fund Managers, and on Expert Witnesses; “The Law of Bank Payments” (eds. Brindle & Cox, 5th Ed) on Plastic Money, and on Internet payments; “Guide to the Legal Services Act 2007” (eds. Miller & Thorne, 2009) on the regulatory framework, and on the Legal Services Board.


French, Italian.




Balliol College, Oxford (Brackenbury Scholar; 1986 BA); City University (1987 Dip Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Patricia Robertson KCFountain Court Chambers

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, Edward Levey 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 > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Patricia Robertson KCFountain Court ChambersShe is doggedly determined and can run rings around the most experienced advocates.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Patricia Robertson KCFountain Court Chambers ‘Patricia is incredibly quick-minded in terms of technical detail but also extremely commercial and practical. She is also a great team player and had good people skills. She is a joy to work with.’

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Patricia Robertson KCFountain Court ChambersA senior silk who gets to grip early on with the detail of the papers. She works hard, thinks creatively and clearly, and inspires confidence from her team and clients and from the court because she’s on top of the detail. Extremely bright, and doesn’t put a foot wrong.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Patricia Robertson KC – Fountain Court Chambers ‘A super silk. Cuts straight through to the heart of the case, sees all the angles, pitches it beautifully before the Court and is completely on top of the papers. One of the very best at the Bar.’