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Fountain Court Chambers


Nicholas Medcroft QC’s practice spans commercial dispute resolution, banking, fraud, corporate crime, financial services and professional discipline.

He is regularly instructed in major commercial disputes, especially those with a financial services or fraud/breach of trust element. He has extensive experience of acting for banks caught up in fraud and money laundering and of big-ticket disciplinary and regulatory proceedings.

He is recommended as a leader in his field in the legal directories, where he is described as “a great strategic thinker and a complete team player” “very user-friendly” and “extremely bright and phenomenally hardworking“.

High profile cases include MG Rover; BHS; the collapse of Carillion plc; FSA v Alexander (the first market abuse case to be brought by the FSA in the Chancery Division); the Marrache fraud litigation in Gibraltar; Shah v HSBC Private Bank (the leading case on the conflict between a bank’s duties to its customers and its duties under POCA); and N v Royal Bank of Scotland plc (whether POCA excludes the court’s jurisdiction).


Called 1998; QC 2019; Recorder 2018.


COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association, Financial Services Lawyers Association.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Nicholas Medcroft KCFountain Court ChambersNick is a class operator. He has great attention to detail, is client friendly and really knows his stuff. Further, his advocacy is very good – measured and perfectly pitched to the mood of the tribunal.

London Bar > Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Nicholas Medcroft KCFountain Court ChambersVery knowledgeable in a niche but difficult area of law, nice person and efficient/gets it done on time.

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

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Nicholas Medcroft KCFountain Court ChambersA strong advocate with a firm presence in court. Bright and personable.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Nicholas Medcroft KCFountain Court Chambers ‘Strong advocate with a firm presence in court – bright and personable.’