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Nicholas Medcroft QC
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(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1
‘A very strong set with a range of barristers with high ability‘, Fountain Court Chambers deploys an ‘abundance of talent and depth‘ in various matters concerning white-collar regulators, with particular involvement in high-profile solicitors and auditors regulation cases. Mark Simpson QC continues to advise the Financial Reporting Council on its investigation into Grant Thornton’s 2016 audit of Sports Direct, and Nicholas Medcroft QC is advising the same regulator on its investigations into the demise of contractor Carillion. Several members represented parties acquitted by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) in the Gary Senior case: Patricia Robertson QC and 2020 silk appointment Chloe Carpenter QC represented Baker McKenzie, while Richard Coleman QC represented a partner who was involved in the internal investigation. Another 2020 silk appointment, Edward Levey QC represented the regulator in SRA v Siaw, in which the Administrative Court reversed the tribunal’s findings, holding that the respondent had acted dishonesty and struck him off.
Nicholas Medcroft QC –Fountain Court Chambers ‘Fantastic with clients – one of his greatest strengths is that he is one of the few practitioners who I know who can legitimately be described as both a civil and criminal practitioner.’(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1 (2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1