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Fountain Court Chambers

FOUNTAIN COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 3335
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 0329
DX:
5 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.fountaincourt.co.uk
London, Singapore

Nico Leslie

Tel:
Work 020 7583 3335
Email:
Fountain Court Chambers (Fountain Court Chambers)

Position

Banking and finance; Commercial litigation; Fraud – civil; arbitration.

Career

Called 2010; Lincoln’s Inn. 

Specialises in commercial litigation with particular expertise in banking and finance, insurance and reinsurance, fraud/asset recovery, jurisdiction and conflict of laws, professional negligence, art law, international and domestic arbitration. Recent practice includes a number of high-profile commercial cases, including acting in the Gemini litigation, acting for the defendant partner in the widely publicised Republic of Djibouti litigation, and acting for the successful investors in the Czech Photovoltaic arbitrations in The Hague. Has particular experience of litigation in offshore jurisdictions (Bermuda, BVI, Cayman and St Lucia) and in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Publications of note: co-author, ‘The Law of Assignment (3rd Edition)’ with Mr Justice Marcus Smith; co-author of chapter on ‘Choses in Action’ for Halsbury’s Laws of England; contributing editor of Gough on Company Charges (2nd edition, forthcoming); contributing editor, Restitution chapter, ‘Bullen, Leake and Jacob’s Precedents of Pleading’.

Languages

Fluent French, Italian, Spanish and Croatian/Serbian.

Member

COMBAR.

Education

Eton College; Christ’s College, Cambridge (2007 BA Modern Languages, Starred Double First); City Law School (2009 GDL, Commendation); City Law School (2010 BVC, Outstanding).

Leisure

Football, skiing, travel.


London Bar

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – leading juniors

Nico Leslie - Fountain Court ChambersHe has a brilliant mind and is a pleasure to work with.

Within: Professional negligence

Fountain Court Chambers is a ‘high-class set of barristers’ with ‘very effective advocates for professional negligence matters’. Financial services negligence is a key area of expertise and members have been advising on a number of claims arising out of or related to financial mis-selling issues. Bankim Thanki QC represented Lloyds Bank in a £20m LIBOR mis-selling claim, which included allegations of negligent advice in connection with the sale of financial products associated with lending to a property development company. Meanwhile, an unled Tamara Oppenheimer acted for Coutts in a £5m claim of product mis-selling and negligent investment advice. For valuers negligence, Mark Simpson QC led Nik Yeo and Nico Leslie in representing the claimant in the Gemini litigation, a claim arising out of alleged negligent valuation of 26 properties in a securitised portfolio valued at £1.2bn.

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