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Richard Coleman QC

Work 020 7583 3335
Fountain Court Chambers (Fountain Court Chambers)


Richard Coleman QC’s practice spans commercial dispute resolution, banking, financial services and professional discipline. He has been instructed in some of the most important commercial, banking and regulatory disputes of the day, such as the Ingenious litigation, the Bank Charges litigation, the PPI judicial review, the FCA’s investigation into LIBOR manipulation, the misselling of interest rate hedging products, the collapses of the Arch-Cru and Keydata funds, litigation arising from the writing of gross loss-making insurance business and the PA LMX spiral, and disputes over tax avoidance. 


Practised at the English Bar since 1994; Queen’s Counsel 2012; Attorney General’s A Panel 2007-12; member of the New York Bar since 1995.


Contributor to Law of Bank Payments (Brindle and Cox, 5th ed.)


French (working knowledge).


Auckland Grammar School; Cambridge University (MA; Double First Class Hons in the law tripos); Yale University (LLM); Inns of Court Studentship; Hardwicke and Mansfield Scholarships (Lincoln’s Inn); Pegasus Scholarship.


Family, books, theatre, travel, rugby.

London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Richard Coleman QC - Fountain Court ChambersHis advice is always insightful and measured and he always deals with all the points head on.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Richard Coleman QC - Fountain Court ChambersAn extremely able barrister whose judgement and contribution is highly valued.

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Financial services

Within: Financial services – Leading silks

Richard Coleman QC - Fountain Court ChambersDistils nebulous or broad concepts into practical advice; his litigation experience is invaluable.

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Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading silks

Richard Coleman QC - Fountain Court ChambersAn excellent advocate, easy to work with and of high intellect.

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law

Fountain Court Chambers’ Timothy Dutton QC and Patricia Robertson QC continue to represent the SRA and Leigh Day respectively in the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s appeal after the firm’s acquittal by the SDT; Paul Gott QC and Tetyana Nesterchuk were also involved for the firm. Meanwhile, Richard Coleman QC represented Clifford Chance in its SDT case concerning the Excalibur litigation, and agreed a negotiated outcome of a fine of £50,000.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Richard Coleman QC - Fountain Court ChambersHe regularly handles professional negligence cases in the financial services sector.

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