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FOUNTAIN COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DH, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7583 3335
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Fountain Court Chambers, Brian Doctor QC, London, ENGLAND

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Brian Doctor QC

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

Position

Barrister with a broad commercial law practice. He started his professional career as a solicitor in London, then practised at the Bar in South Africa (took silk there after ten years), and has practised at Fountain Court since 1992 (took Silk in England in 1999). His case experience includes banking, insurance, competition and general hard-fought business disputes, many of them between international litigants. He also sits as an arbitrator, and has extensive arbitration experience as counsel both here and abroad. He has appeared in several of the largest cases litigated in England, namely: (1) on behalf of the Office of Fair Trading in their bank overdraft litigation against eight banks; (2) for the Defendants in Tajik Aluminium v Ermatov, one of the biggest ever civil claims, involving allegations of fraud, bribery and conspiracy; and (3) in BTA v Ablyazov, which has already become a leading case on freezing order injunctions. More recently he represented both the Tshenguiz brother in their dispute with the SFO. He has also recently been involved in several shareholder disputes involving companies in England, BVI, and South Africa, with a particular emphasis on civil fraud claims.

The scope of his international commercial practice is shown by the connections of his recent cases: South Africa, Singapore, Russia, Kazakhstan, Venezuela and the BVI. His Civil Fraud practice spans emerging markets, enforcement and recovery actions, and their conduct in the London courts, although his work has a truly international dimension. Complex procedural claims mean he is often called upon to act in difficult cases.

Career

Practised at Johannesburg Bar 1980-92; took silk in South Africa 1990; called Lincoln’s Inn 1991; tenant at Fountain Court 1992; QC 1999.

Languages

Afrikaans.

Education

King Edward VII School, Johannesburg; University of the Witwatersrand (1972 BA; LLB); Balliol College, Oxford (1975 BCL).

Leisure

Theatre, opera, reading.


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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Brian Doctor QC - Fountain Court ChambersHighly experienced in international fraud cases.

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