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David Railton QC

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


David has a broad based commercial practice, having acted for and advised a wide range of commercial clients. 

He has some 35 years experience of commercial litigation and arbitration, including cases with international and multi-jurisdictional elements.  He has extensive experience of substantial commercial litigation, having acted in a number of long-running and complex cases.  His practice is primarily as an advocate in Court and arbitration proceedings (in London and abroad), but he also regularly advises clients on transactional and product issues. 

He also sits as an arbitrator (in London and abroad), and as a Deputy High Court Judge (in the Commercial Court, and the Chancery Division).

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Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

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David Railton QC - Fountain Court ChambersExtremely bright, hugely experienced, and unflappable under pressure, as well as being very personable and client friendly.

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Commercial litigation

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David Railton QC - Fountain Court ChambersHe has command of the courtroom, is flawless, articulate, and grapples with key commercial decisions quickly and intelligently.

Within: Commercial litigation

Fountain Court Chambers is a 'quality set with strength throughout the ranks', including 'strong juniors and silks who are responsive and fun to work with'. The set has 'the depth of brainpower and size of team which a major solicitor practice needs when the balloon goes up'. Members are regularly called upon to act on the country's most hard-fought disputes, including the landmark Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, in which Bankim Thanki QC and Tamara Oppenheimer represented the defendant, and Tchenguiz v Grant Thornton, in which David Railton QC and Charles Bear QC were among eight members involved at various stages of the case. Another highlight was Stobart Group v Tinkler, which involved three members from chambers including Alex Barden.

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Insurance and reinsurance

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David Railton QC - Fountain Court ChambersA real market leader.

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International arbitration: counsel

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David Railton QC - Fountain Court ChambersProvides painstaking attention to detail and outstanding advocacy skills.

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Professional negligence

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David Railton QC - Fountain Court ChambersHas great judgement.

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