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Fountain Court Chambers

FOUNTAIN COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DH, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7583 3335
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Fax 020 7353 0329
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5 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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London, Singapore

Simon Atrill

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

Position

Civil and commercial litigation including banking, financial services, insurance/reinsurance, civil fraud and professional negligence. Recent cases: Blue v Mike Ashley [2017] EWHC 1928 (Comm); Law Debenture v Ukraine (first instance, CA and Supreme Court); Group Seven v Nasir (first instance and CA); NBT v Yurov; Marme v RBS; BTA Bank v Ablyazov; OFT v Abbey National and others (bank charges) [2010] 1 A.C. 696); Group Seven v Sultana [2014] 1 W.L.R. 735 (freezing injunctions), [2014] EWHC 2046 (Ch) (trial) and [2015] EWCA Civ 631; BAT v Windward [2014] 2 All ER (Comm) 757; interest rate swaps and PPI litigation; IBC v MAR [2010] 1 All ER (Comm) 112; ICB v Akingbola; Dhanani v Crasnianski [2011] 2 All E.R. (Comm) 799; various cases in Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and Trinidad and Tobago.

Career

Supervisor, conflict of laws and administrative law at the University of Cambridge 2004-05. Called 2005. 

Publications include Legal Privilege and Mandatory Disclosure under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 [2005] LMCLQ; "Choice of Law in Contract: The missing Pieces of the Article 4 Jigsaw?" (2004) ICLQ; several in Cambridge Law Journal.

Languages

English, working knowledge of French and Spanish.

Member

COMBAR.

Education

St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (2002 BA Law Double First); St John’s College, Oxford (2003 BCL Distinction); University of Pennsylvania, USA (LLM magna cum laude).

Leisure

Skiing, travel.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Juniors

Simon Atrill - Fountain Court Chambers ‘ Highly recommended, you should not hesitate in instructing him. ’

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Fountain Court Chambers 'continues to excel in the area of banking and finance' and has 'great strength in depth' with 'a number of eminent barristers', according to sources. The set, which typically represents banks, has a broad spread of barristers covering every aspect of banking law, from the advisory to the crossover between the criminal and the regulatory spheres. A significant highlight saw Bankim Thanki QC lead the Ukraine's defence in the Court of Appeal against a $3bn Eurobond claim brought by Russia. Other notable cases included Property Alliance Group v RBS, in which Richard Handyside QC succesfully represented RBS in the Court of Appeal, and Marme v RBS, in which Timothy Howe QC, Laura John and Simon Atrill successfully represented the bank.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Leading Juniors

Simon Atrill - Fountain Court Chambers ‘ Very clever, works stupendously hard and is a very good advocate with excellent judgement. ’

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