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Nicholas Medcroft QC

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7583 3335
Email:
Fountain Court Chambers (Fountain Court Chambers)

Position

Nicholas Medcroft has a broad commercial practice, with an emphasis on banking, civil fraud, professional liability, financial services regulation and investigations. He is regularly instructed in major commercial disputes, especially those with a financial services or civil fraud/breach of trust element.
He has extensive experience of acting for banks caught up in fraud and money laundering and of big-ticket disciplinary and regulatory proceedings. He is recommended as a leader in his field in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, where he is described as “a great strategic thinker and a complete team player”, "very user-friendly" and "‘extremely bright and phenomenally hardworking".
He has acted for the FRC in relation to a number of high profile corporate collapses, including MG Rover, Connaught and BHS. Other notable cases include FSA v Alexander (the first market abuse case to be brought by the FSA in the Chancery Division), Shah v HSBC Private Bank (the leading case on the conflict between a bank's duties to its customers and its duties under POCA) and N v Royal Bank of Scotland plc (whether POCA excludes the court’s jurisdiction).

Career

Called 1998.

Member

COMBAR, FSLA, Chancery Bar Association.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: 2019 Silks

Nicholas Medcroft QC - Fountain Court ChambersGreat on the fine details of cases as well as the big picture.

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Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: 2019 Silks

Nicholas Medcroft QC - Fountain Court ChambersA clear thinker and a delight to work with.

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Fraud: civil

Within: 2019 Silks

Nicholas Medcroft QC - Fountain Court ChambersVery knowledgeable on POCA and extremely hardworking.

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Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Within: 2019 Silks

Nicholas Medcroft QC - Fountain Court ChambersA young silk to watch.

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Professional negligence

Within: 2019 Silks

Nicholas Medcroft QC - Fountain Court ChambersHe is excellent.

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