3 Verulam Buildings > London, England > Set Profile

Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC
3 Verulam Buildings
GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5NT
England

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit) Tier 1

3 Verulam Buildings 'remains one of the best sets for banking litigation', praised for its strength-in-depth from top silks down to baby juniors. Not one to rest on its laurels, it continues to attract up-and-coming senior juniors, as demonstrated by the arrivals of Adam Temple and Liisa Lahti from 4 Pump Court and Quadrant Chambers. The set's quality is reflected in its cases, including BNP Paribas v Trattamento Rifiuti Metropolitani SpA in which Adrian Beltrami QC led Christopher Bond for the claimants before the Court of Appeal in a case with contested jurisdictional issues. Another highlight is National Bank of Kazakhstan v BNY Mellon; Anatolie Stati; & Others, a matter which Kazakh entity owns assets held by the American bank in which a team of four members, including Ali Malek QC, David Quest QC and William Edwards are representing the claimants, the Kazakh central bank.

Rising stars

William Day3 Verulam BuildingsOne of the best baby junior barristers. Will is extremely switched on to technical legal issues having both come to the Bar from a Magic Circle law firm and also having academic interests.
Ranked: Tier 1
Rebecca Zaman - 3 Verulam BuildingsRebecca stands out for her strategic and analytical thinking. She works hard and fast and is incredibly user-friendly. A go-to junior for banking cases.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ali Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsPragmatic in the extreme and excellent at cutting through the issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ewan McQuater QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA litigation powerhouse who can turn his hand to any type of dispute, spotting winning points with ease. A pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Onslow QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is rightly regarded as a grandee of the banking Bar and is an advocate of all the talents.
Ranked: Tier 1
Adrian Beltrami QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsOne of the foremost silks at the banking litigation Bar. Hugely respected by judges. Hard working, insightful, impeccable judgment and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Matthew Hardwick QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsFantastically hard-working and has a very impressive attention to detail and to case preparation. His advocacy skills are excellent, he has a very pleasant manner that is effective with judges and he is very efficient in cross-examination of witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Nash QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsTechnically excellent and user-friendly. He has a great rapport with judges and is quick on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Quest QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsExcellent bedside manner. Highly intelligent. He brings a whole new perspective to solving really complex legal problems. Superb cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Salter QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery efficient and very thorough and can be relied upon to come up with a clear view and clear advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Davies-Jones QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsFantastic judgement, calm in a crisis, a sage sounding board through some difficult and highly technical litigation.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Hodge Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA go-to barrister for the most complicated cases, he sees angles and nuances that others would miss and he always advises with a view to the best possible ultimate outcome.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsThe first name of the team sheet every time.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Head QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is an excellent advocate who reads the judge extremely well, and pitches the case accordingly.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ian Wilson QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAn excellent technical lawyer and an impressive advocate as well as being exceptionally adept at managing clients.
Ranked: Tier 5

2020 Silks

Rajesh Pillai QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsExcellent blend of technical excellence and commercial nous. Excellent client facing skills. A smooth but forceful advocate.

2021 Silks

Adam Kramer QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe has always had star quality, a first choice for financial markets work - approachable, responsive and very quick to understand complex issues.
Matthew Parker QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is very able, very experienced recently appointed QC, thorough and on top of the detail. A real fighter and future star.

2022 Silks

Farhaz Khan QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsExtremely thorough and responsive, he conveys his views with conviction and polish.

Leading Juniors

William Edwards - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is a ferocious advocate, exceptionally articulate and has the judges with him through the ease at which he presents fact and law for the court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Scott Ralston - 3 Verulam BuildingsExperienced, authoritative and diligent.
Ranked: Tier 1
Lisa Lacob - 3 Verulam BuildingsExceptionally intelligent, approachable and hands-on. She is an impressive advocate and tenacious in her approach.
Ranked: Tier 2
Liisa Lahti - 3 Verulam BuildingsBrilliant analytical skills and a superb facility in communicating complex legal concepts to clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael Lazarus - 3 Verulam BuildingsHighly intelligent, proactive and hard-working.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Simpson - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe anchors legal advice and positions on thorough research, very analytic, highly knowledgeable, and prepares comprehensive and intelligible legal documents.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adam Temple - 3 Verulam BuildingsA quick thinking and no-nonsense barrister who does not stand on ceremony and so is clear, straight forward and easy to deal with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Charlotte Eborall - 3 Verulam BuildingsThorough, a good drafter, easy to work with and thoughtful.
Ranked: Tier 2
Christopher Bond - 3 Verulam BuildingsResponsive, thorough and commercial with an excellent attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ian Higgins - 3 Verulam BuildingsA first class junior who loves getting stuck into the detail and debating issues.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Hanke - 3 Verulam BuildingsAbsorbs huge volumes of detail extremely quickly and apply it in support of his client's position. His written and oral advocacy and cross-examination is well judged, precise and extremely effective.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alexia Knight - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery approachable and friendly. Gets to know you as a person as well as an instructing solicitor. Extremely knowledgeable and all over the detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
Sophie Mallinckrodt - 3 Verulam BuildingsClear-thinking and decisive, she is very useful to have as a member of the team because of her strategic contribution.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘3VB is an excellent set – one of the best in this area. ‘

‘3VB has excellent strength in depth. I’ve used this chambers for many years and have always been impressed with the quality of Counsel (juniors through to seniors).’

‘3VB is a set that my colleagues and I probably turn to more than any other both now and, in my case, the last 30 years. They are a very strong set in financial services but have also established a very strong offering in a broader range of disciplines. Over the years they have recruited numerous former solicitors who have spent a few years in leading City firms. This means that a lot of their people have hands on experience of the very different role of a solicitor. ‘

‘Very strong set for banking and commercial litigation generally. Strong individuals right the way from the junior, mid-junior, senior-junior, up to QC.’

‘3VB have been for many years one of our “go-to” sets for our more complex cases. High quality counsel are available at all levels (silk, senior junior and junior). They are invariably very responsive to training requests and are now a regular feature of our internal training programme. Highly recommended.’

Clerking

‘All the clerks are very approachable and commercial.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 1

3 Verulam Buildings has 'a plethora of excellent barristers, all of whom are extremely approachable', and clients appreciate the 'great strength in depth, especially amongst the juniors'. Senior and junior members are regularly instructed on some of the largest commercial disputes to hit the London and international courts and tribunals. A notable highlight was Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Others - a case concerning a Ukrainian oil refinery with multiple interlocutory points addressing complex issues of law - in which Ewan McQuater QC and Matthew Parker QC successfully represented the defendants who had the claims against them dismissed in February 2021. McQuater QC and David Quest QC also represented the defendant in PCP Capital Partners v Barclays Bank. Another major mandate is Arcelormittal v Essar Steel & VTB Bank, a matter concerning the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award, in which Adrian Beltrami QC is representing VTB. In February 2022 Can Yeginsu joined from 4 New Square.

Rising stars

William Day - 3 Verulam BuildingsA fabulous barrister. William is intellectually brilliant coupled with an easy manner and very approachable.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ali Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAli has a unique ability to spot winning points in a case and to deliver arguments in a way which judges find appealing.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ewan McQuater QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA towering presence and a silk of real heft and gravitas. He is a true heavyweight and someone solicitors have no hesitation instructing on the most difficult of cases, or where the client wants a QC from the very top drawer.
Ranked: Tier 1
Adrian Beltrami QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsSimply an exceptional senior silk and one of the leaders of the commercial Bar. Adrian has the rare skill of being able to combine precise technical analysis with commercial pragmatism.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Onslow QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA superb tactician who is excellent in trial and hugely respected by the judiciary.
Ranked: Tier 2
John Jarvis QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsCommercial, clever and ferociously hard-working.
Ranked: Tier 3
Hodge Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHodge is a superb strategist. He is a pleasure to work with and very warm with clients. He can coordinate and lead multiple teams of lawyers in cross-border litigation and is very shrewd in plotting out where a case will be won or lost.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Nash QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsTechnically excellent and user-friendly, he has a great rapport with judges and quick on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Quest QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery commercial and a team player; David is calm and patient with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Salter QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery efficient and very thorough and can be relied upon to come up with a clear view and clear advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Davies-Jones QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsJonathan combines a fantastically impressive intellect and command of detail with a real pragmatism on a case.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
David Head QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsDavid is very solid and gets the job done. He can see through the mess to the key issues which need to be resolved.
Ranked: Tier 5
Andrew Fletcher QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAndrew reads the court and earns the respect of judges through his careful and precise approach; he is across the detail and has very sound judgement. He is a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 6
Matthew Hardwick QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsMatthew is fantastically hard-working and has a very impressive attention to detail and to case preparation. His advocacy skills are excellent, he has a very pleasant manner that is effective with judges and he is very efficient in cross-examination of witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 6

2020 Silks

Rajesh Pillai QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsGreat fun to work with, combining deep knowledge of the case with energy and a great courtroom style.

2021 Silks

Adam Kramer QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA highly expert commercial lawyer with a particular interest and expertise in quantum and damages. He is focused, very intelligent and extremely assertive.
Matthew Parker QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA polished and highly effective advocate. He has real steel in his submissions, backed with a very attuned sense of what judges are looking for. His written product is always first-class.

Leading Juniors

Michael Lazarus - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery sharp, very bright and a fast worker.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Hanke - 3 Verulam BuildingsAn impressive advocate. He is very quick to think on his feet, and highly persuasive in his arguments.
Ranked: Tier 3
Philip Hinks - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery good indeed. Philip is good on law and facts, rolling up his sleeves and producing high quality work.
Ranked: Tier 3
George McPherson - 3 Verulam BuildingsGeorge has an excellent analytical brain, an unusual ability to think laterally and a capacity to make clear and persuasive submissions on complex matters.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lisa Lacob - 3 Verulam BuildingsCommercially astute and an assured advocate. Lisa is very personable and good with lay clients, and highly responsive.
Ranked: Tier 4
Anne Jeavons - 3 Verulam BuildingsA strong advocate with a command of the detail and the ability to convey complex matters in very simple terms. Anne is also user-friendly and approachable. Overall, Anne is an excellent junior who solicitors really enjoy working with.
Ranked: Tier 5
James McWilliams - 3 Verulam BuildingsThe complete package: incredibly sharp on matters of black letter law, experienced beyond his years on matters of strategy, a great team member and a real gent.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

‘3VB are one of my go to sets for commercial work. They have real strength in depth and numerous members of Chambers are a class act. ‘

‘High-quality throughout, easy to work with and adaptable, flexible barristers. A go-to set.’

‘Huge strength in depth of expertise and availability of counsel. An impressive offering.’

‘Hugh strength-in-depth. My preferred set on complex and/or high-end litigation.’

‘3VB remains the top set for commercial litigation and in our view international arbitration given their strong international roster of associate members. They remain the set of choice of us as firm when its comes to complex litigation dispute or when an opinion is required on commercial law matters.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are very responsive and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them.’

London Bar > Financial services regulation Tier 1

3 Verulam Buildings is 'an excellent financial services set, with strength at all levels'. The chambers is home to a team which regularly acts for and against the regulators, including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and is adept at handling contentious and advisory matters. Rory Phillips QC advised Lloyds Banking Group on establishing an independent appeals process for customers, following decisions made by the client as part of its implementation of the recommendations of the Cranston Review; the Cranston Review was set up following the high-profile HBOS fraud in Reading. In another matter, Thomas Weitzman QC advised the PRA on two major Brexit-related Part VII insurance business transfers. The set also added to its junior ranks with the arrival of Adam Temple from 4 Pump Court in October 2020.

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 1
Ali Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA silk with a very good client manner. He is an excellent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Hodge Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA good strategist with a detailed understanding of the financial services industry. A hugely respected silk.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rory Philips QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA stellar individual.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Weitzman QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is tremendously analytical and well-organised. A silk with a fantastic breadth of knowledge and experience.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Rajesh Pillai QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsRajesh combines deep knowledge of the area with strong written and oral advocacy skills. A force to be reckoned with.

2021 Silks

Saima Hanif QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsShe is technically brilliant and extremely accessible to solicitors and lay clients alike. She has an absolute mastery of the crossover between the financial regulation and banking and finance areas.

2022 Silks

Farhaz Khan QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsFarhaz has an extremely able mind.

Leading Juniors

Philip Hinks - 3 Verulam BuildingsPhilip is outstandingly clever, charming and responsive.
Ranked: Tier 1
Robert Purves - 3 Verulam BuildingsRobert is a clear expert in this field. He is approachable and down to earth.
Ranked: Tier 1
Adam Temple - 3 Verulam BuildingsAdam is immensely bright, responsive, and a persuasive advocate. He has an excellent grasp of FCA regulations. A junior with great judgement.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charlotte Eborall - 3 Verulam BuildingsA real star; her analysis is very considered and detailed, and she is very responsive.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Potts - 3 Verulam BuildingsJames is very intelligent and personable, and has a great manner with solicitors and clients alike. An unflappable junior who provides serene, sensible advice in a crisis.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Simpson - 3 Verulam BuildingsDavid is analytical, knowledgeable and open to new ideas. He anchors his advice on thorough legal research.
Ranked: Tier 2
Cleon Catsambis - 3 Verulam BuildingsA charismatic and hard-working junior. One to watch.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sophie Mallinckrodt - 3 Verulam BuildingsSophie is an astute and decisive senior junior.
Ranked: Tier 3
Theodor van Sante - 3 Verulam BuildingsTheodor's technical knowledge in this area is unsurpassed. His advice is practical and easy to understand. He has a very good client manner.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘3VB is an excellent financial services set with strength at all levels.’

‘Huge strength in depth of expertise and availability of counsel. An impressive offering.’

‘We are always well served by the team at 3VB. They are readily able to give us a choice of suitable people for a wide range of cases.’

‘3VB is our set of choice. They offer remarkable strength in depth which means that availability is never an issue. This also allows for the instruction of barristers which are suitable for a particular matter. This is incredibly helpful when it comes to the issue of costs, which is always front and centre of a client’s mind.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are highly efficient and user-friendly. Richard Ansell is a particular pleasure to deal with – responsive, straightforward and dependable.’

‘Good, and responsive.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil Tier 1

3 Verulam Buildings is praised for its 'considerable strength and depth of talent in the civil fraud area'. Combined with their acknowledged strengths in  banking and financial services matters, the members provide a compelling mix of expertise in complex financial fraud claims as well as broader international disputes. Major cases include the long running Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Others in which Ewan McQuater QC and Matthew Parker QC successfully represented the defendant. SKAT v Solo Capital Partners LLP - a case concerning an alleged cum-ex trading system which the Danish tax authorities claim defrauded it of £1.5bn - also involved senior and junior members such as Andrew Onslow QC and David Head QC, acting on behalf of numerous defendants, including those represented by DWF.

Leading Silks

Ali Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAn extremely good tactician; commercial and pragmatic and very experienced - Ali has seen it all before, which inspires confidence.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ewan McQuater QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAn extremely hardworking barrister with excellent judgement and strong cross-examination skills.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Onslow QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAndrew commands respect from all he deals with, be it clients, opponents or judiciary. His advocacy is extremely persuasive and he cross-examines with tenacity.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Quest QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsCalm, measured, very bright and quick on complex matters.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAndrew combines vast experience of litigating complex civil fraud matters, with an excellent court room manner. As a deputy high court judge, he knows how arguments are likely to be received from the bench.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adrian Beltrami QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsSuper-clever, measured, authoritative, calm, a superb manner when addressing the court, commercial, very good with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Head QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery client friendly, takes a very commercial view, knows how to persuade a judge and hold the court's attention.
Ranked: Tier 2
Hodge Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA highly experienced litigator with sound tactical acumen and a wealth of knowledge handling complex disputes, particularly in Asia, Middle East and Far East, including cases with a criminal or regulatory element.
Ranked: Tier 3
John Jarvis QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsJohn has strong advocacy skills, master technician, very hard worker, a real pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4
Hefin Rees QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA formidable opponent in court - an extremely effective advocate with a keen eye for important detail. His clarity of presentation of complex facts is impressive - a real asset in complex fraud cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Rajesh Pillai QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsCalm, collected and leads large teams exceptionally well. He offers the court the answers it seeks with charm and confidence and provides the underlying client with an excellent service, with nothing short of his full attention and skill.

2021 Silks

Adam Kramer QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAn intellectual powerhouse - flexible in his thinking, clear in his drafting; and a pleasure to lead, not least since he really is great with professional clients and is highly responsive and creative.
Matthew Parker QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is very able, very experienced recently appointed QC, thorough and on top of the detail. A real fighter and future star.

Leading Juniors

Michael Lazarus - 3 Verulam BuildingsTechnically excellent.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Hinks - 3 Verulam BuildingsSomeone who is good on law and facts, rolling up his sleeves and producing high quality work. He is particularly good on jurisdiction and freezing orders.
Ranked: Tier 3
James McWilliams - 3 Verulam BuildingsExtremely hardworking and a diligent junior with excellent drafting skills. He is meticulous and his turnover timing is absolutely amazing.
Ranked: Tier 3
Yash Bheeroo - 3 Verulam BuildingsYash provides prompt well-thought-out commercial advice - a future star who clearly punches above his weight.
Ranked: Tier 4
William Edwards - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is a ferocious advocate, exceptionally articulate and has the judges with him through the ease at which he presents fact and law for the court.
Ranked: Tier 4
James Potts - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe has a great understanding of international fraud disputes. He always knows where the bodies are buried, with a forensic ability at all levels. A delight to have on the team.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘3VB is an excellent set. All Counsel have great expertise, from pupils to QCs. The juniors are particularly excellent.’

‘3VB is an excellent set for commercial litigation, including civil fraud matters. I have worked with, and against, several barristers from the set and they have been of a high calibre. The clerks are good too.’

‘3VB is a favourite set. It combines excellent counsel with superb clerking.’

‘A number of excellent practitioners who punch above their call. ‘

‘Top of the range set with strength in depth amongst its leaders and juniors. Our go to set for complex financial fraud work and urgent matters.’

Clerking

‘Richard Ansell is always a great help and goes the extra mile to assist.’

London Bar > Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property) Tier 1

In the art world, members of 3 Verulam Buildings act for defendant and claimant auction houses, dealers, and sellers involved in high-profile disputes. In Meem Ya Meem LLC v Sotheby’s, Andrew Onslow QC is acting for a second defendant seller/consignor in a claim for repayment of the price paid for an Egyptian statue valued at over half a million pounds. Rajesh Pillai QC represents a third-party auction house in Re Gowen v Helly Nahmad, which concerns a dispute over documents relating to the sale of a Modigliani alleged to have been looted by the Nazis in France during the second world war.  Cleon Catsambis successfully acted for Sotheby’s in Umada v Philbrick and Sotheby's, where two parties both claimed the proceeds of the sale of pieces by Mark Bradford and Donald Judd, in the amount of over £2m; the case was part of a high-profile litigation claim against Inigo Philbrick, an American art dealer awaiting trial for allegedly defrauding clients of $20m. In addition, in Cole v Carpenter, Yash Bheeroo acts for three American defendants in a dispute over the $12m sale of Picasso's Le Sauvetage.

Art and cultural property - Leading Silks

Andrew Onslow QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsIncredibly personable, smart and hands-on.
Ranked: Tier 1

Art and cultural property - 2020 Silks

Rajesh Pillai QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsBright, hard-working and committed, user-friendly and approachable. He tends to give firm decisive advice.

Art and cultural property - Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Cleon Catsambis - 3 Verulam BuildingsHard-working, intelligent and always clear about what he is doing. He provides practical and intelligent answers to complicated issues. On every level his instincts are amazing.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘They are a very strong commercial set generally.’

‘Highly competent and able.’

‘The chambers has a very strong presence in banking, fraud. and commercial litigation. I would trust all of their barristers to give excellent advice.’

Clerking

‘I have always found the clerks’ room very helpful.’

‘Exceptionally helpful – Stuart Pullum.’

‘Always receive excellent service.’

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators Tier 2

3 Verulam Buildings' impressive push into the international arbitration market isn't limited to the counsel side. The set has an increasingly strong stable of full time and part time arbitrators who command considerable respect in the market. Full time arbitrators such as Elizabeth Birch bring a huge amount of experience, having had a full time practice since 2003, while Christopher Symons is especially known for his expertise in arbitrating insurance disputes. Brian King has also bedded in with a full time practice, following a distinguished career as a partner in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP's renowned international arbitration practice. Distinguished counsel as arbitrators include Ali Malek QC and Jane Davies Evans.

Testimonials

Set

‘3VB has done an incredible job in joining highly experienced arbitrators and arbitration counsel and, as a result, has formed a very strong arbitration team.’

‘They deserve their reputation as one of the very best commercial sets in London.’

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel Tier 2

3 Verulam Buildings is now firmly ensconced among the leading sets in London for international arbitration and is considered by some to be 'the leading set of chambers for international investment arbitration disputes'. In addition to several top name commercial silks, such as Ali Malek QC, who are equally adept before the tribunals as they are before the High Court, the set also has some excellent senior juniors and junior silks with strong specialist expertise in this area, with Christopher Harris QC being of particular note. Harris represented the Moroccan government in its ICSID arbitration, Carlyle v Morocco, with Georges Chalfoun, Mark Wassouf and Cameron Miles also on the team. Another ICSID highlight was Mytilineos SA v Republic of Serbia in which Tariq Baloch was sole barrister for the Greek industrial conglomerate. In February 2022 Can Yeginsu joined from 4 New Square.

Rising stars

Judy Fu - 3 Verulam BuildingsIncredibly quick to get across the detail of claims and forensically hones in on the crucial legal issues. Brilliant academically with an excellent intellect.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ali Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsIndividual strengths of Ali include his command of the law, strategic thinking, oral advocacy and attention to detail and preparation. Ali is fantastic in all of these areas, really top-notch.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ewan McQuater QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsGreat at identifying the key issues and finding pragmatic ways to deal with them, and also a fantastic advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Davies-Jones QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsJonathan combines a fantastically impressive intellect and command of the detail with a real pragmatism in a claim. A pleasure to work with and inspires complete client confidence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Nash QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsExtremely smooth and provides a helpful strategic guide during the preparation of the case.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Onslow QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsOne of the smartest barristers, with impeccable judgement and real style to his advocacy. One of the best.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Harris QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsPolished, articulate, fiercely smart and expert in the specialism of international arbitration in England (especially in relation to the Arbitration Act 1996 and jurisprudence applying it).
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Salter QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery efficient and very thorough and can be relied upon to come up with a clear view and clear advice.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Rajesh Pillai QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsBrilliant mix of technical expertise and commercial nous. Manages to cut through and identify the key issues.

2021 Silks

Matthew Parker QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery user-friendly; willing to get stuck into a case; great with clients and with a charming advocacy style.

Leading Juniors

Tariq Baloch - 3 Verulam BuildingsA great legal mind, with strong knowledge of the law combined with first-rate advocacy skills.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jane Davies Evans - 3 Verulam BuildingsExcellent specialist counsel in international construction arbitrations, with a great understanding of the nuances of overseas parties and cultures.
Ranked: Tier 1
Georges Chalfoun - 3 Verulam BuildingsOne of the strongest barristers, both technically and commercially. He punches well above his weight. He works at a speed I have not come across, has a phenomenal ability to retain knowledge and apply it.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Wassouf - 3 Verulam BuildingsOne of the go to juniors in the field of international investment arbitration disputes.
Ranked: Tier 2
Dominic Kennelly - 3 Verulam BuildingsCareful and hard-working with a fine mind and anticipates precisely what the case needs at a high and detailed level. Great to have him on our team.
Ranked: Tier 3
Cameron Miles - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe has an encyclopaedic knowledge of public international law. A real asset and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘3VB is very strong in arbitration with a deep bench of practitioners we have involved in our arbitration matters.’

‘3VB has a deep arbitration bench which is why we gravitate to them for arbitration matters.’

‘3VB are exceptionally strong and well clerked.’

‘3VB has great strength in depth and high-quality barristers at all levels. It is particularly strong on public international law where it has some of the leading individuals at the junior, mid and senior levels.’

‘By instructing a top set like 3VB we expect the best and we got it. Technical excellence combines with understanding to guide us through every stage of a worryingly complex process. We felt reassured and supported at every stage. 3VB would be our first-choice chambers for any relevant future disputes, especially complex international claims.’

Clerking

‘Very responsive, professional and pleasant.’

London Bar > Offshore Tier 2

Praised by one client for 'growing and improving all the time', 3 Verulam Buildings had another strong year of offshore work, with highlights including David Quest QC leading Philip Hinks in acting for the former party in Banque Havilland v Christophe Mazurier, a $10m fraud action before the Supreme Court of the Bahamas. In the BVI, Hefin Rees QC is acting for the claimant in Holm v Sancus Financial Holdings, a dispute over the ownership of the newest bank to be licensed in the BVI for the last 20 years, to be heard at the Privy Council in 2021. Among the sets eclectic mix of cases, Hodge Malek QC acted for the trustee of a multi billion dollar Bermudian trust in a judicial review concerning the Bermudian Police Service.

Leading Silks

Ewan McQuater QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA towering presence and a silk of real heft and gravitas.
Ranked: Tier 1
Hefin Rees QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA thoroughly prepared trial advocate who is knows what he is about in cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Quest QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsIncredibly bright, David has a strong courtroom presence and a no-nonsense style of advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 2
Matthew Hardwick QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery user friendly, a superb barrister who prepares meticulously.
Ranked: Tier 3
Hodge Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHodge has seen it all and is an excellent lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ali Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHighly intelligent, a quality silk.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Rajesh Pillai QC3 Verulam BuildingsBright, hard working and committed, user-friendly and approachable.

Leading Juniors

Philip Hinks - 3 Verulam BuildingsWithout a doubt, one of the top juniors at the UK Bar.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

3VB has great strength in depth, especially amongst the juniors, and is one of the go-to sets.

Great set; experienced barristers at varying levels of seniority.

They have an enviable roster of both leading and junior counsel.

Growing presence as a leading set in the offshore market.

A quality set, through and through.

Clerking

Stuart Pullum is a really excellent clerk. He is responsive, and commercial and also very clear in his communication.

London Bar > Professional negligence Tier 2

Viewed as 'a class act', 3 Verulam Buildings is 'a very strong set in financial services'. Members have 'great talent' in handling professional negligence claims in the financial arena, and report an uptick in auditors' negligence claims. Andrew Onslow QC continues to represent multiple claimants in an ongoing claim brought against an independent financial adviser and a tax silk, regarding losses suffered under a film finance tax scheme. Adrian Beltrami QC is sought after for his expertise in handling claims against solicitors, valuers and accountants. The junior end was reinforced by the arrival of Adam Temple from 4 Pump Court in October 2020, while the senior end of the team was recently bolstered with the elevation of Adam Kramer QC and Matthew Parker QC to silk in March 2021.

Leading Silks

Thomas Weitzman QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe has a tremendous grasp of both the law and the details. A silk with great oratorical skills.
Ranked: Tier 1
Matthew Hardwick QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsMatthew is superb. He's incredibly hard-working and reliable, his drafting is always of the highest quality, his advice is thoughtful, pragmatic and strategic, and he's brilliant in court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Hefin Rees QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHefin is indefatigable. His rapport with clients is instant. He pursues cases up to and at trial with boundless enthusiasm and vigour. A charismatic, fearsome cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adrian Beltrami QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsSuper-clever, measured, authoritative, calm, and has a superb manner when addressing the court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Onslow QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA very astute and measured advocate. His judgement is sound. A silk who has the ear of the judge.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Head QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAn excellent advocate and a first-class contractual expert.
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Adam Kramer QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAdam is a team player. He is highly academic and his analysis is beautifully clear.

2022 Silks

Farhaz Khan QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsFarhaz is very good on his feet, extremely bright and fantastic with clients.

Leading Juniors

Peter Ratcliffe - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is thorough, with a phenomenal attention to detail. A hard working junior who will persevere.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Bond - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is very knowledgeable yet approachable. Great judgement.
Ranked: Tier 5
Adam Temple - 3 Verulam BuildingsAdam is thoughtful, intelligent and robust, as well as being practical and commercial. He is great to work with.
Ranked: Tier 6
Richard Hanke - 3 Verulam BuildingsExtremely responsive, committed and user friendly. He is very persuasive and has an excellent manner in court.
Ranked: Tier 6
Ranked: Tier 6

Testimonials

Set

An excellent set, with tremendous strength in depth‘.

Good range of high-quality barristers‘.

Clerking

The clerks are very responsive and helpful‘.

They have high quality and friendly people with great commercial sense‘.

Stuart Pullum is excellent‘.

Steve Penson and Stuart Pullum complement each other perfectly‘.

London Bar > Public international law Tier 2

3 Verulam Buildings is now a well-established presence in the field of public international law. The set’s credentials are especially strong at the junior end, where it fields several members with enviable track records in investment treaty arbitrations. The set’s barristers regularly work together, such as in the ICSID dispute Carlyle v Morocco concerning the SAMIR oil refinery, in which Christopher Harris QC is leading Mark Wassouf and Cameron Miles on behalf of the Kingdom of Morocco. Harris QC has been one of the practice’s drivers over the past few years, and is also representing the respondent state in the Stati v Kazakhstan Energy Charter Treaty arbitration. In February 2022 Can Yeginsu joined from 4 New Square.

Leading Silks

Christopher Harris QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsChris has a wealth of knowledge in both commercial and investment treaty arbitration and in particular the culture and practices of investment treaty arbitration.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Mark Wassouf - 3 Verulam BuildingsImpressively quick grasp of complex legal issues and the way he communicates with our clients. He has a unique ability to distil complex issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tariq Baloch - 3 Verulam BuildingsAn excellent advocate in the field of investment treaty arbitration - clear and understated, he plays extremely well with both civil code and common law arbitrators alike.
Ranked: Tier 3
Cameron Miles - 3 Verulam BuildingsA very creative thinker who will come up with new angles on any PIL issue.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘The set of barristers are very well organised.’

‘Top class.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are willing to be pragmatic and flexible on fees where necessary, and understand the constraints under which solicitors are working.’

London Bar > Insolvency Tier 3

3 Verulam Buildings has its strengths and reputation in financial services but now marries that with the expertise of a number of commercial insolvency barristers. A recent standout case has seen Ewan McQuater QC lead counsel to Vodafone, defending a claim from the administrators of Phones 4U that it, along with other mobile network operators, caused the company's collapse into insolvency. Both Adrian Beltrami QC and 2021 silk Adam Kramer QC are instructed in matters resulting from the Lehman Brothers insolvency, while Philip Hinks was part of a team acting for the former party in Vneshprombank LLC v Bedzhamov, obtaining an ex parte worldwide freezing order for $1.34bn against a Russian oligarch. A further name to note is rising star William Day, who is involved in a number of fraud-infused cases.

Rising stars

William Day - 3 Verulam BuildingsA star junior barrister with a brilliant ability to see the critical points in the case and then to work out how best to address them.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ewan McQuater QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA towering presence and a silk of real heft and gravitas.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adrian Beltrami QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAble to see the core issues and has a huge wealth of legal knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Hardwick QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAn absolutely outstanding insolvency litigator with a deep understanding of relevant legal principles and policies.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ian Wilson QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsQuite simply a superb advocate, watching him in court is a real privilege.
Ranked: Tier 5

2020 Silks

Rajesh Pillai QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHas an excellent blend of technical excellence and commercial nous.

2021 Silks

Adam Kramer QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAn excellent and highly intelligent lawyer.

Leading Juniors

Philip Hinks - 3 Verulam BuildingsPragmatic and sensible, he sees the issues quickly and is prepared to go out on a limb to get the best result for clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
James McWilliams - 3 Verulam BuildingsThe complete package: incredibly sharp on matters of black letter law, and experienced beyond his years on matters of strategy.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

They are a very strong set in financial services but have also established a very strong offering in a broader range of disciplines.

A quality set, through and through.

Always responsive, communicative and helpful.

3VB is a go-to set for complex finance disputes.

Clerking

The joint senior practice managers, Steve Penson and Stuart Pullum, complement each other perfectly.

Richard Ansell stands out both for his loyalty to chambers and for his commitment to client service.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance Tier 3

Fielding 'several members who specialise in insurance and reinsurance disputes', 3 Verulam Buildings' leading barristers were recently instructed in claims under a wide variety of insurance policies, including securities claims under D&O Polices, mis-selling, cladding (and other construction policy-related claims), Covid-19 matters, and several reinsurance disputes. In one of the most important insurance cases of recent times, Adam Kramer QC (who took silk in the 2021 round) and senior junior Peter Ratcliffe acted for the FCA in its successful, high-profile test case, which it brought on behalf of business interruption insurance policyholders, and which was leapfrogged to the Supreme Court.

Leading Silks

Tom Weitzman QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAn excellent advocate with wonderful written work.
Ranked: Tier 1
Hodge Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsAstute tactical acumen and decades of experience in a very wide range of practice areas. 
Ranked: Tier 3
Rory Phillips QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA stellar individual with an incredible array of talents, Rory has a huge intellect which, when combined with his quick wit, makes him a formidable presence in any court or tribunal. He is particularly good at handling sensitive matters.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Craig QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery user-friendly and approachable, he shows good attention to detail, and his preparation for cross-examination is admirable.
Ranked: Tier 5

2021 Silks

Adam Kramer QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsExtremely clever, absorbs voluminous and complex material very quickly, and can draft documents to a very high standard. This is reflected in his appointment to silk this year which is entirely deserved - he is truly excellent.

Leading Juniors

Peter Ratcliffe - 3 Verulam BuildingsTremendous grasp of detail, hard-working and perseverant - and with a touch of brilliance in his creativity.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kate Holderness - 3 Verulam BuildingsKate is very efficient at honing in on the key issues and advising on them very succinctly - and such advice is invariably well thought through.
Ranked: Tier 4
Theodor van Sante - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery good on insurance principles.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

Excellent set in these areas.

Always experienced good service generally from this set of chambers.

Provides a good overall service, with several members who specialise in insurance and reinsurance disputes, while others have an in-depth knowledge of insurance regulation.

Very good set of chambers with exceptional members, who are experienced well beyond their years – undeniable strength in depth.

Our experience of these chambers has been very positive indeed.

Clerking

Very good, with some decent flexibility on fees when the occasion requires.

London Bar > Proceeds of crime (POCA) and asset forfeiture Tier 3

An ‘increasing force in POCA work and asset forfeiture’, the set at 3 Verulam Buildings specialises in acting for government agencies involved in civil recovery procedures. Andrew Sutcliffe QC and Anne Jeavons are acting for the CPS in CPS v Aquila Advisory Ltd, which concerns the interaction of a confiscation order and a claim by the company against its directors. Sutcliffe QC is also involved in National Crime Agency v Odewale & Yadav, also leads Theodor Van Sante, in a claim by the NCA for a recovery order. Tom Rainsbury has been instructed by the NCA in the Hajiyeva unexplained wealth order case.

Leading Silks

Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA vastly experienced silk in the field of POCA work, and a go-to barrister for government agencies, such as the National Crime Agency and the Serious Fraud Office. An outstanding advocate and adviser, with a charming court room manner. As a deputy high court judge, always knows how the argument is likely to be received from the bench. An absolute delight to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Anne Jeavons - 3 Verulam BuildingsAnne is the star junior for proceeds of crime/asset forfeiture work. She is on the NCA and SFO panels. She is highly-rated by both those agencies. She is extremely bright, an excellent lawyer and a superb junior. She has impressive powers of analysis which enable her to work through very complex issues.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom Rainsbury - 3 Verulam BuildingsTom is a real expert on proceeds of crime and asset forfeiture law. He is one of the NCA's favourite counsel and is also instructed regularly by the SFO. Both agencies think very highly of him. There is no doubt that he is one of the stars of the junior Bar in this area of law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Theodor van Sante - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe has a good knowledge of the law relating to proceeds of crime and asset forfeiture. He is very good at identifying inconsistencies and contradictions in the respondents' case and has impressive powers of forensic analysis.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘3VB is an increasing force in POCA work and asset forfeiture, with a number of its barristers gaining experience in the area, including Andrew Onslow QC. They have a good clerking team too.’

London Bar > Energy Tier 4

A very diverse set with some outstanding counsel’, 3 Verulam Buildings is ‘undoubtedly a leading set for energy work where technical excellence combines with understanding to guide clients through every stage’. Best known for banking and commercial litigation, it is active in contract disputes and investment treaty arbitrations involving the energy sector, as well as cases concerning the operation of oil and gas fields and pipelines. Ali Malek QC frequently handles cases involving energy and natural resources including international arbitrations involving mobilisation and exploration issues. Jane Davies Evans, who specialises in energy and natural resources cases is among the set’s prominent juniors.

Rising stars

Mark Wassouf - 3 Verulam BuildingsA mature and sophisticated advocate who is unflappable, even under pressure, and has a keen eye for both the detail and the bigger picture.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Hodge Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsIntellectually first-rate, wise and with excellent judgement, he also has a strong sense of ethics and honesty.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Craig QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is intelligent and hardworking, while always remaining approachable and open to ideas from even the most junior members of the team.
Ranked: Tier 4
Christopher Harris QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is superb, a persuasive advocate who fights the client’s corner and a sophisticated cross-examiner who pulls no punches.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ali Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe has command of the court room and the respect of the bench, and he has an incredible capacity to absorb information quickly.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Jane Davies Evans - 3 Verulam BuildingsEnergetic and proactive, she thinks of creative arguments to advance the client’s case and is on top of the technical detail.
Ranked: Tier 2
Georges Chalfoun - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe leaves no stone unturned, commands the brief and is totally on top of the facts and documents.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘I have yet to run into any area where 3VB does not have someone who can assist. They are my first choice in the UK.’

‘A very diverse set with some outstanding counsel.’

‘By instructing a top set like 3VB we expect the best and we got it. Technical excellence combines with understanding to guide us through every stage of a worryingly complex process. We felt reassured and supported at every stage. 3VB would be our first-choice chambers for any relevant future disputes, especially complex international claims.’

‘In my view, 3VB is undoubtedly a leading set for energy work. I am aware that they handle a lot of energy arbitrations and litigations and it shows in the ease with which they are able to get across complex energy-related facts.’

Clerks

‘Responsive, commercial, proactive, understanding. I dealt, in particular, with Stuart Pullum, who is very efficient and has a good manner.’

‘The service was excellent. I dealt with Steve Penson and Stuart Pullum who were charming, efficient and easy to deal with.’

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Leading Silks

Hodge Malek QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHodge has a deep understanding of SFO prosecutions and is highly sought after by the agency and suspects. His experience means he brings an invaluable sense of perspective to problems. In cross-jurisdictional cases there are few who have his understanding of the different agencies and possible political considerations.
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Aviation

Leading Silks

Nicholas Craig QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsNicholas has excellent judgement, is extremely smart and highly responsive. He has consistently shown a strong grasp of the relevant industry (in for example aviation and commodities) and the client's commercial drivers, as well as being an excellent advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Cleon Catsambis - 3 Verulam BuildingsCleon in expert in his field who is able to deliver advice pragmatically in uncomplicated language.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Commodities

Leading Silks

Nicholas Craig QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe has excellent judgment and is extremely smart, very easy to work and a terrific advocate.
Ranked: Tier 5

2021 Silks

Adam Kramer QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsA great team player, who is always prepared to get his hands dirty and help out. He is refreshingly straight-forward and fuss-free in his approach.

London Bar > Construction

Leading Silks

Tom Montagu-Smith QC - 3 Verulam Buildings ‘Tom is very efficient and responsive. He is able to work under time pressure without compromising the quality of his work. He is one of the premier barristers in the UAE jurisdiction.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Jane Davies Evans - 3 Verulam BuildingsExcellent specialist counsel in international construction arbitrations,with a great understanding of the nuances of overseas parties and cultures.
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

2021 Silks

Saima Hanif QC3 Verulam BuildingsShe has piercing legal insight and understanding of all the issues within any case.'

Leading Juniors

Yash Bheeroo - 3 Verulam BuildingsAn accomplished next generation advocate - strong on forensic, financial-based misconduct cases and a street fighter when needed.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > IT and telecoms

IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory) - Leading Juniors

Michael Lazarus - 3 Verulam BuildingsHis strengths include incredible attention to detail, being commercially focused and that he is an incredible advocate. One of the sharpest counsel I have ever encountered.
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Consumer

Leading Juniors

Charlotte Eborall - 3 Verulam BuildingsVersatile and quick on her feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
Theodor Van Sante - 3 Verulam BuildingsListened to by clients on calls and very responsive to instructing solicitors.
Ranked: Tier 3

Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

3 Verulam Buildings has particular expertise in banking and finance disputes and international arbitration in the Middle East. Andrew Onslow QC represented a number of the defendants in the London leg of the high-profile SKAT v Solo Capital Partners dispute concerning "cum-ex trading" alleged to be a fraud by the Danish tax authorities; the matter also featured large-scale proceedings in the DIFC. In Abu Dhabi, Ewan Mcquater QC is leading the counsel team, which includes David Quest QC among others, for the lenders in NMC Healthcare Ltd v Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC, the largest insolvency in the region. Hodge Malek QC is another standout name and acted for an Iranian petrochemical company in a $70 million banking fraud claim. The set welcomes the arrival of Tom Montagu-Smith QC, who joined in 2021 from XXIV Old Buildings.

Leading silks

Nicholas Craig QC3 Verulam BuildingsHe is a very strong advocate who revels in fact-heavy matters.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ali Malek QC3 Verulam Buildings 'Highly engaged, responsive, commercial and precise - advice is commercial, practical and effective.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Hodge Malek QC3 Verulam BuildingsHodge is a superstar of the Bar and one of the pre-eminent heavyweight silks at the Bar. He is an intellectual powerhouse and also two steps ahead.’
Ranked: Tier 1
David Quest QC3 Verulam BuildingsHe provides first-class insolvency support, particularly in the Abu Dhabi Global Market courts.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ewan McQuater QC3 Verulam BuildingsEwan is highly intelligent and very experienced.  He is able to read the court very well, and adapts his style accordingly.  He is very calm and user friendly.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Onslow QC3 Verulam BuildingsAndrew is robust, decisive and an unflappable advocate.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2

2021 Silks

Saima Hanif QC3 Verulam Buildings 'She is immensely hardworking, very bright, produces excellent and elegantly argued documents, and is a terrific team player. She’s is a top quality commercial barrister, and will be an extremely successful QC - deservedly so.'

Leading juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Yash Bheeroo3 Verulam BuildingsVery hardworking and diligent, who demonstrates real intellect and clarity of thought. A junior of choice for the most complex matters.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Farhaz Khan3 Verulam BuildingsFarhaz is an exceptional strategic thinker and very balanced and reasonable in explaining his position to clients.'
Ranked: Tier 1
James Potts3 Verulam BuildingsJames is an incredible lawyer and is brilliant in analysing complex legal issues in financial cases. He has done a lot of Middle Eastern work, particularly Oman and Iran-related. Leaders know they can totally rely on him.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Wassouf3 Verulam BuildingsMark offers clear-sighted legal analysis, which is focused on the client’s commercial objectives.  He drafts with elegance and economy.’ 
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

I think 3VB is a growing and successful set, which top barristers from other sets have joined in recent years.  Within the world of banking litigation and commercial litigation, there certainly is strength-in-depth and the junior counsel in particular are very available to assist.’

A first rate and top commercial set.’

3VB have great strength in depth and are one of the key chambers for banking and director / shareholder disputes.’

3VB is the dominant presence in the Middle East. They have members at all levels of seniority being regularly instructed to appear in the DIFC or ADGM courts and in arbitrations.’

3VB has an excellent selection of barristers with an knowledge and experience of commercial matters in the Middle East, and in Dubai in particular. 3VB is a reliable set of hands for any commercial matter in Dubai.’

Clerking

The set is very well clerked.  Stuart Pullum is very efficient, responsive, can-do and importantly likeable and sensible when it comes to agreeing fees. Much better to deal with than the other top commercial chambers in my view.’

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Commercial

Leading Silks

Ali Malek QC3 Verulam Buildings ‘Ali has a brilliant mind and is meticulous and hardworking.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas Craig QC3 Verulam BuildingsHe is a powerhouse; an incisive thinker who drafts persuasively with clarity.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ewan McQuater QC3 Verulam BuildingsHe is a very strong strategist and advocate. Gets the client's commercial objectives and works very well in a team.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Onslow QC3 Verulam BuildingsHe is very calm, reassuring and always 100% on your side. A real fighter.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Rajesh Pillai QC3 Verulam BuildingsHe provides clear thinking, good presentation skills and frank advice.

2021 Silks

Saima Hanif QC3 Verulam BuildingsBright. Effective, eloquent and persuasive advocate. Excellent client skills. A good team player.

Leading Juniors

Cameron Miles3 Verulam BuildingsHe argues his points in a tenacious and persuasive manner. Very proactive and accessible.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Potts3 Verulam BuildingsHis input into tactics and approach goes beyond what is expected of counsel and he serves the client well with his bigger-picture thinking. James is a stellar team player.
Ranked: Tier 2
Yash Bheeroo3 Verulam BuildingsGood prompt advice, client-friendly and easy to speak to.
Ranked: Tier 2

Asia Pacific - The English Bar > Construction, energy and infrastructure

Leading Juniors

Jane Davies Evans3 Verulam BuildingsA very safe pair of hands, with huge experience of major construction projects.
Ranked: Tier 1

Middle East: The English Bar > Construction

Leading juniors

Jane Davies Evans3 Verulam BuildingsJane is a wonderful person, brilliant barrister, smart, honest, highly professional and has a great sense of humour. She is very hard-working and knowledgable on all aspects of construction.’
Ranked: Tier 2

THE CHAMBERS

3 Verulam Buildings is one of the foremost sets of barristers’ chambers specialising in commercial law, with 85 members based in London and with many highly prominent legal practitioners across the world. Members advise and represent clients in court, arbitration and other tribunals in England, other jurisdictions worldwide and internationally. 3VB’s approachable and responsive members and practice managers understand the pressures on solicitors and clients and the importance of providing a superb quality of service, in which legal excellence is combined with a commercial attitude.

WORK UNDERTAKEN

3VB has a genuine depth of experience across the full range of commercial litigation, from banking and financial services to company law, insurance, professional negligence, insolvency, commercial fraud, IT and media and entertainment. Its members are regularly instructed by the leading law firms in the major pieces of commercial litigation of the day, and often act in teams on various sides of major disputes. In addition, Chambers has a strong reputation in domestic and international arbitration, including significant experience of investment treaty disputes and cases involving energy, natural resources and infrastructure. 3VB has substantial experience of international work, in both litigation and arbitration. Members are frequently instructed by lawyers from other jurisdictions and are accustomed to working in multi-jurisdictional teams. They have particular experience of disputes arising in the Caribbean, the Gulf States, the post-Soviet states and the Asia-Pacific region. As well as acting as counsel, many of its members and impressive array of international associate members sit as arbitrators, under all the major arbitration rules.  3VB’s members also undertake non-contentious work, such as drafting terms and conditions in contracts for financial institutions and commercial clients, and advising clients on the effects of new law. The languages spoken in 3VB include English, Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Punjabi, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish, Swedish and Urdu.

RECRUITMENT

3VB offers up to four pupillages a year (through the Pupillage Gateway and for Gateway-exempt transferring lawyers) and also considers applications as lateral hires from barristers with established, excellent practices.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Senior Practice Manager Stephen Penson020 7831 8441
Senior Practice Manager Stuart Pullum020 7831 8441
Chambers Director Stewart Thompson020 7831 8441
Marketing Director Petra Bailey020 7831 8441
Head of Finance and Operations Andrew Veale020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers McQUATER QC, Ewan (1985)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers BELTRAMI QC, Adrian (1989)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers MALEK QC, Ali (1980)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers JARVIS QC, John (1970)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers SYMONS QC, Christopher (1972)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers SALTER QC, Richard (1975)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers BLAIR QC, Michael (Hon Causa) (1965)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers MITCHELL QC, Gregory (1979)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers MALEK QC, HODGE (1983)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers SUTCLIFFE QC, Andrew (1983)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers ONSLOW QC, Andrew (1982)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers PHILLIPS QC, Rory (1984)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers WEITZMAN QC, Tom (1984)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers FLETCHER QC, Andrew (1980)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers NASH QC, Jonathan (1986)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers REES QC, Hefin (1992)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers QUEST QC, David (1993)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DAVIES-JONES QC, Jonathan (1994)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HARDWICK QC, Matthew (1994)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers McKENDRICK QC, Ewan (Hon Causa) (1998)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HEAD QC, David (1995)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers WILSON QC, Ian (1995)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers RILEY QC, Jamie (1995)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers de VERNEUIL SMITH QC, Peter (1998)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers CRAIG QC, Nicholas (1998)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HARRIS QC, Christopher (2002)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers PILLAI QC, Rajesh (2002)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers PARKER QC, Matthew (1997)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HANIF QC, Saima (2002)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers KRAMER QC, Adam (2004)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers LAZARUS, Michael (1987)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers START, Angharad (1988)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers RATCLIFFE, Peter (1998)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers CRAIG, Nicholas (1998)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers MALLINCKRODT, Sophie (1999)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers BALOCH, Tariq (2001)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DAVIES EVANS, Jane (2001)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers EDWARDS, William (2002)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers McPHERSON, George (2003)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers SIMPSON, David (2003)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers LACOB, Lisa (2004)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers EBORALL, Charlotte (2004)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers KHAN, Farhaz (2005)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HANKE, Richard (2006)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers PURVES, Robert (2007)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers KNIGHT, Alexia (2007)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers BOND, Christopher (2008)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HINKS, Philip (2008)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers JEAVONS, Anne (2008)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers TEMPLE, Adam (2008)010 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HOLDERNESS, Kate(2008)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers LAHTI, Liisa (2009)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DE VECCHI, Tom (2009)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers VAN SANTE, Theodor (2009)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers RAINSBURY, Tom (2010)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers BURDIN, Christopher (2010)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers ONABANJO, Teniola (2010)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers C K WEE, Paul (2010)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers SCHMELZER, Miriam (2010)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HIGGINS, Ian (2011)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers BHEEROO, Yash (2011)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers POTTS, James (2011)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers CATSAMBIS, Cleon (2011)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers MCWILLIAMS, James (2011)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers RALSTON, Scott (2012)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers PAVLOVICH, Antony (2012)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers WASSOUF, Mark (2014)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers BIRD, Nathaniel (2012)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers TULIP, Sarah (2012)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DUTTON, Pia (2013)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers SHEPPARD, Emmanuel (2013)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers CHALFOUN, Georges (2014)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers GLOVER, Hannah (2013)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers KNIGHT, Hannah (2014)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers MILES, Cameron (2015)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers ZAMAN, Rebecca (2015)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers KENNELLY, Dominic (2016)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DAY, William (2016)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers FERRO, Ryan (2017)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DZWIG, Sophia (2017)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers STEINMETZ, Victor (2014)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers JACKSON, Ravi (2017)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DASKALOVA, Ivana (2018)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers FU, Judy (2019)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers JONES, Clarissa (2018)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers MULDERRIG, Calum (2019)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers PARKER, Sarah 2016)020 7831 8441
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Tariq Baloch  photo Tariq Baloch Specialises in international arbitration (international investment treaty claims and internationl commercial arbitration),…
Adrian Beltrami photo Adrian BeltramiBarrister specialising in commercial law, banking law, insolvency, sale of goods, commercial…
Yash Bheeroo photo Yash BheerooYash has a broad and successful commercial practice which encompasses: fraud; commercial…
Elizabeth Birch  photo Elizabeth Birch Commercial barrister since 1980, has sat as arbitrator since 1992 and as…
Nathaniel Bird  photo Nathaniel Bird Barrister specialising in commercial and financial work, including banking, financial services, insurance,…
Michael Blair photo Michael BlairQueen’s Counsel in independent practice, specialising in financial services.
Christopher Bond  photo Christopher Bond Christopher has a general commercial practice, much of it with an international…
Richard Brent photo Richard BrentBarrister specialising in general commercial work, including banking law, insurance and reinsurance…
Christopher Burdin  photo Christopher Burdin Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration, including banking and finance, civil…
Cleon Catsambis  photo Cleon Catsambis Cleon has a strong and well-regarded commercial practice that encompasses commercial litigation…
Nicholas Craig photo Nicholas CraigBarrister specialising in commercial litigation, in particular arbitration, civil fraud, banking, shipping,…
Peter Cranfield  photo Peter Cranfield Barrister specialising in professional indemnity (including claims against accountants, architects, brokers, financial…
Jane Davies Evans  photo Jane Davies Evans Jane is a renowned commercial barrister, specialising in energy and engineering/construction disputes,…
Jonathan Davies-Jones photo Jonathan Davies-JonesBarrister specialising in general commercial work including banking, fraud, insurance and reinsurance,…
William Day photo William DayWilliam Day is a versatile advocate with a busy practice spanning all…
Tom De Vecchi  photo Tom De Vecchi General commercial practice, including banking, financial services, insolvency, civil fraud, insurance and…
Peter De Verneuil Smith photo Peter De Verneuil SmithPeter is well known for his excellent advocacy and client skills. He…
Pia Dutton  photo Pia Dutton Pia is building a general commercial practice in line with Chambers’ profile.…
Charlotte Eborall  photo Charlotte Eborall Barrister specialising in commercial litigation, including banking and finance (including consumer credit),…
William Edwards  photo William Edwards Barrister specialising in general commercial work (including sale of goods/supply of services…
Andrew Fletcher photo Andrew FletcherBarrister with particular experience in share purchase agreements (especially misrepresentation and breach…
Clive Freedman  photo Clive Freedman Barrister specialising in commercial work generally, in particular IT law, banking, building…
Catherine Gibaud photo Catherine GibaudBarrister specialising in commercial law, in particular banking and finance, insolvency and…
Hannah Glover  photo Hannah Glover Hannah specialises in commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis on banking and…
Saima Hanif  photo Saima Hanif Barrister. Saima has an expertise in banking and financial services, with a…
Richard Hanke  photo Richard Hanke General commercial work, including banking and financial services, civil fraud and insolvency.
Matthew Hardwick photo Matthew HardwickBarrister specialising in commercial litigation, banking, insolvency, insurance, professional negligence and employment.
Christopher Harris photo Christopher HarrisBarrister specialising in banking, financial services, general commercial litigation and international commercial…
David Head photo David HeadDavid Head is an experienced advocate with a wide-ranging commercial practice, including…
Ian Higgins  photo Ian Higgins Ian is a former solicitor with a general commercial practice, with particular…
Philip Hinks  photo Philip Hinks
Kate Holderness  photo Kate Holderness Experience across the breadth of general commercial law, including in the specialist…
John Jarvis photo John JarvisCommercial work, specialising in banking law both domestic and international, including drafting…
Anne Jeavons  photo Anne Jeavons General commercial practice, including banking, insurance, civil fraud, professional negligence, financial services,…
Dominic Kennelly  photo Dominic Kennelly Dominic is a former solicitor with substantial experience of commercial disputes, particularly…
Farhaz Khan QC photo Farhaz Khan QCFarhaz is recognised as one of the leading senior juniors at the…
Alexia Knight  photo Alexia Knight General commercial work and litigation in line with 3VB’s practice, including banking…
Adam Kramer  photo Adam Kramer Adam Kramer QC is a highly regarded commercial litigator and arbitration advocate…
Lisa Lacob  photo Lisa Lacob Barrister specialising in general commercial work, including banking and financial services, insurance,…
Michael Lazarus  photo Michael Lazarus Michael’s practice includes most areas of domestic and international commercial and business…
Ali Malek photo Ali MalekBarrister specialising in commercial law, including banking and financial disputes, insurance and…
Hodge Malek photo Hodge MalekBarrister with an impressive academic and practical background with a successful and…
Sophie Mallinckrodt  photo Sophie Mallinckrodt Barrister with general commercial practice, including banking, insurance, financial services, insolvency, company…
James McWilliams photo James McWilliamsJames is a leading commercial junior with a practice that spans a…
Ewan Mckendrick photo Ewan MckendrickBarrister specialising in advisory work on general commercial matters, particularly contract law,…
George Mcpherson  photo George Mcpherson Barrister with general commercial practice, including insurance and reinsurance, insolvency, commercial fraud,…
Ewan Mcquater photo Ewan McquaterBarrister specialising in commercial work in particular international and domestic banking and…
Gregory Mitchell photo Gregory MitchellSpecialises in commercial litigation, arbitration and advisory work. He has been instructed…
Tom Montagu Smith QC  photo Tom Montagu Smith QC Barrister practicing in commercial litigation and arbitration, including shareholder disputes, civil fraud,…
Jonathan Nash photo Jonathan NashBanking law and insolvency, financial services, professional negligence (solicitors, barristers and accountants),…
John Odgers photo John OdgersCommercial litigator specialising in banking, financial services, professional negligence, fraud, company sale…
Teniola Onabanjo  photo Teniola Onabanjo Barrister specialising in general commercial work, including banking, financial services, contractual disputes,…
Matthew Parker  photo Matthew Parker Matthew is a leading practitioner at the commercial Bar. He took silk…
Anthony Pavlovich  photo Anthony Pavlovich Barrister experienced in banking (guarantees, mortgages, bonds, derivatives, sale-and-purchase agreements); financial services…
Rory Phillips photo Rory PhillipsWide-ranging public and commercial law practice.
Jonathan Phillips  photo Jonathan Phillips Commercial litigation, particularly banking, finance, security and insolvency; practice includes domestic and…
Rajesh Pillai QC photo Rajesh Pillai QCBarrister specialising in banking, commercial fraud, company, insurance and reinsurance, entertainment, insolvency…
James Potts  photo James Potts
Dr Robert Purves  photo Dr Robert Purves Robert acts for financial services firms, individuals and regulatory bodies seeking advice…
David Quest photo David QuestBarrister specialising in commercial law: banking; international trade and finance; insurance and…
Scott Ralston  photo Scott Ralston Barrister specialising in commercial and banking law.
Peter Ratcliffe  photo Peter Ratcliffe Barrister specialising in commercial litigation and advisory work, with particular emphasis on…
Hefin Rees photo Hefin ReesHefin Rees QC has extensive experience of international disputes in the commercial,…
Richard Salter photo Richard SalterBarrister specialising in business and financial law, with particular emphasis on domestic…
Miriam Schmelzer  photo Miriam Schmelzer Miriam is developing a broad commercial practice in line with Chambers’ profile.…
David Simpson  photo David Simpson Barrister undertaking general commercial work with particular emphasis to date on financial…
Angharad Start  photo Angharad Start Barrister specialising in company law, corporate and personal insolvency, professional indemnity work,…
Andrew Sutcliffe photo Andrew SutcliffePrincipal areas of practice are commercial and business law (including banking, financial…
Christopher Symons photo Christopher SymonsBarrister specialising in commercial litigation/arbitration particularly all aspects of insurance, reinsurance, professional…
Adam Temple  photo Adam Temple Adam is a specialist in financial services disputes. He is regularly instructed…
Theodor Van Sante  photo Theodor Van Sante Specialising in regulatory and financial services work, Theodor has extensive experience acting…
Mark Wassouf  photo Mark Wassouf Mark Wassouf has a broad commercial and public international law practice. He…
Paul Wee  photo Paul Wee Paul is a barrister practicing from 3 Verulam Buildings in London, specialising…
Thomas Weitzman photo Thomas WeitzmanBarrister with a general commercial practice, specialising in insurance, insurance-related and reinsurance…
Ian Wilson photo Ian WilsonBarrister specialising in commercial litigation, including banking and finance, commercial fraud, professional…
Can Yeginsu  photo Can Yeginsu Can combines a strong practice in international arbitration and commercial litigation (including…
Rebecca Zaman  photo Rebecca Zaman Rebecca has a decade of experience in commercial disputes, with a particular…
English (fluent)
Arabic
French
German
Greek
Italian
Punjabi
Russian
Sinhala
Spanish
Swedish
Urdu

THE CHAMBERS

3 Verulam Buildings is one of the foremost sets of barristers’ chambers specialising in commercial law, with 85 members based in London and with many highly prominent legal practitioners across the World.  Members advise and represent clients in court, arbitration and other tribunals in England, other jurisdictions worldwide and internationally. 3VB’s approachable and responsive members and practice managers understand the pressures on solicitors and clients and the importance of providing a superb quality of service, in which legal excellence is combined with a commercial attitude.

WORK UNDERTAKEN

3VB has a genuine depth of experience across the full range of commercial litigation, from banking and financial services to company law, insurance, professional negligence, insolvency, commercial fraud, IT and media and entertainment. Its members are regularly instructed by the leading law firms in the major pieces of commercial litigation of the day, and often act in teams on various sides of major disputes. In addition, Chambers has a strong reputation in domestic and international arbitration, including significant experience of investment treaty disputes and cases involving energy, natural resources and infrastructure. 3VB has substantial experience of international work, in both litigation and arbitration. Members are frequently instructed by lawyers from other jurisdictions and are accustomed to working in multi-jurisdictional teams. They have particular experience of disputes arising in the Caribbean, the Gulf States, the post-Soviet states and the Asia-Pacific region.  As well as acting as counsel, many of its members and impressive array of international associate members sit as arbitrators, under all the major arbitration rules.  3VB’s members also undertake non-contentious work, such as drafting terms and conditions in contracts for financial institutions and commercial clients, and advising clients on the effects of new law. The languages spoken in 3VB include English, Arabic, Creole, French, German, Greek, Italian, Punjabi, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish, Swedish and Urdu.

RECRUITMENT

3VB offers up to four pupillages a year (through the Pupillage Gateway and for Gateway-exempt transferring lawyers) and also considers applications as lateral hires from barristers with established, excellent practices.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Chambers Director Stewart Thompson020 7831 8441
Senior Practice Manager Stephen Penson020 7831 8441
Senior Practice Manager Stuart Pullum020 7831 8441
Marketing Director Petra Bailey020 7831 8441
Head of Finance and Operations Andrew Veale020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers McQUATER QC, Ewan (1985) (QC 2003)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers BELTRAMI QC, Adrian (1989) (QC 2008)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers MALEK QC, Ali (1980) (QC 1996)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers JARVIS QC, John (1970) (QC 1989)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers SYMONS QC, Christopher (1972) (QC 1989)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers SALTER QC, Richard (1975) (QC1995)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers BLAIR QC, Michael (Hon Causa) (1965) (QC 1996)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers MITCHELL QC, Gregory (1979) (QC 1997)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers MALEK QC, HODGE (1983) (QC 1999)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers SUTCLIFFE QC, Andrew (1983) (QC 2001)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers ONSLOW QC, Andrew (1982) (QC 2002)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers PHILLIPS QC, Rory (1984) (QC 2002)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers WEITZMAN QC, Tom (1984) (QC 2003)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers FLETCHER QC, Andrew (1980) (QC 2006)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers NASH QC, Jonathan (1986) (QC 2006)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers REES QC, Hefin (1992) (QC 2013)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers QUEST QC, David (1993) (QC 2013)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DAVIES-JONES QC, Jonathan (1994) (QC 2013)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HARDWICK QC, Matthew (1994) (QC 2014)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers McKENDRICK QC, Ewan (Hon Causa) (1998)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HEAD QC, David (1995) (QC 2016)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers WILSON QC, Ian (1995) (QC 2018)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers RILEY QC, Jamie (1995) (QC 2019)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DE VERNEUIL SMITH QC, Peter (1998) (QC 2019)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers CRAIG QC, Nicholas (1998) (QC 2019)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HARRIS QC, Christopher (2002) (QC 2019)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers PILLAI QC, Rajesh (2002) (QC 2020)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers PARKER QC, Matthew (1997) (QC 2021)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HANIF QC, Saima (2002) (QC 2021)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers KRAMER QC, Adam (2004) (QC 2021)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers LAZARUS, Michael (1987)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers START, Angharad (1988)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers PARKER, Matthew (1997)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers RATCLIFFE, Peter (1998)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers MALLINCKRODT, Sophie (1999)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers BALOCH, Tariq (2001)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DAVIES EVANS, Jane (2001)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers EDWARDS, William (2002)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers McPHERSON, George (2003)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers SIMPSON, David (2003)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers LACOB, Lisa (2004)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers EBORALL, Charlotte (2004)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers KHAN, Farhaz (2005)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HANKE, Richard (2006)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers PURVES, Robert (2007)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers KNIGHT, Alexia (2007)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers BOND, Christopher (2008)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HINKS, Philip (2008)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers JEAVONS, Anne (2008)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HOLDERNESS, Kate (2008)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DE VECCHI, Tom (2009)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers VAN SANTE, Theodor (2009)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers BURDIN, Christopher (2010)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers ONABANJO, Teniola (2010)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers C K WEE, Paul (2010)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers SCHMELZER, Miriam (2010)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers HIGGINS, Ian (2011)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers BHEEROO, Yash (2011)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers POTTS, James (2011)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers CATSAMBIS, Cleon (2011)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers McWILLIAMS, James (2011)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers RALSTON, Scott (2012)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers PAVLOVICH, Antony (2012)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers WASSOUF, Mark (2014)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers BIRD, Nathaniel (2012)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers TULIP, Sarah (2012)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DUTTON, Pia (2013)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers SHEPPARD, Emmanuel (2013)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers CHALFOUN, Georges (2014)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers GLOVER, Hannah (2013)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers MILES, Cameron (2015)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers ZAMAN, Rebecca (2015)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers KENNELLY, Dominic (2016)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DAY, William (2016)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers FERRO, Ryan (2017)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DZWIG, Sophia (2017)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers DASKALOVA, Ivana (2018)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers JACKSON, Ravi (2017)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers STEINMETZ, Victor (2014)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers FU, Judy (2019)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers JONES, Clarissa (2018)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers MULDERRIG, Calum (2019)020 7831 8441
Member of Chambers PARKER, Sarah (2016)020 7831 8441
English (fluent)
Arabic
French
German
Greek
Italian
Punjabi
Russian
Sinhala
Spanish
Swedish
Urdu