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

Barrister specialising in commercial work, including banking, financial services, art and cultural property, professional negligence, entertainment and related areas. Notable reported cases include: Creation Records v News Group Newspapers [1997] EMLR 444, Royal Brompton Hospital v Hammond [2002] 1 WLR 1397, Fisher v Brooker [2007] FSR 12, Berghoff Trading Ltd v Swinbrook Developments Ltd [2009] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 233, Crestsign Ltd v National Westminster Bank plc [2015] 2 All ER (Comm) 133, Thwaytes v Sotheby’s [2016] 1 WLR 2143, and CGL Group Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [2018] 1 WLR 2137.

Career

Called 1993, Middle Temple. Silk 2016.

Languages

French.

Education

Trinity College, Cambridge (MA; M Phil).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

Within: Leading Silks -

Richard Edwards QC



3 Verulam Buildings



Has an outstanding ability to focus on the most important issues in a case.

3 Verulam Buildings ‘undoubtedly has strength-in-depth‘ and offers ‘quality counsel‘ for professional negligence disputes, where it is noted for its ability to handle cases in the financial services sector. It is also instructed by a number of major insurance and reinsurance groups. Richard Edwards QC acted for the claimant in Court of Appeal case CGL Group Ltd v RBS, which concerned alleged duties of care owed by banks to customers. Ali Malek QC  is instructed in Carlyle Capital Corporation Ltd (In Liquidation) & Others v Conway & Others, which involves the collapse of a $22bn fund and  professional negligence issues.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks -

Richard Edwards QC



3 Verulam Buildings



A passionate, personable advocate who has extraordinary knowledge of the detail.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks -

Richard Edwards QC



3 Verulam Buildings



Excellent at cross-examination, including of technical experts in the field of banking, especially complex derivatives.