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Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC Offices
3 Verulam Buildings
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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  EMLR 444, Royal Brompton Hospital v Hammond  1 WLR 1397, Fisher v Brooker  FSR 12, Berghoff Trading Ltd v Swinbrook Developments Ltd  2 Lloyd’s Rep 233, Crestsign Ltd v National Westminster Bank plc  2 All ER (Comm) 133, Thwaytes v Sotheby’s  1 WLR 2143, and CGL Group Ltd v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc  1 WLR 2137.
Called 1993, Middle Temple. Silk 2016.
Trinity College, Cambridge (MA; M Phil).
London Bar > Professional negligenceWithin: Leading Silks -
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.