Andrew Sutcliffe > Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Principal areas of practice are commercial and business law (including banking, financial services and commercial fraud), intellectual property (copyright, breach of confidence, music, film and television disputes generally), professional negligence, company law/insolvency, conflict of laws and information technology. Major cases include Spice Girls v Aprilia; Hadley v Kemp (Spandau Ballet case); Brighton v Jones (Stones in his Pockets case); Taylor v Rive Droite Music; Saab v Saudi American Bank/JDRP; Precis v Mercer; Oyston v Royal Bank of Scotland; Appleyard v Cheltenham & Gloucester BS; Bank of Scotland v Singh.

Career

Called 1983; Recorder 2000; QC 2001; deputy High Court judge NE Circuit 2004; acts as arbitrator and mediator (CEDR-accredited) in commercial and IP matters.

Languages

French.

Memberships

COMBAR; LCLCBA; LCIA; PNBA.

Education

Winchester College, Worcester College, Oxford (MA); president Oxford Union 1981.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

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Smart and accessible.

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

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He is a safe pair of hands for disputes in the music industry.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

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He’s the real deal – calm, clear, unflappable, and always on top of his brief.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

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A brilliant tactician, a great advocate and second to none as a team player.

London Bar > Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

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Very experienced in acting for the NCA in asset recovery claims.

3 Verulam Buildings has a solid track record representing the National Crime Agency in civil recovery proceedings. Andrew Sutcliffe QC and Anne Jeavons successfully acted for the agency in the case of National Crime Agency v Nuttall, involving the recovery of assets worth £6m, which were found to be the proceeds of a money laundering scheme.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

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Andrew Sutcliffe QC



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A superb banking silk.