Rory Phillips QC > 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
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Wide-ranging public and commercial law practice.


Called 1984, Inner Temple (Bencher); QC 2002. Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel 1999-2002; counsel to The Rosemary Nelson Inquiry 2005-09; specialist adviser to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards 2012-13.


Cambridge University (MA).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Financial services regulation

3 Verulam Buildingsoffers unbelievable strength in depth, brilliant clerking and has some of the best barristers in the financial services sector‘. Members are praised for their ‘very substantial regulatory and commercial experience‘, while the set as a whole is also commended for having ‘organised some great seminars and training events‘. The chambers fields several silks and juniors who are regularly called upon for their regulatory expertise, including Rory Phillips QC, who, alongside Robert Purves and Sophie Mallinckrodt, advised the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) on the Ring Fencing transfers for Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC, and Santander banks. On the contentious side, Hodge Malek QC and James Potts have been advising ICAP on LIBOR rigging investigations launched by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Rory Phillips QC3 Verulam BuildingsA widely respected silk.