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Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC

GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5NT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7831 8441
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 8479
DX:
331 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.3vb.com

Andrew Fletcher QC

Tel:
Work 020 7831 8441
Email:
3 Verulam Buildings (Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC)

Position

Barrister with particular experience in share purchase agreements (especially misrepresentation and breach of warranty claims); insurance and reinsurance (including involvement in arbitrations relating to the 1993 PA LMX spiral); banking (including disputes as to foreign exchange and margin trading); corporate governance issues; disputes between telecoms carriers and service providers; company and insolvency issues arising out of or inter-relating with commercial disputes; professional negligence, primarily in a financial context; and investigations and inquiries; recent cases include: Larussa-Chigi v C S First Boston Limited [1998] CLC 227 QBD (Comm Ct) (whether foreign exchange margin trading was subject to SFA Conduct of Business Rules); Thornton Springer v NEM Insurance [2000] 2 All ER 489 (dispute as to policy coverage in respect of the costs of an insured’s successful defence of claims brought against it; construction of accountants’ minimum wording professional indemnity policy); Rosedale (JW) Investments Ltd & ors v British Steel Plc (CA 15/11/00) New Law Online 200120603 (construction of provisions in share purchase agreement); Rosedale (JW) Investments Ltd & ors v British Steel Plc (Comm Ct 06/12/00) New law Online (Liability under tax indemnity in share purchase agreement); Elton John & Others v Price Waterhouse & Anr ChD (11/04/01) New Law Online 201047201 (construction of management agreement; rectification; estoppel by convention; effect of settlement; director’s duties; negligence; limitation); Shaker v Bedrawi & Others Ch D 14/06/01 (breach of trust – misappropriation of company’s assets – knowing assistance – Johnson v Gore Wood – preliminary issue).

Career

Called 1980; Inner Temple; 4 Pump Court 1981-2000; 3 Verulam Buildings 2000 to date.

Languages

French.

Member

COMBAR.

Education

Cambridge University (1979 MA Hons).

Leisure

Member MCC.


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Andrew Fletcher QC - 3 Verulam Buildings ‘ Strategically sound, has an impressive grasp of detail, is very responsive, and has an excellent manner with clients. ’

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