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Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC

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Andrew Sutcliffe QC

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3 Verulam Buildings (Chambers of Ewan McQuater QC and Adrian Beltrami QC)


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.


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.






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

London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsExtremely bright and clear strategic thinking.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery capable and hands on.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsVery active in civil fraud as well as on behalf of the National Crime Agency.

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Within: Media and entertainment – Leading silks

Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is well regarded in this area.

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Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture – Leading silks

Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe represents the NCA in confiscation proceedings.

Within: Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

3 Verulam Buildings has a strong relationship with the National Crime Agency, with several members representing it in civil recovery proceedings. Andrew Sutcliffe QC represents the agency in a civil recovery case against 11 respondents concerning an alleged multi-jurisdictional fraud.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Andrew Sutcliffe QC - 3 Verulam BuildingsHe is smart, very helpful and bends over backwards to support the client.

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