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Jeremy Cousins QC

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Radcliffe Chambers (Chambers of Keith Rowley QC)

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Jeremy Cousins QC specialises in substantial commercial, commercial chancery (including trusts), banking and professional negligence disputes.


In 2014 he was in the leading banking and solicitors’ breach of trust case of AIB v Redler in the Supreme Court, and he appeared for the claimants in the major case of Rosserlane v Credit Suisse (concerning the sale of an interest in an oil field in Azerbaijan). He is also involved in the claim made by a group of shareholders against Lloyds Banking Group and some of its former directors in relation to the HBOS acquisition in 2009. This case has received extensive coverage in the press. In 2015 Jeremy Cousins QC was instructed to prepare submissions for various bondholders resisting Lloyds Banking Group’s unsuccessful attempt in BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services v LBG Capital No 1 and another to bring about an early redemption of part of a multi-billion pound bond issue by affiliates of Lloyds Banking Group in 2009.

Many of his cases are landmark decisions, cited in leading textbooks such as Chitty on Contracts, Snell’s Equity, Megarry & Wade’s Law of Real Property, Clerk & Lindsell on Torts, and Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability, in various fields – Redler in banking and professional liability, Ali v Lane , Shogun v Hudson and AIB v Martin in contractual interpretation, Unique Pub Properties v Beer Barrels in procurement of breach of contract, and Acton v Graham Pearce in solicitor’s negligence and loss of opportunity damages.

London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Jeremy Cousins QC - RADCLIFFE CHAMBERS ‘ Strong commerciality and excellent detailed legal analysis. ’

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

RADCLIFFE CHAMBERS has 'excellent strength in depth, particularly in the retail banking sector'. The set fields a selection of high-quality silks and juniors, including Malcolm Waters QC and Mark Fell, with a strong grounding in consumer credit issues and regulatory matters, and those, such as Jeremy Cousins QC, who are highly experienced in broader banking claims.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Jeremy Cousins QC - Radcliffe Chambers ‘ A very strong commercial litigator. ’

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Professional negligence

Within: Leading Silks

Jeremy Cousins QC - Radcliffe Chambers ‘ He is very experienced. ’

Within: Professional negligence

With 'very experienced barristers', Radcliffe Chambers is regularly engaged on professional negligence disputes involving solicitors, barristers, surveyors, valuers, financial practitioners, actuaries, pension consultants, accountants, and auditors. Jeremy Cousins QC and Peter Dodge were involved in the high-profile Dreamvar v Mishcon de Reya. Also of note, Gary Lidington successfully appeared for the defendant in Stevens v Channon, which was a claim brought to enforce the terms of a settlement agreement following the compromise of professional negligence proceedings.

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