Mr Orlando Fraser KC > Chambers of George Bompas KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of George Bompas KC
4 Stone Buildings
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3XT
England

Work Department

Barrister specialising in litigation concerning, and advice on, all aspects of corporate affairs, including particularly civil fraud and asset recovery, commercial/chancery disputes, trusts and offshore trusts (including beneficiary trusts, charitable trusts and wills), general commercial disputes and insolvency.

Position

Orlando’s career began at 4 Stone Buildings in the 1990s, learning his trade under noted Chancery advocates Peter Curry and Philip Heslop, with early exposure to the Maxwell, BCCI and Marc Rich litigation, and on the DTI’s Directors’ Disqualification Counsel list. Since then, Orlando has gone on himself to feature in heavy financial litigation in the UK and throughout Commonwealth jurisdictions, being noted in particular for his own punchy advocacy and cross-examination. Orlando’s practice is at the commercial end of the Chancery Bar, with an emphasis on civil fraud, company, insolvency, commercial and trusts, and he has featured in numerous reported cases.

Orlando took silk in 2014, and is licenced to appear in the BVI, St Christopher and Nevis, and DIFC.

Career

  • Called 1994, Inner Temple; admitted to Lincoln’s Inn;
  • Directors Disqualification list for the DTI, 1997-1999.
  • Queen’s Counsel, 2014
  • Legal Board Member of the Charity Commission, 2013-2017
  • Civil Justice Council, 2016-2019

Publications: Contributor to 4 Stone Buildings’ Litigation in a Time of Covid; Legal Issues in commerce, finance and industry (2021).

Languages

French.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR).

Orlando was a Legal Member of the Board of the Charity Commission (2013-2017), and of the Civil Justice Council (2016-2019).

Education

St Paul’s School, London (Foundation Scholar); Cambridge University.

Leisure

Scrabble, golf and fishing.