Fountain Court

Bar Top 30 position: 5

  • Overview

Fountain Court Chambers is a leading commercial set of chambers with 67 barristers, 29 of whom are silks. Members advise and represent clients over the entire range of business problems, both nationally and internationally. The size of chambers, and the range of experience of its members, enables Fountain Court to assemble balanced teams of counsel to suit the requirements of individual cases.

Members of Fountain Court Chambers are recognised leaders in the fields of commercial litigation, banking, financial services, civil fraud, insurance/reinsurance, professional negligence, aviation and employment. Fountain Court is also notable for the wide range of other civil work undertaken, including energy, oil and gas, entertainment and media, company, insolvency, product liability, human rights, administrative and public law, ports, international trade, shipping and telecommunications law.

Members of Fountain Court Chambers appear in court and tribunals of all levels, from complex, high-value commercial disputes in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court to more straightforward county court and tribunal work. Many also have experience of sitting as arbitrators in commercial and other disputes, and of mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

Chambers has been instructed by the UK government, leading local authorities, the general counsel of FTSE 100 companies, major US and UK law firms in the City of London and internationally, while also acting for nationally, regionally and locally regarded solicitors' practices across England and Wales.

Members regularly work abroad, not only in international arbitrations but also as advocates in overseas jurisdictions, including Hong Kong and Singapore, the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands and in the European Court of Justice.

There are members of chambers who are fluent in French, German, Russian, Italian, Afrikaans, modern Hebrew and Ukrainian; others have a working knowledge of Spanish and Greek. Members of chambers are also members of the bars of California, New York, Gibraltar, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands.


Fountain Court

Silks: 29
Juniors: 38
Head of Chambers: Stephen Moriarty QC
Deputy Head of Chambers: Bankim Thanki QC
Senior Clerk: Alex Taylor
Deputy Senior Clerk: Paul Martenstyn
Head of Administration: Julie Parker