Richard Fisher KC

KC 2020, Called to the Bar 2000

Richard was called to the Bar in 2000, and took silk in 2020. He  has a commercial dispute focused practice with a particular specialism in restructuring and insolvency, banking, fraud and financial products litigation. He regularly acts in relation to multi-jurisdictional and complex commercial disputes.


A material part of Richard’s practice involves overseas work. Richard is a member of the BVI bar, and frequently appears before the Courts of the Cayman Islands and the BVI. He has significant experience of acting for and against officeholders.


In recent years Richard has appeared in various substantial and high-profile cases in England and abroad, at all levels of tribunal up to the Supreme Court, including almost all of the disputes arising out of the Lehman Brothers insolvency. He has acted in relation to many of the major UK and international insolvencies and restructurings (including, for example, Three Arrows Capital Limited, Cafe Nero, Arcadia, House of Fraser, Debenhams, Primeo, International Bank of Azerbaijan), and has been involved in numerous long commercial trials.


Richard is recommended in Chambers and Partners/the Legal 500 as a leading silk for work in the following areas: Chancery/commercial, Insolvency and Restructuring, Commercial Dispute Resolution. Recent comments have included: “Richard is an exceptional barrister. He is technically brilliant but also very user-friendly. Judges like and respect him.” “Richard has really come into his own as a silk” “Richard is clearly on top of his game and the field. When you have him on the team, judges listen.”

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