Richard Fisher QC QC 2020, Called to the Bar 2000

Richard was called to the Bar in 2000 and 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, and is a member of the BVI bar.

In recent years Richard has appeared in various substantial and high-profile cases in England at all levels of tribunal up to the Supreme Court, including almost all of the disputes arising out of the Lehman Brothers insolvency (including the Waterfall I, II and LBHI2 proceedings). He has acted in relation to many of the major UK and international insolvencies and restructurings (including Arcadia, House of Fraser, Debenhams, International Bank of Azerbaijan, Noble Group, Codere SA), and has been involved in several long commercial trials in the UK and Cayman Islands.

Richard was regularly recommended by the legal directories as one of the leading juniors in the city in numerous practice areas, and is now recommended as leading counsel in the following areas: commercial/chancery litigation; banking and finance; fraud (civil); offshore; insolvency and restructuring.

Recent directory comments have included: “Always very, very sound in his judgement, he is bright, quick on his feet, and someone who has the ability to deal with judges’ questions in a very assured manner”, “He has outstanding knowledge and provides concise advice”, “His quick grasp of complex factual and legal issues and provision of clear advice has been nothing short of exceptional. His appointment as Queen’s Counsel is testament to his outstanding knowledge and abilities”, “On our top list when it comes to complex multi-jurisdictional insolvency matters”, and “he is not just smart, he is also really proactive and can anticipate his clients’ needs in a really commercial way.”

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