Richard Fisher Called to the Bar 2000

Richard has a commercial dispute focused practice with a particular specialism in domestic and cross-border reconstruction and insolvency, banking, fraud and financial products/derivatives 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 disputes arising out of the Lehman Bros insolvency (Waterfall I and II proceedings, and Firth Rixson), Eurosail, Snoras Bank, Federal Mogul (reinsurance recoveries) and the Servaas state immunity litigation.

He has acted in relation to many of the major recent UK and international insolvencies/restructurings, including Lehman Brothers, House of Fraser, Debenhams, Noble Group, Codere SA, Co-Op Bank, Deutsche Annington, Telecolumbus and Cattles, and has been involved in several long commercial trials in the UK and Cayman Islands (including the Federal Mogul, Primeo v HSBC and the Fortuna shareholder disputes).

Richard is regularly recommended by the legal directories as a leading junior in the fields of commercial chancery, insolvency/restructuring and banking and finance. Recent comments describe him as “one of the best juniors in the city”, “bright cheerful, forthright and unflappable”, “fantastic on his feet and never one to be ruffled“, “a go to junior”, “someone who has the ability to deal with judge’s questions in a very assured manner” and a barrister who “is extremely thorough and doesn’t miss a thing”.

Richard was nominated for the Chambers UK Company/Insolvency Junior of the Year Award in 2014 and 2016. He is a member of the Attorney General’s A-Panel of senior juniors for civil work.

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