16 January 2020

South Square is delighted to announce that Richard Fisher is to be appointed one of her Majesty’s Counsel following the 2019 competition. The QC Ceremony will take place on Monday 16 March 2020 at Westminster Hall.

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/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 almost all of the disputes arising out of the Lehman Brothers insolvency. He has acted in relation to many of the major recent UK and international insolvencies and restructurings (including House of Fraser, Debenhams, Arcadia, International Bank of Azerbaijan, Noble Group, Codere SA), and has been involved in several long commercial trials in the UK and Cayman Islands (including Primeo v HSBC, and the Fortuna shareholder dispute).

Richard is regularly recommended by the legal directories as a leading junior in the fields of commercial chancery, insolvency and restructuring, and banking and finance. Recent comments describe him as “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”, “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”, and a barrister who “is extremely thorough and doesn’t miss a thing”.

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