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Specialist Banking and Commercial team joins Quadrant Chambers

Posted on: 13 January 2018

Quadrant Chambers announced the addition of the specialist banking and commercial team of Paul Downes QC, Emily Saunderson, Stewart Chirnside and Joseph Sullivan, all highly respected for their expertise in commercial, banking & finance and civil fraud disputes.

“It is a pleasure to welcome this outstanding banking and commercial team to Quadrant Chambers. We are delighted that such a high calibre experienced team of barristers have decided to join Quadrant, adding further depth to Chambers”. Luke Parsons QC, Head of Quadrant Chambers.

Paul Downes QC is a tough commercial litigator specialising in banking and finance, commercial fraud and international trade. Before coming to the Bar, Paul worked for Barclays Bank and was an assistant examiner for the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Clients find his combination of commercial understanding, practical experience and user-friendly approach invaluable. He is recommended as a leading silk in banking & finance and commercial dispute resolution in Chambers & Partners and for banking & finance, commercial litigation, financial services and civil fraud in the Legal 500.

Emily Saunderson is a commercial practitioner specialising in commercial fraud and banking and finance. Prior to the Bar, Emily was a financial journalist, covering the global derivatives markets. She brings a strong understanding and insider’s perspective on financial markets to her legal practice. She is recommended in Chambers & Partners for commercial dispute resolution and in the Legal 500 for banking & finance and financial services.

Stewart Chirnside specialises in commercial litigation, including banking and finance, commercial fraud, professional negligence, property damage and product liability. Before coming to the Bar, he worked as a strategy and risk management consultant in the financial services industry. He is recommended in Chambers & Partners for commercial dispute resolution and is ranked in the Legal 500 for banking & finance, financial services and professional negligence.

Joseph Sullivan specialises in commercial law, banking and finance, commercial fraud and professional negligence. He appears regularly in the High Court and the Court of Appeal for claimants and defendants both as sole counsel and as part of a counsel team. He is recommended for banking & finance in the Legal 500.

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