Fri, 12 April, 2019
Quadrant Chambers is delighted to welcome Simon Oakes to Quadrant Chambers. Simon is a commercial litigator with a particular focus on banking & financial services matters. He has been involved in major banking cases in recent years, including the LIBOR manipulation cases of Graiseley Properties Ltd v Barclays Bank Plc in the Court of Appeal, and Aldersgate v Bank of Scotland in the High Court.
“I am very excited to be joining Quadrant Chambers. Quadrant’s reputation for commercial litigation goes without saying; the set also has a very strong – and growing - banking & finance team and I am very much looking forward to being part of its continued development. I think the set will provide an excellent platform for me to further develop the banking and commercial litigation practice which I built up at Outer Temple Chambers. I leave behind many good friends at OTC, and wish them all the best for the future.“ Simon Oakes
“It is a real pleasure to welcome Simon to Quadrant Chambers. He will be a fantastic addition to Quadrant and in particular our banking and commercial litigation offering ,which goes from strength to strength following the arrival of banking and commercial specialists Paul Downes QC, Emily Saunderson, Stewart Chirnside and Joseph Sullivan early last year.” Simon Croall QC, Head of Quadrant Chambers
Quadrant Chambers is ranked as a leading banking and finance and commercial dispute resolution set.
… a strong stable of commercially minded banking litigators with a strong track record in major civil disputes. (Legal 500 UK Bar 2019)
Simon practises in commercial law, with a particular focus on banking & financial services, and complex commercial fraud cases.
Simon has a wealth of experience in some of the most significant banking and financial services cases of recent years, from major interest rate hedging product litigation to regulatory investigations against individuals. He has a deep knowledge of the allegations of LIBOR misconduct against several major banks, a great deal of experience in misselling cases, and a wealth of experience of developing legal and tactical arguments in major commercial litigation.
Significant recent instructions include:
Having been seconded to both the Financial Services Authority and the Pensions Regulator, Simon has an excellent understanding of how regulators approach cases. He has acted both for and against the targets of regulatory action, including in multi-jurisdictional cases.
Simon is frequently instructed as sole advocate in the High Court, County Court and Employment Tribunals. He also acts as part of larger counsel teams on long-running commercial litigation.
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