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Ask a Silk: A short Q&A on London Capital & Finance


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Ask A Silk; London Capital & Finance

In this latest ‘Ask a Silk’ vlog, Victoria Brown asks John McKendrick QC about a recent judicial review following the London Capital & Finance ‘scandal’.

Welcome back to ‘Ask a Silk’. These videos are short and digestible vlogs, normally in the form of a Q&A between a silk and junior in chambers about a recent case, piece of legislation or other topical areas of commercial law.

London Capital & Finance

This vlog features one of our eminent silks, John McKendrick QC, and junior, Victoria Brown. From sunny Greece, John answers Victoria’s questions about the judicial review of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme’s (“FSCS”) decision that a significant chunk of LCF’s activities were not regulated, because their mini-bond products were not transferable. After a brief Q&A, they go on to discuss lockdown, remote hearings and the appeal of the physical courtroom.

Watch the vlog here

John McKendrick QC is an experienced commercial practitioner with specialisms in international matters and commercial claims with a public law element. John frequently appears in claims regarding regulatory decisions leading to commercial losses. John spent two years as the Attorney General of Anguilla, and has practised in the Caribbean for a number of years. He is also an arbitrator and adjudicator in commercial disputes. The directories have described him in multiple areas of law as: “a brilliant and persuasive advocate”; “one of the best practitioners in the country”; “Exceptionally bright, he can just take instructions and come up with a plan the next morning. He’s a bit of a magician in that way, and he’s brilliant to work with”.

Victoria Brown is a member of our Commercial Team and primarily specialises in disputes involving banking/financial services, regulatory compensation, directors’ duties, pensions and professional negligence. She has been involved in a number of reviews in the financial services sphere. Victoria has experience in a number of foreign jurisdictions and cross-jurisdictional issues.

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Barristers: John McKendrick QC | Victoria Brown
Categories: Commercial Vlogs | Commercial