Jeremy Cousins QC

Call: 1977

QC: 1999

Education: Oxford School, Warwick University

Languages: Working knowledge of Italian and French

 Practice specialisms:

Email: jcousins@radcliffechambers.com

Tel: 020 7831 0081

Profile

As from 23rd September 2015, Jeremy Cousins QC will be practising from Radcliffe Chambers (www.radcliffechambers.com) and you can find his profile on their website.

Please contact clerks@radcliffechambers.com or telephone 020 7831 0081.

What others say

In January 2012, The Lawyer featured one of Jeremy's cases, Christine Davies v AIB Group (UK), in their Top 20 cases for 2012. The article highlights significant and high-profile litigation which is set to define the legal landscape.

Jeremy has been recommended as a leading silk by Chambers UK in the areas of commercial chancery, professional negligence and banking & finance and by Legal 500 in the areas of commercial litigation and professional negligence. Without doubt, Jeremy's expertise contributed to 11 SB being ranked as a leading set for professional negligence in Legal 500 2013. A selection of the most recent quotes and rankings:

"A favourite for heavyweight litigation" who appears in the Chancery courts in complex cases. He is well renowned for his expertise in banking and finance disputes. Expertise: "A quite exceptional performer who is very intuitive and has a touch of genius about him." "Remarkably versatile and client-friendly. His encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and thorough preparation make him unbeatable." (Dispute Resolution: commercial chancery - Chambers Global 2015)

He is often instructed by large building societies and also shows skill in cases relating to investment product mis-selling. Expertise: "He has tremendous judgement and is very reliable." "He's basically a dream to work with. He is incredibly knowledgeable and also very personable." Recent work: Acted for the claimant bank AIB alleging breach of trust in its dispute with Mark Redler. (Banking & Finance - Chambers UK 2015)

"A favourite for heavyweight litigation" who appears in the Chancery courts in complex cases. He is well renowned for his expertise in banking and finance disputes. Expertise: "A quite exceptional performer who is very intuitive and has a touch of genius about him." "Remarkably versatile and client-friendly. His encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and thorough preparation make him unbeatable." (Chancery commercial - Chambers UK 2015

"Calm, collected, and never flustered by the largest, most complex cases." (Commercial litigation - Legal 500 2014)

"An encyclopaedic knowledge of the  law coupled with comprehensive and formidable preparation." (Professional negligence - Legal 500 2014)

[He] has significant experience in the banking sector and is regularly instructed on behalf of building societies and other financial institutions. Expertise: "Very intuitive with a touch of genius about him. A quite exceptional performer, he is remarkably versatile and client-friendly. His encyclopaedic knowledge of the law combined with his thorough preparation make him hard to beat." Recent work: Acted in AIB v Redler, dealing with the issue of bankers' remedies for breach of trust against solicitors. (Banking & Finance - Chambers UK 2014)

His reputation for cases involving fiduciary duty precedes him and he is frequently instructed on novel and sophisticated trust disputes. Expertise: "He has a gentle approach but he gets results. He is a formidable preparer of his work and that makes him unbeatable. Possessed of the most lovely cross-examination method, he is gentle, persuasive and avuncular." Recent work: worked on the AIB v Redler case which is tipped to be the leading authority on the remedies available to bankers where solicitors are liable for breach of trust. (Chancery: commercial - Chambers UK 2014 and Chambers Global 2014)

Often works for claimant banks in their negligence claims against a range of professionals including solicitors and valuers. Expertise: "He's very approachable and willing to muck in. He assists in ways other counsel don't."
Recent work: acted for the claimants in AIB v Redler, alleging a breach of trust by the defendant solicitors. (Professional negligence - Chambers UK 2014)

Key individuals at the "very commercially focused" 11 Stone Buildings include Jeremy Cousins QC, whose "quality of advice and written work is always excellent"... (Professional negligence - Legal 500 2013)

11 Stone Buildings’ Jeremy Cousins QC attracts praise for his "encyclopaedic wealth of knowledge, and fabulously calm demeanour". (Commercial litigation - Legal 500 2013)

Jeremy Cousins QC of 11 Stone Buildings is "intuitive and has a touch of genius about him". Possessed of "an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law", he has a practice that encompasses both banking and professional negligence matters. (Banking & Finance - Chambers UK 2013)

Jeremy Cousins QC is an "outstanding" practitioner on commercial matters, and is particularly good on cases with a fiduciary duties element to them. He recently acted in Stanleybet International Betting v Steinberg & others, a claim surrounding guarantee liability construction. (Chancery: commercial  – Chambers UK 2013 and Chambers Global 2013)

Jeremy Cousins QC of 11 Stone Buildings has developed a specialist practice dealing with claims relating to solicitors. The past year has seen him acting on a number of claims involving alleged solicitors' breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust and negligence. (Professional negligence – Chambers UK 2013)

The "very impressive" Jeremy Cousins QC joins from Selborne Chambers, a move which has given added vigour to the set. His is a broad-based, classic commercial chancery practice, which has lately seen him take on a number of high-stakes banking and finance cases. (Chancery: commercial  - Chambers UK 2012)

Jeremy Cousins QC of 11 Stone Buildings is "responsive and thorough", and combines an "encyclopaedic knowledge of the law" with a steely resolve. He is popular in the market. (Professional negligence - Chambers UK 2012)


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