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Jeremy Cousins QC

| Silk 1999
| Call 1977

Profile: Overview

Jeremy Cousins QC specialises in substantial commercial, commercial chancery (including trusts), banking and professional negligence disputes.

Experience and Expertise

In 2014 he was in the leading banking and solicitors’ breach of trust case of AIB v Redler in the Supreme Court, and he appeared for the claimants in the major case of Rosserlane v Credit Suisse (concerning the sale of an interest in an oil field in Azerbaijan). He is also involved in the claim made by a group of shareholders against Lloyds Banking Group and some of its former directors in relation to the HBOS acquisition in 2009. This case has received extensive coverage in the press. In 2015 Jeremy Cousins QC was instructed to prepare submissions for various bondholders resisting Lloyds Banking Group’s unsuccessful attempt in BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services v LBG Capital No 1 and another to bring about an early redemption of part of a multi-billion pound bond issue by affiliates of Lloyds Banking Group in 2009.

Many of his cases are landmark decisions, cited in leading textbooks such as Chitty on Contracts, Snell’s Equity, Megarry & Wade’s Law of Real Property, Clerk & Lindsell on Torts, and Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability, in various fields – Redler in banking and professional liability, Ali v Lane , Shogun v Hudson and AIB v Martin in contractual interpretation, Unique Pub Properties v Beer Barrels in procurement of breach of contract, and Acton v Graham Pearce in solicitor’s negligence and loss of opportunity damages.

 

Recommendations

Jeremy has consistently been recognised over many years by Chambers UK and Legal 500 for his expertise, skill as an advocate, and user friendly qualities. He is listed as a leading silk for commercial litigation, commercial chancery, professional negligence and banking & finance.

 

Publications

Jeremy has contributed articles to a number of leading publications:

He is the consultant editor of Third Party Litigation Funding by Nick Rowles-Davies published by OUP. He also contributes articles on a regular basis for a number of leading publications, including “The Royal Court Rules” a commentary on civil procedure in Jersey, published by Jersey Advocates Hanson Renouf.

Jeremy Cousins QC
“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.“

Banking & Finance, Chambers UK 2014