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Jeremy Cousins KC retires from Radcliffe Chambers

Today marks the retirement of Jeremy Cousins KC, an eminent barrister and outstanding member of Radcliffe Chambers.

Having been called to the Bar in 1977 and being appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999, Jeremy has become one of London’s leading barristers in the field of commercial and commercial chancery law and professional negligence and breach of trust cases. As a silk Jeremy appeared in numerous leading cases in both the House of Lords and the Court of Appeal, including in most recent years the very important and well-known banking and solicitors’ breach of trust case AIB v Redler in the Supreme Court, the major, and very high value, banking dispute in Rosserlane v Credit Suisse (concerning the sale of an oilfield in Azerbaijan) and in Dreamvar v Mishcon de Reya, a landmark case on solicitors’ breach of trust and negligence in conveyancing transactions, which led to the rewriting of the Law Society’s Code for Completion by Post in 2019. In 2021 he appeared in the Supreme Court in Mathew v Sedman, which turned upon the critically important issue in limitation cases as to the ascertainment of precisely when time begins to run against a claimant. Finally, earlier this year, in his last case, he appeared in (1) Attorney General of Jersey v Tantular, (2) Fang & others v Attorney General of Jersey concerning the jurisdictional reach of Jersey’s Proceeds of Crime legislation, and related matters.

Jeremy’s hard work, commitment, and dedication to the legal profession as well as the growth of Radcliffe Chambers are worthy of admiration. Between 1996 and 2007 he sat as an Assistant Recorder, and then a Recorder, in various Midland and Oxford Circuit county and Crown Courts, and thereafter for 16 years as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery Division. He has been an integral part of chambers and will be dearly missed by all members and staff. We wish him and his family all the very best in the many years to come.