Chief Executive Fiona Fitzgerald said: “We are so pleased that Shantanu, Kate and Christopher will all be taking silk this year. Our clients tell us that they would like to work with us more on KC-level matters, so increasing our number of silks is an important part of our strategy. It is brilliant to have made such progress towards this goal in 2020 and across so many of our core practice areas. The appointments are very much deserved.”
Once the appointments take effect, Radcliffe Chambers will have ten KCs, whose expertise spans all our key practice areas.
Described in The Legal 500 UK Bar as a “very strong advocate”, Shantanu Majumdar practises in commercial litigation and arbitration, civil fraud and professional negligence. Much of his work has an international dimension. He is currently acting for the applicants in Various Claimants v AIG (Europe) Limited, having successfully obtained a non-party costs order against the defendants’ liability insurers in relation to their funding of the defence of a major professional negligence claim (the Giambrone litigation, in which Shantanu also acted). The appeal of this important and controversial decision (reported at  EWHC 34 (QB),  4 W.L.R. 7,  1 All E.R. (Comm) 1104) is due to be heard at the end of this month.