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Two new silk appointments for Radcliffe Chambers

Matthew Weaver and Mark Fell appointed as Queen’s Counsel

We are delighted to announce that Matthew Weaver and Mark Fell are to be appointed as Queen’s Counsel.

Chief Executive Fiona Fitzgerald says: “We are so pleased that Matthew and Mark will both be taking silk. Our clients tell us that they would like to work with us more on KC-level matters, so continuing to increase our number of silks is an important part of our strategy. The appointments are very much deserved.”

Once the appointments take effect, Radcliffe Chambers will have thirteen KCs, whose expertise spans all our key practice areas.

Matthew Weaver has an impressive commercial practice with a particular specialism in insolvency and company law. He has been recommended consistently over a number of years by both Chambers UK Bar and The Legal 500 UK Bar and is well respected by his peers, instructing solicitors, lay clients and judges, for his abilities on paper and in court, and his common sense, commercial approach to disputes.

Matthew has appeared in a number of high profile cases, including the long-running Regis UK Limited [2021] EWHC 1294 (Ch), where he was successful in representing the former Supervisors throughout the proceedings. In The Legal 500 UK bar for 2022, Matthew was illustrated as having “the full package – fierce intellect, persuasive charm and calmness under pressure.”

Described in The Legal 500 UK bar as a “guru” and also “pragmatic, commercial and considered”, Mark Fell practises in tax, company and insolvency and commercial disputes, specialising in banking/financial services.

In recent years, Mark has been involved in cutting edge strategic litigation in his practice areas, representing the Financial Conduct Authority in long running litigation over the ‘validation’ of consumer credit loans, including in Chickombe v FCA & Barclays [2018] CTLC 197 and HM Revenue and Customs and the United Kingdom in the so-called Kubota litigation at all levels from first instance through to the Court of Justice of the European Union. Mark is also an editor of the leading text book on Building Society Law, Wurtzburg & Mills.

Alongside full-time practice, Mark is a member of Bar Council’s Ethics Committee as well as chair of the steering committee for the Radcliffe Chambers Student Barrister Experience Programme, which won the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year award at the 2018 UK Diversity Legal Awards.

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