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Practice Summary

Neil Kitchener QC undertakes a broad range of commercial disputes work including litigation and arbitration, both domestic and international.  His expertise covers banking and financial services, civil fraud and investigations, company and insolvency, energy & natural resources, public law (inc. judicial review) and professional liability cases.  He also handles disputes involving fine art and antiques and matters concerning sports law. Neil is called to the Bars of Nevis and the BVI and has been called in the Isle of Man.

Recommended by the Legal 500 (Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud and Company and Partnership) and Chambers & Partners (Banking & Finance, Commercial Litigation and Civil Fraud). 

"An outstanding trial lawyer and a terrific personality who fights hard and is great fun to work with." "He obviously knows his way around the courtroom." Commercial Dispute Resolution, Chambers UK 2019

"Extremely hard-working and really gets into the detail. He's a fantastic advocate, who's a real rottweiler when you let him loose." "A great team player who wants to win and will fight in the trenches for you." Banking and Finance, Chambers UK 2019

"Very intelligent." "Incredibly responsive and very hard-working. He is a particularly strong cross-examiner." "A fantastic advocate who really gets into the detail."
Civil Fraud, Chambers UK 2019

"Extremely bright and on top of the detail." "He fights the client's claim hard and is great fun to work with." International Arbitration (Counsel), Chambers UK 2019

 ‘A top-level trial lawyer who is great at cutting to the chase.’ Commercial Litigation, Legal 500 2018-2019

‘A lightning rod of enthusiasm and fresh ideas, and a very measured advocate.’ Civil Fraud, Legal 500 2018-2019

‘Sensationally clever but also a very humble and supportive team member.’ International Arbitration (Counsel), Legal 500 2018-2019

"He combines superb intellect with excellent strategic nous and judgement." Chambers and Partners 2018 - Banking & Finance

“A great team player with a ferocious intellect.” Legal 500 – Asia Pacific 2018 – Commercial

“A brilliant cross-examiner.” Legal 500 - 2018– Commercial Litigation

"Has outstanding tactical and advocacy skills, and is seen by clients as a passionate representative who is always willing to fight their corner." "A tenacious and fearless fighter." Chambers and Partners 2018 - Commercial Dispute Resolution

"A tenacious and fearless fighter. Someone you would want in your corner." "A great, really energetic cross-examiner." Chambers and Partners 2018 - Fraud: Civil 

“The silk of choice for fraud claims.” Legal 500 – Fraud: Civil

“A first class cross-examiner.” Legal 500 – International Arbitration

"He's brilliantly intelligent, quite aggressive in his approach without being reckless, and just great to deal with." "He's incredibly responsive." Chambers and Partners 2017 - Commercial Dispute Resolution

"He is excellent. All over the factual detail and can come up with extremely complex analysis off the top of his head." Chambers and Partners 2017 - Banking and Finance

'He sees technical points which other barristers may not pick up and he is extremely hard working.' 'Neil is a very clear advocate who gives good, robust advice.' 'He is confident, self assured and a very skilled, aggressive cross examiner.' Chambers UK 2017 - Civil Fraud

"He is very good humoured, incredibly clever and reliable in terms of response times". "He combines superb intellect with excellent strategic nous and judgment". Chambers UK 2016

"A courtroom star and an absolute joy to work with. Combines intellectual prowess with a no-nonsense approach to advocacy."  [Fraud: Civil, Chambers & Partners, 2015]

“Has absolutely fantastic judgement” [Banking & Finance, Chambers & Partners, 2015]

"A tremendously good lawyer and a fantastic fighter who has great human intelligence and intuitively knows the client's needs." [Chambers Global, 2015]