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Practice Summary

Richard Mott has a broad practice in commercial litigation and international arbitration (inc. LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL rules). He has a particular focus on cases concerning civil fraud, banking and finance, energy, and general commercial disputes.

Richard is recommended by Chambers and Partners 2018 for Banking and Finance (Band 4: “An incredibly bright junior who is a pleasure to work with, gets stuck in and always fights the client’s corner”; “Proactive, responsive, very bright and fully prepared to get stuck into all aspects of a case”) and Commercial Dispute Resolution (Band 3: “Everything a good junior should be: hard-working, responsive, commercial and down-to-earth. He’s a model of good client service”; “Clever, thoughtful, calm under pressure”).

Chambers 2017 and Chambers 2016 described him as: “A smooth advocate with a very compelling style”; “He is very collaborative and fiercely bright”; “Really methodical, very clever and offers lots of good tactical input”; and “An excellent junior who is very hard-working and throws himself into a case, which is what you want to see as an instructing solicitor”.

Richard is currently acting (with Neil Kitchener Q.C.) for 77 claimants in the Tesco Profit Overstatement group litigation, the market-leading US$480 million case against Tesco Plc arising out of its profit overstatement scandal in Autumn 2014, defending (with David Wolfson Q.C.) the Shell group from a US$83 million conspiracy claim, and acting (with Steven Thompson Q.C.) for the Sixth Defendant in Arcadia Petroleum Ltd v Bosworth, a c.$330 million fraud claim arising out of West African oil trading.