Stephen Auld QC undertakes a wide and varied range of commercial and chancery work, with an emphasis on complex contractual arrangements, civil fraud disputes and banking and finance work, often with a regulatory focus. He has a particular expertise in banking litigation across a wide range of complex financial markets and instruments, including swaps and derivatives, and significant experience of commercial fraud and asset freezing/recovery cases, as well as misselling claims.
As well as a depth of experience in financial services and companies regulation (including FSA proceedings and DTI inquiries) he is also familiar with company take-overs, shareholder disputes, joint ventures and claims arising out of directors duties. He also has experience of commodity trading disputes and enjoys sports and media cases, especially film and music business contract disputes.
Stephen is called to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean (BVI) and to the Bar in Grenada.
"A smooth, persuasive advocate who's good at cutting through knotty issues to get to the heart of things." "An amiable barrister well suited to dealing with complex disputes." Chambers UK 2018 - Commercial Dispute Resolution
"Has built a great reputation for handling complex banking disputes, and has a fine track record of success." "He is a great strategist and far more commercially minded than other advocates of his level. He sees right through the issues and gives clear and commercial advice." Chambers UK 2018 - Banking & Finance
"A great tactician for fraud cases who is a pleasure to work with." "A charming and confident advocate who is great with clients and quick to grasp complex issues." Chambers UK 2018 - Fraud: Civil
"He is tactically brilliant and is an extremely good advocate." "A charming and confident advocate, who is great with clients." Chambers UK 2017 - Commercial Dispute Resolution
"A very smooth and persuasive advocate who is good at cutting through knotty issues to get to the heart of things." "A no-nonsense, charming and confident advocate who is great with clients." Chambers UK 2017 - Banking and Finance
"He is a charming and confident advocate. He is great with clients and quick to grasp complex issue and identify commercial solutions.' Chambers UK 2017 - Civil Fraud
"He is a very good advocate who is good at assessing the judge and ascertaining which points are going to be accepted. He's very pragmatic and also excellent to work with." Chambers UK 2016 - Fraud: Civil
"He is assured and personable and very good with clients. His command of the law and strategic thinking are first-class". "He is intelligent and innovative, allowing him to deal with the novel and difficult issues which often arise in this area of practice." Chambers UK 2016 - Banking and Finance
"He is very good at getting the ear of the judge and ascertaining which points are going to be accepted". "A charming and confident advocate who is great with clients and quick to grasp complex issues and identify commercial solutions". Chambers UK 2016 - Commercial Dispute Resolution
'Fantastic all-round commercial litigator’ Stephen Auld QC, who attracts praise for his ‘relaxed yet commanding manner’ The Legal 500 2013
Stephen Auld QC has "excellent communication skills when dealing with solicitors and clients alike."
Chambers UK 2012
Stephen Auld QC is 'every solicitor's ideal combination: extremely personable with the cutting edge and legal excellence that stands him apart as one of the best of the best'.
The Legal 500 2011
Stephen Auld QC is 'a confidence inspiring leader who is a fantastic trial advocate'
The Legal 500 2011
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