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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 2019 for Commercial Dispute Resolution ("Easy to work with, and impresses with his attention to detail on hugely complex cases"; "Richard is extremely hard-working, collaborative and very commercial in his approach") and Banking and Finance ("Clever, thoughtful and calm under pressure"; "He's a brilliant team player and a great draftsman, who works phenomenally hard and is very good at coming up with really creative ideas").

Over the last few years Chambers and Partners has recommended him as “A smooth advocate with a very compelling style”, saying “He is very collaborative and fiercely bright” and “Really methodical, very clever and offers lots of good tactical input”.

Richard is currently acting (with Neil Kitchener Q.C.) for 77 claimants in the Tesco Profit Overstatement group litigation, the market-leading £480 million case against Tesco Plc arising out of its profit overstatement scandal in Autumn 2014. He has recently defended (with David Wolfson Q.C.) the Shell group from a US$83 million conspiracy claim, and acted (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.