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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 2020 for Commercial Dispute Resolution (“delightful to work with and a responsive team player, who is always looking to come up with a new angle to assist clients”; “very approachable and provides excellent and sensible advice”) and Banking and Finance (“An excellent junior who gives practical and commercial advice. He is very receptive to working as part of a team and provides high-quality, thoughtful drafting”).

Over the last few years Chambers and Partners has recommended him as “A smooth advocate with a very compelling style”, “very collaborative and fiercely bright”, “really methodical, very clever and offers lots of good tactical input” and "clever, thoughtful and calm under pressure".

Richard is currently acting (with Neil Kitchener QC and Simon Gilson) for 58 claimants in the Tesco Profit Overstatement group litigation, the market-leading £440 million fraud case against Tesco Plc arising out of its profit overstatement scandal in Autumn 2014. The case is one of The Lawyer’s “top cases for 2020”.

Richard is also acting (with David Wolfson QC) for the defendants in Berkeley Square Holdings Ltd v Lancer Property Asset Management Ltd, a significant fraud claim arising out of the management of a c.£6 billion London property portfolio, and (with David Cavender QC) for the high net worth defendant to a £50m fraud claim arising out of the classic car market. He has recently defended (with David Wolfson QC) the Shell group from a US$83 million conspiracy claim, and acted (with Benjamin Strong QC and as sole advocate) for the Financial Conduct Authority in FCA v Tinney [2019] UKUT 0227 (TCC), seeking to uphold prohibition and public censure orders made against a senior Barclays banker for lack of integrity.