Richard Lissack QC
Richard Lissack QC is a member of Fountain Court Chambers
Richard is a leading commercial silk. He is currently and has been repeatedly recognised by all the directories and his peers as a leading practitioner across many disciplines and in particular the law of banking and financial services, regulation and compliance, and white-collar fraud and bribery and corruption cases of maximum complexity. In addition he is regarded as a leading practitioner in Public Inquiries after his work in Grenfell Tower, preceded by the Inquiries into Dr Harold Shipman, the Bristol Royal Infirmary, the Organ Retention issue, and inquiries in the rail crashes at Southall, Hatfield and Potters Bar.
He was called to the bar in 1978, and became a Queen’s Counsel when aged just 37 in 1994. He is also a QC at the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean, and the Bar of Northern Ireland, as an FLC at the Bar of New York, and the DIFC. He has for over 25 years sat as a Judge and as an arbitrator.
His practice is national and international and is currently involved in litigation in London, New York, San Francisco, Dubai, the British Virgin Islands, Singapore and Switzerland.
His practice comprises mainly high-profile complex litigation and is heavily weighted towards points at which commercial conduct straddles the line between civil, regulatory and criminal law – and in particular cross border work involving banking and the financial markets.
Richard is widely published. In particular, he is co-author of the leading book on the Bribery Act 2010, and the only post Lehman review of Financial Services regulation in the UK - both are published by Lexis, the GIR Global Investigations Handbook, and has been asked to contribute to a forthcoming work on sanctions and corruption. He is one of the Consulting Editors to the OUP publication on Public Inquiries.