ERSKINE CHAMBERS’ STEPHEN SMITH QC AND TIM AKKOUH NAMED BY THE LAWYER AS “MOST POPULAR” COUNSEL  

Asset recovery and civil fraud specialists Stephen Smith QC and Tim Akkouh of Erskine Chambers are the barristers who were most frequently instructed by the “litigation heavyweight” firms in 2017, according to analysis published by The Lawyer last week. They were instructed on 25 and 18 cases respectively. Those cases included Mezhprom v Pugachev, which resulted in Birss J delivering a ground-breaking judgment on trust-busting in October 2017, and JSC BTA Bank v Khrapunov, in which Stephen and Tim were recently successful in the Supreme Court. The analysis was based on cases that reached judgment (so excluding arbitration and settlements), recorded in The Lawyer’s Litigation Tracker. Click here to access the full article.