Richard Millet

Profession

Barrister

Biography

Richard Millett QC has a broad commercial practice covering a variety of different specialist areas, with an emphasis on advocacy in court and in arbitration and other tribunals. He specialises in banking and financial markets, insurance and reinsurance, insolvency, energy, and media and entertainment and has a niche practice in insurer insolvency. He regularly appears in the Chancery Division, Commercial Court, the Court of Appeal and numerous arbitrations, both in London and overseas.

Richard has developed a particularly strong reputation for Offshore work, with Chambers & Partners researchers saying he â??expertly handles the most complicated of commercial disputesâ? and clients describing him as a "hugely successful advocate" who "thinks quickly on his feet and presents clearly in court." He has appeared frequently in the BVI, Anguilla, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the Isle of Man over the years and is a fully called member of the Bars of the British Virgin Islands and of Anguilla.

He appears as lead Counsel in international arbitrations of all kinds and regularly sits as an arbitrator on ICC and LCIA arbitrations and as an ad hoc tribunal.

He has been consistently recognised as a leading Silk by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners across a number of practice areas and the research has reflected positive client comments such as: â??incredibly enthusiastic and positiveâ??; â??very bright and fast-movingâ??, â??a first-class intellect and provides tenacious and effective advocacyâ??, â??always first on our listâ?? and â??bright, lateral thinking and client-friendlyâ??.

Published Works

Year Qualified

1985

Education

Inns of Court School of Law
BA (Classical Tripos Pt 1, Law Tripos Pts Ib and II) Trinity Hall, Cambridge University (BA
University of Michigan

Memberships

London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
INSOL
Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) (member on the Africa Committee)
Main Committee Officer of the Chancery Bar Association (Seminar Secretary)
Bencher of Lincolnâ??s Inn (2013)
Also called to the Bars of Isle of Man, Bermuda, The Bahamas and The Seychelles for