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Richard Salter QC is a practising barrister, whose chambers are at 3 Verulam Buildings in Gray’s Inn.   Richard was called to the Bar in 1975, and was elected as a Bencher of the Inner Temple in 1991.  He took silk in 1995, and was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2000.  He was Chairman of the Inner Temple Scholarships Committee from 2002 to 2009, Chairman of the London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association from 2004-5, a member of the Bar Council from 2004 to 2013, and Chairman of the Bar Council Legal Services Committee from 2010 to 2013.

Richard is a commercial lawyer, specialising in banking and financial law.  He has appeared in many of the leading English cases in this area, including the Bank Charges litigation (which ended in the House of Lords), Belmont v BNY Corporate Trustee Services (which ended in the Supreme Court) and Central Bank of Ecuador v Conticorp (which ended in the Privy Council).  He has also appeared before courts and arbitral tribunals in many other common-law jurisdictions.  He was Chambers & Partners Banking and Finance Silk of the Year in 2012.

Richard also sits as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Queen'’s Bench Division and in the Commercial Court, and as an arbitrator under ICC and LCIA rules.

Richard has been the consulting editor for the All England Commercial Cases since the series began.  He is a trustee of the Oxford Law Foundation and of English Touring Opera.


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  • Salter (ed), The Modern Law of Guarantees (Lexis Nexis 2017) (forthcoming)
  • Salter, ''Intermediated securities and the rights of the ultimate investor' ' (2016) Journal of International Banking & Financial Law 153
  • Salter, 'Guarantees' in McKnight, Paterson and Zakrzewski (eds), Law of International Finance (OUP 2016) (forthcoming)
  • Salter, 'Banks and Risk: Home Lending' in Cranston (ed), Banks, Liability & Risk (Lloyd's of London Press Ltd 2001)
  • Salter, Odgers, Baylis and Gibaud (eds), Legal Decision Affecting Bankers Vol 14 (Butterworths 2001)
  • Salter, Odgers, Baylis and Gibaud (eds), Legal Decisions Affecting Bankers Vol 12 (Butterworths 2000)
  • Salter, Odgers, Baylis and Gibaud (eds), Legal Decisions Affecting Bankers Vol 13 (Butterworths 2000)
  • Salter, 'EC Remedies And English Law Remedies ' in Blair (ed), Banks and Remedies (Informa Law 1999)
  • Salter, 'Guarantee and Indemnity' in (ed), Halsbury’'s Laws of England (Butterworths 1993)


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