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Chambers & Partners 2018


The latest Chambers UK Bar directory was published on 2 November and Serle Court and its members continue to be highly recommended. We have an impressive 117 individual recommendations and as a set we are recommended in 11 practice areas, including a new set ranking in Charities:

Chancery: Commercial
Chancery: Traditional
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Fraud: Civil
Professional Negligence
Real Estate Litigation

Chambers & Partners stated: “A favourite choice for a range of commercial chancery cases, Serle Court continues to be known as a set which “provides top-class barristers who are ahead of the game for chancery work.” The set is “a cut above the rest for commercial litigation, fraud and general chancery work,” according to one impressed source, while another adds: “From silks to juniors, they are top-quality and a pleasure to work with.” The set’s barristers, such as the justly lauded Philip Marshall QC and Philip Jones QC, impress with their coverage of all the “legal and technical, practical and commercial, and client management bases.” Serle Court barristers regularly advocate on behalf of entities based in Jersey and Guernsey, as well as Bermuda, the BVI and the Cayman Islands. The set’s clerks, led by Steve Whitaker, are also the subject of extensive praise from commentators, who award them “top marks” for their efficient work. “They are sensible and pragmatic people to deal with and have a good commercial outlook,” says a source. This “extremely helpful” clerking team supports individuals such as “outstanding senior junior” William Henderson, an expert in traditional chancery matters and charity law who is known for his work for the Attorney General. John Machell QC is another of the set’s star practitioners who is known for his “absolutely unrivalled experience of partnership issues” and is one of the best known of Serle Court’s many partnership law experts.”

Other highlights include:

  • Top ranked as a set in four practice areas: Chancery: Commercial, Fraud: Civil, Offshore and Partnership;

  • “Star individuals” rankings for John Machell QC in Partnership and William Henderson in Chancery: Traditional; and

  • New recommendations for Matthew Morrison and James Mather in Chancery: Commercial; John Machell QC and Emma Hargreaves (ranked “Up and Coming”) in Chancery: Traditional; Jonathan Fowles in Charities; Simon Hattan in Commercial Dispute Resolution; Philip Jones QC in Offshore and Elizabeth Jones QC in Trusts.

Thank you to all our clients for recommending us so highly. Full details of our rankings can be found at: https://www.chambersandpartners.com/UK-Bar/firm/10685/serle-court    

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