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Serle Court attracts insurance market specialist and leading chancery silk


Julian Burling, previously Counsel to Lloyd’s, and Paul Chaisty QC – whose practice covers commercial fraud, insolvency, banking and sports law - have both joined leading commercial and chancery chambers Serle Court.

Julian Burling, called to the Bar in 1976, has over 30 years experience of litigation, advisory and transactional work in the London insurance market. His advisory practice covers in particular all aspects of participation in the Lloyd’s market, including UK and overseas regulatory trusts and financing arrangements. He led the Lloyd’s team on the FSMA Part VII transfer to Equitas of all 1992 and prior year business written at Lloyd’s. He is immediate past Chairman of the British Insurance Law Association and will practice as a barrister, arbitrator and mediator.

Paul Chaisty QC, called to the Bar in 1982, took silk in 2001. He has also been called to the Bar in the BVI and, on an ad hoc basis, the Bahamas and is authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery and Queen’s Bench Divisions. Chaisty’s practice covers commercial fraud, insolvency, commercial litigation, company, banking and sports law. Recent high profile cases include acting for Wayne and Coleen Rooney against their former agents, West Ham United in respect of claims relating to Sheffield United and the “Carlos Tevez affair” and against their former manager Alan Curbishley. He is highly recommended in the legal directories and Chambers & Partners describes him as “a powerful and punchy advocate with a mind like a stiletto” and “a tough fighter whom you certainly want in your corner in a difficult dispute.”

Commenting on their moves:

Burling “I am extremely pleased to have joined Serle Court, a first rate Chancery Commercial set, which ideally suits my practice.”

Chaisty “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Serle Court, clearly recognised as one of the leading sets at the Bar. I believe that my areas of work match perfectly those for which Serle Court is so well known and look forward to joining such an established and successful team.”

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