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Serle Court attracts leading private international law and trusts expert


Serle Court is delighted to announce that Professor Jonathan Harris, a specialist in private international law and international trusts, joined Serle Court as a tenant on 1 May 2009. Jonathan was called to the Bar in 2006, and was previously a practising door tenant at Brick Court Chambers. His practice covers all areas of commercial and chancery law. He has a pre-eminent reputation in the field of private international law and is an editor of the leading work Dicey, Morris and Collins, The Conflict of Laws. His work in the area of international trusts is equally renowned. He is the author of The Hague Trusts Convention and a contributor to Underhill and Hayton, Law of Trusts and Trustees and to International Trusts Laws.

Notable recent cases include Charman v Charman and General Motors Corporation v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance. He has been instructed in proceedings in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and Jersey and is regularly involved in high value commercial disputes, especially with a private international law element. He is also frequently retained in international trusts cases, and divorce cases with an international element. In addition, he provides numerous expert opinions in foreign proceedings.

We are delighted that Jonathan is joining us”, said Serle Court Chief Executive, Nicola Sawford. ”His outstanding reputation in private international law and trusts will further strengthen our international trusts and commercial practices and further enhance our reputation as a blue chip commercial/chancery set.”

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