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“one of the very best commercial chancery sets, and one of the few that genuinely competes in both traditional chancery and commercial litigation”
Chambers UK
Serle Court “offers a variety of skill sets that others can’t provide, and houses some of the biggest names at the Bar”
Chambers UK
"The ‘go-to’ set for international trusts work, Serle Court houses ‘first-rate advisers, who also pull their weight as part of a team"
Legal 500
"The set is “a cut above the rest for commercial litigation, fraud and general chancery work”
Chambers UK
“Serle Court is the ‘go-to set for offshore litigation involving trusts and civil fraud’”
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Alan Boyle QC

Year of Call 1972 Year of Silk 1991

    Areas of Expertise

  • Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Fraud
  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • International & Offshore
  • Sports, Entertainment and Media
  • Banking & Financial Services

Paul Chaisty QC

Year of Call 1982 Year of Silk 2001

    Areas of Expertise

  • Chancery
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Company
  • Civil Fraud
  • Insolvency
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Property
  • Sports, Entertainment and Media
  • Professional Negligence
  • International & Offshore

Philip Marshall QC

Year of Call 1987 Year of Silk 2003

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Company
  • Professional Negligence
  • Insolvency
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Financial Services
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Sports, Entertainment and Media
  • Chancery
  • International & Offshore
  • Arbitration

Philip Jones QC

Year of Call 1985 Year of Silk 2006

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Insolvency
  • Company
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Property
  • Chancery
  • Professional Negligence
  • Charities
  • Arbitration
  • Private International Law
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Tax
  • International & Offshore

Lance Ashworth QC

Year of Call 1987 Year of Silk 2006

    Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Fraud
  • Insolvency
  • Company
  • Financial Services
  • Professional Negligence
  • Chancery
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Partnership and LLP
  • International & Offshore

David Casement QC

Year of Call 1992 Year of Silk 2008

    Areas of Expertise

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Chancery
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Fraud
  • Insolvency
  • Company
  • Financial Services
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sports, Entertainment and Media
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Human Rights
  • Private International Law
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary

John Machell QC

Year of Call 1993 Year of Silk 2012

    Areas of Expertise

  • Partnership and LLP
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Civil Fraud
  • Insolvency
  • Company
  • Chancery
  • International & Offshore

Hugh Norbury QC

Year of Call 1995 Year of Silk 2012

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Company
  • Chancery
  • Insolvency
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • International & Offshore

David Blayney QC

Year of Call 1992 Year of Silk 2013

    Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Company
  • Charities
  • Insolvency
  • Chancery
  • International & Offshore

Jonathan Adkin QC

Year of Call 1997 Year of Silk 2013

    Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Civil Fraud
  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • International & Offshore
  • Chancery
  • Professional Negligence

Rupert Reed QC

Year of Call 1996 Year of Silk 2014

    Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Arbitration
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Financial Services
  • Civil Fraud
  • Company
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Chancery
  • International & Offshore

Daniel Lightman QC

Year of Call 1995 Year of Silk 2016

    Areas of Expertise

  • Chancery
  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Professional Negligence
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate

Prof Jonathan Harris QC (Hon.)

Year of Call 2006 Year of Silk 2016

    Areas of Expertise

  • Private International Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Chancery
  • EU Law
  • International & Offshore
  • Public International Law
  • Insolvency
  • Civil Fraud

James Behrens

Year of Call 1979

    Areas of Expertise

  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Property
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate

Richard Walford

Year of Call 1984

    Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Company
  • Professional Negligence
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Property
  • Civil Fraud
  • Insolvency
  • Chancery

David Drake

Year of Call 1994

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Professional Negligence
  • Chancery
  • Private International Law

Timothy Collingwood

Year of Call 1996

    Areas of Expertise

  • Company
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Chancery
  • Company
  • International & Offshore

Giles Richardson

Year of Call 1997

    Areas of Expertise

  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Company
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Fraud
  • Insolvency
  • Chancery
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Professional Negligence
  • International & Offshore

Thomas Braithwaite

Year of Call 1998

    Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Chancery

Ruth Jordan

Year of Call 2001

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Property
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Tax
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Charities
  • Chancery
  • International & Offshore

Matthew Morrison

Year of Call 2004

    Areas of Expertise

  • Company
  • Civil Fraud
  • Insolvency
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Chancery
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • International & Offshore
  • Private International Law
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

James Mather

Year of Call 2006

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Chancery
  • Professional Negligence

Gareth Tilley

Year of Call 2007

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Company
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insolvency
  • Chancery

James Weale

Year of Call 2007

    Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Insolvency
  • Company
  • Art
  • Sports, Entertainment and Media
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Civil Fraud
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Charities
  • Intellectual Property

Paul Adams

Year of Call 2008

    Areas of Expertise

  • Company
  • Civil Fraud
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Professional Negligence
  • International & Offshore
  • Insolvency
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Chancery
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Private International Law

Thomas Elias

Year of Call 2008

    Areas of Expertise

  • Company
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Fraud
  • Insolvency
  • International & Offshore

Sophie Holcombe

Year of Call 2009

    Areas of Expertise

  • Chancery
  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • International & Offshore
  • Charities
  • Intellectual Property

Adil Mohamedbhai

Year of Call 2010

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Company
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Chancery
  • International & Offshore

Jonathan McDonagh

Year of Call 2011

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • International & Offshore

Emma Hargreaves

Year of Call 2012

    Areas of Expertise

  • Company
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Fraud
  • Insolvency
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Chancery
  • International & Offshore

Zahler Bryan

Year of Call 2012

    Areas of Expertise

  • Chancery
  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Civil Fraud
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Banking & Financial Services

Amy Proferes

Year of Call 2012

    Areas of Expertise

  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Property
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Professional Negligence
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Civil Fraud
  • Private International Law
  • Chancery
  • Court of Protection

Adrian de Froment

Year of Call 2013

    Areas of Expertise

  • Chancery
  • Civil Fraud
  • Company
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Financial Services
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Insolvency

Oliver Jones

Year of Call 2014

    Areas of Expertise

  • Chancery
  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Professional Negligence
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate

Sophia Hurst

Year of Call 2014

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Company
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • International & Offshore

Eleni Dinenis

Year of Call 2015

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Property
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Chancery
  • Company

Charlotte Beynon

Year of Call 2015

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Insolvency
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Company
  • International & Offshore
  • Chancery