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Year of Call: 2016 ghogan@serlecourt.co.uk

Overview

Gregor joined Chambers in October 2017 following the successful completion of his pupillage. His pupil supervisors were Jennifer Haywood, Constance McDonnell, Matthew Morrison and James Weale. During pupillage Gregor worked on cases covering the full spectrum of Chambers’ practice. 

Gregor completed his BA and BCL at Merton College, University of Oxford and also holds a Certificat Supérieur de Droit Français et Européen from the Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II. Prior to coming to the Bar, Gregor was a Lecturer in Constitutional, EU and Administrative Law at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford and was a research assistant to Professor Jeremias Prassl on his book The Concept of the Employer

Areas of Expertise and Cases


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Trusts and Probate

Assisted James Weale in a three-day trial defending an application to remove trustees and executors on the grounds that they were unable to properly investigate potential claims of the estate (Griffin v Higgs & Others).

Assisted James Weale in advising executors on the merits of a potential settlement of a 1975 Act claim intended to be brought by the long-term partner of the deceased. 

Assisted Constance McDonnell in preparing Chambers’ seminar on Ilott v The Blue Cross [2017] UKSC 17 following hand down of the Supreme Court’s first judgment on the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. 

Assisted Constance McDonnell in defending an application to rectify a trust or to set aside a deed of appointment for mistake (RBC Trustees (CI) Ltd v Stubbs [2017] EWHC 180 (Ch)).

Assisted Jennifer Haywood in advising the residuary beneficiary of an estate on the enforceability of a settlement reached comprising that beneficiary’s 1975 Act claim on the basis of non-disclosure and misrepresentation. 

Assisted Jennifer Haywood in advising whether various life insurance policies were held on trust under a will or passed directly to the residuary beneficiaries, and on the appropriate legal mechanism for the trustees to seek directions from the court. 


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Company

Assisted Matthew Morrison in a case management hearing of a s.994 unfair prejudice petition in a six-party dispute concerning allegations of undue directors’ remuneration and a failure to pay dividends. 

Assisted Matthew Morrison in advising on directors’ rights of access to company documents under the Companies Act 2006 and at common law, and steps that can be taken to enforce such rights. 

Assisted Jennifer Haywood in advising a company director as to his liability to repay certain pension contributions and other remuneration under ss.171 and 172 of the Companies Act 2006. 

Assisted Amy Proferes in defending an application to continue a derivative action involving allegations that directors had sought to divert corporate opportunities to themselves.   


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Partnership and LLP

Assisted Jennifer Haywood in advising a partnership on the steps necessary for the removal of a partner. 

Assisted Thomas Elias in a five-day trial concerning a dispute about the existence of a partnership or joint venture to develop commercial property, and whether there had been any breaches of duty or contract (Kiwak v Reiner).   

Assisted Jonathan McDonagh in a three-day trial concerning a dispute as to whether a residential and commercial property development was partnership property and allegations of a failure to account for rental monies (Akhtar v Arif). 


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Property

Assisted Thomas Elias in a five-day trial concerning a dispute about the existence of a partnership or joint venture to develop commercial property, and whether there had been any breaches of duty or contract (Kiwak v Reiner).   

Assisted Jonathan McDonagh in a three-day trial concerning a dispute as to whether a residential and commercial property development was partnership property and allegations of a failure to account for rental monies (Akhtar v Arif). 


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Offshore

Assisted Matthew Morrison in advising an English company as to its response to proceedings brought in Italy under a contract with an exclusive English jurisdiction clause.  

Assisted James Weale (led by Dakis Hagen QC and Jonathan Harris QC (Hon)) in preparing for a three-day trial and a further application for permission to appeal in Gibraltar in a high value divorce case involving offshore trusts.  


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Commercial Litigation

Assisted Matthew Morrison in the Court of Appeal, representing a pro bono client, successfully obtaining a retrial of a claim by a large high street bank for breaches of overdraft facilities on the basis of inappropriate accounting following the disclosure of new evidence (Dixon v Santander Asset Finance Ltd). 

Assisted Matthew Morrison in advising a small educational charity regarding a claim under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 for the misselling of interest rate swaps by a large high street bank. 

Assisted Matthew Morrison in a case management hearing of a s.994 unfair prejudice petition in a six-party dispute concerning allegations of undue directors’ remuneration and a failure to pay dividends. 

Assisted Amy Proferes in advising on a claim for breach of contract by an engineering company for its failure to produce an installation on time for a music event. 
 
Assisted Thomas Elias in a five-day trial concerning a dispute about the existence of a partnership or joint venture to develop commercial property, and whether there had been any breaches of duty or contract (Kiwak v Reiner).   

Assisted Jonathan McDonagh in a three-day trial concerning a dispute as to whether a residential and commercial property development was partnership property and allegations of a failure to account for rental monies (Akhtar v Arif). 


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Chancery

Assisted Jennifer Haywood in advising a members’ club on various actions taken by its chairperson and the committee, and their constitutional arrangements generally. 


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Civil Fraud

Assisted Matthew Morrison in the Court of Appeal, representing a pro bono client, successfully obtaining a retrial of a claim by a large high street bank for breaches of overdraft facilities on the basis of inappropriate accounting following the disclosure of new evidence (Dixon v Santander Asset Finance Ltd). 

Gregor Hogan

Gregor Hogan

Year of Call: 2016
Email: ghogan@serlecourt.co.uk

Overview

Gregor joined Chambers in October 2017 following the successful completion of his pupillage. His pupil supervisors were Jennifer Haywood, Constance McDonnell, Matthew Morrison and James Weale. During pupillage Gregor worked on cases covering the full spectrum of Chambers’ practice. 

Gregor completed his BA and BCL at Merton College, University of Oxford and also holds a Certificat Supérieur de Droit Français et Européen from the Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II. Prior to coming to the Bar, Gregor was a Lecturer in Constitutional, EU and Administrative Law at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford and was a research assistant to Professor Jeremias Prassl on his book The Concept of the Employer

Areas of expertise

Trusts and Probate

Assisted James Weale in a three-day trial defending an application to remove trustees and executors on the grounds that they were unable to properly investigate potential claims of the estate (Griffin v Higgs & Others).

Assisted James Weale in advising executors on the merits of a potential settlement of a 1975 Act claim intended to be brought by the long-term partner of the deceased. 

Assisted Constance McDonnell in preparing Chambers’ seminar on Ilott v The Blue Cross [2017] UKSC 17 following hand down of the Supreme Court’s first judgment on the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. 

Assisted Constance McDonnell in defending an application to rectify a trust or to set aside a deed of appointment for mistake (RBC Trustees (CI) Ltd v Stubbs [2017] EWHC 180 (Ch)).

Assisted Jennifer Haywood in advising the residuary beneficiary of an estate on the enforceability of a settlement reached comprising that beneficiary’s 1975 Act claim on the basis of non-disclosure and misrepresentation. 

Assisted Jennifer Haywood in advising whether various life insurance policies were held on trust under a will or passed directly to the residuary beneficiaries, and on the appropriate legal mechanism for the trustees to seek directions from the court. 

Company

Assisted Matthew Morrison in a case management hearing of a s.994 unfair prejudice petition in a six-party dispute concerning allegations of undue directors’ remuneration and a failure to pay dividends. 

Assisted Matthew Morrison in advising on directors’ rights of access to company documents under the Companies Act 2006 and at common law, and steps that can be taken to enforce such rights. 

Assisted Jennifer Haywood in advising a company director as to his liability to repay certain pension contributions and other remuneration under ss.171 and 172 of the Companies Act 2006. 

Assisted Amy Proferes in defending an application to continue a derivative action involving allegations that directors had sought to divert corporate opportunities to themselves.   

Partnership and LLP

Assisted Jennifer Haywood in advising a partnership on the steps necessary for the removal of a partner. 

Assisted Thomas Elias in a five-day trial concerning a dispute about the existence of a partnership or joint venture to develop commercial property, and whether there had been any breaches of duty or contract (Kiwak v Reiner).   

Assisted Jonathan McDonagh in a three-day trial concerning a dispute as to whether a residential and commercial property development was partnership property and allegations of a failure to account for rental monies (Akhtar v Arif). 

Property

Assisted Thomas Elias in a five-day trial concerning a dispute about the existence of a partnership or joint venture to develop commercial property, and whether there had been any breaches of duty or contract (Kiwak v Reiner).   

Assisted Jonathan McDonagh in a three-day trial concerning a dispute as to whether a residential and commercial property development was partnership property and allegations of a failure to account for rental monies (Akhtar v Arif). 

Offshore

Assisted Matthew Morrison in advising an English company as to its response to proceedings brought in Italy under a contract with an exclusive English jurisdiction clause.  

Assisted James Weale (led by Dakis Hagen QC and Jonathan Harris QC (Hon)) in preparing for a three-day trial and a further application for permission to appeal in Gibraltar in a high value divorce case involving offshore trusts.  

Commercial Litigation

Assisted Matthew Morrison in the Court of Appeal, representing a pro bono client, successfully obtaining a retrial of a claim by a large high street bank for breaches of overdraft facilities on the basis of inappropriate accounting following the disclosure of new evidence (Dixon v Santander Asset Finance Ltd). 

Assisted Matthew Morrison in advising a small educational charity regarding a claim under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 for the misselling of interest rate swaps by a large high street bank. 

Assisted Matthew Morrison in a case management hearing of a s.994 unfair prejudice petition in a six-party dispute concerning allegations of undue directors’ remuneration and a failure to pay dividends. 

Assisted Amy Proferes in advising on a claim for breach of contract by an engineering company for its failure to produce an installation on time for a music event. 
 
Assisted Thomas Elias in a five-day trial concerning a dispute about the existence of a partnership or joint venture to develop commercial property, and whether there had been any breaches of duty or contract (Kiwak v Reiner).   

Assisted Jonathan McDonagh in a three-day trial concerning a dispute as to whether a residential and commercial property development was partnership property and allegations of a failure to account for rental monies (Akhtar v Arif). 

Chancery

Assisted Jennifer Haywood in advising a members’ club on various actions taken by its chairperson and the committee, and their constitutional arrangements generally. 

Civil Fraud

Assisted Matthew Morrison in the Court of Appeal, representing a pro bono client, successfully obtaining a retrial of a claim by a large high street bank for breaches of overdraft facilities on the basis of inappropriate accounting following the disclosure of new evidence (Dixon v Santander Asset Finance Ltd). 

Qualifications

Merton College, University of Oxford: BA Law with Law Studies in Europe (First Class)
Merton College, University of Oxford: BCL (Distinction)
Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II: Certificat Supérieur de Droit Français et Européen (mention assez bien) 
University of Law: BPTC (Outstanding)

 


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