Justin Higgo


Year of Call: 1995

“A wonderful man to instruct. He is intelligent, charming and a total team player.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

Practice Overview

Justin Higgo has a broad commercial chancery practice with substantial expertise in litigating and arbitrating domestic and international commercial fraud disputes.  His recent practice has involved both large scale long running and high profile proceedings in conjunction with established leaders (Sovcomflot, the BTA Bank litigation, Aeroflot v Berezovsky), and smaller scale proceedings in which he is most often instructed on his own or as the lead barrister.  His recent work has included acting for and advising major multinational firms, UK and Jersey companies and a number of individuals in a wide range of legal disputes encompassing international and domestic fraud, jurisdiction disputes, breach of trust (domestic and offshore), shareholder disputes, misuse of confidential information, breach of contract predominantly in the commercial context and in the art world.  Justin has considerable offshore experience and has acted in disputes in many offshore jurisdictions, including Jersey, Guernsey and the Cayman Islands, where he has also appeared.

News & Events

  • News

    The Lawyer recognises four cases involving Serle Court members in its ‘Top 20 Cases of 2019’

    Today The Lawyer revealed its Top 20 Cases of 2019.  The write-up notes that four members of Serle Court are instructed... Read More

    News

    Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2018

    The latest edition of Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar has now been published and we are delighted... Read More

  • Events

    Litigation Conference

    Location: Merchant Taylors' Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8JB Read More

  • “He is bright and easy to deal with. He is a quality operator.”

    Chambers & Partners 2016
  • “Incredibly smart and a wonderful team player with a great sense of humour.”

    Chambers & Partners 2016

Education & Qualifications

BA (First Class) Christ Church, Oxford

Dip Law, City University, London

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Commercial Bar Association

Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association

Languages

English, French (working)

In the Press

Sir Owen Glenn KNZM ONZM and Kea Investments Limited v Eric Watson, Novatrust Limited and others [2018] EWHC 2016 (Ch), The Barrister, 5 October

Glenn v Watson Trust Dispute, STEP Journal, 2nd August 2018 

Property Investor Gets OK To Drop £129m Deal in Fraud Case, Law 360, 1st August 2018

News & Events

  • News

    The Lawyer recognises four cases involving Serle Court members in its ‘Top 20 Cases of 2019’

    Today The Lawyer revealed its Top 20 Cases of 2019.  The write-up notes that four members of Serle Court are instructed... Read More

    News

    Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2018

    The latest edition of Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar has now been published and we are delighted... Read More

  • Events

    Litigation Conference

    Location: Merchant Taylors' Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8JB Read More