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Year of Silk: 1990
Year of Call: 1969
ptalbot@serlecourt.co.uk

Areas of Expertise and Cases


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Commercial Litigation

Arab Bank Plc v. John D. Wood Commercial Ltd - surveyors' negligence

First Tokyo Index Trust Plc v. Morgan Stanley Trust Corporation - Maxwell-related global custody

Appealing Investments Ltd v. Sutcliffe & Co. - solicitors' and surveyors' negligence

Taylor Downs & Co. Ltd v. Henriques Griffiths - solicitors' negligence relating to commercial property and company directors' conduct

Re: British & Commonwealth Holdings Plc and Atlantic Computers Ltd - directors' disqualification, acting for the Chief Executives of both companies

Guardian Assurance Plc v Donoff - surveyors' negligence

Jaffray v The Society of Lloyd's (the Lloyd's of London 'fraud' case) acting for a group of Names

Law Debenture v Lexington Insurance Co. (Hollywood film finance cases) acting for the investors

Network Housing v Point Ventures Ltd: Property joint venture

Acted for 4-5 years and appeared in the Supreme Court of the Bahamas (18 days trial) and the Bahamas Court of Appeal (6 days) in Skinner v Jervis & KST Investments Ltd. The final appeal, was heard by the Privy Council in England in October 2010. This case related to a joint venture of a prestigious residential development in the Grand Bahamas.

Patrick is the Judge in a substantial Royal Court of Guernsey forum case at the moment called Carlyle; the competing forums are Guernsey, Delaware, New York, District of Columbia. This matter is a £125,000,000 breach of company directors' duties claim.



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Civil Fraud

First Tokyo Index Trust Plc v. Morgan Stanley Trust Corporation - Maxwell-related global custody

Jaffray v The Society of Lloyd's (the Lloyd's of London 'fraud' case) acting for a group of Names


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Property

Network Housing v Point Ventures Ltd: Property joint venture

Taylor Downs & Co. Ltd v. Henriques Griffiths - solicitors' negligence relating to commercial property and company directors' conduct


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Company

Taylor Downs & Co. Ltd v. Henriques Griffiths - solicitors' negligence relating to commercial property and company directors' conduct

Re: British & Commonwealth Holdings Plc and Atlantic Computers Ltd - directors' disqualification, acting for the Chief Executives of both companies

A commercial arbitration relating to the takeover of one European-based telecoms corporation by another

Patrick is the Judge in a substantial Royal Court of Guernsey forum case at the moment called Carlyle; the competing forums are Guernsey, Delaware, New York, District of Columbia. This matter is a £125,000,000 breach of company directors' duties claim.


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Banking

Arab Bank Plc v. John D. Wood Commercial Ltd - surveyors' negligence

First Tokyo Index Trust Plc v. Morgan Stanley Trust Corporation - Maxwell-related global custody


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Sports, Entertainment and Media

Chisholm & Chance v The Football Association Premier League Ltd (commercial sponsorship contracts relating to football) acting for the Premier League

Middlesbrough F.C. v Liverpool F.C. acting for Liverpool on transfer dispute including representing Liverpool at Premier League commission hearing ("tapping up" alleged)

Acting for Isthmian League in F.A. arbitration about the future of the National Game (football).


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Professional Negligence

Arab Bank Plc v. John D. Wood Commercial Ltd - surveyors' negligence

Appealing Investments Ltd v. Sutcliffe & Co. - solicitors' and surveyors' negligence

Guardian Assurance Plc v Donoff - surveyors' negligence


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Trusts and Probate

Patrick previously acted in Cayman for a large-scale trusts jurisdiction and surrender of trustees' powers case before Chief Justice Smellie.



All Quotes

is an 'excellent silk' with 'a good courtroom style', and 'remarkably able' Legal 500 2012

"acts for sports bodies and football teams, and impresses with his 'speedy response and service'." Legal 500 2013

"especially rated by peers for his professional negligence expertise"
"an urbane guy who knows his stuff"
"decent and thorough"
Chambers & Partners

Recommendations

Commercial Litigation Legal Experts

Patrick Talbot QC

Patrick Talbot QC

Year of Silk: 1990
Year of Call: 1969
Email: ptalbot@serlecourt.co.uk

Areas of expertise

Recommendations

Commercial Litigation Legal Experts

Quotes

is an 'excellent silk' with 'a good courtroom style', and 'remarkably able' Legal 500 2012

"acts for sports bodies and football teams, and impresses with his 'speedy response and service'." Legal 500 2013

"especially rated by peers for his professional negligence expertise"
"an urbane guy who knows his stuff"
"decent and thorough"
Chambers & Partners

Commercial Litigation

Arab Bank Plc v. John D. Wood Commercial Ltd - surveyors' negligence

First Tokyo Index Trust Plc v. Morgan Stanley Trust Corporation - Maxwell-related global custody

Appealing Investments Ltd v. Sutcliffe & Co. - solicitors' and surveyors' negligence

Taylor Downs & Co. Ltd v. Henriques Griffiths - solicitors' negligence relating to commercial property and company directors' conduct

Re: British & Commonwealth Holdings Plc and Atlantic Computers Ltd - directors' disqualification, acting for the Chief Executives of both companies

Guardian Assurance Plc v Donoff - surveyors' negligence

Jaffray v The Society of Lloyd's (the Lloyd's of London 'fraud' case) acting for a group of Names

Law Debenture v Lexington Insurance Co. (Hollywood film finance cases) acting for the investors

Network Housing v Point Ventures Ltd: Property joint venture

Acted for 4-5 years and appeared in the Supreme Court of the Bahamas (18 days trial) and the Bahamas Court of Appeal (6 days) in Skinner v Jervis & KST Investments Ltd. The final appeal, was heard by the Privy Council in England in October 2010. This case related to a joint venture of a prestigious residential development in the Grand Bahamas.

Patrick is the Judge in a substantial Royal Court of Guernsey forum case at the moment called Carlyle; the competing forums are Guernsey, Delaware, New York, District of Columbia. This matter is a £125,000,000 breach of company directors' duties claim.

Civil Fraud

First Tokyo Index Trust Plc v. Morgan Stanley Trust Corporation - Maxwell-related global custody

Jaffray v The Society of Lloyd's (the Lloyd's of London 'fraud' case) acting for a group of Names

Property

Network Housing v Point Ventures Ltd: Property joint venture

Taylor Downs & Co. Ltd v. Henriques Griffiths - solicitors' negligence relating to commercial property and company directors' conduct

Company

Taylor Downs & Co. Ltd v. Henriques Griffiths - solicitors' negligence relating to commercial property and company directors' conduct

Re: British & Commonwealth Holdings Plc and Atlantic Computers Ltd - directors' disqualification, acting for the Chief Executives of both companies

A commercial arbitration relating to the takeover of one European-based telecoms corporation by another

Patrick is the Judge in a substantial Royal Court of Guernsey forum case at the moment called Carlyle; the competing forums are Guernsey, Delaware, New York, District of Columbia. This matter is a £125,000,000 breach of company directors' duties claim.

Banking

Arab Bank Plc v. John D. Wood Commercial Ltd - surveyors' negligence

First Tokyo Index Trust Plc v. Morgan Stanley Trust Corporation - Maxwell-related global custody

Sports, Entertainment and Media

Chisholm & Chance v The Football Association Premier League Ltd (commercial sponsorship contracts relating to football) acting for the Premier League

Middlesbrough F.C. v Liverpool F.C. acting for Liverpool on transfer dispute including representing Liverpool at Premier League commission hearing ("tapping up" alleged)

Acting for Isthmian League in F.A. arbitration about the future of the National Game (football).

Professional Negligence

Arab Bank Plc v. John D. Wood Commercial Ltd - surveyors' negligence

Appealing Investments Ltd v. Sutcliffe & Co. - solicitors' and surveyors' negligence

Guardian Assurance Plc v Donoff - surveyors' negligence

Trusts and Probate

Patrick previously acted in Cayman for a large-scale trusts jurisdiction and surrender of trustees' powers case before Chief Justice Smellie.

Qualifications

MA, University College, Oxford

Appointments

Recorder
Lieutenant-Baliff of the Royal Court of Guernsey
Premier-League panel member to hear football disciplinary matters

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association
Commercial Bar Association
Britisth Association for Sport and Law
Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists


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