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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”
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Serle Court “offers a variety of skill sets that others can’t provide, and houses some of the biggest names at the Bar”
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"The ‘go-to’ set for international trusts work, Serle Court houses ‘first-rate advisers, who also pull their weight as part of a team"
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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 and Offshore
  • Sports, Entertainment & Media
  • Banking and Financial Services

Paul Adams

Year of Call 2008

    Areas of Expertise

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

Jonathan Adkin QC

Year of Call 1997 Year of Silk 2013

    Areas of Expertise

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

Sinéad Agnew

Year of Call 1998

    Areas of Expertise

  • Chancery
  • Property
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • International and Offshore

Anthony Kennedy

Year of Call 2014

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 and Financial Services
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Partnership and LLP
  • International and Offshore

Lance Ashworth QC

Year of Call 1987 Year of Silk 2006

    Areas of Expertise

Professor William Ballantyne

Year of Call 1977

James Behrens

Year of Call 1979

    Areas of Expertise

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

James Behrens

Year of Call 1979

James Behrens

Year of Call 1979

    Areas of Expertise

Charlotte Beynon

Year of Call 2015

    Areas of Expertise

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

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 and Financial Services
  • Company
  • Charities
  • Insolvency
  • Chancery
  • International and Offshore

Alan Boyle QC

Year of Call 1972 Year of Silk 1991

Alan Boyle QC

Year of Call 1972 Year of Silk 1991

    Areas of Expertise

Thomas Braithwaite

Year of Call 1998

    Areas of Expertise

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

James Brightwell

Year of Call 2000

    Areas of Expertise

  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • International and Offshore
  • Chancery
  • Professional Negligence

Andrew Bruce

Year of Call 1992

    Areas of Expertise

  • Property
  • Professional Negligence
  • Art
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Civil Fraud
  • Chancery

Zahler Bryan

Year of Call 2012

    Areas of Expertise

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

Julian Burling

Year of Call 1976

    Areas of Expertise

  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Banking and Financial Services

Julian Burling

Year of Call 1976

Julian Burling

Year of Call 1976

    Areas of Expertise

David Casement QC

Year of Call 1992 Year of Silk 2008

    Areas of Expertise

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

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 & Media
  • Professional Negligence
  • International and Offshore

Geraldine Clark

Year of Call 1988

Timothy Collingwood

Year of Call 1996

    Areas of Expertise

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

James Corbett QC

Year of Call 1975 Year of Silk 1999

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 and Financial Services
  • Insolvency

Eleni Dinenis

Year of Call 2015

    Areas of Expertise

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

Dominic Dowley QC

Year of Call 1983 Year of Silk 2002

    Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Fraud
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Financial Services
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Arbitration
  • Chancery
  • International and Offshore

Dominic Dowley QC

Year of Call 1983 Year of Silk 2002

David Drake

Year of Call 1994

    Areas of Expertise

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

Michael Edenborough QC

Year of Call 1992 Year of Silk 2010

    Areas of Expertise

  • Intellectual Property
  • Sports, Entertainment & Media
  • Mediation
  • Telecommunications and Information Technology

Thomas Elias

Year of Call 2008

    Areas of Expertise

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

Jonathan Fowles

Year of Call 2004

    Areas of Expertise

  • Charities
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Property
  • Chancery

Andrew Francis

Year of Call 1977

    Areas of Expertise

  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Competition Law and State Aid
  • EU Law
  • Chancery

Andrew Grantham

Year of Call 1991

Dakis Hagen QC

Year of Call 2002 Year of Silk 2017

    Areas of Expertise

  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Civil Fraud
  • Professional Negligence
  • Commercial Litigation
  • International and Offshore
  • Chancery

Emma Hargreaves

Year of Call 2012

    Areas of Expertise

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

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 and Offshore
  • Public International Law
  • Arbitration
  • Insolvency
  • Civil Fraud

Nicholas Harrison

Year of Call 1988

    Areas of Expertise

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

Simon Hattan

Year of Call 1999

    Areas of Expertise

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

Jennifer Haywood

Year of Call 2001

    Areas of Expertise

  • Arbitration
  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Chancery
  • Company

Jennifer Haywood

Year of Call 2001

    Areas of Expertise

William Henderson

Year of Call 1978

    Areas of Expertise

  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Charities
  • Chancery
  • Professional Negligence
  • Private International Law
  • International and Offshore

Justin Higgo

Year of Call 1995

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Company
  • Chancery
  • International and Offshore

Frank Hinks QC

Year of Call 1973 Year of Silk 2000

    Areas of Expertise

  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Property
  • Charities
  • Chancery
  • International and Offshore

Frank Hinks QC

Year of Call 1973 Year of Silk 2000

Clare Hoffmann

Year of Call 1990

Gregor Hogan

Year of Call 2016

    Areas of Expertise

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

Sophie Holcombe

Year of Call 2009

    Areas of Expertise

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

Sophia Hurst

Year of Call 2014

    Areas of Expertise

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

Sir Raymond Jack

Year of Call 1966

    Areas of Expertise

  • Arbitration

Sir Raymond Jack

Year of Call 1966

Paul Johnson

Year of Call 2006

    Areas of Expertise

Oliver Jones

Year of Call 2014

    Areas of Expertise

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

Elizabeth Jones QC

Year of Call 1984 Year of Silk 2000

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Sports, Entertainment & Media
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Financial Services
  • Intellectual Property
  • Chancery
  • Company
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Partnership and LLP
  • International and Offshore

Elizabeth Jones QC

Year of Call 1984 Year of Silk 2000

    Areas of Expertise

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 and Offshore

Philip Jones QC

Year of Call 1985 Year of Silk 2006

    Areas of Expertise

Philip Jones QC

Year of Call 1985 Year of Silk 2006

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 and Financial Services
  • Charities
  • Chancery
  • International and Offshore

Dr Thomas Krebs

Year of Call 1998

Kuldip Singh QC

Year of Call 1975 Year of Silk 1993

Sir Gavin Lightman

Year of Call 1964

    Areas of Expertise

Sir Gavin Lightman

Year of Call 1964

Daniel Lightman QC

Year of Call 1995 Year of Silk 2016

    Areas of Expertise

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

Brigitte Lindner

Year of Call 1988

Lord Briggs of Westbourne

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
  • Arbitration
  • Chancery
  • International and Offshore

Philip Marshall QC

Year of Call 1987 Year of Silk 2003

    Areas of Expertise

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

Philip Marshall QC

Year of Call 1987 Year of Silk 2003

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

Dan McCourt Fritz

Year of Call 2007

    Areas of Expertise

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

Jonathan McDonagh

Year of Call 2011

    Areas of Expertise

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

Constance McDonnell QC

Year of Call 2000 Year of Silk 2019

    Areas of Expertise

  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Court of Protection

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 and Offshore

Andrew Moran QC

Year of Call 1989 Year of Silk 2016

    Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Financial Services
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Civil Fraud
  • Professional Negligence
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate

Matthew Morrison

Year of Call 2004

    Areas of Expertise

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

Mr Justice Lavender

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
  • Insolvency
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Arbitration
  • Chancery
  • International and Offshore

Howard Page QC

Year of Call 1967 Year of Silk 1987

    Areas of Expertise

  • Arbitration

Howard Page QC

Year of Call 1967 Year of Silk 1987

Professor Michael Palmer

Year of Call 2004

Sir Jonathan Parker

Year of Call 1962

    Areas of Expertise

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

Kathryn Purkis

Year of Call 1991

    Areas of Expertise

  • International and Offshore
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Civil Fraud
  • Chancery
  • Property
  • Commercial Litigation

Conor Quigley QC

Year of Call 1985 Year of Silk 2003

    Areas of Expertise

  • Competition Law and State Aid
  • EU Law
  • Tax
  • Human Rights
  • Private International Law
  • Telecommunications and Information Technology

Conor Quigley QC

Year of Call 1985 Year of Silk 2003

Khawar Qureshi QC

Year of Call 1990 Year of Silk 2006

    Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Public International Law
  • Arbitration
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Human Rights

Khawar Qureshi QC

Year of Call 1990 Year of Silk 2006

    Areas of Expertise

Professor Suzanne Rab

Year of Call 2013

    Areas of Expertise

  • Competition Law and State Aid
  • EU Law
  • Sports, Entertainment & Media
  • Telecommunications
  • Financial Services
  • Intellectual Property
  • Data Protection
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Civil Fraud
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Private International Law
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Human Rights
  • Art
  • Telecommunications and Information Technology

Professor Suzanne Rab

Year of Call 2013

    Areas of Expertise

Jamie Randall

Year of Call 2017

    Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Fraud
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • International and Offshore
  • Private International Law
  • Company
  • Insolvency
  • Property

Robin Rathmell

Year of Call 2006

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 and Financial Services
  • Financial Services
  • Civil Fraud
  • Company
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Chancery
  • International and Offshore

Giles Richardson

Year of Call 1997

    Areas of Expertise

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

Beverly-Ann Rogers

Year of Call 1978

    Areas of Expertise

  • Mediation

Rupert Reed QC

Year of Call 1996 Year of Silk 2014

    Areas of Expertise

  • Arbitration

Kuldip Singh QC

Year of Call 1975 Year of Silk 1993

    Areas of Expertise

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

Kuldip Singh QC

Year of Call 1975 Year of Silk 1993

Richard Southwell QC

Year of Call 1959 Year of Silk 1977

    Areas of Expertise

  • Arbitration

Richard Southwell QC

Year of Call 1959 Year of Silk 1977

Christopher Stoner QC

Year of Call 1991 Year of Silk 2010

    Areas of Expertise

  • Professional Negligence
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Property
  • Sports, Entertainment & Media
  • Arbitration

Patrick Talbot QC

Year of Call 1969 Year of Silk 1990

    Areas of Expertise

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

Patrick Talbot QC

Year of Call 1969 Year of Silk 1990

    Areas of Expertise

Patrick Talbot QC

Year of Call 1969 Year of Silk 1990

    Areas of Expertise

Stephanie Thompson

Year of Call 2017

    Areas of Expertise

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

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

Richard Walford

Year of Call 1984

    Areas of Expertise

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

Sir Mark Waller

Year of Call 1964 Year of Silk 1979

    Areas of Expertise

  • Arbitration

James Weale

Year of Call 2007

    Areas of Expertise

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

John Whittaker

Year of Call 1969

Stephanie Wickenden

Year of Call 2014

    Areas of Expertise

  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Art

Richard Wilson QC

Year of Call 1996 Year of Silk 2016

    Areas of Expertise

  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Civil Fraud
  • International and Offshore
  • Company
  • Private International Law
  • Property
  • Chancery
  • Tax

Mark Wraith

Year of Call 2017

    Areas of Expertise

  • Company
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • International and Offshore
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Chancery
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Fraud
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Negligence
  • Financial Services
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Court of Protection

Zoe O'Sullivan QC

Year of Call 1993 Year of Silk 2015

    Areas of Expertise

  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Telecommunications and Information Technology
  • Company