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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’”
Legal 500

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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

James Behrens

Year of Call 1979

    Areas of Expertise

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

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

James Brightwell

Year of Call 2000

    Areas of Expertise

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

Andrew Bruce

Year of Call 1992

    Areas of Expertise

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

Julian Burling

Year of Call 1976

    Areas of Expertise

  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Banking & Financial Services

Timothy Collingwood

Year of Call 1996

    Areas of Expertise

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

David Drake

Year of Call 1994

    Areas of Expertise

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

Thomas Elias

Year of Call 2008

    Areas of Expertise

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

Nicholas Harrison

Year of Call 1988

    Areas of Expertise

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

Simon Hattan

Year of Call 1999

    Areas of Expertise

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

Jennifer Haywood

Year of Call 2001

    Areas of Expertise

  • ADR: Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Chancery

William Henderson

Year of Call 1978

    Areas of Expertise

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

Justin Higgo

Year of Call 1995

    Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial Litigation
  • ADR: Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Company
  • Chancery
  • International & Offshore

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

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
  • Intellectual Property
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Partnership and LLP
  • Chancery
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • International & Offshore

Constance McDonnell

Year of Call 2000

    Areas of Expertise

  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Court of Protection

Matthew Morrison

Year of Call 2004

    Areas of Expertise

  • Company
  • Civil Fraud
  • Insolvency
  • Private Client Trusts and Probate
  • Chancery
  • ADR: Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • International & Offshore
  • Private International Law

Kathryn Purkis

Year of Call 1991

    Areas of Expertise

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

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

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
  • ADR: Alternative Dispute Resolution

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