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

Vote for us: Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that following the judging of the recent Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2021 contest, Serle Court has been selected to be included in Citywealth's shortlist for Chambers of the Year, and James Brightwell has been selected to be included in the shortlist for Barrister of the Year.  

Citywealth’s Magic Circle Awards were established 16 years ago to highlight the excellence of the advisers and managers in the private wealth industry.

Serle Court is widely acknowledged as a leading set for both contentious and non-contentious trusts and probate work. Members’ work and expertise includes both onshore and offshore trusts and probate litigation, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975 and as
well as charities work.

James Brightwell is top ranked by Chambers Global for his trusts and offshore work: "he is quick and clever and he understands everything. You can count on him to do exactly what he says he will", he has "strong tactical nous" and "marvellous attention to detail."  Much of his work is offshore and almost all of it has an international aspect. He has particular experience of litigation in Jersey and Guernsey.  A co-author of the 20th edition of Lewin on Trusts, James is recognised as an expert in trusts law and is described in Legal 500 as a "hardworking and enthusiastic trust specialist". 

Please support us by voting online up until 30 April 2021.  Vote for Serle Court here and James Brightwell here.

The Magic Circle Awards 2021 will take place virtually on 17 May 2021.

Thank you to our clients for their ongoing support.