Dakis Hagen QC


Year of Call: 2002 Year of Silk: 2017

“Excellent to work with: approachable, responsive, and always adds value to the case.”

Chambers and Partners

Practice Overview

Dakis Hagen QC specialises in Chancery litigation, both commercial and traditional. His cases usually involve international structures, most often trusts and estates, allegations of fraud or professional negligence and asset tracing. Dakis is ranked in Chambers & Partners for Chancery: Commercial and Chancery: Traditional (Band 1) as well as for Trusts (Band 1), Offshore (Band 1) and Family/Matrimonial: Trusts/Tax Experts (Star Individual).  Chambers HNW has placed him in Band 1 for Traditional Chancery. The Legal 500 ranks him for Civil Fraud and Offshore. He is named in the Legal Week Private Client Global Elite.

Before taking silk Dakis won Chancery Junior of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards (2014) was nominated in 2018 for Chancery Silk of the Year and has been nominated this year for STEP Advocate of the Year. The international nature of Dakis' practice has meant that he is instructed both by London solicitors and also directly from overseas (including from the USA, the Caribbean, Bermuda, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Gibraltar and the Channel Islands). He has appeared as leading counsel in courts in the Cayman Islands, BVI, Bermuda and Gibraltar as well as frequently in London. He is co-chairman of the Legal Week Trusts & Estates Litigation Forum (formerly known as the "Provence conference", now held in Marrakesh).

News & Events

  • News

    #SerleShare - Cayman clarifies trust law on “firewall” legislation and scope of jurisdiction clauses

    In this International and Offshore SerleShare, Dakis Hagen QC considers the Cayman Islands judgment in Geneva Trust... Read More

    News

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

  • Events

    Pakistan v Prince Mukarram Jah & Ors: The Inside Story

    Location: Online, via ZOOM Read More

    Events

    Serle Court 4th International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2019 (New York)

    Location: Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York Read More

  • “Fabulous to work with… technically excellent”

    Chambers and Partners
  • “Very good at strategising and winning arguments”

    Chambers and Partners

Education & Qualifications

MA (double first) - Peterhouse, Cambridge

University GDL - City University

Lord Mansfield, Lord Bowen and Hardwicke Scholar - Lincoln’s Inn

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Commercial bar Association

Languages

French (good working knowledge)

BSB Registration

Dakis Steven Hagen

VAT Number

821059847

Awards

Chambers UK

Junior of the Year: Chancery

News & Events

  • News

    #SerleShare - Cayman clarifies trust law on “firewall” legislation and scope of jurisdiction clauses

    In this International and Offshore SerleShare, Dakis Hagen QC considers the Cayman Islands judgment in Geneva Trust... Read More

    News

    Chambers UK Bar 2021 Rankings - “They are excellent without exception”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

  • Events

    Pakistan v Prince Mukarram Jah & Ors: The Inside Story

    Location: Online, via ZOOM Read More

    Events

    Serle Court 4th International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2019 (New York)

    Location: Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York Read More