Frank Hinks QC


Year of Call: 1973 Year of Silk: 2000

“a wonderful silk”

Chambers & Partners HNW Guide 2018

Practice Overview

After 45 years in practice at Serle Court Frank Hinks retired from practice at the Bar on 30 April 2020. Frank remains an Associate Member of Chambers.

During his long career at the Bar, Frank specialised in the field of trusts with litigation, drafting and advisory work for some of the most substantial fortunes in the world, but his practice extended to property, partnership, charities and Chancery work of a more commercial nature. He developed an international practice conducting multi-jurisdictional Chancery litigation, appearing in Court in England, Bermuda, BVI, Hong Kong, Cayman and Bahamas as well as doing advisory work in relation to other jurisdictions such as Guernsey, Jersey, Singapore and Isle of Man. Cases include Re Nina Wang Dec’d [2012-14] (Hong Kong): effect of will of wealthiest woman in Asia; BQ v DQ [2011] WTLR 373 (Bermuda): declaring trusts void as testamentary dispositions; Executors of HM Queen Mother and HRH Princess Margaret v Brown [2008] (CA England): resisting claims for the unsealing of Royal Wills.

Frank is unusual in having combined a successful career at the Bar with being the writer and illustrator of the Ramion series of children’s stories. There are 19 individual books (plus collections) ranging from The Land of Lost Hair (2003) to The Gift of Evil (2019).

News & Events

  • News

    Serle Court’s ‘formidable group of silks and juniors’ are recognised in Chambers HNW 2020 rankings

    We are delighted to announce that Serle Court has received a Band 1 ranking in Chancery: Traditional, by Chambers & Partners... Read More

    News

    Chambers Global Guide 2020

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in 4 practice areas of the... Read More

  • Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More

    Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The Peninsula New York Hotel, New York Read More

  • “He is excellent at drafting and producing a very, very good work product that benefits the team. He takes the lead on drafting and his work is outstanding.”

    Chambers & Partners HNW Guide 2018: Traditional Chancery
  • “uniquely creative”
    “extremely intelligent and very good tactically”
    “very astute”
    “thorough and user friendly”
    “a quality advocate”
    “has particular expertise in relation to offshore trusts”

    Legal 500
  • “a star of the trusts world”
    “learned, thorough and responsive, and he carries great authority in court”

    Chambers & Partners 2014

Education & Qualifications

MA (First Class), BCL (First Class), St Catherine’s College, Oxford

News & Events

  • News

    Serle Court’s ‘formidable group of silks and juniors’ are recognised in Chambers HNW 2020 rankings

    We are delighted to announce that Serle Court has received a Band 1 ranking in Chancery: Traditional, by Chambers & Partners... Read More

    News

    Chambers Global Guide 2020

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in 4 practice areas of the... Read More

  • Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York Read More

    Events

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference – New York

    Location: The Peninsula New York Hotel, New York Read More