Giles Richardson


Year of Call: 1997

He is incredibly quick, clever and reliable, he’s a good man to have when you’re in a tight corner. A silk in junior’s clothing.

Chambers & Partners, 2019

Practice Overview

Giles specialises in trusts, company and fiduciary obligations litigation, both in London and offshore, as well as associated professional negligence and fraud work.  He also acts in high value financial remedy actions in the Family Division. 

Giles is a highly ranked junior for Traditional Chancery, Commercial Chancery, Offshore, Trusts and Family/Matrimonial: Trusts/Tax Experts in Chambers & Partners, in Chambers Global, and Chambers High Net Worth, being described as outstanding – incredibly technically able and on top of his game, but very easy to work with.”  He is also recommended in Legal 500 for Private Client: Trusts and Probate ("A silk in all but name, a complete workhorse with phenomenal ability to pick up a huge and complex case and master it overnight ") and for Company law ("a great strategist ") and Offshore work (“Exceptionally good: clients get a QC quality”).

News & Events

  • News

    Judgment in High Commissioner for Pakistan In the United Kingdom v Prince Muffakham Jah & Ors [2019] EWHC 2551 (Ch)

    70 years of deadlock was broken yesterday (2 October 2019) as one of the UK's longest-running legal battles was resolved. Princes... Read More

    News

    Serle Court ranked Band 1 for Chancery: Traditional in Chambers HNW 2019

    We are extremely proud to announce that chambers’ expertise in the field of Traditional Chancery has been highlighted by... Read More

  • Events

    KNect 365 Trusts in Litigation Conference 2020

    Location: Hilton Helsinki Strand Read More

    Events

    Giles Richardson to speak at The Mourant Jersey & Guernsey Trusts Forum

    Location: St Pierre Park Hotel, Guernsey & L'Horizon Hotel & Spa, St Brelades Bay, Jersey Read More

  • Giles is incredibly detailed, commercial and strategic in his thinking. He has good tactical nous and can really see the big picture.

    Chambers and Partners 2019
  • “He’s fantastic. What he’s really conspicuously good at is identifying a story you can tell a judge or to the other side; he spots weak points which he shapes into a narrative. He is tremendously effective at working out what will be effective”

    Chambers High Net Worth 2019
  • Technically very strong, he is also very responsive and the sort of barrister you definitely want as part of your team. He is very good in high pressured situations and understands the pressure of modern ligation.” “Particularly commercial and strategic in his thinking, he has good tactical nous and can see the big picture.

    Chambers and Partners 2019

Education & Qualifications

BA (First Class),BCL (First Class),Merton College Oxford

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association
Chancery Bar Association
S.T.E.P.

VAT Number

731116378

Other

Called: 1997 (England & Wales); 2012 (British Virgin Islands)

News & Events

  • News

    Judgment in High Commissioner for Pakistan In the United Kingdom v Prince Muffakham Jah & Ors [2019] EWHC 2551 (Ch)

    70 years of deadlock was broken yesterday (2 October 2019) as one of the UK's longest-running legal battles was resolved. Princes... Read More

    News

    Serle Court ranked Band 1 for Chancery: Traditional in Chambers HNW 2019

    We are extremely proud to announce that chambers’ expertise in the field of Traditional Chancery has been highlighted by... Read More

  • Events

    Giles Richardson to speak at The Mourant Jersey & Guernsey Trusts Forum

    Location: St Pierre Park Hotel, Guernsey & L'Horizon Hotel & Spa, St Brelades Bay, Jersey Read More

    Events

    STEP Cayman Conference 2019

    Location: Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman Read More