Gregor Hogan


Year of Call: 2016

“Gregor Hogan is very responsive, very thorough and he's a real team player. He is very receptive to ideas and good at getting things done quickly. His drafting is absolutely spot-on; he is very strong on the papers."  "Gregor is hardworking, receptive to client feedback, and has real clarity of thought. He understands his practice area and is an impressive barrister."  "Gregor Hogan is very bright and very eloquent in his advocacy. I have no doubt that he will go far." 

 

Chambers Global, 2022 & Legal 500 Middle East: The English Bar: Commercial 2023
Portrait of Gregor Hogan

Practice Overview

Gregor has a busy commercial and chancery practice with a particular interest in commercial litigation, contentious trusts and probate (onshore and offshore), trusts issues in financial remedy proceedings, company and insolvency, and civil fraud. He regularly appears in the High Court, where he is instructed in his own right on interlocutory matters, and in the County Court. Gregor has acted for a range of clients, including trustees, high net worth individuals, insolvency practitioners, national charities and international companies, and in jurisdictions including Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, BVI and the UAE. Gregor is also a contributing author for the 11th edition of Tudor on Charities.

Gregor Hogan was admitted to The British Virgin Islands Bar in July 2023. 

Recent instructions include advising on a claim related to allegations of fraudulent breaches of directors’ duties in the context of a super-prime property development, advising the trustees of a number of offshore trusts holding business assets worth over $2billion, appearing as sole trusts counsel in matrimonial proceedings on the question of the validity of a Cypriot law trust, and acting for the trustee-executors in the Cowan v Foreman litigation.

Gregor is also regularly instructed on cases involving the DIFC and the Middle East generally, and he is admitted as a Part II Practitioner before the DIFC Courts. His recent instructions including obtaining worldwide freezing relief on behalf of a major Dutch bank against entities within the NMC Group and its personal guarantor, obtaining worldwide freezing relief with the first notification order in the DIFC in support of the enforcement of an arbitration award, and acting in the leading DIFC authority on sovereign and inter-Emirate immunity. Gregor is also instructed on a number of DIFC-LCIA arbitrations involving complex commercial issues and questions of jurisdiction, and he is the contributing author of the Arbitration chapter in the recent DIFC Courts Practice publication.

After completing pupillage in Chambers in 2017, Gregor spent seven months in the Contentious Trusts and Succession group at Withers LLP, during which he worked on a number of Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims involving dynastic and high net worth estates as well as advising offshore trustees and charities on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Before joining Chambers, Gregor was a Lecturer in Constitutional, EU and Administrative Law at St Hugh's College, University of Oxford.

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers Global Guide 2024

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

    News

    The Legal 500 (Legalease) UK Bar 2024 directory: Private Client: trusts and probate

    Serle Court is pleased to have retained a Tier 1 ranking for Private Client: trusts and probate in The Legal 500 ... Read More

  • Events

    Dubai Arbitration Week: Enforcement Trends in the UAE: Seizing assets and getting awards paid

    Location: Waldorf Astoria DIFC, Beverly Hills Meeting Room
    Read More

    Events

    Serle Court 6th International Trusts & Commercial Litigation Conference 2023

    Location: New York City
    Read More

  • "Gregor is hardworking, receptive to client feedback, and has real clarity of thought. He understands his practice area and is an impressive barrister."  

    Legal 500 Middle East: The English Bar: Commercial 2023
  • "Gregor Hogan is very bright and very eloquent in his advocacy. I have no doubt that he will go far." 

     

    Chambers Global, 2022
  • "Gregor Hogan is very responsive, very thorough and he's a real team player. He is very receptive to ideas and good at getting things done quickly. His drafting is absolutely spot-on; he is very strong on the papers." 

    Chambers Global, 2022

Education & Qualifications

Merton College, University of Oxford: BA Law with Law Studies in Europe (First Class)
Merton College, University of Oxford: BCL (Distinction)
Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II: Certificat Supérieur de Droit Français et Européen (mention assez bien) 
University of Law: BPTC (Outstanding)

Appointments

Admitted to The British Virgin Islands Bar in July 2023

Registered Part II Practitioner before the DIFC Courts – July 2020

Scholarships and Prizes

Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn
Lord Mansfield and Hardwicke Scholarships, Lincoln’s Inn
University of Law Prize for Best Performance in Professional Ethics
President’s Award, University of Law
Barton Scholarship for the BCL, Merton College, University of Oxford 
Prizes for Finals and BCL Results, Merton College, University of Oxford
Academic Exhibition, Merton College, University of Oxford

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers Global Guide 2024

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

    News

    The Legal 500 (Legalease) UK Bar 2024 directory: Private Client: trusts and probate

    Serle Court is pleased to have retained a Tier 1 ranking for Private Client: trusts and probate in The Legal 500 ... Read More

  • Events

    Dubai Arbitration Week: Enforcement Trends in the UAE: Seizing assets and getting awards paid

    Location: Waldorf Astoria DIFC, Beverly Hills Meeting Room Read More

    Events

    Serle Court 6th International Trusts & Commercial Litigation Conference 2023

    Location: New York City Read More