Justin Higgo QC


Year of Call: 1995 Year of Silk: 2020

​”An outstanding, brilliant lawyer - very much a team player. He is extremely collaborative, and not easily intimidated by problems”

Chambers & Partners

Practice Overview

Justin Higgo QC has a broad commercial chancery practice with substantial expertise in litigating and arbitrating domestic and international commercial fraud disputes.  His recent practice has involved both large scale long running and high profile proceedings in conjunction with established leaders (Sovcomflot, the BTA Bank litigation, Aeroflot v Berezovsky), and smaller scale proceedings in which he is most often instructed on his own or as the lead barrister.  His recent work has included acting for and advising major multinational firms, UK and Jersey companies and a number of individuals in a wide range of legal disputes encompassing international and domestic fraud, jurisdiction disputes, breach of trust (domestic and offshore), shareholder disputes, misuse of confidential information, breach of contract predominantly in the commercial context and in the art world.  Justin has considerable offshore experience and has acted in disputes in many offshore jurisdictions, including Jersey, Guernsey and the Cayman Islands, where he has also appeared.

News & Events

  • News

    Best Lawyers 2021

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that Alan Boyle QC, Elizabeth Jones QC, Philip Jones QC, Khawar Qureshi QC, John... Read More

    News

    Justin Higgo QC & Timothy Collingwood QC

    A fantastic start to the week for Serle Court. We would like to offer our congratulations to Justin Higgo QC... Read More

  • Events

    Litigation Conference

    Location: Merchant Taylors' Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8JB Read More

  • “He’s proactive, very nice to work with and ready to fight his client’s corner.”

    Chambers & Partners
  • “He has the impressive power to assimilate masses of material, order it and distil it down to core issues. He’s also a great communicator.”

    Chambers & Partners
  • “Fabulously bright, hardworking and client friendly – top rate.”

    The Legal 500

Education & Qualifications

BA (First Class) Christ Church, Oxford

Dip Law, City University, London

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Commercial Bar Association

Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association

Languages

English, French (working)

In the Press

Sir Owen Glenn KNZM ONZM and Kea Investments Limited v Eric Watson, Novatrust Limited and others [2018] EWHC 2016 (Ch), The Barrister, 5 October

Glenn v Watson Trust Dispute, STEP Journal, 2nd August 2018 

Property Investor Gets OK To Drop £129m Deal in Fraud Case, Law 360, 1st August 2018

News & Events

  • News

    Best Lawyers 2021

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that Alan Boyle QC, Elizabeth Jones QC, Philip Jones QC, Khawar Qureshi QC, John... Read More

    News

    Justin Higgo QC & Timothy Collingwood QC

    A fantastic start to the week for Serle Court. We would like to offer our congratulations to Justin Higgo QC... Read More

  • Events

    Litigation Conference

    Location: Merchant Taylors' Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8JB Read More