Thomas Fletcher


Year of Call: 2009

Portrait of Thomas Fletcher

Practice Overview

Thomas is a trusts and estates specialist. He has extensive experience in high-value, complex trusts and estates matters with a cross-border dimension and has been involved in some of the most legally significant cases in these areas across the common law world. His practice covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious private client work in England and internationally, including trust administration applications, breach of trust claims, contentious probate, family provision, professional negligence and taxation issues affecting the administration of trusts and estates.  He has considerable experience in overseas jurisdictions, including Bermuda, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, the Bahamas, the Turks & Caicos Islands and the BVI.

Thomas has appeared as Counsel at every level of the court hierarchy in England and Wales from the High Court to the Supreme Court. He has also appeared twice before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and in courts in several offshore jurisdictions.  He is called to the Bar of Bermuda (ad hoc).

Thomas is the editor of the key practitioner works in trusts and estates, namely Lewin on Trusts, Theobald on Wills and Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate.

Recommended as a Leading Junior in the latest Chambers UK Bar, Global and HNW directories for Chancery: Traditional, Trusts and Offshore, Thomas is described as “literally indispensable. A complete workhorse, he is really one of the team and rolls up his sleeves. He is incredibly bright and very diplomatic.”  He is also ranked in the Legal 500 UK Bar (Private Client: Trusts and Probate) and English Bar Offshore.

Thomas’s practice also covers the whole range of commercial and chancery work. He has been instructed in several heavy commercial disputes involving trusts or estates elements. He also has a growing practice in charities work, particularly related to the administration of charitable trusts and similar structures.

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    Chambers Global Guide 2024

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    Serle Court ranked Tier 1 ‘at the top of the Premier League’ in The Legal 500: The English Bar Offshore

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    Informa: Transcontinental Trusts Bermuda 2023

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Education & Qualifications

MA (Cantab) First Class
LLM (Queen Mary, University of London) Distinction

Appointments

Deputy District Judge (Civil), South Eastern Circuit

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association
COMBAR

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

    Serle Court ranked Tier 1 ‘at the top of the Premier League’ in The Legal 500: The English Bar Offshore

    Serle Court is delighted to have once again received top-tier rankings in The Legal 500: The English Bar Offshore. 23 of our... Read More

  • Events Hub

    Serle Court Client Party 2024

    Location: Read More

    Events

    Informa: Transcontinental Trusts Bermuda 2023

    Location: Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, Bermuda Read More