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Chambers of Christopher Pymont QC

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Maitland Chambers is ranked as a pre-eminent commercial Chancery barristers’ chambers in the UK. With 29 Silks and 41 juniors, its reputation for excellence and the high calibre of its barristers extends throughout the commercial and Chancery spheres.

The set: Maitland Chambers handles a very wide range of cases – from major litigation involving multinational companies to property disputes in the county courts. Much of its work is done in London, although it frequently advises and appears for clients in other parts of the UK and overseas. Many of its barristers are full members of overseas Bars, including Hong Kong, Singapore, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cyprus, the Channel Islands and the US. Its barristers sit as arbitrators (in arbitrations involving both domestic and international subject-matter) and are instructed as mediators and legal assessors. The size and breadth of chambers’ expertise means that it can provide teams of barristers to deal rapidly and thoroughly with complex cases that raise a broad range of issues. Its barristers and staff are committed to providing exceptional service and its barristers are committed to giving advice and representation at a level that is recognised in the directories and by clients, year after year, for its exceptional quality, comprehensiveness and practicality.

Types of work undertaken: Banking and financial disputes: supply/purchase of investment services and products; regulatory and enforcement issues; the operation of unauthorised collective investment schemes; compliance with anti-money laundering regulations.

Charities: across the NGO sector, registration of innovative charitable objects, resolving issues as to tax liabilities and fundraising, and helping charities seeking schemes to enhance or modernise their workings.

Commercial law and contractual disputes: private equity, funds and investment management; real estate; oil and gas; telecommunications, media and technology; transport and logistics; sale of goods transactions; large-scale, multi-party litigation having as its subject-matter for example investment schemes, business sales and joint ventures.

Company: directors’ duties; shareholder disputes; takeovers, M&As; corporate reconstructions; loan capital and banking securities; schemes of arrangement and reductions of capital; insurance schemes.

Fraud and asset recovery: freezing and search order relief, through to trial and the tracing and recovery of assets in the UK and internationally. Civil claims based on dishonesty; asset recovery.

Insolvency and restructuring: corporate and personal insolvency, including international and cross-border insolvency.

Intellectual property, media and entertainment: licensing and contractual disputes and issues arising out of co-productions and joint ventures and grants of media and broadcasting rights; intellectual property rights.

International and offshore: corporate and contentious trusts and taxation advice; international commercial litigation and arbitration, in local overseas jurisdictions and in the Privy Council.

Partnership and LLPs: partnership accounts disputes and restrictive covenants; the formation, terms, operation and dissolution of partnerships; fiduciary and other partnership duties; liability to third parties; the winding-up of partnerships; unfair prejudice; insolvent partnerships and insolvent/bankrupt partners.

Pensions: occupational and personal pension schemes and other pension arrangements.

Professional negligence: claims against accountants and auditors, other financial professionals and intermediaries; architecture and building design, art valuation, estate agency, commercial agency, IT consultancy, corporate and personal taxation, and pension fund valuation.

Real estate: residential and commercial landlord and tenant; land purchase, development and adverse rights and remedies; land registration; lending transactions and security; professional negligence; mines, minerals, natural resources; energy, telecommunications and utilities; rural land use; joint venture and fiduciary disputes.

Trusts and settlements: foreign trustees and trusteeship; variation of trusts; duties and potential liabilities of trustees of potentially insolvent estates.

Wills, estates and family provision: advice, drafting and representation in relation to wills, probate and estates matters.


Above material supplied by Maitland Chambers (Chambers of Christopher Pymont QC).

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