Chambers of Alan Boyle QC6 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QS, ENGLAND
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London Bar : Banking and finance (including consumer credit and financial regulation)
Serle Court has a versatile set of banking barristers. Elizabeth Jones QC has ‘a remarkable ability to absorb large volumes of information incredibly quickly’ and is a ‘determined and tenacious advocate’. The ‘hardworking and committed’ David Blayney is ‘just the guy to get to the heart of a thorny problem’. Simon Hattan is commended for his ‘excellent written work’, and has ‘a very strong grasp of how to deal with regulators’. Jonathan Adkin is ‘a real star’ who ‘possesses an exceptionally high degree of technical knowledge’.
London Bar : Charities
Also recommended are Serle Court’s William Henderson, who is widely regarded as one of the best senior juniors at the charity law Bar; the ‘robust and practical’ Hubert Picarda QC at 9 Old Square; the ‘outstanding’ Simon Taube QC at Ten Old Square; and James Kessler QC and Robert Venables QC at 15 Old Square, who are recommended for their charities taxation expertise.
London Bar : Children law (including public and private law)
Within Children law (including public and private law) Children law – New Silks
London Bar : Commercial litigation
Within Commercial litigation, Serle Court (Alan Boyle QC) is a second tier set,
Serle Court’s Alan Boyle QC is ‘among the highest echelons of leading silks dealing with highly complex cross-border disputes’. Patrick Talbot QC is ‘an excellent silk’ with ’ a good courtroom style’, and the ‘remarkably able’ Nicholas Lavender QC has ‘the capacity to swiftly analyse and advise in relation to complex issues without missing a beat’. Jonathan Adkin ‘possesses an exceptionally high degree of technical knowledge’.
London Bar : Company and partnership
Within Company and partnership, Serle Court (Alan Boyle QC) is a first tier set,
At Serle Court, head of chambers Alan Boyle QC is ‘a first-rate operator’, and the ‘fearless and inventive’ Philip Marshall QC has an ‘amazing breadth of knowledge’. Philip Jones QC is ‘exceptionally good at distilling complex legal principles and applying them clearly to the facts in a manner that clients can understand’. Elizabeth Jones QC is ‘a tenacious and determined advocate with first-class technical skills’, and John Machell QC is ‘a real star of the partnership Bar’ who is ‘simply on another level’. The ‘resourceful, imaginative, hardworking and committed’ David Blayney is ‘just the guy to get to the heart of a thorny problem’. Jonathan Adkin is one of the most sought-after juniors in the market; ‘anyone looking for a barrister in this field should snap him up before the other side does’. Daniel Lightman is ‘outstanding’ for company matters, combining his ‘phenomenal grasp of the law with the ability to empathise with clients’. The ‘intellectually first-class’ Timothy Collingwood is ‘an exceptional junior’, and the ‘invaluable’ Thomas Braithwaite is ‘an excellent advocate and a superb draftsman’. Jennifer Haywood is recommended for partnership matters, where she has ‘a huge amount of practical experience and tactical nous’. Giles Richardson is ‘technically very strong on company law, while at the same time being very practical in his advice’.
London Bar : EU and competition
London Bar : Fraud: civil
Within Fraud: civil, Serle Court (Alan Boyle QC) is a first tier set,
Serle Court’s eminent civil fraud silks include Philip Marshall QC, Alan Boyle QC, Philip Jones QC, Kuldip Singh QC and Elizabeth Jones QC. Nicholas Harrison, Justin Higgo (‘a charming and robust advocate’) and Simon Hattan, who specialises in breach of fiduciary duty cases, are recommended on the junior side, as are the ‘outstanding’ Jonathan Adkin and Daniel Lightman. The newly appointed Hugh Norbury QC has a ‘deceptively good’ cross-examination style.
London Bar : Insolvency
Within Insolvency, Serle Court (Alan Boyle QC) is a second tier set,
Serle Court demonstrates ‘excellent and all-encompassing’ expertise in insolvency, and has ‘efficient and helpful’ clerks. Alan Boyle QC is an ‘immensely respected silk’ who provides ‘truly authoritative’ advice. The ‘invaluable’ Philip Marshall QC’s work covers civil fraud, company, insolvency, banking and professional negligence work; he is ‘extremely bright and a ferocious litigator’ and is ‘devastating in cross-examination’. Philip Jones QC is ‘excellent at explaining difficult concepts and tricky points of law to lay clients’. Among the juniors, Daniel Lightman is ‘a tenacious barrister with commercial flair and a good dose of pragmatism’, and Ruth den Besten is ‘a really bright star of the future’. Timothy Collingwood, David Drake, David Blayney and Ruth Jordan are also recommended.
London Bar : Intellectual property
Within Intellectual property,
Also recommended are Michael Bloch QC at Wilberforce Chambers; Serle Court’s Michael Edenborough QC, who is valued for his ‘attention to detail and responsiveness’; the ‘charismatic’ Ian Mill QC at Blackstone Chambers; the ‘very commercially astute’ Mark Engelman at Hardwicke; and Nicholas Saunders at Brick Court Chambers, who is developing a specialist practice focusing on the interface between IP rights and competition law. The ‘highly intelligent’ Madeleine Heal moved from Hardwicke to New Square Chambers in 2011.
London Bar : International arbitration
Within International arbitration International arbitration – Leading Silks
London Bar : Media, entertainment and sport
Within Media, entertainment and sport, Serle Court (Alan Boyle QC) is a third tier set,
At Serle Court, Elizabeth Jones QC ‘knows the music industry inside out’; Kuldip Singh QC advises on sports regulatory matters in football, rugby, cricket and Formula 1; and Patrick Talbot QC acts for sporting bodies and football teams. Philip Marshall QC is ‘a powerful, confident performer in court’. Christopher Stoner QC represents British Swimming in regulatory matters, and has a niche specialism in paralympic classification and selection.
London Bar : Private client: trusts and probate
Within Private client: trusts and probate, Serle Court (Alan Boyle QC) is a second tier set,
The ‘well-run’ Serle Court is noted for its ‘exceptionally high-quality clerks’. Leading silks include ‘intellectual powerhouse’ Alan Boyle QC, Frank Hinks QC, who is ‘a natural repository for any high-end instructions relating to trust fortunes’, and the ‘tenacious and determined’ Elizabeth Jones QC. ‘Highly persuasive appellate advocate’ Philip Jones QC acted in the high-profile Spread Trustee v Hutcheson case, and alongside the ‘extremely able’ William Henderson in Pitt v Holt and re Futter. Jonathan Adkin is ‘an outstanding practitioner’ and Andrew Francis ‘always imparts his knowledge in a practical and caring way’. Dakis Hagen and Giles Richardson ‘have built up considerable international trusts experience’.
London Bar : Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law)
Within Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading Silks
London Bar : Professional negligence
Within Professional negligence, Serle Court (Alan Boyle QC) is a third tier set,
Serle Court is noted for its ‘client-friendly approach’. The ‘extremely bright’ Philip Jones QC is known for his work in the TAG 2 litigation, and Philip Marshall QC advised in a claim for misattribution of a Caravaggio painting. Richard Walford ‘knows professional negligence back to front, and has the ability to articulate the most complex arguments with simplicity and brevity’. Also recommended are Ruth den Besten, the ‘knowledgeable’ Daniel Lightman, David Drake, Andrew Bruce, who is ‘a very safe pair of hands’, and Geraldine Clark, who is rated for her ‘expert knowledge’ and ‘caring manner’.
London Bar : Property litigation (including agriculture and housing)
Within Property litigation (including agriculture and housing), Serle Court (Alan Boyle QC) is a third tier set,
Serle Court has forged an ‘excellent reputation’ through the work of silks such as Frank Hinks QC, who recently acted in Roberts v Swangrove Estates Ltd. Clients also praise Philip Jones QC, for his ability to ‘cut through the bluster that others may create’, and Christopher Stoner QC is ‘academically brilliant’ and ‘extremely approachable’. Recommended juniors include the ‘particularly strong’ Andrew Bruce and land covenants specialist Andrew Francis, who is a ‘persuasive’ and ‘compelling’ advocate with a ‘natural gift for explaining complex areas of law to the lay client’.
London Bar : Public international law
Within Public international law Public international law – Leading Silks
London Bar : Shipping
Within Shipping Shipping – Leading Juniors
London Bar : Tax: corporate and VAT
Within Tax: corporate and VAT,
Also recommended are the ‘high-flying’ Jonathan Fisher QC, ‘all-round superstar’ Ingrid Simler QC, and the ‘dedicated and dependable’ Timothy Brennan QC at Devereux; VAT expert Sam Grodzinski QC* at Matrix Chambers; Philippa Whipple QC at One Crown Office Row; and Philip Jones QC at Serle Court. *Sam Grodzinski is now at Blackstone Chambers
London Bar : Treasury Panel Lists
Within Treasury Panel Lists Junior Counsel to the Crown – C Panel
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- International arbitration : International arbitration
- Media, entertainment and sport : Media, entertainment and sport
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- Professional negligence : Professional negligence
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- Public international law : Public international law
- Shipping : Shipping
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