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London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

A ‘one-stop shop’, Chancery set Serle Court offers ‘a good spectrum of expertise’ from commercial litigation, to civil fraud, and contentious trusts, shareholder, and insolvency matters, with most of its barristers having expertise across often overlapping fields, as well as having the ‘perfect mix of on and offshore experience’. ‘Juniors are often better value for money than at some of the leading commercial/banking set,’ said one solicitor. In the last year, Constance McDonnell took silk and Zoe O’Sullivan QC arrived from One Essex Court, while Ruth den Besten departed for Essex Court Chambers. Head clerk Steve Whitaker (‘a real gent; responsive, straight-talking, and able to think outside the box’) leads the ‘impressive’ and ‘user-friendly clerks’ room. Co-senior clerks Dan Wheeler (‘commercial and a pleasure to deal with’) and Nick Hockney (‘makes the effort to know the market properly and is very well informed’) are well regarded, as is Paul Ballard (‘great to work with, always helpful, and very responsive’). John Petrie is chambers chief executive. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) - Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

Serle Court

Serle Court has 'good-quality barristers' and its 'juniors are often better value for money than those at some of the leading banking sets', according to clients. The set punches well above its weight with members such as David Blayney QC and Simon Hattan having been instructed on several blockbuster cases, most notably the RBS Group litigation, where they were key members of the team that represented RBS.

Leading Silks

David Blayney QC - Serle CourtHis intellect has truly frightening firepower, but he wears it lightly and is incredibly easy to work with.

Ranked: tier 2

Dominic Dowley QC - Serle CourtExtremely responsive and helpful in a time-pressured case.

Ranked: tier 3

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtOne of the best courtroom advocates at the commercial Bar.

Ranked: tier 3

Elizabeth Jones QC - Serle CourtHer intellectual powers are outstanding, as is her tenacity.

Ranked: tier 5
Leading Juniors

Simon Hattan - Serle CourtAbsolutely brilliant – a real all-rounder who you can totally trust on a range of commercial and financial litigation.

Ranked: tier 1

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Charities
Charities - Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Serle Court

Serle Court is a ‘top set with some rising stars on board.William Henderson ‘whose technical ability is second to none’ acted in the seminal case of Lehtimaki v Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. Here, the Court of Appeal reversed a previous decision when it held that the members owed the claimant some fiduciary duties. It also held that the court could not compel members of a charitable company about how to vote unless they were acting or threatening to act in breach of trust. According to one instructing solicitor, Jonathan Fowles was 'instrumental' in bringing a complex international dispute to a close. 'He understands the particular needs of charity clients and I would not hesitate to recommend him in contentious succession/probate matters.'

Leading Juniors

William Henderson - Serle CourtIs an expert on charity law.

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Fowles - Serle CourtHas a deft and practical touch.

Ranked: tier 3

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Serle Court

A favoured destination for many of the city's leading litigation departments, Serle Court is particularly noted for its strong grounding in offshore and fraud-related matters, which inevitably cross over heavily into the broader commercial litigation sphere. Most recently, Hugh Norbury QC led a team of four members for Keoghs LLP, one of the law firm defendants in Accident Exchange v McLean and others. Other key cases include Yukos Finance BV v Lynch & Others in which Jonathan Adkin QC was involved, and Glenn v Watson, where Elizabeth Jones QC has led a team of six juniors, including Justin Higgo, on behalf of the claimant

Top ten under eight years’ call

Emma Hargreaves - Serle CourtHas all the details at her fingertips and is very quick thinking on her feet.

Leading Silks

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtDelivers results and balances tactical aggression with charm in court.

Ranked: tier 2

Alan Boyle QC - Serle CourtExperienced, urbane and very responsive.

Ranked: tier 3

Hugh Norbury QC - Serle CourtGreat to work with, quick response rate at all hours, very bright and persuasive in court.

Ranked: tier 3

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtAbsolutely top class both in his written/advisory work and advocacy – clients love him.

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtVery hardworking, always a great team player, and an absolute pleasure to work with.

Ranked: tier 4

David Blayney QC - Serle CourtExceptional – the best recommendation I have had in 30 years of practice.

Ranked: tier 5

Dominic Dowley QC - Serle CourtA pleasure to work with and extremely responsive.

Ranked: tier 5

Elizabeth Jones QC - Serle CourtCombines exceptional intellect and tenacity with an easy and approachable manner.

Ranked: tier 5

Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtA really tenacious advocate, able to persuade a skeptical judge.

Ranked: tier 5

Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtHe is tenacious and extremely intellectually rigorous.

Ranked: tier 6
Leading Juniors

Simon Hattan - Serle CourtHe has an excellent written style, with his pleadings in particular being accurate, precise and considered.

Ranked: tier 1

Justin Higgo - Serle CourtFabulously bright, hardworking and client friendly – top rate.

Ranked: tier 2

Matthew Morrison - Serle CourtHardworking, has good judgement, and is excellent with difficult clients.

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Walford - Serle CourtReally excels at cases which require the need for creative thinking and a flexible approach.

Ranked: tier 2

David Drake - Serle CourtVery user friendly, hardworking and intelligent, he has a remarkably wide-ranging legal knowledge.

Ranked: tier 3

Adil Mohamedbhai - Serle CourtA top junior counsel – smart, very responsive, and great to work with.

Ranked: tier 5

Paul Adams - Serle CourtBright, enthusiastic and very user friendly.

Ranked: tier 5

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Company and partnership
Company - Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Serle Court

Partnership - Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Serle Court

Members of Serle Court are 'extremely high quality, both in respect to commercial litigation and specialist fields'. Company law and partnership disputes are particular areas of expertise, and the set is extremely experienced in shareholder disputes and derivative claims, as well as for instructions arising out of China and Hong Kong. Highlights include David Blayney QC acting in unfair prejudice dispute Re Kings Solutions Group Ltd, while partnership 'doyenJohn Machell QC is instructed in Campbell v Campbell; a partnership dispute between two brothers concerning their global jewellery business. In another notable matter, Dan McCourt Fritz acted for the defendants in Grupo Mexico v Topete (Re Infund LLP), amid allegations the client had fraudulently procured the restoration of an English LLP for the purposes of pursuing a $1.5bn claim in Mexico for shares in Grupo Mexico.

Company - Leading Silks

Alan Boyle QC - Serle CourtHe is very responsive and experienced.

Ranked: tier 1

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHe is pragmatic and commercially astute.'

Ranked: tier 1

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtHe is one of the best courtroom advocates at the commercial Bar.

Ranked: tier 2

Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtHe is a leading company silk whose knowledge in the area and strategic nous is legendary.

Ranked: tier 4

Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtHe is bright and engaging.

Ranked: tier 4
Partnership - Leading silks

John Machell QC - Serle CourtHe is the doyen of specialist partnership counsel; he works exceptionally hard and is fantastic to work alongside; a consummate team player.

Ranked: tier 1

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHe is pragmatic and commercially astute.'

Ranked: tier 1

David Blayney QC - Serle CourtHe is a fearsome lawyer; his capacity both to absorb and process information and turn that into a winning strategy is phenomenal.

Ranked: tier 3

Frank Hinks QC - Serle CourtHe is a highly experienced and very effective QC.

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtHe has a strong but well-measured presence in court, is clear and concise in his advocacy and cuts through the issues in the case.

Ranked: tier 3
Company - Leading juniors

Timothy Collingwood - Serle CourtHe is experienced in breach of duty cases.

Ranked: tier 1

David Drake - Serle CourtHe has knowledge of the law and confidence in his own advice.

Ranked: tier 3

Giles Richardson - Serle CourtClever advocate with good commercial nous and is a great strategist.

Ranked: tier 3

Dan McCourt Fritz - Serle CourtHe brings a very sensible and pragmatic approach and is good at working collaboratively.

Ranked: tier 4

Matthew Morrison - Serle CourtHe is extremely bright and works hard, turning things around quickly.

Ranked: tier 4

Paul Adams - Serle CourtHe is an excellent lawyer and a formidable adversary; he is very quick and clever and a tenacious advocate.

Ranked: tier 4

Thomas Braithwaite - Serle CourtHe has a precise and forensic legal mind and appears to have complete mastery of his practice.

Ranked: tier 4

Thomas Elias - Serle CourtHe has excellent judgement and tactical sense, well beyond what would be expected from his level of call.

Ranked: tier 5
Partnership - Leading juniors

Jennifer Haywood - Serle CourtShe is calm, hugely experienced in her field and very good at explaining complex concepts to lay clients.

Ranked: tier 1

James Mather - Serle CourtHe is a very thoughtful and cerebral senior junior who is a real team player and an established star of the contentious partnership Bar.

Ranked: tier 2

Thomas Braithwaite - Serle CourtHe has a precise and forensic legal mind and appears to have complete mastery of his practice.

Ranked: tier 2

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Competition
Leading Juniors

Suzanne Rab - Serle CourtA first-class barrister with an encyclopaedic knowledge of her subject.

Ranked: tier 2

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Financial services regulation
Leading Juniors

Simon Hattan - Serle CourtHe can grind facts down into dust and then reassemble them into solid and cohesive arguments.

Ranked: tier 2

Suzanne Rab - Serle CourtA natural problem solver – her financial services and broader regulatory knowledge is extremely strong.

Ranked: tier 3

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Serle Court

Stacked with highly experienced silks and juniors, Serle Court has long been one of the leading sets when it comes to civil fraud disputes. Crossover strengths into trusts and offshore claims add to the chambers' offering. Major recent cases include Glenn v Watson, which involved five members including Elizabeth Jones QC and Justin Higgo. In Accident Exchange v McLean and others, a £127m dispute, Hugh Norbury QC and Dan McCourt Fritz represented Keoghs LLP, one of the solicitor defendants.

Leading Silks

Elizabeth Jones QC - Serle CourtTruly the crème de la crème, at the very top of the profession.

Ranked: tier 1

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtRobust and incisive litigator and adopts a proactive approach to ensure that maximum pressure is exerted on opponents.

Ranked: tier 1

Alan Boyle QC - Serle CourtAn excellent fraud silk.

Ranked: tier 2

Hugh Norbury QC - Serle Court'A very user-friendly silk who commands the confidence of the court.

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtAlways very well prepared, easy to work with, and clever – as an advocate he's like a Sherman tank.

Ranked: tier 2

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtA phenomenal advocate who will regularly stand head and shoulders over other commercial silks in the room.

Ranked: tier 2

Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtHe is tenacious and extremely intellectually rigorous.

Ranked: tier 4

Dominic Dowley QC - Serle CourtCharming, always available, and gets the issues quickly.

Ranked: tier 4
Leading Juniors

Justin Higgo - Serle CourtHe is tenacious, gets stuck in and provided fantastic support in a very difficult case.

Ranked: tier 1

Nicholas Harrison - Serle CourtHugely popular for civil fraud disputes.

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Hattan - Serle CourtIntelligent, thorough and insightful, he should be a QC.

Ranked: tier 1

David Drake - Serle CourtUnbelievably bright and someone you want on your side.

Ranked: tier 2

Dan McCourt Fritz - Serle CourtQuite frankly, he has it all, and will rise to the very top.

Ranked: tier 4

Matthew Morrison - Serle CourtA very hardworking junior who provides excellent support and is a good team player.

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Walford - Serle CourtVery measured and thorough, he also has a pleasing written style.

Ranked: tier 4

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Insolvency
Insolvency - Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Serle Court

Serle Court's members are particularly active in cross-border insolvency cases; Philip Jones QC was instructed in Green Elite before the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal and advised the UK government with respect to the collapse of BHS and represented it in subsequent disqualification proceedings against Philip Green and Dominic Chappell. Meanwhile, James Mather is acting for an English fund management company in defence of a claim by an special purpose vehicle of Cerberus in Lady Moon v PetriccaTimothy Collingwood has a strong track-record in cases concerning directors' breaches of duty and asset recovery issues.

Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHis advice is invariably well-considered, pragmatic and commercially astute.

Ranked: tier 2

Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtA really tenacious advocate, able to persuade a skeptical judge.

Ranked: tier 3

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtOne of the best courtroom advocates at the commercial Bar.

Ranked: tier 3

Alan Boyle QC - Serle CourtVery responsive and experienced.

Ranked: tier 5
Leading Juniors

James Mather - Serle CourtA fearless advocate who is not intimidated by the seniority of counsel for the other side and holds his ground with impressive confidence.

Ranked: tier 2

Timothy Collingwood - Serle CourtWell-prepared and his advocacy is persuasive.

Ranked: tier 2

Ruth Jordan - Serle CourtHer conclusions and advice take into account the commercial realities facing clients and provide sensible suggestions.

Ranked: tier 4

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Intellectual property
Leading Silks

Michael Edenborough QC - Serle CourtOne of the best silks for trade mark work, he is brilliantly strategic and tactical.

Ranked: tier 2
Leading Juniors

Thomas Elias - Serle CourtAn excellent barrister with an eagle eye for the detail.

Ranked: tier 4

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International arbitration: counsel
Leading Silks

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtThinks creatively about how to advance high-value, complex multi-jurisdictional cases.

Ranked: tier 3

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)
Art and cultural property - Leading Juniors

Andrew Bruce - Serle CourtHe is very good on the technical law and incisive cross-examiner.

Ranked: tier 1

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Offshore
Offshore - Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Serle Court

Serle Court is prominent in the area, with its members handling matters ranging from contemplated disputes over trusts to Privy Council appeals on points on key company issues. Alan Boyle QC, Richard Wilson QC, and Zahler Bryan represented the beneficiary daughter in Gany Holdings v Khan, a Privy Council appeal from the BVI in the wake of a transfer of assets, whose ultimate destination was subject to dispute, as was the distribution of the majority of the trust assets to one beneficiary. Turning to the Cayman Islands, Philip Jones QC  represented the respondent in Shanda Games v Masa Capital Investments, the lead Privy Council case concerning the Cayman Islands' provision for the "fair value" to be determined by a court when a shareholder dissents from a merger. The set is also active in the Crown Dependencies, with Philip Marshall QC and Matthew Morrison having worked with Collas Crill in representing the independent directors in the long-running Guernsey Carlyle Capital Corporation v Conway case over the collapse of a fund in the 2008 case – Kathryn Purkis, who is a Jersey advocate, was formerly a partner at the firm Collas Crill providing chambers and clients with front line Channel Island experience.

Leading Silks

Alan Boyle QC - Serle CourtOne of the best of the best: a stellar intellect.

Ranked: tier 1

Frank Hinks QC - Serle CourtVery thorough and practical in his advice.

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtA strong and well-measured presence in court, he cuts through the issues in a case swiftly and pragmatically.

Ranked: tier 1

John Machell QC - Serle CourtA very modern-type Silk with a very sharp mind.

Ranked: tier 1

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtA brilliant and fearless advocate - you definitely want him on your side.

Ranked: tier 1

Elizabeth Jones QC - Serle CourtExceptional: she can lead a very large team of lawyers in the right direction.

Ranked: tier 2

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtA phenomenal barrister with hard-to-find trial skills and strategic prowess.

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Wilson QC - Serle CourtHe is extremely bright, eloquent and responsive.

Ranked: tier 3

Dakis Hagen QC - Serle CourtNot only is he exceptionally clever and delightful to work with, he is extraordinary hardworking.

Ranked: tier 4
Leading Juniors

James Brightwell - Serle CourtHis technical knowledge around trusts is superb.

Ranked: tier 1

Kathryn Purkis - Serle CourtHer ability to find solutions to problems is second-to-none.

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Morrison - Serle CourtOne of the finest of his generation: he combines a formidable intellect with a user-friendly manner.

Ranked: tier 1

Timothy Collingwood - Serle CourtAn very bright and incredibly nice senior-junior specialising in company law.

Ranked: tier 1

Giles Richardson - Serle CourtExceptionally good: clients get a QC quality.

Ranked: tier 2

Ruth Jordan - Serle CourtVery personable, a forthright advocate and a very able lawyer.

Ranked: tier 2

Adil Mohamedbhai - Serle CourtPunchy, thoughtful and direct, he is always on his client's side.

Ranked: tier 3

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Private client: trusts and probate
Private client: trusts and probate - Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Serle Court

Serle Court is a ‘highly-rated’ set in the trusts and probate arena with members acting in the largest, high-profile, and most complex disputes, both onshore and offshore, as well as in smaller-scale litigation which often gives rise to the most interesting and novel of issues. Recent examples include Elizabeth Jones QC acting in the high-profile fraud case of  Kea v Watson. The judgment was obtained in July 2018 and the matter has now moved to enforcement. Elsewhere, Frank Hinks QC has been advising on proceedings in relation to the construction and effect of the will of a wealthy woman in Asia.

Leading Silks

Alan Boyle QC - Serle CourtA master tactician with highly polished client skills and a tenacity to get the right outcome.

Ranked: tier 1

Frank Hinks QC - Serle CourtA highly experienced and very effective silk in the offshore trusts field.

Ranked: tier 1

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHis written work is first class; he is also calm and unflappable in court.

Ranked: tier 1

Elizabeth Jones QC - Serle CourtShe takes no prisoners and it is comforting having her on your team in complex and tense matters.

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtHis advice and advocacy are spot-on.

Ranked: tier 2

John Machell QC - Serle CourtSuper user-friendly, commercial, practical and really knows his stuff.

Ranked: tier 2

Dominic Dowley QC - Serle CourtA hardworking silk of note.

Ranked: tier 3

David Blayney QC - Serle CourtA very smart silk.

Ranked: tier 3

Prof Jonathan Harris QC - Serle CourtDeep knowledge of the law; commercial, pragmatic advice; fantastic to deal with – the full package.

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Wilson QC - Serle CourtAn able and nimble advocate with excellent judgement.

Ranked: tier 3
2019 Silks

Constance McDonnell QC - Serle CourtIs one of the most intelligent barristers at the Chancery Bar and identifies key points of law and factual issues which would be missed by other counsel.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Giles Richardson - Serle CourtA silk in all but name, a complete workhorse with phenomenal ability to pick up a huge and complex case and master it overnight.

Ranked: tier 1

James Brightwell - Serle CourtA go-to barrister for highly technical and tricky trust matters – he is a calm and reassuring presence.

Ranked: tier 1

William Henderson - Serle CourtIs a calming presence who is great with clients and focused on achieving the best outcome for them.

Ranked: tier 1

James Weale - Serle CourtIs confident, robust and has formidable advocacy skills – he is all over the detail but never forgets the big picture.

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Fowles - Serle CourtHas the ability to distil very complex concepts and make them accessible and understood by a lay client.

Ranked: tier 3

Andrew Francis - Serle CourtA well-regarded junior practitioner.

Ranked: tier 4

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Professional disciplinary and regulatory law
Leading Silks

Kuldip Singh QC - Serle CourtA silk with a commanding court presence.

Ranked: tier 4

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Professional negligence
Professional negligence - Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Serle Court

Serle Court has an 'array of talented barristers' for professional negligence disputes and is regularly involved in complex cases; Philip Jones QC acted for corporate service providers in the Isle of Man in Axiom Legal Financing Fund v Turnstone & Peacock, which examined the management of funds. Elsewhere, Hugh Norbury QC acted for Keoghs LLP, one of three groups of solicitor defendants, in Accident Exchange v McLean, a £127m claim regarding an alleged conspiracy arising out of the conduct of cases involving credit hire insurance claims. Ruth den Besten joined Essex Court Chambers in 2018.

Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtExcellent on complex cases.

Ranked: tier 3

David Blayney QC - Serle CourtImpressive on professional negligence cases.

Ranked: tier 4

Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtHe is incredibly able and thorough.

Ranked: tier 4

Hugh Norbury QC - Serle CourtVery able and excellent to deal with.

Ranked: tier 4

Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtVery knowledgeable.

Ranked: tier 4

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtHe is exceptional.

Ranked: tier 4
Leading Juniors

David Drake - Serle CourtHe is very able.

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Walford - Serle CourtHe is extremely knowledgeable.

Ranked: tier 4

Thomas Braithwaite - Serle CourtHe is a very talented barrister.

Ranked: tier 4

Andrew Bruce - Serle CourtExperienced in professional negligence cases.

Ranked: tier 5

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Property litigation
Property litigation - Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

Serle Court

Serle Court is ‘a very good set for property litigation work’ that directs specific focus towards easements, covenants, options, land registrations, and trusts. Christopher Stoner QC recently acted on behalf of approximately 100 owners of chalets in the Court of Appeal case of Phillips & Others v Francis, pertaining to service charge issues arising from a redevelopment. In another highlight instruction, Andrew Bruce acted in Humphrey v Rogers, a High Court matter relating to the conversion of a farm building into residential accommodation.

Leading Silks

Christopher Stoner QC - Serle CourtA hugely talented barrister with an ability to grapple the most difficult legal problems.

Ranked: tier 4

Rupert Reed QC - Serle CourtOozes experience, very calm under extreme pressure with deadly accuracy in the courtroom.

Ranked: tier 4

Frank Hinks QC - Serle CourtAn advocate of considerable skill, difficult to find a weakness.

Ranked: tier 5

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtAdvises on all aspects of freehold and leasehold law.

Ranked: tier 5
Leading Juniors

Andrew Francis - Serle CourtAn excellent property specialist.

Ranked: tier 1

Andrew Bruce - Serle CourtVery clever and excellent in dealing with complex property issues.

Ranked: tier 2

Thomas Braithwaite - Serle CourtCuts to the chase and asks the right questions from the get go.

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Fowles - Serle CourtA recommended property specialist.

Ranked: tier 3

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Public international law
Leading Silks

Khawar Qureshi QC - Serle CourtAn excellent lawyer and a go-to for clients.

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

A ‘one-stop shop’, Chancery set Serle Court offers ‘a good spectrum of expertise’ from commercial litigation, to civil fraud, and contentious trusts, shareholder, and insolvency matters, with most of its barristers having expertise across often overlapping fields, as well as having the ‘perfect mix of on and offshore experience’. ‘Juniors are often better value for money than at some of the leading commercial/banking set,’ said one solicitor. In the last year, Constance McDonnell took silk and Zoe O’Sullivan QC arrived from One Essex Court, while Ruth den Besten departed for Essex Court Chambers. Head clerk Steve Whitaker (‘a real gent; responsive, straight-talking, and able to think outside the box’) leads the ‘impressive’ and ‘user-friendly clerks’ room. Co-senior clerks Dan Wheeler (‘commercial and a pleasure to deal with’) and Nick Hockney (‘makes the effort to know the market properly and is very well informed’) are well regarded, as is Paul Ballard (‘great to work with, always helpful, and very responsive’). John Petrie is chambers chief executive. Offices in: London

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Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax
Tax: corporate - Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHe is always very good in conference with clients; he provides clear, concise oral advice and it is clear that he is always on top of the papers.

Ranked: tier 2

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