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Chambers of Alan Boyle QC

6 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 6105
Fax:
Fax 020 7405 4004
DX:
1025 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.serlecourt.co.uk

Lance Ashworth QC

Tel:
Work 020 7242 6105
Email:
Serle Court (Chambers of Alan Boyle QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial litigation, insolvency, company/chancery, professional negligence. Recent cases include: Bank Alkhair v Al-Refai [2017] - enforcing Bahrain judgments allegedly obtained by fraud; Internet Access Properties v Rosser [2017] - breach of fiduciary duty and conspiracy to evade tax; Re Palm Beach Offshore - Cayman Islands insolvency, good faith, redemption shares; Emmott v Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 1028 - civil contempt, dissipation of assets, director's liability; Kaneria v Kaneria - unfair prejudice, trusts, equitable interests in shares; QOGT v International Oil and Gas Technology [2014] EWHC 1628 (Comm) - termination of investment management contract; UK Power v Read [2014] EWHC 66 (Ch) - non-competition covenants and conspiracy, without notice injunctions; Credit Lucky Ltd v National Crime Agency [2014] EWHC 83 (Ch) - rescission of winding up order; Emailgen Systems v Exclaimer Ltd [2013] EWHC 167 (Comm) - discharge of undertaking given in lieu of freezing injunction; Thursfield v Thursfield [2013] EWCA Civ 840 [2012] EWHC 3742 (Ch) - enforcing Michigan judgment, freezing order, contempt, committal, information order re trusts.

Career

Called 1987, Middle Temple; Recorder 2005; QC 2006; Mediator 2009; Deputy High Court Judge 2016.

Languages

German.

Member

Chancery Bar; COMBAR; Midlands Commercial and Chancery Bar Association.

Education

Oundle School; Pembroke College, Cambridge (MA).


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtWins cases that other silks have suggested are unwinnable.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company – Leading silks

Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtHe is bright, engaging and willing to get stuck into a case.

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Insolvency

Within: Insolvency – Leading silks

Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtCapable of juggling the most byzantine of facts.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtStands out for his depth of knowledge.

Within: Professional negligence

Serle Court has an ‘excellent reputation’ for professional negligence cases and provides a ‘top-quality service’. Lance Ashworth QC appeared in Instant Access Properties v Rosser and Others, which involved a claim for £35m and includes claims by the company’s liquidators that the company tax advisors and solicitors failed to give proper advice.

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