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Chambers of Alan Boyle QC

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

Frank Hinks QC

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

Position

Barrister with specialist domestic and international trusts practice (advisory, drafting, litigation and expert evidence) and Chancery practice (including real property, commons, partnership and charities) appearing in court in England, Cayman, Bermuda, Bahamas, BVI and Hong Kong and advising in relation to other jurisdictions including Jersey and Guernsey. Cases include Re Y Trust No.1 [2015-2016] (Cayman): defective protector consent; Re Nina Wang Dec’d [2012-14] (Hong Kong): effect of will of wealthiest woman in Asia; Re A Trust [2012] (Bermuda): obtaining anti-suit injunction to restrain trust litigation; C v D [2012] (Bermuda): terminating offshore structure; Scarfe v. Matthews [2012] will construction/doctrine of election; BQ v DQ [2011] (Bermuda): declaring trusts void as testamentary dispositions; St. George v. Hayward [2006-10] (Bahamas): beneficial ownership and control of Freeport; Executors of HM Queen Mother and HRH Princess Margaret v Brown [2008] (CA England): resisting claim to  unseal Royal Wills; Crown Estate Commissioners v. Roberts [2008] (England) title and franchise rights pre-Norman Conquest; Roberts v. Swangrove Estates Ltd [2008] CA England) Crown’s ability to establish title by adverse possession.

Career

Qualified 1973, Lincoln’s Inn; QC 2000.

Member

Chancery Bar Association, STEP, Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS); The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.

Education

Bromley Grammar School; St Catherine’s College, Oxford (1971 BA Hons 1st; 1972 BCL Hons 1st; MA).


London Bar

Company and partnership

Within: Partnership - Leading silks

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

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Offshore

Within: Leading Silks

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

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Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Leading Silks

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

Within: Private client: trusts and probate

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.

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Property litigation

Within: Leading Silks

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

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