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Chambers of Alan Boyle QC

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

Richard Wilson QC

Tel:
Work 020 7242 6105
Email:
Web:
www.serlecourt.co.uk
Serle Court (Chambers of Alan Boyle QC)

Position

General chancery, with a strong emphasis on litigation (both onshore and offshore) in the fields of trusts, estates, probate, 1975 Act claims, tax and related professional negligence. Recent notable cases include Khan v Gany (BVI, trustee's duty to account); Van der Merwe v Goldman (England, setting aside trust on basis of mistake); Loring v Woodland Trust (England, will construction); Fielden v Christie Miller (England, proprietary estoppel); Schroder Trust v Schroder AG (Cayman, excessive execution, mistake and interaction of Cayman and Jersey 'firewall' legislation); Taros v Barratt (England, anti-suit injunctions); JF v Hexagon (Cayman, beneficial ownership of shares).

Career

Called to the Bar 1996 (Middle Temple). Formerly worked as a Tax Consultant with Price Waterhouse. Co-author of 'The Trustee Act 2000: A Practical Guide' (Jordans). Author of numerous articles.

Member

Chancery Bar Association, STEP, ACTAPS, Revenue Bar Association, Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Education

LLB (Sheffield), LLM (London).


London Bar

Offshore

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Wilson QC - Serle Court ‘ He is extremely bright, eloquent and responsive. ’

Within: Offshore

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.

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Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Leading Silks

Richard Wilson QC - Serle Court ‘ An able and nimble advocate with excellent judgement. ’

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