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Dr David Hayton
- Trust & Foundations
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- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Dr David Hayton LLD (Cantab) LLD (Newcastle Univ) TEP (Hon) ACTAPS (Hon), Barrister and Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, London, Fellow of King’s College London, was a full-time Judge of the Caribbean Court of Justice in Trinidad from July 2005 to July 2019. As a member of the CCJ and one of the Court’s longest-serving judges, he has been described by advocates and fellow judges as an “intellectual giant” and “a jurist of international repute.”
David joined Lennox Paton in early September 2019 as a Consultant, his practice spans the firm’s Trust and Litigation groups. He provides legal opinions, litigation support and acts as an expert witness in Trust Law and arbitrator.
He has contributed over 50 papers to learned journals and authored or edited sixteen books in the area of trusts (including Underhill & Hayton, Law of Trusts & Trustees), property, succession and tax. He is thus arguably the leading authority in the United Kingdom and Europe on trust law.
- Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, UK (1987)
- Professor of Law, King’s College, London, UK (1987- 2005)
- Dean of the Law Faculty, King’s College, London, UK (1988-1990)
- Chair of London University’s Board of Studies in Law and Chair of its LLM Management Committee (1992-1995)
- Deputy Chair of the Trust Law Committee of England and Wales (1994-2005)
- Assistant Hon Sec (1993-1996) and Hon Sec (1996-2001 of the Society of Public Teachers of Law (later the Society of Legal Scholars)
- Acting Supreme Court Judge, Bahamian Supreme Court, The Bahamas (2000-2001)
- Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, London, UK (2004)
- Emeritus Professor of Property Law and Fellow of King’s College (2005)
- Judge on the Caribbean Court of Justice, Trinidad (2005 – 2019)
- Judge on the The Court for Trusts and Fiduciary Relations, San Marino, Italy (since 2015)
LLD (Cantab); LLD (Newcastle Univ); TEP (Hon); ACTAPS (Hon); Barrister and Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, London; Fellow of King’s College London.