Nicholas Le Poidevin KC > New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

New Square Chambers


Barrister specialising in litigation: trusts, wills and estates, all forms of property, associated professional negligence, conflict of laws and offshore work. Appearances and advice in England, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Caribbean. Recent cases include Marley v Rawlings [2015] AC 129, [2015] AC 157 (SC); Crociani v Crociani [2014] UKPC 40 (PC).


Called 1975; Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn. Publications: editor, ‘Lewin on Trusts’ (2015, 19th ed); contributor, ‘Sham Transactions (2013); contributor, STEP, ‘A Practical Guide to the Transfer of Trusteeships’ (2011, 2nd ed); contributor, ‘Sham Transactions’ (2013).


Basic French.


International Academy of Estate and Trust Law; STEP; ACTAPS; Chancery Bar Association.


MA, LLB (Cantab).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Nicholas Le Poidevin KCNew Square ChambersNick is a true expert in his field and has strength in depth. He is thorough, clear and commercial.

New Square Chambers is ‘a great set of chambers’ with a ‘good contentious probate offering’ and a deep bench of trust practitioners, both silks and juniors. Nicholas Le Poidevin KC is ‘held in high regard by his peers, clients, and judges’ and is well known for contentious trusts, will and estates practice. Lynton Tucker is ‘always very up to date with current trends in the field of trusts’ and recently advised on Hawksford Trustees Jersey Ltd v P Ltd, a matter relating to scope of the remedy for which could be granted for a mistake in the Jersey Court of Appeal. Mark Hubbard is described as ‘a clever junior’, while Aidan Briggs is ‘extremely bright, responsive and very personable’ and is currently handling The estate of Israel Perry, a complex case for which litigation is ongoing in three jurisdictions between beneficiaries and trustees.