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New Square Chambers
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 QCNew Square ChambersIs in a class of his own when it comes to his knowledge of trust law and practice both onshore and offshore. He quickly grasps complex points and is able to dispense advice in a form which is both comprehensive and intelligible.

New Square Chambers is a ‘well-known and highly regarded set’ with a ‘small but impressive cadre of specialist traditional Chancery barristers who are among the leading practitioners in this area.’ In Lutfi Talib in British and Malayan Trustees Ltd v Talib Nicholas Le Poidevin QC advised on the terms of an old settlement in Singapore that had made complicated provision for the settlor’s family to share in its income. The Singapore court ruled in favour of the brothers following the terms of Le Poidevin’s advice. Also of note, Mark Hubbard‘s practice goes from strength to strength as he ascends the junior rankings.

London Bar > Offshore

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Nicholas Le Poidevin QCNew Square ChambersHis opinions are given great weight by the courts of the Channel Islands and elsewhere.