Lynton Tucker > New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

New Square Chambers
12 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3SW
England

Position

Practice is primarily trusts-based and includes related tax work; advises on and litigates in areas of family, charitable, pension, commercial and employee trusts, this includes the duties of trustees and their breach, conflicts of interest and self-dealing, variation of trusts, and attacks by creditors and others on trusts and trustees; advisory work includes drafting of trust documentation and effect of UK taxation on both UK and overseas trusts; a substantial part of his practice concerns offshore trusts, estates and companies in the Channel Islands, BVI, Cayman Islands, Bahamas and Hong Kong; called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Court in the BVI and Anguilla; acted for over four years in the long-running Alhamrani litigation in Jersey; was an editor of the 17th and 18th editions of Lewin on Trusts and is senior editor of the forthcoming 19th edition; won the award for Chancery Junior of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards in 2011.

Career

Called 1971. Publications of note: contributor to ‘Lewin on Trusts’.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Lynton TuckerNew Square ChambersLynton is phenomenally clever and effective. He is very good at strategy and knows every piece of the file. He has intellectual rigour and a hands-on approach. His highly persuasive advocacy and ability to master and control very large scale and often cross-jurisdictional litigation is impressive.

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.