Aidan Briggs > New Square Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Described by Chambers & Partners as ‘an exceptional barrister’, Aidan Briggs has established himself as a specialist advocate and advisor for trusts, estates and property disputes. His regular trial experience in the High Court gives him the edge in the courtroom and makes him a favourite for factually complex cases where effective cross-examination may be the difference between winning and losing.

Aidan’s practice covers the full range of private client matters: contested probate and 1975 Act claims, partnership disputes and contentious trusts work (both on- and offshore) as well as proprietary estoppel, commercial landlord and tenant disputes and trusts of land. His cases often involve multiple jurisdictions and issues of domicile.

Aidan is fully versed in the tax implications of private client disputes and regularly advises in relation to Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Stamp Duty Land Tax matters, particularly as they affect farmland and farming families.

Aidan is an Associate Editor of Lewin on Trusts (20th Ed.) and a contributor to Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks on Executors, Administrators and Probate (21st Ed.). His writing has appeared in Trusts & Trustees, the Wills & Trusts Law Reports and the New Law Journal.

Aidan is sought-after as an accredited mediator and as an arbitrator in his main areas of practice.

Career

Called to the Bar 2009; Accredited Mediator (ADRg); Appointed Deputy District Judge (2022).

Memberships

Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) – full member; Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (‘ACTAPS’); Chancery Bar Association; Court of Protection Bar Association;  Property Bar Association; Contentious Trusts Association.

Education

2007 – BA (Hons) Durham; 2008 – GDL (City University); 2009 – BVC (BPP); Major Scholar – Inner Temple

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Aidan BriggsNew Square Chambers ‘Aidan quickly gets to grip with instructions and comes up with effective solutions. He is user-friendly and goes through everything in a clear and logical way. His turn around time is quick, and can meet short deadlines. He is very persuasive in his advocacy and quickly gets judges on his side.’

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.