Mr Andrew Holden > Chambers of Elspeth Talbot Rice KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Andrew is a chancery and commercial specialist, whose highly-regarded practice encompasses trusts, fraud and asset tracing, probate and estate administration, and commercial litigation and arbitration.

In the United Kingdom, Andrew enjoys a busy and broad-based commercial and chancery practice. He is well known for his trusts, probate and estates work. Andrew is also a sought-after practitioner in relation to complex fraud, asset-tracing and commercial and company/shareholder disputes, particularly where they engage principles of equity.

Andrew also has an extensive international practice. He has deep international trusts expertise, including acting for the settlors, trustees, beneficiaries and protectors of private trusts, as well as for the institutional custodians, directors and professional advisers of trusts, funds and companies.

Andrew also enjoys a highly-regarded practice in the field of international commercial litigation and arbitration, including international fraud and asset-tracing and connected matters engaging principles of international jurisdiction and enforcement. His briefs in this area demonstrate that he is well equipped to navigate clients through the legal and factual complexities inherent in high value international litigation and arbitration.


Called 2007.


  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Full Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Academician of The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law


  • BA (Hons.), Oxon., Philosophy and Theology – 1st Class (top of year)
  • M.St. (Research), Oxon.
  • CPE, City University – Commendation
  • BVC, Inns of Court School of Law – Outstanding
  • TEP, Qualified Practitioners’ Route, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew HoldenXXIV Old Buildings ‘Andrew is an absolute go-to counsel for trust matters. He has encyclopedic trust knowledge in several jurisdictions and provides his counsel and advice pragmatically and commercially. He is very responsive and a great person to have on your side.’

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew HoldenXXIV Old BuildingsAndrew is absolutely brilliant. A wonderful mix of being super intelligent, commercial and a great strategist. He is great to have on your team and solicitors trust his judgement on matters. His written work is first-rate.’