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XXIV Old Buildings

Chambers of Alan Steinfeld QC

24 OLD BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3UP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7691 2424
Fax:
Fax 0870 460 2178
DX:
307 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.xxiv.co.uk
Geneva, London

Edward Cumming

Tel:
Work 020 7691 2424
Email:
XXIV Old Buildings (Chambers of Alan Steinfeld QC)

Position

Edward is a barrister specialising in most areas of chancery and commercial litigation. He particularly relishes advocacy, appearing frequently before a range of courts and tribunals, and has extensive experience of international and multi-jurisdictional disputes. This particular international emphasis was further enhanced when he was retained for a substantial period to advise a leading offshore firm on a number of business and trust matters involving Guernsey and the BVI. Edward’s breadth of expertise is recognised by the leading directories. He is not only recommended in the chancery sphere for traditional chancery litigation, private client disputes (trust and probate), company disputes and insolvency disputes, but also for commercial dispute resolution, banking and finance, and aviation.

Career

Called 2006, Middle Temple; Queen Mother’s Scholar and Harmsworth Exhibitioner; expert contributor to ‘Tolley’s Insolvency Law’; general editor of ‘International Trusts Law’.

Languages

French, basic German.

Member

Chancery Bar Association; Guernsey International Lawyers Association; COMBAR.

Education

Downing College, Cambridge (2004 BA Hons Law); president of the Cambridge Union; University of Pennsylvania (2005 LLM); Thouron Fellow.


London Bar

Aviation

Within: 2018 Silks

Edward Cumming QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHe is very commercial and is extremely responsive.

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Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: 2018 Silks

Edward Cumming QC - XXIV Old BuildingsA very personable silk who is great with clients and gives commercial, direct advice.

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Charities

Within: 2018 Silks

Edward Cumming QC - XXIV Old BuildingsIs extremely hardworking and provided clear and commercially astute advice.

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Commercial litigation

Within: 2018 Silks

Edward Cumming QC - XXIV Old BuildingsA top-class lawyer, excellent orator and advocate.

Within: Commercial litigation

XXIV Old Buildings has an excellent reputation for acting on hard-fought offshore disputes, and is also a popular choice for commercial claims before the London courts. Recently, several members, including Alan Steinfeld QC  and Edward Cumming QC, acted on Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation) and others v Conway & others, while Stephen Moverley Smith QC and Hugh Miall acted on Société Générale v Goldas, a dispute relating to gold bullion consignments.

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Company and partnership

Within: Company - 2018 Silks

Edward Cumming QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHe is always willing to provide guidance and consider options outside of the box.

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Fraud: civil

Within: 2018 Silks

Edward Cumming QC - XXIV Old BuildingsApproachable, detail-conscious and commercially-minded.

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Insolvency

Within: 2018 Silks

Edward Cumming QC - XXIV Old BuildingsHe is an absolute star performer and stands out as one of the best junior silks.

Within: Insolvency

XXIV Old Buildings has members dealing with all aspects of international and domestic insolvency law. Multiple members, including Alan Steinfeld QC and Edward Cumming QC, are acting in Carlyle Capital Corporation Limited (in liquidation) and others v Conway & othersStuart Adair is acting in Orexim Trading Limited v Mahavir Port and Terminal Limited, while, in Caymen Island proceedings, Robert Levy QC is acting for the liquidators in Re Caledonian Insurance.

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Offshore

Within: 2018 Silks

Edward Cumming QC - XXIV Old BuildingsA lively and brilliant young silk.

Within: Offshore

'A top set for trusts matters', XXIV Old Buildings has members involved in 'elite cases'. Alan Steinfeld QC and Edward Cumming QC were successful in assisting the defendant Carlyle companies in the Carlyle Capital Corporation v Conway litigation in Guernsey. Robert Levy QC  is instructed in numerous Cayman Islands section 238 cases. Also of note, the highly regarded Nicole Langlois, a former Carey Olsen partner, is a Jersey advocate.

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Private client: trusts and probate

Within: 2018 Silks

Edward Cumming QC - XXIV OLD BUILDINGSA stellar new silk who can take the pressure of a high-value disputes as well as anyone.

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