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Chambers of Alan Boyle QC
Serle Court
6 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3QS
England
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Position

Barrister with specialist domestic and international trusts practice (advisory, drafting, litigation and expert evidence) and Chancery practice (including real property, commons, partnership and charities) appearing in court in England, Cayman, Bermuda, Bahamas, BVI and Hong Kong and advising in relation to other jurisdictions including Jersey and Guernsey. Cases include Re Y Trust No.1 [2015-2016] (Cayman): defective protector consent; Re Nina Wang Dec’d [2012-14] (Hong Kong): effect of will of wealthiest woman in Asia; Re A Trust [2012] (Bermuda): obtaining anti-suit injunction to restrain trust litigation; C v D [2012] (Bermuda): terminating offshore structure; Scarfe v. Matthews [2012] will construction/doctrine of election; BQ v DQ [2011] (Bermuda): declaring trusts void as testamentary dispositions; St. George v. Hayward [2006-10] (Bahamas): beneficial ownership and control of Freeport; Executors of HM Queen Mother and HRH Princess Margaret v Brown [2008] (CA England): resisting claim to  unseal Royal Wills; Crown Estate Commissioners v. Roberts [2008] (England) title and franchise rights pre-Norman Conquest; Roberts v. Swangrove Estates Ltd [2008] CA England) Crown’s ability to establish title by adverse possession.

Career

Qualified 1973, Lincoln’s Inn; QC 2000.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association, STEP, Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS); The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.

Education

Bromley Grammar School; St Catherine’s College, Oxford (1971 BA Hons 1st; 1972 BCL Hons 1st; MA).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

Within: Leading Silks -

Frank Hinks QC



Serle Court



An advocate of considerable skill, difficult to find a weakness.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

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Frank Hinks QC



Serle Court



A highly experienced and very effective silk in the offshore trusts field.

Serle Court is a ‘highly-rated’ set in the trusts and probate arena with members acting in the largest, high-profile, and most complex disputes, both onshore and offshore, as well as in smaller-scale litigation which often gives rise to the most interesting and novel of issues. Recent examples include Elizabeth Jones QC acting in the high-profile fraud case of  Kea v Watson. The judgment was obtained in July 2018 and the matter has now moved to enforcement. Elsewhere, Frank Hinks QC has been advising on proceedings in relation to the construction and effect of the will of a wealthy woman in Asia.

London Bar > Offshore

Within: Leading Silks -

Frank Hinks QC



Serle Court



Very thorough and practical in his advice.

London Bar > Company and partnership

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Frank Hinks QC



Serle Court



He is a highly experienced and very effective QC.