Zahler Bryan > Chambers of Alan Boyle QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Zahler has a broad commercial chancery practice, with particular emphasis on company law, insolvency and trusts.

Career

Called 2012.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association.

Education

Magdalen College, Oxford (BA PPE First; MPhil; DPhil political philosophy); City University (GDL distinction; BPTC outstanding).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Offshore

Serle Court is prominent in the area, with its members handling matters ranging from contemplated disputes over trusts to Privy Council appeals on points on key company issues. Alan Boyle QC, Richard Wilson QC, and Zahler Bryan represented the beneficiary daughter in Gany Holdings v Khan, a Privy Council appeal from the BVI in the wake of a transfer of assets, whose ultimate destination was subject to dispute, as was the distribution of the majority of the trust assets to one beneficiary. Turning to the Cayman Islands, Philip Jones QC  represented the respondent in Shanda Games v Masa Capital Investments, the lead Privy Council case concerning the Cayman Islands’ provision for the “fair value” to be determined by a court when a shareholder dissents from a merger. The set is also active in the Crown Dependencies, with Philip Marshall QC and Matthew Morrison having worked with Collas Crill in representing the independent directors in the long-running Guernsey Carlyle Capital Corporation v Conway case over the collapse of a fund in the 2008 case – Kathryn Purkis, who is a Jersey advocate, was formerly a partner at the firm Collas Crill providing chambers and clients with front line Channel Island experience.