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Serle Court
6 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3QS
England

London Bar > Company and partnership

Serle Court is widely regarded as a preeminent chambers for offshore company law litigation. Timothy Collingwood acted for the respondent shareholders in Caldicott v Hector, a BVI case alleging unfairly prejudicial conduct. David Blayney QC has a more domestic focus and is currently engaged in shareholder litigation in the Companies Court. In regards to partnership law, John Machell QC represents professional and financial services LLPs across the breadth of disputes, while Jennifer Haywood advises a number of tech start-ups structured as partnerships.

Company - Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHe combines detailed legal knowledge with practical application and invariably presents his advice in a client-friendly manner.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtHis preparation is second to none and you can see that he has taken a careful and analytical approach in the preparation of cases for hearings.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtStrategically excellent, extremely bright and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4

Partnership - Leading silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHe combines detailed legal knowledge with practical application and invariably presents his advice in a client-friendly manner.
Ranked: Tier 1
John Machell QC - Serle CourtHis technical knowledge is second to none and he combines it with excellence in seeing the whole picture in the litigation.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtAn accomplished and compelling advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Blayney QC - Serle CourtDavid has an enormous breadth of knowledge when it comes to complex company and partnership matters.
Ranked: Tier 3

2022 Silks

Giles Richardson QC - Serle CourtPersonable, professional and a joy to deal with.

Company - Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Morrison - Serle CourtHe is confident and measured before judges. Clients respect him and his judgement.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Braithwaite - Serle CourtExtremely intelligent and quick to understand the issues.
Ranked: Tier 4
Dan McCourt Fritz - Serle CourtA great all rounder. He is excellent at drafting as well as advocacy and is an asset to any team involved in this area.
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Elias - Serle CourtThomas has a very clear mind and is excellent at identifying the true issues in a case, however complex the underlying facts and documentation.
Ranked: Tier 5
Emma Hargreaves - Serle CourtImmensely hardworking and clever to boot.
Ranked: Tier 5

Partnership - Leading juniors

Jennifer Haywood - Serle CourtVery sharp and able to deliver clear, focused and client-centred advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Thomas Braithwaite - Serle CourtExtremely intelligent and quick to understand the issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Mather - Serle CourtHe has real intellectual firepower, understands the investment fund environment, covers partnership law and fraud which is a very useful combination.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

Serle Court is very strong in the areas of both company and partnership law.

Undoubtedly the leading set for LLP matters – both advisory and contentious issues.

Incredible strength in depth.

Well-regarded set with an excellent team of expert barristers.

The juniors are staggeringly good, many with brains so big that I wonder how there were any brains left for the rest of us.

Clerking

The clerks at Serle Court are outstanding – especially Steven Whitaker, Nicholas Hockney and Daniel Wheeler.

London Bar > Fraud: civil Tier 1

Serle Court is 'superbly skillful at all levels and a great team from clerks to QCs'. The set has long been a leading force in civil fraud, combined with its strong expertise in offshore and trusts related disputes. Several members, including chambers head Elizabeth Jones QC , Justin Higgo QC and  Paul Adams, represented the claimants in Glenn v Watson & Ors, a multi-jurisdictional fraud dispute concerning the deceitful execution of a joint venture agreement, in which the first defendant was committed for contempt in 2020. Philip Marshall QC is also leading Simon Hattan for one of the defendants, Kamran Amouzegar, in The Public Institution for Social Security v Al-Rajaan, an $800 million case concerning an alleged embezzlement of Kuwait's state pension fund, in which the team successfully challenged the jurisdiction of the English Court with an appeal due to be heard in 2022.

Rising stars

Oliver Jones - Serle CourtA superb lawyer and a huge asset to any team. Great with clients, very clever, very hard-working and efficient.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Elizabeth Jones QC - Serle CourtStellar in every respect and a wonderful lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtA very good tactician who is able to consider all of the strategic matters in a case and how best to deploy to maximise pressure on the opponent.
Ranked: Tier 1
Hugh Norbury QC - Serle CourtA wonderful young Silk, dynamic and a must-have player on your side.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtA master of his craft. Wonderful to know and work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtEver professional yet personable and commanding of respect. He is a wonderful lawyer, and so very skilled in his practice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtDaniel has an absolute attention to detail and intellectual rigorousness that strips away extraneous issues to get to the law that matters.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtAn exceptional QC - bright is a given but combined with fierce hard work and great on his feet. Superb judgement and client-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 4
Dominic Dowley QC - Serle CourtA quick working, efficient and talented advocate. He grasps all key issues with great speed. Dominic is robust in his views which is always attractive to clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Dakis Hagen QC - Serle CourtA superb practitioner.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Justin Higgo QC - Serle CourtHe has an encyclopedic knowledge of fraud - coupled with a creative approach. Justin is always willing to listen to views and argue the point.

Leading Juniors

Nicholas Harrison - Serle CourtA star with incredible ability.
Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Hattan - Serle CourtPractical but a great technician, thorough and yet able to identify key points.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Drake - Serle CourtA stellar intellect and utterly brilliant.
Ranked: Tier 2
Matthew Morrison - Serle CourtHe has an experience and strategic nous way beyond what would be expected at this level; a future QC and/or judge for sure.
Ranked: Tier 3
Paul Adams - Serle CourtHe is frighteningly bright, yet never anything other than easy and straightforward to deal with. He is a tenacious advocate, and his drafting is also the best I have ever come across (any any level).
Ranked: Tier 3
Dan McCourt Fritz - Serle CourtHe has considerable experience in fraud matters and displays excellent judgment. Dan gives realistic assessments and advice and has very good tactical awareness and litigation skills.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Mather - Serle CourtReally thoughtful and considered, and prepared to take on the difficult points and rises to the challenge.
Ranked: Tier 4
Adil Mohamedbhai - Serle CourtA responsive, very commercial and pragmatic barrister. He is a real asset to any team and I find that commercial clients especially appreciate his direct and no nonsense style.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘Serle are clearly a significant force in a range of Commercial and Chancery work. They have undoubted strength in depth as their juniors are well known and highly regarded.’

‘Serle Court are an absolutely first rate set. The quality of the barristers I have worked with there has been uniformly high and their breadth of expertise within the area is impressive. I would highly recommend them to anyone.’

‘Strength in depth in all commercial areas.’

‘Serle Court is one of the best sets around. Always in my list when I’m seeking to instruct a barrister.’

‘The set has been a top set for many years.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are fantastic! Emma Quin is always friendly and helpful. The clerks at Serle Court really do go the extra mile to assist and always try to understand the needs of a project.’

London Bar > Offshore Tier 1

Serle Court is seen by a number of clients as 'a go-to set in this area' and its members are frequently instructed on heavyweight trusts matters, both contentious and advisory. Chambers' coverage spans the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the BVI and Channel Islands, with a recent highlight of Jonathan Adkin QC's global practice seeing him represent the latter party in Winston Wong v Grand View Private Trust Company Ltd & Others, a $15bn trusts dispute at the Bermuda Supreme Court. Several members of chambers are also involved in that matter, including Richard Wilson QCJonathan Harris QC and Adil Mohamedbhai, while John Machell QC appeared before the Bermuda Court of Appeal in January 2021 in a different $8bn trusts case. Senior junior Kathryn Purkis, a former managing partner of Collas Crill in Jersey, continues to operate a standout practice in the Channel Islands, her 2021 work covering trusts, fraud and property matters.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtJonathan brings tremendous intellectual vigour and an ability to separate wheat from chaff and cut to the heart of the matter like no other silk.
Ranked: Tier 1
Elizabeth Jones QC - Serle CourtShe has a fantastic mind and superb attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtOne of the most elegant and persuasive advocates.
Ranked: Tier 1
John Machell QC - Serle CourtIncredibly well organised, a deep thinker but with commercial acumen.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtA wonderfully lateral and creative thinker - the person to have on your side.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Wilson QC - Serle CourtVery clever, very responsive, he explains things very clearly and makes complicated points seem like a matter of perfect common sense.
Ranked: Tier 2
Dakis Hagen QC - Serle CourtDakis is hugely intelligent, hard working and well informed.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Harris QC - Serle CourtEasy to work with and knows the area inside out.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Timothy Collingwood QC - Serle CourtExtremely astute; and consistently provides insightful strategic advice.

2022 Silks

Giles Richardson QC - Serle CourtGiles provides sharp. timely and fearless advice, whilst being extremely user friendly.

Leading Juniors

James Brightwell - Serle CourtHis knowledge of trusts stands with the best; he is a silk in all but name.
Ranked: Tier 1
Matthew Morrison - Serle CourtHard-working, very bright and a straight talker.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kathryn Purkis - Serle CourtShe adds value to any legal team and you feel confident knowing she is there to assist whenever needed.
Ranked: Tier 1
Dan McCourt Fritz - Serle CourtDan really does have it all. he is charming, hard-working, humble and immensely intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas Harrison - Serle CourtYet another star with incredible ability.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ruth Jordan - Serle CourtResponsive, decisive and commercial in her approach to her advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adil Mohamedbhai - Serle CourtAdil works with some of the biggest hitters in the market and is brilliant at dealing with the particular issues that arise in offshore litigation.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Weale - Serle CourtExcellent at integrating into the wider case team, and is very hands on with written work.
Ranked: Tier 2
Zahler Bryan - Serle CourtZahler is unfailingly hard working, reliable and pragmatic - an excellent junior and real team player.
Ranked: Tier 3
Emma Hargreaves - Serle CourtShe has unparalleled attention to detail and is able to come up with creative lines of attack.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sophie Holcombe - Serle CourtAn extremely impressive junior with a very significant presence in the offshore field
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

Serle Court has an excellent profile in offshore work.

Serle Court offers an unrivalled selection of barristers (breadth and depth) to assist with every aspect of offshore disputes.

A very strong set of chambers for offshore trust work.

Serle Court is a go-to chambers for specialist trust advice in relation to Cayman Islands trust matters.

My go-to set in this area, with an exceptionally strong bench of juniors and silks.

Clerking

Very good. I know I can rely on them when recommending a barrister that I haven’t worked with before.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate Tier 1

Serle Court is ‘simply very, very good with a diverse range of excellent practitioners.’  Trust law and offshore contentious trust law has been described as ‘its forte.’ In Peckson Ltd; Ng v Chen Philip Jones QC acted for Ng Man Sun in a high-value  case which centred on the issue of whether a resulting trust arose out of a gratuitous transfer of shares from the owner of the shares to his de facto wife – the case eventually settled in the run-up to planned second hearing by the Privy Council. John Machell QC  recently appeared before the Bermuda Court of Appeal in an important three day appeal concerning the Court’s supervisory jurisdiction over trusts and the application of the rules of natural justice - the matter is ongoing.

Rising stars

Oliver Jones - Serle CourtExtremely impressive. He is intelligent, diligent and reliable. Thorough and forensic in his approach, he has very sound judgement.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtOne of the most impressive QCs working in this area. His measured and reasoned response to client's queries is invaluable in determining a strategy going forwards.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtA formidable court advocate and very good at focusing on the real issues and screening out irrelevances.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
John Machell QC - Serle CourtOne of the cleverest barristers at the chancery bar. He has a piercing intellect, huge experience working on some of the highest profile cases in this area and an imaginative approach to the cases he is instructed on. All in all, a formidable operator.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Wilson QC - Serle CourtOne of the stars of his generation - equally good for strategic advice in conference as he is on his feet in court, Richard is the go-to barrister for any complicated trust matter.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Blayney QC - Serle CourtImmensely clever and creative and a must have member of any team.
Ranked: Tier 3
Dominic Dowley QC - Serle CourtA total class act - a brilliant advocate who is also extremely commercial and level-headed, with a unique talent for cutting through extremely complex issues to get to a practical solution.
Ranked: Tier 3
Dakis Hagen QC - Serle CourtIncredibly bright, charming and hardworking - he will always strive to make himself available no matter how busy he is.
Ranked: Tier 3
Prof Jonathan Harris QC - Serle CourtExtremely knowledgeable about conflicts of laws issues, very well networked among senior counsel, judiciary in this area. He has an extremely large brain.
Ranked: Tier 3
Constance McDonnell QC - Serle CourtA brilliant technician, utterly clear advice and first-rate drafting. Excellent with clients too.
Ranked: Tier 3

2022 Silks

Giles Richardson QC - Serle CourtIs incredibly knowledgeable and experienced in the field of contentious trust and private client work, which he combines to great effect with charm, hard work and approachability.

Leading Juniors

James Brightwell - Serle CourtJames has a razor-sharp legal mind and is one of the very best juniors around. He very literally wrote the book on trust law - when he speaks, clients listen. He is a strong advocate with a superb ability to make complex areas of law seem simple and understandable.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
James Weale - Serle CourtExtremely hardworking and all over the detail. Lovely with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Fowles - Serle CourtExcellent analytical mind. Good on paper and a persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Emma Hargreaves - Serle CourtBrilliantly focused and relentlessly hardworking; very in-demand in the London market and justifiably so; her star has rightly risen very rapidly.
Ranked: Tier 4
Adil Mohamedbhai - Serle CourtMeticulous, detailed, and with a formidable memory. He is extremely hardworking and stands out in a set that demonstrably has many excellent juniors.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set 

‘Serle Court remains one of the top chambers in this area with good availability.’

‘Serle Court is an excellent set, particularly good for contentious trust and offshore work. A varied spectrum of skilled practitioners.’

‘Serle Court as a whole has an excellent profile in offshore work.’

The leading chambers for the big offshore trusts disputes.’

Still my go to set for commercial chancery work. It has a great bench of barristers at all levels.’

The set as a whole has a high profile in private client and trust work and has able individuals at all levels.’

Clerking

Dispute resolution > Mediators Tier 1

Beverly-Ann Rogers – Serle Court Full-time and highly sought-after mediator Beverly-Ann Rogers of Serle Court is 'really excellent in her grasp of detail and quick assessment of a case - she works out the essential and weeds out the irrelevant'. Her main areas of practice reflect her expertise as a chancery barrister, notably trust and estates, property, partnership, company and professional negligence, but her work further extends to general commercial and employment disputes. Recent cases include breach of trust claims involving offshore trusts and the eligibility of persons (as beneficiaries) in a high-value trust.

Elizabeth Jones QC – Serle Court Mediating since 1999, Serle Court's Elizabeth Jones QC has a track record of mediation which includes a broad range of cases, frequently involving multiple participants, as well as parties from different cultures.

London Bar > Charities Tier 2

Viewed by clients as ‘a significant and leading player in charity law‘, Serle Court‘s team garners praise for its ‘genuine in-depth experience and understanding of charity law‘. William Henderson (‘a leading mind‘) represented the Attorney General in the seminal case of AG v Zedra Fiduciary Services (UK) Limited, and Jonathan Fowles has been kept busy handling instructions from charities and charity trustees, and is regularly sought after by the Charity Commission for his expertise in this area.

Leading Juniors

William Henderson - Serle CourtWilliam combines in-depth experience with precision and authority. He is fazed by nothing, and his advice is robust and reliable.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Fowles - Serle CourtHe is accessible, incredibly clear, and thorough in his advice on complex issues, and is also very alive to the practicalities of a matter.
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Clerking

‘Excellent, very accessible and helpful.’

Sensible and both business and user friendly.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation Tier 2

Serle Court is an 'excellent' set, and 'market leaders in large scale litigation involving trusts - the barristers are efficient and reliable and will always make time for work even when they are extremely busy'. The set's strengths in Chancery and offshore matters also extends to broader commercial disputes, where its silks and juniors can regularly be found on the largest claims to hit the London courts. Prominent mandates include The Public Institution for Social Security v Al-Rajaan, a fraud claim involving Kuwait's pension fund, in which Philip Marshall QC and Simon Hattan are representing one defendant, and Jonathan Adkin QC another. Elizabeth Jones QC, Justin Higgo QC, Paul Adams and five other juniors within the set represented the New Zealand businessman Sir Owen Glenn in a bitter joint venture dispute running in parallel with Jersey proceedings, Kea v Watson, which saw the defendant committed to prison for contempt of court for four months in 2020.

Rising stars

Oliver Jones - Serle CourtA really excellent junior. Brilliant with clients. Completely on top of the detail. Very strong on the law and a huge asset to any team.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Elizabeth Jones QC - Serle CourtStellar in every respect and will take Serle Court to new heights following her recent appointment as Head of Chambers. A wonderful lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 2
Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtA very good tactician who is able to consider all of the strategic matters in a case and how best to deploy to maximise pressure on the opponent.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtHe is clever, calm and works very well as part of a team. He instills confidence in clients and courts alike, and his style of advocacy is direct, polite but highly effective.
Ranked: Tier 3
Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtOne of the most elegant and persuasive advocates around. Extremely well respected by the tribunal, in part because integrity is ever at the forefront of his approach.
Ranked: Tier 3
Hugh Norbury QC - Serle CourtA hands-on QC who is very commercial and has a great ability to cut through the issues and has an excellent manner with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtHe knows his law and his advocacy is panther-like: you never know when he will strike. He is always at the end of the phone and is seen as a core member of the team.
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtAn outstanding lawyer. Not only does he have great mastery of the technical side of a case, Daniel is also completely on top of the factual detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Blayney QC - Serle CourtA brilliant technical mind with the capacity to bring detail to life and think creatively about seemingly intractable problems.
Ranked: Tier 5
Dominic Dowley QC - Serle CourtRobust in his views which is always attractive to clients. Dominic is never afraid to stand up and fight his clients' corner which is enormously valued by them.
Ranked: Tier 5
Zoe O’Sullivan QC - Serle CourtExtremely sharp intellectually but combined with being incredibly responsive with practical advice. Her advocacy was also very impressive - high energy, assertive and to the point.
Ranked: Tier 5
Rupert Reed QC - Serle CourtRupert is a commercially focused and astute barrister with a profound understanding of the Middle East, particularly the DIFC.
Ranked: Tier 5
John Machell QC - Serle CourtHe is smart, knows his stuff, particularly on partnership disputes. John's written work is very good.
Ranked: Tier 6

2020 Silks

Justin Higgo QC - Serle CourtA fabulous team player and is great at explaining really complicated issues in simple terms.

Leading Juniors

Simon Hattan - Serle CourtHighly diligent, genial, and commercially-minded. He is a user-friendly barrister, and provides blue riband work.
Ranked: Tier 1
Matthew Morrison - Serle CourtMatthew is an excellent advocate who really hits home with points. He has near-surgical cross-examination skills, unsettling even the strongest of witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Drake - Serle CourtStellar intellect and utterly brilliant.
Ranked: Tier 3
Paul Adams - Serle CourtHe produces pleadings, skeletons, advice and correspondence of perfect polish at the drop of a hat. He is a delight to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Adil Mohamedbhai - Serle CourtHe is conspicuously bright, a very effective and accomplished advocate both in writing and orally, and has a superb commercial brain.
Ranked: Tier 4
James Weale - Serle CourtYou want James in your corner. His energy is infectious and he searches far and wide for the best solution for the client.
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Elias - Serle CourtCalm and unflappable, noticeably so when under intense pressure. He has a keen forensic eye for detail, and is highly commercial.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

‘Serle Court’s commercial litigation capabilities complement their other core offerings (fraud and trusts predominantly) to make this a go-to set for many cases, particularly where there is overlap between these core offerings.’

‘The chambers as a whole has a wealth of experience in commercial litigation.’

‘Serle Court remain the go-to set for contentious trusts and probate work particularly where there are commercial elements to it. They are all brilliant and possess such strength and depth as a set. The junior barristers at Serle Court are absolutely first rate.’

‘Superbly skillful at all levels and a great team from clerks to QCs.’

‘Serle Court are a tremendously modern and sophisticated set. They are better known for their trusts and private client work, but their commercial litigation practice is also formidable. They are a very big player in the offshore world and one of the true premier sets. All are excellent advocates, with excellent legal skills. They have a tremendous set of juniors, many of whom are obviously stars of the future. They are also all very easy to work with. Stuffiness is very much left at the door and there are no prima donnas.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are fantastic. They really do make every effort to assist and understand the needs of a project. Emma Quin is always friendly and super helpful.’

London Bar > Insolvency Tier 2

Serle Court houses a robust group of barristers for insolvency and restructuring work, particularly in offshore jurisdictions. Philip Jones QC continues to be involved in the Ocean Sino case Chu v Lau, appearing in a Privy Council appeal in July 2020 and continuing to act in a further dispute regarding the conduct of liquidation. Daniel Lightman QC represents one of four former directors of BHS that are respondents to £200m High Court claims brought by liquidators. Ruth Jordan, James Mather and Thomas Elias are among the names to note in a bench of 'continuously high-quality juniors'.

Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtBrilliant to work with: clever, authoritative, great client-handling skills and very personable.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtExtremely bright, tenacious, commercial, really good with clients and great fun to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtVery measured in his approach and under that calm exterior is an amazing intellect.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtA brilliant company and insolvency lawyer with a complete mastery of the technical aspects of insolvency law as well as a great eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Timothy Collingwood QC - Serle CourtVery smart, very hard-working and easy to work with.

Leading Juniors

James Mather - Serle CourtHighly intelligent, but practical with it, and capable of providing detailed but also, for he lay client, readily understandable advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ruth Jordan - Serle CourtResponsive, decisive and commercial in her approach to her advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Thomas Elias - Serle CourtCalm and unflappable, noticeably so when under intense pressure.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

Serle Court has many talented individuals, and if the person we wanted is not available, it is highly likely we will instruct someone else from the set.

We are often surprised by the continuously high quality of their juniors.

Serle Court has a great pedigree and excellent commercial barristers.

Serle Court is a great set, one of the best in Lincoln’s Inn.

Clerking

The clerks are always responsive and helpful.

The service from the clerks has always been good.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit) Tier 3

Serle Court has 'good depth of counsel across a wide range of banking and finance areas'. Philip Marshall QC continues to be a formidable force for banking related fraud claims and led top tier junior Simon Hattan in The Public Institution for Social Security v Al-Rajaan, an $800m dispute concerning banking and investments by Kuwait's state pension fund. David Blayney QC is also highly recommended for his impressive technical expertise. The set is especially strong on offshore related banking disputes and has also built up a strong reputation for Middle Eastern banking and finance claims before the DIFC, with Rupert Reed QC especially experienced on this front.

Leading Silks

David Blayney QC - Serle CourtA near perfect leader; particularly for the complex financial matters where you just cannot wing it.
Ranked: Tier 2
Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtVery measured in his approach and under that calm exterior is an amazing intellect. He can coral the most complex of cases and points into punchy submissions - a great advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rupert Reed QC - Serle CourtA class act. Very knowledgeable on DIFC law and practice. Excellent cultural awareness and knowledge of local law (with some knowledge of Arabic). Charm personified, a courteous and persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Dominic Dowley QC - Serle CourtA quick working, efficient and talented advocate. He grasps all key issues with great speed.
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Simon Hattan - Serle CourtHe contributes very thorough analysis, the ability to work on large and complex matters and the ability to work well integrated solicitor-barrister team, including with counsel from other sets. He is also excellent with cases that require financial analysis.
Ranked: Tier 1

Testimonials

Set

‘A market leading set for high end commercial disputes.’

‘Very good set who understand how we work and the intricacies of working on DIFC Court cases.’

‘Good depth of counsel across a wide ranging of banking and finance areas. ‘

Clerking

‘Service and clerking are second to none.’

‘Daniel Wheeler is very responsive.’

‘Responsive and accurate in counsel bookings and fee quotes. 

London Bar > Property litigation Tier 4

Members of Serle Court offer tailored expertise across key property litigation matters such as problems of easements, covenants, options, land registration and trusts. Rupert Reed QC has a diverse practice with particular emphasis on commercial, financial, and joint venture disputes, and led the representation of Al Jawhara bint Ibrahim Al Ibrahim , a widow of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, in resisting claims to her property, Kenstead Hall in Highgate, by Asturion, a Liechtenstein entity. Andrew Francis is known for his specialism in rights of light, party walls and restrictive covenants, and led on McKay v Sackville, an important case on rights of light and the effect of lease terms on the ability to claim rights of light on major development in Reading city centre. Andrew Bruce is a part-time judge of the First-Tier Tribunal, Property Chamber, and acted for the objector in an application to modify a restrictive covenant under s.84(1)(aa) of the Law of Property Act 1925.

Leading Juniors

Andrew Francis - Serle CourtKnowledgeable and very friendly and approachable manner - always willing to give his time. He is at the top of his field when it comes to restrictive covenants.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

Good set- worked with a number of barristers from there, reliable and some great technicians.

Serle Court is one of my go to sets. It has offered brilliant training over the years and the barristers are exceptionally good.

Excellent set of chambers, real strength in depth, a very broad range of skills and the best clerks in the business.

Excellent expertise in all types of property litigation.

Clerking

Generally very friendly, professional and commercial to deal with. Steve Whittaker leads by example, always helpful.

The clerks are very helpful. On occasions where we have sought to instruct a barrister, who was not available, they have endeavoured to try and find a solution.

London Bar > Intellectual property

Rising stars

Stephanie Wickenden - Serle CourtStephanie is technically astute and strategically brilliant, with clear intellectual rigour. She has in-depth knowledge of UK and EU trade mark law.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Michael Edenborough QC - Serle CourtMichael is supremely knowledgeable and very incisive. He is exceptionally good with clients and at explaining difficult issues in a clear, concise and thoughtful way.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Thomas Elias - Serle CourtThomas is very experienced in soft IP cases, and brings a commercial approach to matters.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

Leading Silks

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtA very good tactician who is able to consider all of the strategic matters in a case and how best to deploy to maximise pressure on the opponent.
Ranked: Tier 3
Zoe O'Sullivan QC - Serle CourtExtremely sharp intellectually but combined with being incredibly responsive with practical advice. Her advocacy was also very impressive - high energy, assertive and to the point.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Professional negligence

Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtA silk you want on your side.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtDaniel is an extremely determined silk, who has exceptional knowledge of the law.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Blayney QC - Serle CourtA fantastic advocate who has excellent judgement. A real fighter.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

Leading Silks

Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtHe is incredibly knowledgeable on company law, and thus is a real asset in financial remedy cases involving complex corporate structures.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Emma Hargreaves - Serle CourtA junior worth her weight in gold. She is incredibly hardworking, committed to her clients, and provides realistic, measured and sensible advice.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Art and cultural property - Leading Juniors

Andrew Bruce - Serle CourtAndrew's strengths include incisive cross-examination and great depth of experience in this field.
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Competition

London Bar > Financial services regulation

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 3
Suzanne Rab - Serle CourtShe has a first-rate intellect and is a tenacious advocate. She has very sound judgement, combined with a commercial approach.
Ranked: Tier 3

Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial Tier 3

Identified as The Legal 500 UK 2017 Awards ‘Private client: trusts and probate Set of the Year’  and with two members of chambers recently listed in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame, Serle Court is acknowledged as ‘a go-to set for commercial Chancery work’ with deep expertise in areas such as civil fraud, company and partnership, insolvency, and trusts and probate. It is one of the top commercial Chancery sets’ with strength in depth and barristers suitable for whatever the need’, and its members are applauded for their ‘sheer approachability and the willingness to really engage with the cases and work as a team with instructing solicitors from the very beginning of the case to conclusion’ – The Legal 500.

The set: Widely recognised as one of the top sets at the English Bar, Serle Court is recommended in nineteen practice areas by The Legal 500: banking and finance; charities; commercial litigation; company and partnership; competition; family law; financial services regulation; fraud: civil; insolvency; intellectual property; international arbitration; offshore: private client trusts and probate; professional disciplinary and regulatory law; professional negligence; property litigation; public international law; sport; tax: corporate and VAT and is also recommended as a top-tier set in dispute resolution: mediators. Serle Court is one of the largest commercial Chancery sets, with 69 members, including 28 silks, and as such is well-placed to offer the right barrister (or team) for each case – something upon which Serle Court prides itself and just one facet of its commitment to exceptional service.

Types of work undertaken: Serle Court covers the whole range of what might be termed ‘business’ law, from offshore litigation concerning the world’s largest companies to domestic advice on probate matters.

Across a broad range of practice areas, Serle Court provides an equally wide range of services. The needs of clients have long been more extensive than merely drafting, advising and litigating – needless to say, Serle Court offers all those services, but Serle Court has also established itself as one of the leading ADR sets, with an impressively large number of highly regarded mediators and arbitrators, as well as many members with extensive experience of appearing in such ADR forums.

Serle Court can provide barristers at all levels to provide clear, practical advice and imaginative solutions to all types of disputes. Serle Court is experienced at putting together streamlined and powerful teams, seen as the go-to choice for big-ticket cases, often cross-border and multi-faceted; these cases have included: Glenn v Watson; Municipality of Mariana and Ors v BHP Group plc and anor; Yukos Finance BV & Others v Stephen Lynch & Ors; High Commissioner for Pakistan In the United Kingdom v Prince Muffakham Jah & Ors [2019] EWHC 2551 (Ch); Renova Industries Ltd v Emmerson International Corporation; Investec Trust (Guernsey) Ltd v Glenalla Properties Ltd; Khan v Gany Holdings; Cowan v Foreman; Estera Trust v Singh; Shlosberg v Avonwick; Ilott v Mitson; Bestfort Developments LLP v Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority; the Hyderabad Fund case; the RBS rights issue litigation; the Fiona litigation and the Lehman Brothers administration. Serle Court has also established itself as one of the leading ADR sets, with many highly regarded mediators and arbitrators as well as many members with extensive experience of appearing in ‘alternative’ dispute resolution forums.

The members are also very often instructed on opposite sides of the same case – in some cases in recent years, all barristers on all sides have been from Serle Court. Serle Court understands the overwhelming need for confidentiality in such cases and has put in place effective systems to ensure the separation of clerking and document handling, so that clients may be confident that their interests are protected.

Serle Court also undertakes a significant amount of advisory work, across the whole range of practice areas. Members appreciate both the practical and business realities of legal problems and aim to provide clear and imaginative solutions, and helpful advice – even if it is not always positive! Serle Court will always aim to provide barristers able to respond effectively to demands for urgent advice if the case requires it.

Serle Court generates a significant proportion of its work overseas: ‘Serle Court is “the go-to set” for offshore trust litigation’. Serle Court’s ‘members are experienced in handling matters ranging from contemplated disputes over trusts to Privy Council appeals on points on key company issues.’   The set has particularly close relationships with professional clients in the Channel Islands and the Caribbean, but members also advise and appear in proceedings in the European courts, as well as in (among others) Anguilla, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Middle East, Panama, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, Switzerland and the US.

Many members of Serle Court are very experienced in working closely with lawyers from different jurisdictions, and, when appropriate, will happily travel abroad to see clients. They can adopt a hands-on approach to foreign litigation, either on the ground or from London, as the case requires.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Head of chambers Elizabeth Jones QC
Head Clerk Steven Whitaker
Senior Clerk Nicholas Hockney
Senior Clerk Daniel Wheeler
Business Development Manager Charlotte Davidson
Members of Chambers JONES QC, Elizabeth (1984)
Members of Chambers TALBOT QC, Patrick (1969)
Members of Chambers SINGH QC, Kuldip (1975)
Members of Chambers CHAISTY QC, Paul (1982)
Members of Chambers DOWLEY QC, Dominic (1983)
Members of Chambers QUIGLEY QC, Conor (1985)
Members of Chambers MARSHALL QC, Philip (1987)
Members of Chambers JONES QC, Philip (1985)
Members of Chambers ASHWORTH QC, Lance (1987)
Members of Chambers QURESHI QC, Khawar (1990)
Members of Chambers CASEMENT QC, David (1992)
Members of Chambers STONER QC, Christopher (1991)
Members of Chambers EDENBOROUGH QC, Michael (1992)
Members of Chambers MACHELL QC, John (1993)
Members of Chambers NORBURY QC, Hugh (1995)
Members of Chambers BLAYNEY QC, David (1992)
Members of Chambers ADKIN QC, Jonathan (1997)
Members of Chambers REED QC, Rupert (1996)
Members of Chambers O'SULLIVAN QC, Zoe (1993)
Members of Chambers MORAN QC, Andrew (1989)
Members of Chambers LIGHTMAN QC, Daniel (1995)
Members of Chambers WILSON QC, Richard (1996)
Members of Chambers HARRIS QC (Hon), Prof Jonathan (2006)
Members of Chambers HAGEN QC, Dakis (2002)
Members of Chambers MCDONNELL QC, Constance (2000)
Members of Chambers BURLING, Julian (1976)
Members of Chambers FRANCIS, Andrew (1977)
Members of Chambers HENDERSON, William (1978)
Members of Chambers BEHRENS, James (1979)
Members of Chambers HARRISON, Nicholas (1988)
Members of Chambers PURKIS, Kathryn (1991)
Members of Chambers BRUCE, Andrew (1992)
Members of Chambers DRAKE, David (1994)
Members of Chambers HIGGO QC, Justin (2019)
Members of Chambers COLLINGWOOD QC, Timothy (2019))
Members of Chambers RICHARDSON, Giles (1997)
Members of Chambers BRAITHWAITE, Thomas (1998)
Members of Chambers HATTAN, Simon (1999)
Members of Chambers BRIGHTWELL, James (2000)
Members of Chambers HAYWOOD, Jennifer (2001)
Members of Chambers JORDAN, Ruth (2001)
Members of Chambers FOWLES, Jonathan (2004)
Members of Chambers MORRISON, Matthew (2004)
Members of Chambers MATHER, James (2006)
Members of Chambers MCOURT FRITZ, Dan (2007)
Members of Chambers TILLEY, Gareth (2007)
Members of Chambers WEALE, James (2007)
Members of Chambers ADAMS, Paul (2008)
Members of Chambers ELIAS, Thomas (2008)
Members of Chambers HOLCOMBE, Sophie (2009)
Members of Chambers MOHAMEDBHAI, Adil (2010)
Members of Chambers MCDONAGH, Jonathan (2011)
Members of Chambers HARGREAVES, Emma (2012)
Members of Chambers BRYAN, Zahler (2012)
Members of Chambers PROFERES, Amy (2012)
Members of Chambers RAB, Suzanne (2013)
Members of Chambers DE FROMENT, Adrian (2013)
Members of Chambers OLIVER, Jones (2014)
Members of Chambers WICKENDEN, Stephanie (2014)
Members of Chambers DINENIS, Eleni (2015)
Members of Chambers BEYNON, Charlotte (2015)
Members of Chambers HOGAN, Gregor (2016)
Members of Chambers WRAITH, Mark (2017)
Members of Chambers THOMPSON, Stephanie (2017)
Members of Chambers RANDALL, Jamie (2017)
Members of Chambers HOPKINS, Russell (2018)
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Paul Adams photo Paul AdamsChancery and commercial, with a particular focus on company, joint venture and…
Jonathan Adkin photo Jonathan AdkinBarrister specialising in chancery and commercial disputes, including civil fraud, trusts, insolvency,…
Lance Ashworth photo Lance AshworthCommercial litigation, insolvency, company/chancery, professional negligence. Recent cases include: Loveridge v. Loveridge…
Prof William Ballantyne photo Prof William BallantyneSpecialist areas of practice concern Arab laws, comparative commercial law, arbitration. Important…
Charlotte Beynon photo Charlotte BeynonCharlotte joined Serle Court in October 2016 following successful completion of her…
David Blayney photo David BlayneyGeneral commercial and chancery litigation, particularly: commercial, banking, insolvency, companies, trusts, charities,…
Alan Boyle photo Alan BoyleAlan is one of the most senior and distinguished silks at the…
Tom Braithwaite photo Tom BraithwaiteBarrister specialising in commercial and chancery litigation, with particular expertise in the…
James Brightwell photo James BrightwellSpecialises in contentious and non-contentious trusts and estates and commercial chancery litigation.…
Andrew Bruce photo Andrew BruceAndrew is a leading senior junior in real estate litigation and has…
Zahler Bryan photo Zahler BryanZahler has a broad commercial chancery practice, with particular emphasis on company…
Julian Burling photo Julian BurlingGeneral commercial lawyer with particular specialism in all aspects of insurance and…
Paul Chaisty photo Paul ChaistyBarrister and a leading practitioner in Chancery and commercial litigation, including individual…
Timothy Collingwood photo Timothy CollingwoodTim practises across the broad range of the commercial-chancery spectrum, but with…
Eleni Dinenis photo Eleni DinenisGeneral commercial and chancery practice
Dominic Dowley photo Dominic DowleyBarrister dealing with civil fraud; commercial litigation; contentious trust disputes; insurance litigation…
David Drake photo David DrakeGeneral commercial litigation (SPI North Ltd v Swiss Post International (UK) Ltd…
Michael Edenborough photo Michael EdenboroughAll aspects of intellectual property law and practice, and technical commercial disputes,…
Thomas Elias photo Thomas EliasCommercial chancery barrister regularly instructed in a wide range of business disputes,…
Jonathan Fowles photo Jonathan FowlesCharities, domestic and international trusts, and probate; property litigation.
Andrew Francis photo Andrew FrancisBarrister with a practice which specialises in real property advice and litigation.…
Dakis Hagen photo Dakis HagenChancery litigation with an emphasis on contentious trusts (international and domestic), civil…
Emma Hargreaves photo Emma HargreavesEmma Hargreaves specialises in general commercial chancery litigation, particularly trusts disputes (international…
Prof Jonathan Harris photo Prof Jonathan HarrisBarrister practising in all areas of commercial and chancery law; private international…
Nicholas Harrison photo Nicholas HarrisonBarrister specialising in commercial fraud, international trust and general commercial Chancery litigation.…
Simon Hattan photo Simon HattanCommercial chancery litigation, including in particular commercial fraud and breach of fiduciary…
Jennifer Haywood photo Jennifer HaywoodSerle Court: commercial/chancery, in particular partnership, company, contentious trusts and probate and…
William Henderson photo William HendersonBarrister specialising in domestic and international trust, probate and administration of estate…
Justin Higgo photo Justin HiggoSpecialist in commercial and chancery litigation and advice with extensive offshore experience…
Frank Hinks photo Frank HinksBarrister with specialist domestic and international trusts practice (advisory, drafting, litigation and…
Mr Gregor Hogan photo Mr Gregor HoganGregor joined Chambers in October 2017 and is developing a busy practice…
Sophie Holcombe photo Sophie HolcombeSophie Holcombe has a commercial chancery practice, with a particular focus on…
Philip Jones photo Philip JonesBarrister specialising in Chancery and commercial litigation, companies and insolvency, financial services,…
Elizabeth Jones photo Elizabeth JonesBarrister with broad Chancery and commercial practice; mediator.
Oliver Jones photo Oliver JonesOllie Jones is a barrister at Serle Court. He has a busy…
Ruth Jordan photo Ruth JordanBarrister specialising in Chancery and commercial litigation, in particular company and insolvency…
Daniel Lightman photo Daniel LightmanAs part of a broad Chancery-Commercial practice, Daniel Lightman QC often engages…
John Machell photo John MachellBarrister specialising in general Chancery and commercial litigation including partnership, LLPs, companies,…
Philip Marshall photo Philip MarshallBarrister specialising in: commercial fraud (Emmerson v Renova; Orb v Ruhan; Constantin…
James Mather photo James MatherBarrister specialising in chancery and commercial litigation, partnership, companies and insolvency, financial…
Dan McCourt Fritz photo Dan McCourt FritzChancery, commercial and property.
Jonathan McDonagh photo Jonathan McDonaghAll areas of chancery and commercial practice, in particular civil fraud, contentious…
Constance McDonnell photo Constance McDonnellBarrister specialising in Chancery litigation, in particular contentious trusts and probate, Inheritance…
Adil Mohamedbhai photo Adil MohamedbhaiBarrister specialising in all areas of chancery and commercial practice, in particular…
Andrew Moran photo Andrew MoranBarrister dealing with chancery/commercial litigation, commercial fraud, freezing and search and seize…
Matthew Morrison photo Matthew MorrisonCommercial chancery litigation, with a particular emphasis on civil fraud, company and…
Hugh Norbury photo Hugh NorburyHugh has a broad commercial and chancery practice, with a particular emphasis…
Zoe O'Sullivan photo Zoe O'SullivanZoe O’Sullivan QC is a robust and experienced advocate who thrives on…
Amy Proferes photo Amy ProferesBarrister with broad chancery and commercial practice; particular interest in traditional chancery…
Kathryn Purkis photo Kathryn PurkisKathryn is a leading senior junior in offshore litigation and has variously…
Conor Quigley photo Conor QuigleyBarrister specialising in European Union law and competition law, with particular expertise in…
Khawar Qureshi photo Khawar QureshiBarrister practising in commercial litigation, international arbitration, public international law, administrative and…
Professor Suzanne Rab photo Professor Suzanne RabSuzanne Rab specialises in EU law and competition law matters combining cartel…
Mr Jamie Randall photo Mr Jamie RandallJamie joined Chambers in October 2018. He is developing a practice across…
Rupert Reed photo Rupert ReedQueen’s Counsel specialising in commercial and financial disputes, with a strong focus…
Giles Richardson QC photo Giles Richardson QC
Beverly-Ann Rogers photo Beverly-Ann RogersBarrister specialising in mediation across a wide range of chancery and commercial…
Kuldip Singh photo Kuldip SinghCommercial litigation; chancery commercial litigation; commercial fraud; financial services; banking; arbitration; professional…
Christopher Stoner photo Christopher StonerSpecialist in property, Chancery and commercial litigation (especially landlord and tenant, mortgages,…
Patrick Talbot photo Patrick TalbotBarrister specialising in commercial and Chancery litigation and advice (including acting for…
Ms Stephanie Thompson photo Ms Stephanie ThompsonStephanie joined chambers in October 2018 following the successful completion of her…
Gareth Tilley photo Gareth TilleyAll areas of commercial and chancery litigation including: civil fraud, asset tracing…
Richard Walford photo Richard WalfordBarrister specialising in commercial disputes (including commercial arbitrations (ICC, LCIA etc), share…
James Weale photo James WealeChancery and commercial litigation, arbitration, trusts (offshore and onshore), probate, civil fraud,…
Ms Stephanie Wickenden photo Ms Stephanie WickendenStephanie was called to the Bar in 2014. Stephanie specialises in Intellectual…
Richard Wilson photo Richard WilsonGeneral chancery, with a strong emphasis on litigation (both onshore and offshore)…
Mr Mark Wraith photo Mr Mark WraithMark joined Chambers in October 2018 following the successful completion of his…
Dr Adrian de Froment photo Dr Adrian de FromentBarrister specialising in all areas of chancery and commercial practice, in particular…
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COMBAR

Serle Court recognises the importance of providing a positive and supportive working environment for our barristers and staff and has done so for several years. As a growing chambers, we acknowledge the importance of maintaining a collegiate working environment and the need to ensure that all our policies and practices enable us to do this.

Serle Court has an established Equality, Diversity and Wellbeing Committee and a Chambers Health & Wellbeing Policy with the work of that committee overseen by the Management Committee thereby ensuring it has the widest application to all aspects of Chambers. We also have a member on the Chancery Bar E&D Committee.

Serle Court’s Equality and Diversity policy aims include:

  • to secure equality of opportunity in every area of its activities.
  • to treat its members, pupils, employees, clients, and the public with respect.
  • to observe and endorse the relevant provisions of the Code of Conduct and the Equality and Diversity Code, particularly when discharging any duties in the management of Chambers.
  • to strive to ensure that Chambers does not directly or indirectly discriminate against any current or prospective member, pupil, employee or client on any improper ground, such as age; disability; gender reassignment; marital or civil partnership status; pregnancy or maternity; race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin; religion or belief; sex and sexual orientation.

We are formulating a series of health and wellbeing related initiatives as part of chambers’ wellbeing strategy, as we believe that a healthy and well-motivated chambers will enhance our productiveness and effectiveness. We aim to encourage and facilitate working practices and services that support the health and wellbeing of barristers, pupils, and staff.

Work/life balance is a central pillar of the Serle Court ethos. Barristers take breaks, sabbaticals and manage their workloads. Annual practice review meetings (PRM) provide an opportunity for members to discuss with clerks, the Chief Executive, and the Business Development Manager how they see their next year and how much work they would like to do. Experience of flexible working from the pandemic means barristers and employees are able to adopt a working pattern that best suits their needs and Serle Court responds positively to accommodate the best work/life balance for the individual barrister.

Serle Court is delighted to have received a Wellbeing Certificate of Recognition from The Bar Council by demonstrating chambers’ dedication and commitment to the wellbeing of its barristers and staff through our policies, and wellbeing programmes. Please find more information on our CSR page here.


CLIENT: Shona Coffer
COMPANY/FIRM: Mishcon de Reya LLP
TESTIMONIAL: With an extremely strong junior offering, some very special silks and superb clerking Serle Court is an obvious choice for all corporate litigation disputes. In over 10 years of working with Serle Court I have never had any issue on fees or the quality of work.


CLIENT: Mr Keith Oliver
COMPANY/FIRM: Peters and Peters Solicitors LLP
TESTIMONIAL: We have enjoyed an extraordinarily close relationship with Serle Court since 1989 when we were fortunate to be recommend by the late great Sir Gavin Lightman to a junior in Chambers, Michael (now Lord) Briggs, and the rest is history. As our own litigation practice expanded we marched almost step by step with Serle Court as Chambers itself grew adding a number of Commercial heavyweights to its existing thriving Chancery based practice. The move from 13 Old Square to 6 New Square cemented the strength and depth and all around excellence that each member of Chambers reflects – incredibly able, wonderfully accessible and even in the most challenging of cases it is like working on a day to day basis with your closest friends. In a legal world where so much has changed in the last few years it remains a tribute to the philosophy and brand of those who have chosen to develop their careers at Serle Court, and all those who have subsequently joined that fundamentally Serle Court represents a Chambers that is a first among equals. We look forward to continuing our wonderful relationships for many years to come.