Set Profile > Serle Court > London, England

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

Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Art and cultural property - Leading Juniors

Andrew Bruce - Serle CourtA strong advocate who is not afraid to broach difficult areas of cross-examination. Also offers clear and concise written opinions. Has sharp and technical knowledge of art law.
Ranked: Tier 1

Fraud: civil Tier 1

'The quality is excellent' at Serle Court which is 'a go-to set for fraud claims generally'. Clients rate the strength in depth, where 'from the top to the bottom they're high-quality barristers and I've not come across one I wouldn't instruct'. Members have strong expertise in fraud cases with an offshore element, and also in the Middle East. Claims such as Glenn v Watson has involved several members, including Elizabeth Jones QC, new silk Justin Higgo QC, Paul Adams, and rising star Oliver Jones. Daniel Lightman QC is also leading Adil Mohamedbhai in Griffith v Gourgey.

Rising stars

Oliver Jones - Serle Court ‘A rising star in this area - he is very strong on the law; his grasp of complex equitable and asset tracing issues is very impressive. He takes a collaborative approach that makes him a delight to work with. His advice is considered, mature and tactically aware.

Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Elizabeth Jones QC - Serle CourtA truly brilliant silk.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtA brilliant tactician and a formidable advocate who leaves no stone unturned to win a case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtA passionate and highly intelligent advocate - the clients love his approach in conference and in court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alan Boyle QC - Serle CourtAn absolute delight to work with - his levels of accessibility, kindness and general helpfulness are more associated with a very junior barrister looking to build their network and are a testament to him.
Ranked: Tier 2
Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtThe kind of silk that can turn a case around and is never without a solution for the most difficult of problems.
Ranked: Tier 2
Hugh Norbury QC - Serle CourtAn outstandingly capable silk - immensely engaging and always a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtFantastically bright and has very good strategic sense. Daniel is a pleasure to work with and has a wonderful demeanour with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Dominic Dowley QC - Serle CourtHappy to either provide high level legal guidance or roll his sleeves up to do more routine work, whatever helps the team.
Ranked: Tier 4
Dakis Hagen QC - Serle CourtDelightful and hugely capable young silk - brilliant with clients and very hard working.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Justin Higgo QC - Serle CourtHe's brilliant - really clever, sees the way through complex matters as if they're simple.

Leading Juniors

Nicholas Harrison - Serle Court ‘Creative, with an immense ability to resolve the most challenging of legal issues as if second nature.

Ranked: Tier 1
Simon Hattan - Serle CourtMarvelous - thorough, intelligent, fights a client's case and can be relied upon completely.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Drake - Serle CourtOne of the smartest lawyers one could possibly meet – never intimidated by any legal issue and an immense talent.
Ranked: Tier 2
Dan McCourt Fritz - Serle CourtHe has a fierce intellect and is a brilliant advocate, and is also superb with clients and, which really marks him out.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Morrison - Serle CourtA very hard working junior, provides excellent support, and is a good team player.
Ranked: Tier 3
Paul Adams - Serle CourtHe is astonishingly bright: he sees and understands issues and the interaction between them instantly; his knowledge of the law and his ability to recall authority relevant to any given situation is, in my experience, without equal.
Ranked: Tier 4
Adil Mohamedbhai - Serle CourtHas a formidable intellect and work ethic to match, he is fantastic to work with and has excellent judgement.
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Walford - Serle CourtRichard rolls up his sleeves and really gets involved in a case.
Ranked: Tier 4

Mediators Tier 1

Beverly-Ann Rogers - Serle Court Beverly-Ann Rogers of Serle Court is also a member of IPOS Mediation. Rogers 'has a deservedly high reputation, particularly in private client, trust and family provision cases. She is very adept at making clients trust her and is highly sensitive to what the parties' real concerns are'. She has mediated hundreds of disputes across a broad spectrum of issues, and her mediations, although commercial in nature, frequently touch on emotive family matters. Rogers' experience also includes multi-party and cross-cultural disputes.

Offshore Tier 1

For many Serle Court 'provides a good combination of commercial acumen and trusts expertise, making them an ideal set for offshore trusts and commercial work', covering a range of work in the British Overseas Territories and beyond. In Bermuda, numerous members of chambers are instructed in the Wong v Grand View Private Trust Company litigation over five Bermudian trusts holding billions of US dollars, including Jonathan Adkin QC and Adil Mohamedbhai for the trustees, and Dakis Hagen QC, James Brightwell and Emma Hargreaves for the claimants. Philip Jones QC represented the former in Shanda Games v Maso Capital in both the Caymanian courts and before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, a matter concerning the entitlement of dissenting shareholders to "fair value" of their shares under s238 of the island's Companies Law and any interest payable. Channel Island highlights include 2020 silk appointment Timothy Collingwood QC and Brightwell acting in Rawlinson & Hunter Trustees v Investec Trust case, a Guernsey leg of the Tchenguiz saga. Ruth Jordan is well-connected in the Bahamas, and advises among others Carnival Corporation. Frank Hinks QC retired in April 2020.

Leading Silks

Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtAstute and commercially-minded with a no-nonsense courtroom approach.
Ranked: Tier 1
Elizabeth Jones QC - Serle CourtHe has a fabulous knowledge of the law and speed at assimilating information and detail that is second to none.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtA great cross-examiner and strategist.
Ranked: Tier 1
John Machell QC - Serle CourtAn excellent advocate who finds commercial solutions.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtA natural choice for heavy-duty offshore-fraud work,
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Wilson QC - Serle CourtAn incredibly robust advocate who is very good at reading the tribunal.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alan Boyle QC - Serle CourtHe is as fantastically clever as everyone says he is.
Ranked: Tier 3
Dakis Hagen QC - Serle CourtPhenomenally intelligent and a true expert in the field.
Ranked: Tier 3

2020 Silks

Timothy Collingwood QC - Serle CourtUser-friendly with an incisive mind and bags of offshore experience.

Leading Juniors

James Brightwell - Serle CourtJames is fabulously bright and easy to work with. He is able to clearly communicate complex legal principles in a way that is understandable to clients and presents excellently.
Ranked: Tier 1
Matthew Morrison - Serle CourtUndoubtedly one of his strengths is assimilating large volumes of information and drilling down to the key issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kathryn Purkis - Serle CourtShe strikes the necessary balance to keep both the tribunal and the client happy.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nicholas Harrison - Serle CourtA master at working with expert witnesses and able to build a bridge between them and the court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ruth Jordan - Serle CourtAlways well-prepared, she knows her area of law well.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adil Mohamedbhai - Serle CourtHe brings to the table a razor-sharp intellect and a collegiate approach.
Ranked: Tier 2
Giles Richardson - Serle CourtHe balances different jurisdictions with aplomb and is particularly skilled at distilling complex advice into digestible form.
Ranked: Tier 2
Zahler Bryan - Serle CourtRazor-smart - a great asset to a team, her input is always well thought-out and useful.
Ranked: Tier 3
Emma Hargreaves - Serle CourtShe has excellent insight and in-depth knowledge of trusts law.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sophie Holcombe - Serle CourtNaturally blessed with strong analytical skills and commerciality.
Ranked: Tier 3

Private client: trusts and probate Tier 1

The barristers at Serle Court are ‘universally high quality from bottom to top. It is striking how well they work together as a cohesive team and they really care about their clients. They fight cases with real tenacity but without taking bad points.’ All the barristers are ‘incredibly capable in this area – you really can’t go wrong using this set. One of the very best Chancery sets out there with terrific strength in depth.' Members act in the most complex and high-value cases in this area both onshore and offshore. A recent case of note is Alan Boyle QC acting in Gany Holdings v Zorin Khan which centred on issues regarding a discretionary trust in the BVI. Also of note among the highly accomplished juniors are Emma Hargreaves, Adil Mohamedbhai, and James Weale, all of whom are new additions to this year's junior rankings.

Leading Silks

Alan Boyle QC - Serle CourtA principled and determined advocate who is willing to stick his neck out for a client facing a difficult situation. Thorough and diligent. Not easily put off course by the skill of an opposing advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Frank Hinks QC - Serle CourtHis name is one you expect to see on any big ticket trust litigation and as a result you would want his name to appear alongside your client's rather than that of your opponent!
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtExceptional analysis of law and facts, but always focused on the practicalities of the dispute for the client. Magisterial drafting and advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtImmensely accurate advice and advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 2
Elizabeth Jones QC - Serle CourtA vastly experienced silk.
Ranked: Tier 2
John Machell QC - Serle CourtVery commercial and pragmatic.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Blayney QC - Serle CourtA very smart silk.
Ranked: Tier 3
Dominic Dowley QC - Serle CourtExtremely hardworking.
Ranked: Tier 3
Prof Jonathan Harris QC - Serle CourtAn incredibly clever lawyer - at home dealing with the academic and technical end of the legal spectrum.
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Wilson QC - Serle CourtIs very determined, has a good memory and is an impressive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3

2019 Silks

Constance McDonnell QC - Serle CourtIs an incredibly measured and astute litigator and is never ruffled and supremely cool under pressure. She is also steely and hugely determined to do the best for her clients.

Leading Juniors

James Brightwell - Serle CourtIs one of the top senior juniors at the Chancery Bar - he is incredibly sharp and the quality of his work and advice is top notch. Clients love him.
Ranked: Tier 1
William Henderson - Serle CourtHas an eagle eye for key details that can make all the difference in a tricky case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Giles Richardson - Serle CourtA silk in all but name - he is so clever and his tactics are fantastic. He is exceptionally knowledgeable in all aspects of trusts and estates disputes particularly in the matrimonial context.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Weale - Serle CourtHas great attention to detail and is able to advise quickly and confidently.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Fowles - Serle CourtHugely bright and superb attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Francis - Serle CourtA highly regarded junior.
Ranked: Tier 4
Emma Hargreaves - Serle CourtEmma is one to watch. Her incredible tactical nous and technical ability belie the fact that she is still relatively junior. She is meticulous in her approach and provides clear advice.
Ranked: Tier 4
Adil Mohamedbhai - Serle CourtHas a brilliant strategic and legal mind, and gels wonderfully with the large and complicated teams formed to fight massive trust cases. He has a peerless understanding of trust law and will be a star of the future in this field.
Ranked: Tier 4

Charities Tier 2

Serle Court has a number of superb practitioners; among them William Henderson who is junior counsel to the Treasury on charity matters. Henderson continues to be involved in one of the most important cases in charity law at the moment and is acting for the charity in Lehtimaki v Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (UK) [2020]. The case potentially affects all charity trustees by defining the circumstances in which the court can interfere with the exercise of their discretionary trusts and powers. Henderson has ‘so much real-world experience – his opinions come with real authority and insight, and an assurance that if it gets messy, the opinion will command respect from others.’ Another key member is the ‘hugely brightJonathan Fowles who shows ‘superb attention to detail’ and obtains a promotion in this year's rankings.

Leading Juniors

William Henderson - Serle CourtVeteran Chancery bar experience and insight, and so, so bright. The person to go to when you get stuck, the problem looks impossible to unravel, capable of making sense of the most impenetrable nonsense.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Fowles - Serle CourtFor his intellectual rigour and incredible responsiveness – he is affable and pragmatic and is a very creative and innovative thinker who finds solutions.
Ranked: Tier 2

Commercial litigation Tier 2

Serle Court is an 'absolutely top-class set for commercial chancery and civil fraud work' where the barristers are 'of a universally high quality, from bottom to top'. Clients also note that it is 'striking how well they work together as a cohesive team'. Notable cases include Glenn v Watson, in which Elizabeth Jones QC is leading a team of seven members, including Justin Higgo QC and Paul Adams. Another highlight is Rusteem Magdeev v Equix Diamonds DMCC & Others, where Jonathan Adkin QC and Adil Mohamedbhai are acting for the defendant, Equix Diamonds DMCC.

Leading Silks

Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtA real star - he is incredibly smooth in court, great with clients, and amazingly hard working.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtAn absolutely brilliant barrister - he is extremely persuasive and effective on his feet, including at cross.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alan Boyle QC - Serle CourtAbsolutely brilliant – stunningly clever and has led Serle Court to even greater success in his time as Head.
Ranked: Tier 3
Elizabeth Jones QC - Serle CourtFearsome, smart, focused and brilliant – you would not wish to be against her.
Ranked: Tier 3
Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHe is phenomenally hardworking and a seasoned advocate who commands the respect of the Court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Hugh Norbury QC - Serle CourtLeaves no stone unturned and is not afraid of rolling his sleeves up and getting stuck in, he is a great team player, ensuring members of the legal team at all levels are involved and their contribution recognised.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtExcellent at diving deep into a case and understanding it on a granular level extremely quickly - he has a commercial approach to all matters which is particularly invaluable on commercial matters.
Ranked: Tier 5
David Blayney QC - Serle CourtHas a mathematical brain that can crunch / formulate very complex questions on causation and loss - he adds huge value to these types of matters.
Ranked: Tier 5
Dominic Dowley QC - Serle CourtExtremely responsive and helpful in a time-pressured and difficult case.
Ranked: Tier 5
Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtA real lawyer's lawyer - he knows his stuff backwards , but he is also easy to work with and an accomplished courtroom performer.
Ranked: Tier 5
Zoe O’Sullivan QC - Serle Court Zoe is - even by the standards of the commercial bar - highly intelligent, extremely hard working, and a very tough (but always fair and decent, and realistic) opponent. She displays complete mastery of the documents and of the law. She is a very tough cross-examiner. She gives her all for her clients.
Ranked: Tier 6
Rupert Reed QC - Serle CourtA go to QC for international complex fraud and dispute resolution - he brings long standing experience and a diligent approach to his cases, giving considered and practical advice to achieve the very best outcome for his clients.
Ranked: Tier 6

2020 Silks

Justin Higgo QC - Serle CourtHas newly taken Silk – long overdue perhaps in terms of his ability, acumen and immensely hard working approach.

Leading Juniors

Simon Hattan - Serle CourtExtremely competent and very hard-working barrister - he is responsive and bright, and very user-friendly.
Ranked: Tier 1
Matthew Morrison - Serle CourtUser friendly, very responsive, good command of detail without being over lawyerly, and strong tactical nous.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Walford - Serle CourtAn excellent strategist - he has a wonderful ability to see the bigger picture and he cuts immediately to the heart of any matter.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Drake - Serle CourtAvailable, clever and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Paul Adams - Serle CourtHis drafting is first rate - it is clear and compelling and he produces polished work in no time at all.
Ranked: Tier 4
Adil Mohamedbhai - Serle CourtA true mega brain and a brilliant member of any legal team – a must have Junior.
Ranked: Tier 4
James Weale - Serle CourtTicks all of the boxes - he is technically excellent, strategically aware and very commercial. On top of this he is very easy to deal with and down to earth.
Ranked: Tier 5

Insolvency Tier 2

Serle Court has 'a number of brilliantly-skilled barristers' focusing on restructuring and insolvency, with a fast-growing offshore practice in Guernsey, Gibraltar and Cayman. Members frequently appear before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, particularly in cases involving fraud and partnership law. In 2019, Philip Jones QC acted in the successful disqualification proceedings against Dominic Chappell arising out of the collapse of BHS. Philip Marshall QC, leading James Mather, is representing the former chairman of Kingfisher Airlines in defence of bankruptcy proceedings arising from an alleged debt of £1bn. In recent news, Timothy Collingwood QC took silk in March 2020.

Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHe gives very practical and prompt advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtHugely capable with an air of intellectual confidence that always impresses. Delightful to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtGreat to work with - authoritative, calm, commercial, very responsive, very clear with advice and strategy.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtHe is fantastically bright and has very good strategic sense.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alan Boyle QC - Serle CourtResponsive and experienced.
Ranked: Tier 5

2020 Silks

Timothy Collingwood QC - Serle CourtWell-prepared and his advocacy is persuasive.

Leading Juniors

James Mather - Serle CourtA fearless advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ruth Jordan - Serle CourtRuth is very thorough, extremely diligent and efficient. Her work is always high quality and always on time.
Ranked: Tier 3

Competition

Leading Juniors

Suzanne Rab - Serle CourtIntellectually strong and tenacious, she really gets into the detail. Really hard working and dedicated, deep experience of the sector.
Ranked: Tier 2

Financial services regulation

Leading Juniors

Simon Hattan - Serle CourtDiligent, thorough and clear - he has a good written style and is a persuasive advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Suzanne Rab - Serle CourtIntellectually robust, tenacious, and gets into the detail.
Ranked: Tier 3

Intellectual property

Leading Silks

Michael Edenborough QC - Serle CourtMichael's strengths are his wide but detailed knowledge of IP law, and ability to find ways through complex issues. As an advocate, he is calm, measured and clear in his submissions and responses to questions from the bench - one of the best QCs at the IP Bar, particularly for trade mark work.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Thomas Elias - Serle Court ‘His other areas of Chancery expertise add materially to the breadth and depth of the advice that he gives on IP issues.

Ranked: Tier 4

Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Tax: corporate - Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtAffable and technically knowledge. He is also good at providing realistic timescales.
Ranked: Tier 2

Banking and finance (including consumer credit) Tier 3

Serle Court is an 'excellent commercial set' whose members are often instructed on market-leading and complex banking and finance disputes, including many with an international angle. Recent mandates include The Public Institution for Social Security v Al-Rajaan, a dispute involving Kuwait's state pension fund in which Philip Marshall QC and Simon Hattan represented one of the defendants. David Blayney QC is regularly involved in heavyweight disputes, including ongoing proceedings linked to the Lehman Brothers collapse. Rupert Reed QC is often silk of choice for Middle Eastern financial disputes, such as (1) First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC (2) FAB Securities LLC v. Larmag Holdings BV before the DIFC Court and Court of Appeal.

Leading Silks

David Blayney QC - Serle CourtA brilliant mind, and first choice for complex and fact-heavy financial litigation. Large-spirited and unflappable.
Ranked: Tier 2
Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtA superlative Commercial and Chancery Silk – creative with exceptional tangential thinking ability and very hard working.
Ranked: Tier 3
Dominic Dowley QC - Serle CourtQuick and great on the papers.
Ranked: Tier 4
Elizabeth Jones QC - Serle CourtAn outstanding mind and phenomally hard worker.
Ranked: Tier 5
Rupert Reed QC - Serle CourtOur go to silk for DIFC Court matters - he is pre-eminent in the UAE and DIFC.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Simon Hattan - Serle CourtTop-notch senior junior - works hard, is reliable and produces excellent work product.
Ranked: Tier 1

Public international law

Leading Silks

Khawar Qureshi QC - Serle CourtAn excellent lawyer and a go-to for clients.
Ranked: Tier 3

International arbitration: counsel

Leading Silks

Philip Marshall QC - Serle Court ‘A fearsome advocate - he is very bright with a vast knowledge of the law and is also practical in his approach.

Ranked: Tier 3
Zoe O'Sullivan QC - Serle CourtZoe is - even by the standards of the commercial bar - highly intelligent and extremely diligent: she is seriously very hard-working. As a result she displays complete mastery of the documents and of the law. She is an extremely tough, but always fair and decent, opponent. A star silk for the future.
Ranked: Tier 4

Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

Leading Silks

Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtClever and conscientious.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Emma Hargreaves - Serle CourtA super star who punches well above her weight. She has not just a formidable intellect but also is a first-class advocate whose trust/family practice has honed her skill set.
Ranked: Tier 4

Professional negligence Tier 4

The 'commercial and accessible' Serle Court has 'a number of impressive silks in the professional negligence space'. The 'user-friendly' set acts on claims against a wide range of professionals, and is particularly strong in cases with company elements, as well as international and offshore matters. Recent highlights include Philip Jones QC representing the defendant corporate services providers in the Isle of Man High Court in Wickes & Ors v Humbles & Ors, which relates to the management of a property development, and Daniel Lightman QC acting for the defendant in Estera Trust & Anor v Singh & Ors, a claim concerning the duties of company directors.

Leading Silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHe inspires confidence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtHe is very knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 4
David Blayney QC - Serle CourtDavid is highly intelligent, responsive, efficient and for professional negligence/breach of trust claims has a mathematical brain that can crunch/formulate very complex questions on causation and loss. He adds huge value to these types of matters.
Ranked: Tier 4

Daniel Lightman QC - Serle Court ‘Always on top of the law and able to think of all possible lines of legal argument. He has a forensic eye for detail and a true gift for written advocacy.

Ranked: Tier 4
Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtHe is an exceptional silk.
Ranked: Tier 4
Hugh Norbury QC - Serle CourtHe has an exemplary eye for detail, quickly cuts to the heart of the issues and is a formidable cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

David Drake - Serle CourtHe is very able junior for professional negligence instructions.
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Walford - Serle CourtHe is kind, wise and dependable.
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Braithwaite - Serle CourtHe is a very talented barrister.
Ranked: Tier 4

Property litigation Tier 4

A ‘very strong set with excellent knowledge and many good advocates’, members of Serle Court specialise in easement, option, land registration and trust disputes in addition to litigation arising from restrictive covenants and rights of lights. Andrew Francis is 'one of the leading experts on restrictive covenants; serving as the author of the leading text on the subject'. Distinguished expertise is also held in relation to the laws relating to waterways with Christopher Stoner QC recently acting on the Court of Appeal case of Jones v Canal & River Trust; the matter related to the application of s.8 of the British Waterways Act 1983 in an instance where a residential vessel was removed from an inland waterway.

Leading Silks

Rupert Reed QC - Serle CourtSuper-bright and always able to focus in on the key points of the case in question.
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Stoner QC - Serle CourtHe has developed unparalleled specialism in inland waterway issues, great ability to think laterally.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Andrew Francis - Serle CourtAndrew is absolutely authoritative in his expertise and experience in the law and practice of land covenants and real property generally.
Ranked: Tier 1
Thomas Braithwaite - Serle CourtVery easy to work with, he is part of the team and is very good with clients. He is robust and you would want him on your side when the arguments are well balanced.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Bruce - Serle CourtHis advice is clear, accurate and authoritative. He has a knack of making complex legal matters easily understandable to clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Fowles - Serle CourtHe is technically fantastic, very responsive and provides robust advice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Company and partnership

According to one client, Serle Court's 'members are the best in town' for Chancery work, where they continue to exhibit exceptional litigation expertise. Areas of particular strength are shareholder disputes and derivative claims, with barristers such as Philip Jones QC specialising in disputes arising from China and Hong Kong. Daniel Lightman QC, leading Emma Hargreaves, represented the CEO in Re Edwardian Group Limited, successfully convincing the court to reject a section 994 petition. New 2020 silk Timothy Collingwood QC is a shareholder disputes expert, acting for the petitioners against a private equity house for control of a company in Re: R-Squared Holdco Limited. On the partnership side, Jennifer Haywood is a respected junior with an active contentious and non-contentious practice.

Company - Leading Silks

Alan Boyle QC - Serle CourtVery responsive and experienced. He is an absolute delight to work with.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHe provides clear, concise oral advice and it is clear that he is always on top of the papers.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Marshall QC - Serle CourtAn exceptionally intelligent and thorough individual.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lance Ashworth QC - Serle CourtBright and engaging.
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniel Lightman QC - Serle CourtExtremely bright, is inventive with his arguments and has good judgement.
Ranked: Tier 4

Partnership - Leading silks

Philip Jones QC - Serle CourtHe provides clear, concise oral advice and it is clear that he is always on top of the papers.
Ranked: Tier 1
John Machell QC - Serle CourtDeep level of expertise on all matters LLP or partnership.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Adkin QC - Serle CourtHe is extremely persuasive and effective on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Blayney QC - Serle CourtLarge-spirited and unflappable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Frank Hinks QC - Serle CourtAn effective advocate.
Ranked: Tier 3

Company - 2020 Silks

Timothy Collingwood QC - Serle CourtNoted for breach-of-duty cases.

Company - Leading juniors

David Drake - Serle CourtClever and a pleasure to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Giles Richardson - Serle CourtQuick and incisive, good with clients and fun to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Paul Adams - Serle CourtExcellent, and always proactive and helpful.
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Braithwaite - Serle CourtSuper efficient! Very knowledgeable and able to simplify very complex matters.
Ranked: Tier 4
Dan McCourt Fritz - Serle CourtA collaborative team player who is great on detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
Matthew Morrison - Serle CourtHis analysis of the issues is always very articulate and thorough.
Ranked: Tier 4
Thomas Elias - Serle CourtVery bright, clear-thinking and tactically astute.
Ranked: Tier 5
Emma Hargreaves - Serle CourtShe is very bright, ferociously hard-working and tactically very savvy.
Ranked: Tier 5

Partnership - Leading juniors

Jennifer Haywood - Serle CourtShe obviously knows her subject very well and gives clear and sensible advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Thomas Braithwaite - Serle CourtSuper efficient! Very knowledgeable and able to simplify very complex matters.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Mather - Serle CourtVery clever, razor sharp mind, absorbs the detail, pugnacious when necessary.
Ranked: Tier 2

Set overviews: England and Wales

Serle Court is a well regarded Chancery set, where members' workloads include civil fraud, insolvency, commercial litigation, contentious trusts and offshore matters. In the last year, Justin Higgo QC and Timothy Collingwood QC both took silk and Russell Hopkins arrived from Bright Line Law, while John Machell QC and James Weale were both admitted to The British Virgin Islands Bar.

Testimonials

Clerks:

Always responsive and helpful. I always know and trust Steven Whitaker will do his best to seek a solution to any problem be it on fees or resourcing.

Clerksroom is a well oiled machine. Dan Wheeler is particularly helpful and efficient.

Steven Whittaker and all his colleagues are always a pleasure to deal with – prompt, helpful, efficient and friendly

I find the clerks responsive and service oriented. If you have an issue you can have a direct conversation in which they listen and engage. The clerking team is well led by Steve Whitaker.

I have a very good relationship with the Serle Court clerks. They are very proactive and easy to deal with.

Steve Whittaker and Daniel Wheeler in particular are responsive, can-do and commercial – and a pleasure to deal with.

The clerks are fantastic. They are sensible in their dealings over fees, always helpful and responsive. Put simply I think they are the best set of clerks.

 

Set:

An excellent set which has particular strength in its depth and range of experience.

Fabulous set – there’s no one there I wouldn’t instruct, from the top to the bottom they’re high quality barristers.

In my experience, Serle Court are an extremely impressive set, particularly for commercial litigation/civil fraud. Strength in depth is clearly no issue, and having instructed a handful of barristers from the set, I have not had anything but positive experiences to date.

One of the top sets, lots of outstanding practitioners, a pleasure to deal with.

Probably the best set of chambers for contentious trust work. At the QC and junior level, a consistency in ability that one does not find everywhere.

Quite simply a top tier chancery set. Very impressive indeed in every respect.

Serle Court provide a good combination of commercial acumen and trusts expertise, making them an ideal set for offshore trusts and commercial work, especially in Bermuda and Cayman.

Tremendously good set in all their practice areas. Very user-friendly counsel. All extremely talented but pragmatic.

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 27 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of chambers Elizabeth Jones QC
Chief Executive John Petrie MBE
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 HURST, Sophia (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 Adams Chancery and commercial, with a particular focus on company, joint venture and…
 Jonathan Adkin QC photo Jonathan Adkin QC Barrister specialising in chancery and commercial disputes, including civil fraud, trusts, insolvency,…
 Lance Ashworth QC photo Lance Ashworth QC Commercial litigation, insolvency, company/chancery, professional negligence. Recent cases include: Loveridge v. Loveridge…
Prof William Ballantyne  photo Prof William Ballantyne Specialist areas of practice concern Arab laws, comparative commercial law, arbitration. Important…
 Charlotte Beynon  photo Charlotte Beynon Charlotte joined Serle Court in October 2016 following successful completion of her…
 David Blayney QC photo David Blayney QC General commercial and chancery litigation, particularly: commercial, banking, insolvency, companies, trusts, charities,…
 Alan Boyle QC photo Alan Boyle QC Alan is one of the most senior and distinguished silks at the…
 Tom Braithwaite  photo Tom Braithwaite Barrister specialising in commercial and chancery litigation, with particular expertise in the…
 James Brightwell  photo James Brightwell Specialises in contentious and non-contentious trusts and estates and commercial chancery litigation.…
 Andrew Bruce  photo Andrew Bruce Andrew is a leading senior junior in real estate litigation and has…
 Zahler Bryan  photo Zahler Bryan Zahler has a broad commercial chancery practice, with particular emphasis on company…
 Julian Burling  photo Julian Burling General commercial lawyer with particular specialism in all aspects of insurance and…
 Paul Chaisty QC photo Paul Chaisty QC Barrister and a leading practitioner in Chancery and commercial litigation, including individual…
 Timothy Collingwood  photo Timothy Collingwood Tim practises across the broad range of the commercial-chancery spectrum, but with…
 Eleni Dinenis  photo Eleni Dinenis General commercial and chancery practice
 Dominic Dowley QC photo Dominic Dowley QC Barrister dealing with civil fraud; commercial litigation; contentious trust disputes; insurance litigation…
 David Drake  photo David Drake General commercial litigation (SPI North Ltd v Swiss Post International (UK) Ltd…
 Michael Edenborough QC photo Michael Edenborough QC All aspects of intellectual property law and practice, and technical commercial disputes,…
 Thomas Elias  photo Thomas Elias Commercial chancery barrister regularly instructed in a wide range of business disputes,…
 Jonathan Fowles  photo Jonathan Fowles Charities, domestic and international trusts, and probate; property litigation.
 Andrew Francis  photo Andrew Francis Barrister with a practice which specialises in real property advice and litigation.…
 Dakis Hagen QC photo Dakis Hagen QC Chancery litigation with an emphasis on contentious trusts (international and domestic), civil…
 Emma Hargreaves  photo Emma Hargreaves Emma Hargreaves specialises in general commercial chancery litigation, particularly trusts disputes (international…
Prof Jonathan Harris QC photo Prof Jonathan Harris QC Barrister practising in all areas of commercial and chancery law; private international…
 Nicholas Harrison  photo Nicholas Harrison Barrister specialising in commercial fraud, international trust and general commercial Chancery litigation.…
 Simon Hattan  photo Simon Hattan Commercial chancery litigation, including in particular commercial fraud and breach of fiduciary…
 Jennifer Haywood  photo Jennifer Haywood Serle Court: commercial/chancery, in particular partnership, company, contentious trusts and probate and…
 William Henderson  photo William Henderson Barrister specialising in domestic and international trust, probate and administration of estate…
 Justin Higgo  photo Justin Higgo Specialist in commercial and chancery litigation and advice with extensive offshore experience…
 Frank Hinks QC photo Frank Hinks QC Barrister with specialist domestic and international trusts practice (advisory, drafting, litigation and…
Mr Gregor Hogan  photo Mr Gregor Hogan Gregor joined Chambers in October 2017 and is developing a busy practice…
 Sophie Holcombe  photo Sophie Holcombe Sophie Holcombe has a commercial chancery practice, with a particular focus on…
 Sophia Hurst  photo Sophia Hurst  
 Oliver Jones  photo Oliver Jones Ollie Jones is a barrister at Serle Court. He has a busy…
 Philip Jones QC photo Philip Jones QC Barrister specialising in Chancery and commercial litigation, companies and insolvency, financial services,…
 Elizabeth Jones QC photo Elizabeth Jones QC Barrister with broad Chancery and commercial practice; mediator.
 Ruth Jordan  photo Ruth Jordan Barrister specialising in Chancery and commercial litigation, in particular company and insolvency…
 Daniel Lightman QC photo Daniel Lightman QC As part of a broad Chancery-Commercial practice, Daniel Lightman QC often engages…
 John Machell QC photo John Machell QC Barrister specialising in general Chancery and commercial litigation including partnership, LLPs, companies,…
 Philip Marshall QC photo Philip Marshall QC Barrister specialising in: commercial fraud (Emmerson v Renova; Orb v Ruhan; Constantin…
 James Mather  photo James Mather Barrister specialising in chancery and commercial litigation, partnership, companies and insolvency, financial…
 Dan McCourt Fritz  photo Dan McCourt Fritz Chancery, commercial and property.
 Jonathan McDonagh  photo Jonathan McDonagh All areas of chancery and commercial practice, in particular civil fraud, contentious…
 Constance McDonnell  photo Constance McDonnell Barrister specialising in Chancery litigation, in particular contentious trusts and probate, Inheritance…
 Adil Mohamedbhai  photo Adil Mohamedbhai Barrister specialising in all areas of chancery and commercial practice, in particular…
 Andrew Moran QC photo Andrew Moran QC Barrister dealing with chancery/commercial litigation, commercial fraud, freezing and search and seize…
 Matthew Morrison  photo Matthew Morrison Commercial chancery litigation, with a particular emphasis on civil fraud, company and…
 Hugh Norbury QC photo Hugh Norbury QC Hugh has a broad commercial and chancery practice, with a particular emphasis…
Ms Zoe O’Sullivan  photo Ms Zoe O’Sullivan Zoe O’Sullivan QC is a robust and experienced advocate who thrives on…
 Amy Proferes  photo Amy Proferes Barrister with broad chancery and commercial practice; particular interest in traditional chancery…
 Kathryn Purkis  photo Kathryn Purkis Kathryn is a leading senior junior in offshore litigation and has variously…
 Conor Quigley QC photo Conor Quigley QC Barrister specialising in European Union law and competition law, with particular expertise in…
 Khawar Qureshi QC photo Khawar Qureshi QC Barrister practising in commercial litigation, international arbitration, public international law, administrative and…
Professor Suzanne Rab  photo Professor Suzanne Rab Suzanne Rab specialises in EU law and competition law matters combining cartel…
Mr Jamie Randall  photo Mr Jamie Randall Jamie joined Chambers in October 2018. He is developing a practice across…
 Rupert Reed QC photo Rupert Reed QC Queen’s Counsel specialising in commercial and financial disputes, with a strong focus…
 Giles Richardson  photo Giles Richardson
 Beverly-Ann Rogers  photo Beverly-Ann Rogers Barrister specialising in mediation across a wide range of chancery and commercial…
 Kuldip Singh QC photo Kuldip Singh QC Commercial litigation; chancery commercial litigation; commercial fraud; financial services; banking; arbitration; professional…
 Christopher Stoner QC photo Christopher Stoner QC Specialist in property, Chancery and commercial litigation (especially landlord and tenant, mortgages,…
 Patrick Talbot QC photo Patrick Talbot QC Barrister specialising in commercial and Chancery litigation and advice (including acting for…
Ms Stephanie Thompson  photo Ms Stephanie Thompson Stephanie joined chambers in October 2018 following the successful completion of her…
 Gareth Tilley  photo Gareth Tilley All areas of commercial and chancery litigation including: civil fraud, asset tracing…
 Richard Walford  photo Richard Walford Barrister specialising in commercial disputes (including commercial arbitrations (ICC, LCIA etc), share…
 James Weale  photo James Weale Chancery and commercial litigation, arbitration, trusts (offshore and onshore), probate, civil fraud,…
Ms Stephanie Wickenden  photo Ms Stephanie Wickenden Stephanie was called to the Bar in 2014. Stephanie specialises in Intellectual…
 Richard Wilson QC photo Richard Wilson QC General chancery, with a strong emphasis on litigation (both onshore and offshore)…
Mr Mark Wraith  photo Mr Mark Wraith Mark joined Chambers in October 2018 following the successful completion of his…
Dr Adrian de Froment  photo Dr Adrian de Froment Barrister 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 of 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.

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.


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.