Thomas Elias > Serle Court > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Serle Court


Commercial chancery barrister regularly instructed in a wide range of business disputes, including company, commercial, intellectual property, insolvency, off-shore and civil fraud litigation. 

Interesting cases include:

Re AMT Coffee Ltd [2019] EWHC 46 (Ch) (unfair prejudice; excess remuneration; minority discount)

Pelikan v EUIPO T-112/17 (trade mark re NBA team logo for the New Orleans Pelicans)(General Court)

Re Galasys plc [2016] JRC 188 (Jersey company law dispute; shareholder reserve power)

Moroccanoil Israel Ltd v Aldi Stores [2014] EWHC 1686 (IPEC) (passing off; trade dress)

Sukhoruchkin v Van Bekestein [2014] EWCA Civ 399 (reflective loss; freezing injunctions)

Prince Abdulaziz v Apex Global Management Ltd [2014] UKSC 64 (relief from sanctions)


Called 2008 (Inner Temple).  Called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court 2013. Previous career as a clerk in the House of Lords.


Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR.


King’s College, Cambridge (1995 BA; 1999 MA; 2001 MPhil; 2001 PhD).

City University (2007 CPE distinction; 2008 BVC outstanding, top in year)


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Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Thomas EliasSerle Court ‘As an advocate, and especially as a senior junior, Thomas is almost without peer as an advocate.’

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Thomas EliasSerle CourtStrengths – great with clients, very approachable, collaborative, distils complex issues well, provides clear advice, very knowledgeable on trade mark issues, and clear and tightly-drafted pleadings.

London Bar > Company

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Thomas EliasSerle Court ‘He’s a real expert on company law. He’s very user-friendly, bright and pleasant to deal with.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Thomas EliasSerle Court ‘As a senior junior, Thomas is almost without peer as an advocate. He is thoroughly unflappable, and is talented at turning around a sceptical tribunal.’