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

Position

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

Career

Qualified 1973, Lincoln’s Inn; QC 2000.

Memberships

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

Education

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