Matthew Morrison > Serle Court > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Commercial chancery litigation, with a particular emphasis on civil fraud, company and partnership, insolvency, and trust litigation. Instructed as sole counsel on matters before the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal. Regularly instructed as junior counsel in large-scale commercial and chancery litigation both onshore and offshore, with significant experience of assisting advocates in appearances before the Royal Courts of Jersey and Guernsey. Cases include: Re AMT Coffee Limited, IAP v Rosser; Carlyle Capital Corporation; Isis Investments Limited v Kaupthing Bank; BTA Bank v Ablyazov & Ors; Re Alhamrani.

Career

St John’s College, Oxford (Jurisprudence (MA (Oxon.)), BCL); Attorney at Quin and Hampson (now Mourant Ozannes), Cayman (2005-06); formerly Junior Counsel to the SoS for BIS.

Languages

German.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; Commercial Bar Association; Association of Partnership Practitioners.

Education

Weald School, Billingshurst; St John’s College, Oxford (Bachelor of Civil Law, with distinction; MA 1st class, jurisprudence, placed joint 2nd in year).

Leisure

Choral singing and direction, squash, sailing and diving.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Company

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Matthew MorrisonSerle Court ‘He is a robust and confident advocate, who is not afraid to put forward a position with vigour.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Matthew MorrisonSerle Court ‘Very responsive, with a voracious appetite for detail. A client friendly, superb cross-examiner with meticulous preparation.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Matthew MorrisonSerle Court ‘A first class legal brain and a tremendous team player.’