Kathryn Purkis > Serle Court > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Kathryn is a leading senior junior in offshore litigation and has variously been described as “an outstanding lawyer, “conscientious”, “commercial”, “fearless”, “level-headed”, and “a top-notch advocate”. She has extensive wide-ranging chancery expertise, though focusses primarily on contentious trusts and probate litigation, and civil fraud and asset recovery. She is qualified in Jersey law and practised there for many years, so is particularly well placed to act in cases (wherever located) concerning the Channel Islands and has a direct understanding of the dynamics of offshore practice. She loves big challenges, and teamwork, and has acted in some of the largest pieces of offshore trusts litigation of the last decade.

Career

Called to the Bar in 1991 (Lincoln’s Inn). Called to the Jersey Bar in 2008.

Languages

Afrikaans, rudimentary French.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association (education sub-committee); Jersey Law Society.

Education

University of Cape Town (BA (Hons)); Balliol College, Oxford (BA (Hons) (Juris)).

Leisure

Publications: 

with Professor Duncan Fairgrieve (Université Paris Dauphine PSL) “The Law of Unjust Enrichment in the Channel Islands: Recognising the Civil Law Strand”, The Jersey and Guernsey Law Review, February 2019.

with Dr Sinead Agnew (UCL), “Trustees’ Indemnities – is timing everything?, Trusts and Trustees, vol 24(10).