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

Position

Chancery and commercial, with a particular focus on company, joint venture and other business disputes, civil fraud, domestic and offshore trusts, professional negligence and financial services. Recent significant cases include Kea v Ivory Castle [2019] EWHC 309 (Ch), [2020] EWHC 472 (Ch) (freezing and proprietary injunctions); Glenn v Watson [2019] 4 WLR 145 (CA), [2018] EWHC 2016 (Ch) (fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and bribery); Rawlinson & Hunter Trustees SA v ITG Ltd [2015] EWHC 1664 (Ch) (abuse of process); R v N (investment negligence claim against a Jersey trustee); Novatrust Ltd v Kea Investments Ltd [2014] EWHC 4061 (Ch) (foreign company derivative claims); Kea Investments Ltd v Spartan Capital Ltd (effect of jurisdiction clauses on winding up petitions); Sukhoruchkin v Van Bekestein [2014] EWCA Civ 399 (reflective loss and freezing injunctions); Morgan v Kevin Neil Associates Ltd (alleged mis-selling of investment scheme); Apex Global Management Ltd v Fi Call Ltd [2014] BCC 286 (relief against third parties in unfair prejudice petitions).

Career

BA in law and BCL at St Catherine’s College, Oxford (ranked top of the University in both); called to the Bar in 2008.

Languages

Basic French.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association.

Education

St Catherine’s College, Oxford (2005 BA Law 1st; 2006 BCL distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Company

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Paul AdamsSerle Court ‘He is extraordinarily bright, yet never anything other than easy and straightforward to deal with. His advocacy is lucid and persuasive.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Paul AdamsSerle Court ‘He is extraordinarily bright, yet never anything other than easy and straightforward to deal with. His advocacy is lucid and persuasive, but never overly aggressive – this tends to go down very well with judges.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Paul AdamsSerle Court ‘Exceptionally clever and provides advice and written documents with extraordinary speed. He is an excellent strategist and a first rate advocate – completely on top of all the detail; calm, measured and persuasive. A KC in waiting.’