Alan Boyle KC > Serle Court > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Alan is one of the most senior and distinguished silks at the chancery and commercial bar. He has a broad practice in commercial and chancery litigation, encompassing contentious trusts, company, insolvency and fraud. His involvement in many of the most high profile cases of recent years produced the following comments in Legal 500:

‘A brilliant analyser of cases and equally effective on paper.’ (Commercial Litigation)

‘A towering figure and a powerful advocate who grabs the court’s attention.’ (Company)

‘He provides exceptional client service and is a brilliant tactician.’ (Fraud: Civil)

‘He gives his all to his clients’ cases’ (Insolvency)

‘A towering figure at the Chancery Bar; a powerful advocate who commands the court’s attention’ (Private Client: Trusts & Probate)

Recent cases include Hagen v Hagen (matrimonial), Kingate Global Fund Limited v Kingate Management Limited, a claim arising out of the Madoff fraud, tried in the commercial list in Bermuda; a very high value confidential trust dispute in Bermuda, reported as Trustee 1 v Attorney General; Re Lord Bath’s Longleat Settlement, disputes relating to the Longleat estate; Angelmist Properties v Leonard, a claim for damages against the directors of a property company for breach of duty; Lictor v Mir Steel, a claim for damages against a company which disposed of a hot strip mill following the insolvency of the company and the appointment of administrators; AB Jnr v MB, a 10 week trial in the Cayman Islands; two major cases in the Court of Protection.

He is known for his thorough preparation and forceful advocacy.

Career

Qualified 1972, Lincoln’s Inn: QC 1991; publications: editor and contributor, ‘The Practice and Procedure of the Companies Court’, Lloyds of London Press.

Languages

French.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR; Insolvency Lawyers’ Association.

Education

Royal Shrewsbury School; St Catherine’s College, Oxford (1970 BA PPE; MA).

Leisure

Hill walking, music, photography.