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Chambers of Alan Boyle QC

6 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QS, ENGLAND
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William Henderson

Tel:
Work 020 7242 6105
Email:
Serle Court (Chambers of Alan Boyle QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in domestic and international trust, probate and administration of estate disputes, charities and associated professional negligence. Junior counsel to the Treasury in Charity Matters. Recent cases include: Children’s Investment Fund Foundation v Attorney General [2017] EWHC 1379 (Ch) – as to court approval of $360 million grant and role of members of charitable companies; A v D [2017] EWCOP 8 (Charles J) – as to relationship between compromise in the Chancery Division and Court of Protection’s jurisdiction; JSC Aeroflot v Berezovskaya [2014] EWCA Civ 431 – as to administration of estates, receivers and confidentiality; Pitt v Holt [2013] UKSC 26 – in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court as to setting aside voluntary transactions; Independent Schools Council v Charity Commission [2011] UKUT 421 – as to how much provision for the poor has to be made by independent schools.

Career

Called 1978, Inner Temple; junior counsel to the Treasury in charity matters since 1995. Bencher, Lincoln's Inn 2015.

Member

Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS); Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP); Chancery Bar Association.

Education

St Paul’s School, London; Trinity College, Cambridge (1976 BA).

Leisure

Sailing.


London Bar

Charities

Within: Charities – Leading juniors

William Henderson - Serle CourtOutstandingly clever and a brilliant tactician. He has a great eye for detail.

Within: Charities

Serle Court has barristers recommended for being ‘outstandingly clever, brilliant tacticians’. William Henderson is an established charities junior whose recent work highlights include Children’s Investment Fund Foundation v. Attorney General, a significant charities case. Up-and-coming junior Jonathan Fowles advises charities both domestically and offshore.

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Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Private client: trusts and probate – Leading juniors

William Henderson - Serle CourtExtremely bright and technically gifted.

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