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Chambers of Michael Furness QC

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Brian Green QC

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Wilberforce Chambers (Chambers of Michael Furness QC)


Barrister specialising in private client and pensions with wide-ranging experience of general Chancery work; reported cases include: Goulding v James (1997) Law Debenture v Pensions Ombudsman (1997); HR v JAPT (1997); SWT v Wightman (1997); Express Newspapers Trustee Limited v Express Newspapers Plc (1998); Bairstow v Queens Moat Houses Plc (1999); Lansing Linde v Alber (1999); Equitable Life Assurance Society v Hyman (1999-2000); Stevens v Bell (2000); Breadner v Granville-Grossman (2000); AMP v Barker (2000); Royal Masonic Hospital v Pensions Ombudsman (2000); MNRPF v Chambers (2001); Stevens & Bell (British Airways) (2001) and (2002); Thorn Pension Scheme (OPRA 2002), National Bus (2002); BMBF No 24 v IRC (2002-03); West v Trennery (2003-04); AON v KPMG (2004-05); MNOPF v Everard (2005); Phoenix Venture Holdings v ITS (2005); Armitage v Stavely Industries (2005); Betafence Ltd v Veys [2006]; Steria Ltd v Hutchinson [2006]; British Vita Unlimited v British Vita Pension Fund Trustees Ltd [2007]; Re Sea Containers 1983 Pension Scheme [2007]; RE: Telent plc (2007); Alitalia Aerlinea v Rotunno (2008); Bridge Trustees v Yates (2009); Foster Wheeler Ltd v Hanley (2009).


Called 1980; QC 1997; Bar representative on the Revenue Law Committee of the Law Society, Capital Taxes sub-committee, since 1994; awarded Chancery QC of the Year 2006 Chambers Bar Awards.


Chancery Bar Association; Association of Pension Lawyers; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Revenue Bar Association; Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.


Oxford University (double first: both BA and BCL); tenured lectureship in Law at the LSE (taught Restitution on LLM and Trusts and Land law on LLB).

London Bar


Within: Offshore – Leading silks

Brian Green QC - Wilberforce ChambersHe handles work concerning Hong Kong, Bermudan and Cayman trusts.

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Within: Pensions – Leading silks

Brian Green QC - Wilberforce ChambersA very experienced and knowledgeable silk who presents with style.

Within: Pensions

As ‘easily the strongest pensions set in the market’, Wilberforce Chambers’ ‘exceptional breadth of experience’ and ‘premier group of outstanding individuals’ places it as ‘the go-to set for any issues in the pensions world’. Fenner Moeran QC is representing the Pensions Regulator in the high-profile BHS pension schemes deficit moral hazard case; Brian Green QC is acting in Barnardo’s v Buckinghamshire and others in the Supreme Court; and Jonathan Hilliard QC is acting for the trustees of the Silentnight pension scheme in a test case relating to pre-pack deals.

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Private client: personal tax

Within: Private client: personal tax – Leading silks

Brian Green QC - Wilberforce ChambersHe is very clever and articulate.

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Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Private client: trusts and probate – Leading silks

Brian Green QC - Wilberforce ChambersHas a superb analytical and inventive brain.

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