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Chambers of Michael Furness QC

8 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3QP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7306 0102
Fax:
Fax 020 7306 0095
DX:
311 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.wilberforce.co.uk

John Martin QC

Tel:
Work 020 7306 0102
Email:
Wilberforce Chambers (Chambers of Michael Furness QC)

Position

Head of chambers and barrister specialising in Chancery and commercial Supreme Court litigation. Also advises in contentious matters, covering the wide range of topics comprising modern commercial Chancery practice. Recent cases include: DoE v Sealhurst; Orion Finance Ltd v JD Williams & Co Ltd; Orion Finance Ltd v Crown Financial Management; MOD v Fox; Howse v MOD (removal of perimeter fence at Greenham Common airbase); St James Property v TSB Chancery Division, solicitors’ negligence; Bridge Trust Co v Wahr-Hansen, breach of trust, preliminary issue as to status of purported charitable trust; Taylor v British Steel, effect of transfer of fund at time of privatisation; Orion Finance Ltd v Heritable Finance Ltd (receivables financing, computer leasing finance, effect of assignment of lease); Widnes RFC v Lindsay (sports law, exclusion of rugby league club from Super League); Cox v Bankside Members Agency, amongst others. Advisory work; selected reported cases – Cox v Bankside Members Agency, Orion Finance v Crown Financial Mangement; Olympia & York Canary Wharf Ltd amongst others.

Career

Called 1972; practised at the Chancery Bar in Liverpool until 1981; Wilberforce Chambers since 1981; took silk 1991. Deputy High Court judge in the Chancery Division since 1993; qualified mediator.

Member

Chancery Bar Association.

Education

Pembroke College, Cambridge.


London Bar

Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Private client: trusts and probate – Leading silks

John Martin QC - Wilberforce ChambersA very experienced Chancery practitioner.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

John Martin QC - Wilberforce ChambersHe regularly handles international professional negligence cases.

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