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Chambers of Michael Furness QC

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Jonathan Hilliard QC

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Wilberforce Chambers (Chambers of Michael Furness QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in trusts and commercial litigation and advice, particularly pensions, private trusts, financial services, fraud, asset tracing, insolvency, contractual disputes and associated professional negligence. Has been listed as one of the 10 future stars of the bar in both the Times and Legal Week in recent years.

Career

Tutor in law at Gonville and Caius and Selwyn Colleges, Cambridge 2002-03; called 2003, Lincoln’s Inn. Publications include a large number of articles on pensions, private client and commercial topics. He is co-author with Dr Janet O’Sullivan of The Law of Contract (OUP 2004-12, 1st – 5th editions), co-author of the protector and disclosure of information chapters in The International Trust (Hayton ed.) (2012), and co-author of the pension scheme actuaries chapter in Professional Negligence and Liability (Simpson ed.).

Member

APL; Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR.

Education

Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (MA First Class; first in year); Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (LLM starred First Class; first in year).


London Bar

Offshore

Within: Offshore – Leading silks

Jonathan Hilliard QC - Wilberforce ChambersAn excellent barrister – he leads clients expertly through difficult matters.

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Pensions

Within: Pensions – Leading silks

Jonathan Hilliard QC - Wilberforce ChambersA true star that is rising at a meteoric rate.

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: trusts and probate

Within: Private client: trusts and probate – Leading silks

Jonathan Hilliard QC - Wilberforce ChambersOne of the best young silks in the business.

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