Mr Bernard Weatherill KC > Chambers of Lucinda Davis > Chichester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Lucinda Davis
Pallant Chambers
12 NORTH PALLANT
CHICHESTER
PO19 1TQ
England

Position

Called in 1976 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1996, Bernard has been in practice at the Chancery Bar for over 40 years. Whilst he has gained extremely broad and varied experience across the whole field of both General and Commercial Chancery practice areas, his main specialisms have been in the fields of Company law, Property, Commercial disputes and Professional Negligence.

For the past several years the main focus of Bernard’s practice has been in:

Company Law

  • Shareholder and boardroom disputes, including minority shareholder rights, deadlocks, breaches of fiduciary duty by directors and disputes concerning the rights to legal and beneficial interests in shares

Property Law

  • All manner of real property disputes, including restrictive covenants over land, easements, securities for the repayment of debts charged on land and the enforcement of legal and equitable interests
  • The enforcement of or limits on rights arising under constructive trusts and the application of the doctrine of proprietary estoppel

Commercial Disputes

  • Enforcing, protecting or limiting the contractual rights of parties to commercial contracts where there has been a breakdown in relations between contracting parties

Professional Negligence

  • Acting for claimants who assert themselves to have been “failed” by professional advisors (mostly solicitors, but also extending to accountants and tax consultants) by their breaches of professional duty

Bernard also continues to undertake Private Client work, acting for trustees and beneficiaries of high value trust funds especially where issues arise as to the performance of trustees’ fiduciary duties and the rights of beneficiaries both to hold them to account and to require information.

Bernard is also an acknowledged expert in the law of Clubs and Unincorporated Associations, with a wealth of practical experience in the appropriate governance of Clubs, whether (or not) they should seek the protection of incorporation, and reviewing incorporation deeds and other documentation.

 

Career

Called 1976; Middle Temple

Education

Kent University, BA Hons