John Machell QC
John has a broad commercial chancery practice, and particular experience of large-scale litigation involving trusts,
fiduciary duties, and fraud and trusts, particularly with an international dimension.
John is regarded as one of the leading partnership and LLP silks and has experience of a wide range of both
contentious and non-contentious matters across the whole range of business sectors. An increasing part of his
work involves issues arising from the use of partnerships and LLPs in hedge fund and private equity structures; in
international commercial group structures; and as part of wealth planning strategies.
A substantial part of John’s practice relates to trusts, mostly offshore, and he has appeared in the Grand Court in
Cayman on a number of occasions in the last few years.
John acts as an arbitrator and as an expert pursuant to expert determination agreements. John is on the Football
Premier League Panel and sat as the chair of an inquiry into Hull City's ticketing policy. John has conducted
internal inquiries on professional conduct and other matters for firms of solicitors.