Serle Court has a leading reputation in commercial chancery litigation, from offshore litigation about the world’s largest companies to domestic advice on probate matters, for both private and professional clients at home and abroad but one of our core practice areas has always been contentious trusts. We are applauded for being “a definite go-to chambers for contentious trust work”, and handling “matters of the greatest worth and complexity”.
We are involved in the most contentious and high-value trust and estates litigation in the UK and offshore, being ranked in Tier 1 for Private Client and Offshore Work. We advise and appear across the common law world as well as in England, and we are one of the most prominent and widely used sets for such litigation in the Channel Islands, the Eastern Caribbean, Bermuda, Cayman and the Bahamas. A significant proportion of this work originates overseas and as a result, we have close relationships with professional clients in these jurisdictions. Many members of Serle Court are experienced in working closely with lawyers from different jurisdictions and a large number have been called to the bar in overseas jurisdictions. Members will happily travel abroad when required, and as a set, we host a number of conferences overseas.
Awards and directories:
In 2019 Elizabeth Jones QC was listed in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame for acting in the high-profile case of Kea v Watson and was shortlisted for ‘Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year’.
Serle Court won ‘Insolvency Set of Year’ at The Legal 500. Philip Jones QC and Richard Wilson QC were shortlisted for ‘Insolvency and Chancery Silk of the Year’ at Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019, respectively.
Our contentious trusts expertise is complemented by our expertise in charities, company, insolvency, partnership, property and fraud, and ADR practices. The members of Serle Court are proud to be able to sponsor, speak at and attend this Annual Forum for The World’s Leading Trust and Estate Litigators.