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Maitland Chambers

Offshore

5 ranked barristersBand 2UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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Maitland Chambers is well respected for its broad offshore practice, and has significant capability in the Caribbean, the Channel Islands and East Asia. Members have particular expertise in trust matters, contentious liquidations and general commercial litigation. Clients include trustees, financial institutions and other corporate entities.

Client service:

"The clerks are very efficient and responsive." "They are excellent. They are very responsive and go out of their way to assist." John Wiggs is the senior clerk.

Strengths:

Catherine Newman QC
A practitioner with over 35 years' experience who has noted ability in company, banking and insolvency cases and business disputes generally. She is a senior and much-respected figure at the Bar who is much in demand both at home and abroad. She regularly appears before the Privy Council and the courts of the BVI and the Cayman Islands. She has recent experience in significant trusts matters.
"She is excellent - an outstanding advocate who is very calm and collected."

Strengths:

Christopher Parker QC
Regularly handles insolvency and company litigation, including shareholder disputes and breach of fiduciary duty claims. His other strengths include trust litigation and asset recovery. He has been called to the BVI Bar, and also has experience of court proceedings in Hong Kong, Bermuda, Dubai and the Channel Islands.
"He is very good and works very hard."

Strengths:

David Mumford QC
Often instructed in matters relating to civil fraud and breach of trust cases, among other complex disputes regarding offshore assets. He has experience working in the BVI, Jersey and Singapore.
"He is an extremely able advocate - incredibly hard-working and very, very good."

Strengths:

Matthew Collings QC
Regularly appears for clients in both initial and appellate proceedings across the BVI, the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong. He is skilled in a diverse array of company, insolvency and company litigation matters. He provides additional strength in civil fraud matters.
"An excellent lawyer, very easy to deal with and a great strategic, creative thinker."

Strengths:

Thomas Fletcher
A junior who specialises in trust disputes, including breach of trust, gross negligence and trustee removal. He has been instructed in commercial and trust litigation in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. He also provides advice on non-contentious trust administration issues. He has recently been involved in contentious probate proceedings.
"Full of common sense, he is a good barrister and very popular with clients."
Recent work: Acted for Investec Trust in its proceedings against Glenalla Properties, as part of the GBP180 million Tchenguiz trust litigation in Guernsey.

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Silks (QC)

UK

Offshore (Bar)


Catherine Newman QC
Band 3
Christopher R Parker QC
Band 2
David Mumford QC
Band 3
Matthew Collings QC
Band 3

Juniors

UK

Offshore (Bar)


Thomas Fletcher
Band 2