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Maitland Chambers

Offshore

6 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 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 clerking has always been helpful and responsive." "It's a very professional set with efficient and responsive clerks." John Wiggs is the senior clerk.

Strengths:

Andrew Westwood QC
Andrew Westwood QC is an accomplished barrister with significant experience acting in offshore disputes, particularly those in the BVI. He is also active in cases in the Channel Islands and Cayman Islands. His clients include investment funds and liquidators.
"He is excellent. He gets to grips with issues quickly."
Recent work: Instructed on behalf of some of the defendants in JSC MCC Eurochem v Rogalskiy & Others in relation to the Privy Council appeal regarding 'forum non conveniens' issues.

Strengths:

Catherine Newman QC
Catherine Newman QC is 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 a very effective advocate."

Strengths:

Christopher Parker QC
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 has a high-profile, high-quality practice in the BVI and Cayman Islands."

Strengths:

David Mumford QC
David Mumford QC is 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's not only brilliantly clever but he's so nice to work with and collaborative."
Recent work: Acted for a businessman in defence of freezing order proceedings brought against him in the BVI, ancillary to a multimillion-dollar fraud claim in Hong Kong.

Strengths:

Matthew Collings QC
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.
"Experienced in knotty cross-border cases."

Strengths:

Thomas Fletcher
Thomas Fletcher is 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.
"I have been very impressed by his organisation and hard work." "He is a tremendously able junior who is very technically minded and good with clients."
Recent work: Continued to act for Investec Trust in its proceedings against Glenalla Properties, as part of the £180 million Tchenguiz trust litigation in Guernsey.

Offshore

Maitland Chambers

firm
Location

7 Stone Buildings

Lincoln's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC2A 3SZ

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Ranked Barristers

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Offshore


Andrew Westwood QC
New Silks
Catherine Newman QC
Band 3
Christopher R Parker QC
Band 2
David Mumford QC
Band 3
Matthew Collings QC
Band 3

Juniors

London (Bar)

Offshore


Thomas Fletcher
Band 2