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London (Bar) Chancery: Traditional
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6 Ranked Lawyers

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Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)
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The strong team of silks and juniors at New Square Chambers regularly handles a wide array of traditional chancery matters, including trusts, wills, estates and probate matters. "They're exceptional. They are really good at what they do but also patient with people, really friendly and highly efficient," comments one market insider.

Client service

The team is led by senior clerk Michelle Greene, who is "excellent and very pragmatic."

Aidan Briggs
Aidan Briggs is a rising star whose exceptionally varied and unusual practice is garnering him wide acclaim. He handles matters, many of which are fact-heavy and complex, across the full breadth of traditional chancery, including those relating to trusts, wills and estates.
"Really thorough, very responsive and super skilled. He's a really good client handler who has an excellent manner with clients."

Instructed in Rokkan v Rokkan, cross-border probate proceedings concerning the multimillion-pound estate of a Norwegian national. The case involved disputes over the effect of Norwegian forced-heirship rules and constructive trusts over his late wife’s estate.

Lynton Tucker
Lynton Tucker is an exceptionally well-known junior with a highly respected traditional chancery practice. He is focused on offshore trusts, in which field he is a noted expert. Tucker is widely respected for his confident and detailed advisory work.
"Can resolve knotty trust problems like no one else. He provides the finest technical analysis in the market."

Nicholas Le Poidevin KC
Nicholas Le Poidevin KC is a distinguished silk who enjoys a commanding reputation at the Chancery Bar, and is regularly sought after for cases concerning contentious trusts and disputed wills. He also deals with property and company matters, and is equally adept at both contentious and advisory work. His experience in offshore disputes is well established, and he is particularly noted for his expertise in Jersey and Guernsey matters.
"He's bright, charming and the ideal version of a chancery silk."

Mark Hubbard
Mark Hubbard is noted for his unusually strong offshore expertise within a broader traditional chancery practice. He is regularly trusted with high-value cases, and frequently handles trusts, estates and probate matters.
"Very good at cases concerning complex commercial products and investments."

Acted for the claimant in Re Apple Properties Ltd (Isle of Man), a dispute between brothers as to the ownership and control of a Manx company which in turn owns a substantial property portfolio.

George Laurence KC
George Laurence KC is noted for his unusually strong offshore expertise within a broader traditional chancery practice. He is regularly trusted with high-value matters, and frequently handles trusts, estates and probate matters. Laurence is especially well known for rights of way and village green cases.
"He is an outstanding advocate."

Alexander Learmonth KC
Alexander Learmonth KC is an exceptionally well-known new silk who is recognised for both his advisory and litigation expertise, and is regularly instructed in cases concerning disputed wills and trusts. He is particularly noted for his strong trial advocacy.
"A persuasive advocate with fantastic technical expertise, who displays great attention to detail. He presents well to clients, and is quick to identify their objectives and find an approach tailored to them."

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London (Bar)

Chancery: Traditional

Nicholas Le Poidevin KC
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Nicholas Le Poidevin KC
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Band 1
George Laurence KC
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George Laurence KC
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Band 2
Alexander Learmonth KC
Alexander Learmonth KC
New Silks

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London (Bar)

Chancery: Traditional

Lynton Tucker
Lynton Tucker
Star Individuals
Mark Hubbard
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Mark Hubbard
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Band 2
Aidan Briggs
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Aidan Briggs
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Band 4