New Square Chambers

Offshore (Bar) Department

UK
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New Square Chambers continues to handle a wide range of offshore cases, including trusts, fraud and insolvency disputes, for corporate clients and wealthy individuals. Members of the set frequently appear in cases in the Channel Islands and the Cayman Islands, as well as the BVI and the Bahamas.

Client service: Phil Reeves is the head of the clerking team.

Lynton Tucker
A respected and seasoned litigator with a wealth of experience in trust law, who has an offshore practice encompassing work across the Channel Islands, the Cayman Islands, the BVI and Hong Kong. He is also instructed in company law disputes and has a wealth of regulatory experience.
Strengths: "There is nothing about trusts law that he doesn't know."
Recent work: Acted in Alhamrani v Alhamrani, a dispute over the ownership of a Middle Eastern oil company.

Mark Hubbard
Has a wide-ranging offshore practice, and displays considerable skill handling trusts, company, civil fraud and insolvency litigation. He frequently acts for private individuals in estate disputes. The Bahamas, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are jurisdictions he has particular experience of practising in.
Strengths: "He impresses with his gravitas and experience."
Recent work: Acted in a complex trust case concerning two Isle of Man settlements. The dispute concerned the validity of a deed removing and appointing trustees and a directions application regarding allegedly defective deeds.

Nicholas Le Poidevin QC
Considered one of the standout names at the Offshore Bar, he has outstanding capabilities in contentious trust, estate and probate work. Cases with a financial services element are a particular strength. He has been active in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man and throughout the Caribbean, and has recently handled trust disputes in Bermuda.
Strengths: "He is absolutely excellent. He has an excellent understanding of how Jersey trust law works in practice and brings an academic heft to cases."
Recent work: Acted in a dispute regarding the long-term future of a trust worth billions of dollars, and the division of benefits between two sides of a family.

Robin Hollington QC
His offshore practice encompasses work in jurisdictions across the western Atlantic, and he has made appearances in the BVI, the Cayman Islands and New York, while also acting in Hong Kong and Singapore. He has a wealth of knowledge of company and insolvency litigation, and is often sought out for his expertise in shareholder disputes. Hollington often appears in arbitration proceedings.
Strengths: "He is excellent technically and very user-friendly, both in terms of being able to give top-notch advice and being available." "He's excellent – very thoughtful and equally sensible."