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New Square Chambers is sought after for its work in a variety of offshore matters such as contentious insolvencies, fraud, general commercial disputes, trusts litigation and asset tracing claims. Members are regularly seen in the Channel Islands and the Caribbean. A solicitor comments: "They are a very good set of chambers and provide high-quality and helpful advice."
Client service: "The set has an efficient clerking service." Phil Reeves is the head of the clerking team.
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: "Extremely able, with a great depth of experience and expertise to draw upon when providing advice." "Brilliant at conducting arguments in difficult cases. The go-to senior junior for the most complex cases."
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: "Calm, authoritative and very good with clients. An excellent grasp of the detail of highly complex disputes. A class act." "Very solid on trusts law."
Recent work: Acted for an investor in claims brought in connection to the collapsed Domain Venture Partners fund in Gibraltar.
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 the Isle of Man and throughout the Caribbean, and has recently handled trust disputes in Bermuda.
Strengths: "Very highly thought of and technically gifted." "Robust, clever and responsive." "Technically astute with excellent skills."
Recent work: Appeared in British and Malayan Trustees Ltd v Talib, a case in the High Court of Singapore which raised questions as to who was entitled to the income derived from a deceased settler's assets.
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.
Recent work: Acted for the Crown Treasure Group of Companies in a dispute concerning the BVI parent company of a hotel business in China.