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XXIV Old Buildings

Chancery: Commercial

14 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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XXIV Old Buildings is highly regarded for its expertise in complex cases arising in offshore jurisdictions, earning praise from instructing solicitors who describe it as "a strong commercial chancery set, that is well regarded for offshore work." The set's members undertake a wide range of commercial chancery matters, and are frequently instructed in high-value commercial litigation, especially civil fraud and insolvency disputes. The team is also well versed in commercial matters involving elements of professional negligence, trusts and partnership law, drawing on the set's established strengths in these areas.

Client service:

"The clerks are very helpful and pragmatic, and get things done quickly. They are very efficient and a smooth part of the process, proving very good at pointing you in the right direction if you haven't used someone before." Paul Horsfield leads the clerking team.

Strengths:

Adam Cloherty
"He is confident, able and technically brilliant."
Recent work: Acted in Property Alliance Group v The Royal Bank of Scotland, a ‘test case’ arising out of the rigging of the LIBOR benchmark.

Strengths:

Alan Steinfeld QC
"A really stellar silk with a brain the size of a planet, who is confident in lots of areas. " "Excellent. He is just incredibly bright and must have swallowed whole books."
Recent work: Acted in Clean Power Properties Ltd v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, advising Network Rail as to the terms and effect of an agreement for the acquisition of sites intended to be used for power stations.

Strengths:

Bajul Shah
"An extremely pleasant person to work with, he is very calm and considered, thorough, clear and concise. He takes a very logical approach to things."
Recent work: Acted in Melford & Others v Wingfield Digby. In this case the claimants obtained interim injunctions to prevent a former partner from misusing confidential information and calling meetings of investors.

Strengths:

Daniel Warents
"Very committed and very good. He is incredibly assiduous and exceptionally smart."
Recent work: Instructed in Investec v Glenalla, a case concerning various claims to the assets of a Jersey law discretionary trust established for the benefit of the property investment tycoon Robert Tchenguiz.

Strengths:

David Brownbill QC
"Has a fantastic knowledge of trust law and offshore jurisdictions."
Recent work: Instructed in Lemberga v Serillo PTC Ltd and Others, claims in the Gibraltar court concerning the management of a private trust company structure that raised issues of the scope of the court’s equitable jurisdiction.

Strengths:

Edward Cumming QC
"Accessible and very hard-working. He's very sensible and not afraid to tackle serious issues."
Recent work: Appeared in Rusnano v Erochkine, acting for one of the largest Russian state-owned banks in various sets of proceedings in England and Guernsey relating to investments of more than £100 million in problematic funds into which it invested due to the alleged fraud of a former employee.

Strengths:

Elspeth Talbot Rice QC
"Of the highest quality, she is bright, hard-working and a good advocate." "Elspeth has a wonderful manner, is committed to her clients and is a really good adviser and advocate."
Recent work: Acted in Angel Group v McBrides, a claim in negligence against auditors arising out of the payment of a dividend.

Strengths:

Francis Tregear QC
"Absolutely divine. He is a delight to work with as he is so incredibly user-friendly."
Recent work: Instructed in The Public Institution for Social Security v Al Rajaan, a claim concerning alleged bribery and money laundering brought against the institution's former investment manager and a number of international banks and intermediaries.

Strengths:

Hugh Miall
"A really effective advocate, who is a very good sounding board throughout the case. He achieves remarkable settlements for clients."
Recent work: Instructed in Richard George v Robert McCarthy & Goss Interactive Ltd, an unfair prejudice petition.

Strengths:

Marcus Staff
"A very clever guy who uses his intelligence in a practical way."
Recent work: Instructed in Anne Maxine Patton v James Walker & Others, a claim for the removal of a trustee and protector of a Bahamas trust.

Strengths:

Robert Levy QC
"Highly commercial, he understands what is going on in the real word and understands what matters and what doesn't."
Recent work: Acted in re International MR Pty Ltd, a case concerning breach of directors’ duties in relation to substantial land holdings in Hong Kong and the Philippines.

Strengths:

Stephen Moverley Smith QC
"Clients really appreciate his input and sensible advice. His advice is always tailored to the individual client's concerns."
Recent work: Acted in Magner v Royal Bank of Scotland, a claim for dishonest assistance against RBS.

Strengths:

Stuart Adair
"Very thorough and meticulous in his approach to legal and factual issues, he always knows his facts and he drills down into the legal issues. He works hard and is very quick to produce excellent quality written work, making himself available when you need him."
Recent work: Acted for Ecology Support Services Limited, the assignee of loans made to high net worth individuals to facilitate their participation in a tax avoidance scheme known as the Globalcure Scheme.

Strengths:

Tim Sherwin
"Has knowledge and strategic nous well beyond his years."
Recent work: Instructed in Byers & Others v Samba Financial Group, a case regarding a transfer made by the director of a company in liquidation to the defendant bank.

Chancery: Commercial

XXIV Old Buildings

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24 Old Buildings

Lincoln's Inn

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Greater London

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Silks (QC)

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Chancery: Commercial


Alan Steinfeld QC
Band 1
David Brownbill QC
Band 3
Edward Cumming QC
Band 2
Elspeth Talbot Rice QC
Band 1
Francis Tregear QC
Band 3
Robert Levy QC
Band 4

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