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UK Bar Guide 2022

Ranked in 2 Practice Areas
Chancery: Traditional
12 Years Ranked
Trusts
4 Years Ranked
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Provided by Alexander Learmonth KC

Practice Areas

Alexander's principal area of practice is in succession.

He has a growing reputation in Court of Protection work and handles professional negligence claims in related fields and the chancery aspects of family proceedings.

He also has recognised expertise in property law, being ranked in the Legal 500 and with several Court of Appeal decisions to his name.

Career

Appointed as Queen's Counsel in 2021, Alexander Learmonth has become a major presence at the chancery bar.

Alexander won ‘Advocate of the Year’ at the STEP Private Client Awards 2020, was named ACTAPS ‘Contentious Barrister of the Year’ 2015 and was shortlisted for Chancery Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019. He is now one of the Presiding Judges for the STEP Private Client Awards 2021/22.

Alexander is an IMI-certified mediator, having completed a CMC-accredited course with Phoenix Dispute Solutions in 2020. He is a great believer in mediation as a tool for resolving of succession disputes and brings his expertise to bear both when acting as mediator and when representing a party to a mediation to encourage mutually acceptable solutions.

Professional Memberships

Chairman of the Young Barristers' Committee for 2009

Bar Council from 2007-2009 and 2013-2014, sitting on Professional Practice Committee, providing guidance to the Bar on issues of professional ethics

CBA - Chancery Bar Association (committee)

STEP – Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (full member)

ACTAPS – Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists

BBA - Barristers’ Benevolent Association (committee)

Chambers Review

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UK Bar

Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)
New Silks

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.

Strengths

"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."


Trusts - London (Bar)
New Silks

Alexander Learmonth KC
Alexander Learmonth KC is recognised as a major presence at the Bar for his experience in trusts and succession matters. His practice encompasses significant offshore work and he often acts for trustees, beneficiaries and charities in high-value disputes.

Strengths

"Just so dynamic, he always sees an angle that improves the client's position. He is always looking for pressure points in a case, and all his points are meritorious."

Recent work

Appeared in Price v Saundry, acting for the successful appellant in an appeal against a decision on trustees’ indemnity for costs.

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