Wilberforce Chambers

Andrew J Child

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UK Bar
Strengths

Andrew Child
Leading junior in the field of traditional chancery, who often handles many of the most important cases concerning estate and trust litigation both domestically and offshore. He is noted for his expertise in breach of trust claims and specialises in disputes with an element of fraud or undue influence.
"A sharp-witted and tough litigator, who is persuasive in court and knows how to construct a neat and concise argument." "He is brilliant at working out the best strategy in a case and helping the instructing solicitor implement it."
Recent work: Represented the trustees in bankruptcy of the estate of Brinsley Black in connection with various claims brought against them by the estate of his late wife.

Strengths

Andrew Child
Has a strong offshore practice and noted experience of handling civil fraud and trusts matters. He is also involved in asset transfer disputes and is active in Guernsey and the Cayman Islands. Child has further expertise in private client matters including estate management.
"Really good on the detail, he can work out the best strategy and help you implement it."

Trusts - London (Bar)
Band 1
Strengths

Andrew Child (Wilberforce Chambers)
Highly experienced junior with a broad knowledge of domestic and offshore trusts law. He regularly acts for personal representatives, trustees and beneficiaries in breach of trust claims. Child has in-depth expertise in trust matters with a fraud element.
"A good advocate who has particular skill when dealing with big trusts disputes with a family or divorce aspect."
Recent work: Represented the beneficiaries in a hostile removal claim against  trustees, who were alleged to have acted in breach of duty by failing to safeguard a number of property assets.