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Family/Matrimonial: Trusts/Tax Experts - London (Bar)
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Dakis Hagen KC
Dakis Hagen KC is a superb advocate for cases concerning the intersection between family and chancery law, who is regularly instructed in the largest and most ground-breaking of matters. He is greatly experienced in all areas of chancery and trust law, and regularly handles complex international matters involving offshore trusts.

Strengths

"Dakis Hagen is an absolute star and the best chancery barrister for any case involving trust and divorce. His knowledge and experience of the trust and divorce crossover is second to none."

"He's the best in the business. For trust work he has an encyclopedic knowledge of offshore trusts and jurisdictions. He's trusted by judges around the world and is in most of the important cases in this field."

"His written work is very clear. On his feet he's thoughtful and strikes the right balance between passion for his client and restraint in order to avoid alienating the court."


Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)
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Dakis Hagen KC
Dakis Hagen KC is an exceptionally well-respected silk who is regularly instructed in the largest and most complex matters, particularly those with international or matrimonial finance aspects.

Strengths

"Dakis possesses the most remarkable flair and his intelligence is simply unrivalled. He brings his cases together in the most compelling and masterful ways."


Offshore - London (Bar)
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Dakis Hagen KC
Dakis Hagen KC has a strong reputation for handling international trust, fraud and asset-tracing matters. He regularly appears in Bermuda and Jersey, as well as the Caribbean jurisdictions. Hagen is highly experienced in regulatory proceedings and is noted for his skill in handling trustee applications and jurisdiction challenges.

Strengths

"Dakis' in-depth knowledge of trust law is incredible. He is patient with lawyers working with him who are not specialists."

"He is exceptional on his feet, a pleasure to deal with and very responsive whilst being incredibly busy. "

"He is a very smooth and capable silk. He makes everything very easy. He is very knowledgeable and works very hard. A wonderful asset to any team."


Trusts - London (Bar)
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Dakis Hagen KC
Dakis Hagen KC is an exceptionally well-known trusts practitioner who is frequently sought after for his work on trusts within divorces and estate management. He is often instructed in the most high-profile litigation matters.

Strengths

"The best trust litigator in London." "He's exceptionally bright but also very hardworking. Unlike with some other siks, when you instruct Dakis you get his full attention and you know he'll give the case his all."


Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)
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Dakis Hagen KC

Strengths

"Dakis is superbly bright but also very, very hard-working. He provides an excellent service."

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