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Elspeth Talbot Rice QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 7 departments

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UK Bar
Partnership - London (Bar)

Band 2

Elspeth Talbot Rice QC
Elspeth Talbot Rice QC is noted for combining a formidable courtroom presence with widely admired clarity of thought when dealing with especially complex and highly contentious partnership matters. Her experience covers the full range of partnership types, and she has particular familiarity with issues affecting commercial, financial services or family-owned structures.
Strengths: "She's a fiery, passionate advocate who is super bright: the complete package." "She is that rare combination of  a fine advocate who is good with both clients and instructing solicitors. Elspeth is insightful when it comes to the legal issues and always comes up with commercial answers. She is every instructing solicitor's dream."
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Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)

Band 1

Elspeth Talbot Rice QC
Strengths: "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.
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Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)

Band 3

Elspeth Talbot Rice QC
Elspeth Talbot Rice QC is effective at dealing with large, multimillion-pound fraud and asset-tracing claims. Her practice also encompasses general commercial dispute resolution and traditional chancery. Many of her instructions have an international aspect.
Strengths: "She is forthright in trials and very straightforward. Her advocacy is excellent and she's very, very impressive on her feet."
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Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)

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Elspeth Talbot Rice QC
Elspeth Talbot Rice QC has an exceptional reputation at the traditional Chancery Bar and is also noted for her skilful handling of large offshore matters. She is frequently sought after for the most complex, high-profile and high-value matters.
Strengths: "Very responsive and very proactive, she has a knack of describing complex legal arguments in terms understandable to lay clients without appearing patronising." "Thoroughly excellent in all things, she really does know her stuff and is very impressive."
Recent work: Acted in Wong v Grand View, a case concerning a claim that multibillion-dollar Bermudian purpose trusts, or the transfers of very substantial assets into them, are void or should be set aside.
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Offshore - London (Bar)

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Elspeth Talbot Rice QC
Elspeth Talbot Rice QC is a highly regarded and much sought-after expert who handles a full spectrum of commercial and traditional chancery work. She has experience of acting in jurisdictions spanning the BVI, Bermuda and the UK Crown Dependencies, and acts for both claimants and defendants in significant trust and estates disputes. She has particular experience in cases concerning asset transfers and restructuring. 
Strengths: "Elspeth is great to work with, very responsive and very proactive. She has a knack of describing complex legal arguments in terms understandable to lay clients without appearing patronising." "She has a calm advocacy style which gives judges comfort." "She's first-rate and particulary good in Bermuda cases. She's a very effective advocate."
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

Band 2

Elspeth Talbot Rice QC
Strengths: "A formidable advocate who is very direct in her views - she calls a spade a spade and clients love her for it."
Recent work: Instructed in Twin Benefits v Barker, claims arising out of the unwinding of a trust resulting from negligent tax advice.
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Trusts - London (Bar)

Band 1

Elspeth Talbot Rice QC
Elspeth Talbot Rice QC is a widely admired barrister with a very strong track record in trusts litigation. She is frequently instructed by many leading solicitors in this field and often acts in very significant and high-value disputes, both onshore and offshore. Peers recognise her as a leading silk who deals with the most high-profile cases in the trusts world.
Strengths: "She has an encyclopedic knowledge of onshore and offshore trust law, and is a strong strategic thinker who really fights for the client."
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