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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 4 Practice Areas
1
Trusts
3 Years Ranked
2
Chancery: Traditional
6 Years Ranked
3
Offshore
2 Years Ranked
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Provided by Emma Hargreaves

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Emma Hargreaves specialises in commercial chancery litigation, with a particular emphasis on domestic and offshore trust and probate litigation, civil fraud, and company disputes. She also regularly appears as specialist Chancery counsel in matrimonial proceedings and has previously appeared (ad hoc) as junior counsel in the Supreme Court of Bermuda.

Her recent cases of note include: Re Edwardian Group Limited [2019] 1 BCLC 171, [2019] EWHC 873 (Ch) & [2020] WTLR 127 (unfair prejudice, quasi-partnerships, share valuation); Re G&G Properties Limited [2020] 1 BCLC 1 (unfair prejudice); Re Z Trusts [2019] JCA 106 & [2019] JCA 188 (“insolvent” trusts, priority of trustee liens); Wong v Grand View PTC & ors [2022] SC (Bda) 44 Com (multi-billion dollar Bermudian statutory purpose trusts); Wong & anor v Grand View PTC 22 ITELR 190 and 23 ITELR 890 (excessive execution of powers, “substratum” doctrine); Re XYZ Trusts [2022] SC (Bda) 10 Civ (trustee blessing application); HSBC v Tan Poh Lee, Cayman Islands Grand Court FSD 175 of 2019 (trustee directions, firewall legislation); Re Z [2020] COPLR 367 (Court of Protection, disclosure); HRH Louis Prince of Luxembourg v HRH Tessy Princess of Luxembourg [2018] 2 FLR 480 (financial remedy, privacy orders); and Re Scherbakov, deceased [2022] EWHC 609 (Ch) (multi-jurisdictional probate, disputed share ownership).

Career

Called in 2012.

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR.

Publications

Contributor to Whittaker & Machell, The Law of Limited Liability Partnerships.

Personal

Selwyn College, Cambridge, MA; UCL, LLM.

Chambers Review

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Family/Matrimonial: Trusts/Tax Experts - London (Bar)
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Band 1

Emma Hargreaves
Emma Hargreaves is a junior with a strong reputation for handling complex financial remedy matters with a chancery element, including enforcements. She regularly acts in complex international proceedings, including those involving issues of sham trusts and non-disclosure.


Trusts - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Emma Hargreaves
Emma Hargreaves is a rising star in the trusts field who has built a strong reputation for her work for a variety of clients, including trustees and beneficiaries.


Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Emma Hargreaves
Emma Hargreaves is a renowned junior whose respected chancery practice includes cases relating to trusts, wills and estates. She has a particular expertise in unfair prejudice matters.


Offshore - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Emma Hargreaves
Emma Hargreaves is frequently instructed by top solicitors in complex offshore trust disputes. She has acted in several high-profile cases, both as sole counsel and led by notable silks across the Channel Islands, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.

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