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Serle Court

Giles Richardson

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 5 departments
Ranked in : Chancery: Commercial , Chancery: Traditional , Offshore , Trusts , Family/Matrimonial: Trusts/Tax Experts
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Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)

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Giles Richardson
Strengths: "He's just brilliant - exceptionally clever, hard-working and responsive." "He's very user-friendly and is a measured advocate."
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Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)

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An exceptionally well-respected junior who is frequently trusted with complex multi-jurisdictional matters. He is also noted for his experience in matrimonial finance and other matters falling in the crossover between family law and traditional chancery.
Strengths: "Has a very good sense of humour, and is utterly unflappable. He's incredibly diligent and bright, and is always on top of the most recent law."
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Offshore - London (Bar)

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Giles Richardson
A key player in contentious international trusts cases, who has acted for both trust companies and personal trustees in places as far-flung as the Channel Islands, the BVI and St Kitts & Nevis. He specialises in real estate-focused trust funds and regularly acts for fund liquidators.
Strengths: "An outstanding barrister, easy to work with, solid and technically very gifted." "His pragmatic advice is world class." "He provides quick and thorough advice and inspires confidence with clients."
Recent work: Instructed in R&H v Volaw, a case concerning a £100 million claim against former trustees arising from their investment of trust monies in a failed gym chain.
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Trusts - London (Bar)

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Handles a wide range of trusts litigation and advisory work. He has been engaged in particularly significant trusts matters in a variety of courts both in the UK and overseas. Sources recognise his extensive experience in locations such as Jersey, Guernsey and the BVI.
Strengths: "Clever and a delight to work with, he can more than hold his own against the more established silks in the area." "For offshore trusts work, he's truly a top choice - unflappable, very very responsive, and someone for whom nothing is too much trouble."
Recent work: Acted in the landmark Z Trusts litigation, the first case in any jurisdiction to consider the novel and complex issue of how the court and/or a trustee should administer an 'insolvent trust'.
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Family/Matrimonial: Trusts/Tax Experts - London (Bar)

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Giles Richardson
Enjoys a strong presence in cases involving the crossover between matrimonial and chancery law. He has valuable experience of handling matrimonial proceedings involving Jersey and Guernsey trusts.
Strengths: "Bridges the gap between matrimonial and complex trust issues. He is approachable, gets stuck in, works well in a team and has a detailed, technical knowledge of trusts law." "Brilliant with clients, witty and extremely hard-working, he is able to explain complicated trust issues in a clear and understandable way."
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Practice Areas

Trust and will disputes; civil fraud and asset tracing; company law; financial remedy proceedings on divorce; commercial and banking; company; insolvency; partnership. Recent cases include: Re the Z Trusts litigation in Jersey concerning insolvent trusts (to be heard in the JCPC in 2021); Shallan Overseas v Primefuels (BVI company law proceedings and forum non conveniens in the ECSC CA) R v B, Capita Trustee Services Ltd [2017] EWFC 33 (trustees in English financial remedy application; needs of applicant reduced due to conduct, inc. as against trustees); Davidson v Seelig [2016] EWHC 549 (Protectors' powers under English law)

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR, STEP.

Publications

Co-author of Minority Shareholders: Law, Practice and Procedure (OUP, 6th ed.) and of International Trust Disputes (OUP, 2nd ed.).

Personal

Born: 1973; Merton College, Oxford 1992-96 (BCL; MA); called to the Bar 1997.

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