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Henry Legge QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments

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Pensions - London (Bar)

Band 3

Henry Legge QC
Henry Legge QC is trusted by a diverse range of clients to represent them in high-profile pensions litigation, particularly concerning construction disputes and professional negligence. He is also highly valued for his foreign law and actuarial expertise, as well as his prowess in the related areas of chancery and trusts.
Strengths: "He is very clever and sharp, and clients like him."
Recent work: Acted in a breach of trust and negligence claim relating to a pension fund where trustees misinformed the Pensions Regulator as to the state of funding of the scheme.
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Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)

Band 1

Henry Legge QC
Henry Legge QC is a renowned silk who has an extremely strong reputation at the Chancery Bar for his handling of a wide variety of work, including both onshore and offshore matters. He is also noted for his particular expertise in matters with an art or cultural property aspect.
Strengths: "Completely unflappable, highly intelligent, exceptionally thorough and a great tactician. Henry is really skilled at steering the case in the direction you want it to go. He is personable, user-friendly and not afraid of standing his ground."
Recent work: Instructed in Re Druce Settlement, a case on the application of the Human Rights Act to the composition of the class of beneficiaries of a discretionary trust.
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Trusts - London (Bar)

Band 1

Henry Legge QC
Henry Legge QC is instructed in large trust disputes, both onshore and offshore. He has also advised extensively on non-contentious matters, including those concerning the interpretation and variation of trust structures. Legge is an expert in commercial trusts, securitisation structures and private trusts. His expertise also encompasses complex tax issues which arise in trust matters.
Strengths: "He is very good. The way in which he is able to quickly get a handle on the detail is extremely impressive, and he just has a lovely easy manner with everybody."
Recent work: Acted in Re Druce Settlement, a case on the application of the Human Rights Act to the composition of the class of beneficiaries of a discretionary trust.
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Art and Cultural Property Law - London (Bar)

Band 1

Henry Legge QC
Highly regarded silk who is recognised as the leading practitioner in this area of law. He has experience of acting in some of the most high-profile cases relating to ownership and authenticity, often against major auction houses. His practice also encompasses disputes pertaining to cultural property legislation and the negligent conduct of sales.
Strengths: "A tactician who takes a holistic view of a case to find the easiest path to success. He's a pleasure to work with and charming with clients."
Recent work: Acted in a claim against an auction house in relation to the negligent handling of the sale of a USD100 million collection.
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