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Henry Legge

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

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Pensions - London (Bar)

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Henry Legge QC
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 thorough." "He is very impressive; he really knows how to fight every single point."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in Cobb v Burrell, a claim for the rectification of a scheme and related negligence claims.
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Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)

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Henry Legge QC
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: "One of the go-to lawyers in this area." "His availability is such a strength, as is his willingness to answer questions on the hoof and give off-the-cuff advice." "Brilliant and really easy to work with."
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Trusts - London (Bar)

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Henry Legge QC
Regularly 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: "His work is simply excellent and he's a great boon to the instructing solicitor as he's willing to answer questions on the hoof and give off-the-cuff advice."
Recent work: Appeared 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)

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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 lawyer with great instincts. He has a really good antenna for art law matters and consistently identifies the cleanest points in a case." Recent work: Acted for the claimant in a case relating to whether a picture by Aivazovsky bought at Bonhams was stolen.
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