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Serle Court

John Machell

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 5 departments

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Partnership - London (Bar)

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John Machell QC
Receives extensive and enthusiastic praise from across the market as the go-to silk for the most complex or intractable pure partnership or LLP matters, his mastery of the latter being cited particularly frequently. His partnership practice covers a wide range of sectors including legal and financial services as well as family-owned partnerships.
Strengths: "Without doubt a top silk in partnership and LLP matters," who is "sharp of mind, commercial and popular with clients." "He is extremely accessible and user-friendly and quickly manages to distil very complex legal issues down to their essence. John commands complete confidence and always delivers a clear analysis of the legal position and risk."
Recent work: Has recently advised various substantial solicitors’ firms on #MeToo issues, including questions relating to the expulsion of partners and SRA reporting obligations.
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Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)

Band 3

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John Machell QC
Strengths: "Always very thorough, prepared and thoughtful - he is a brilliant appellate advocate and is sound in his approach." "He is a critical thinker and is innovative with his ideas. He is very responsive and user-friendly."
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Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)

Band 3

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John Machell QC
A respected silk with a broad chancery practice, who often appears in trusts and estates cases as well as more commercial matters. He is also frequently sought after for offshore matters, particularly those concerning trusts.
Strengths: "He is a go-to silk for Cayman matters. He's excellent to work with, very thorough, approachable and flexible." "In court, he makes his point very eloquently and can explain difficult issues in a clear way." "He's measured in his approach, and gives clear, balanced, well-reasoned advice. He's hard-working and personable."
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Offshore - London (Bar)

Band 3

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John Machell QC
He has a wide range of offshore expertise regularly handling major trusts cases as well as general commercial disputes. He is frequently sought out by clients in Jersey and the Cayman Islands.
Strengths: "He gives excellent advice and is cost-effective and very responsive. A very high-quality silk."
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

Band 3

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John Machell QC
Strengths: "Very well prepared, a really nice person to work with and a very good team player." "He is very impressive and perceptive."
Recent work: Successfully acted for the defendant in Danilina v Chernukhin, a Russian oligarch case involving a property development.
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