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UK Bar Guide 2022

Ranked in 4 Practice Areas
1
Trusts
6 Years Ranked
2
Chancery: Traditional
14 Years Ranked
2
Offshore
8 Years Ranked
3
Fraud: Civil
16 Years Ranked
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About

Provided by Mark Hubbard

Practice Areas

Mark has a reputation as a leading litigator in commercial litigation featuring trusts, contentious trust and estate cases, civil fraud, shareholder disputes, company, insolvency and regulatory matters. He is often instructed to obtain or resist freezing injunctions and other urgent interim remedies. His practice is based in the English Courts but also has a substantial offshore and international element, including Privy Council work.

Mark has particular experience of offshore litigation in the Bahamas, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey, Singapore and Switzerland. He is praised by clients for his quick grasp of complex cases, and for the quality of his advocacy, advice, and client skills.

Career

Mark is "a very good advocate." (Chambers UK Bar Fraud: Civil). “Calm, authoritative and very good with clients. An excellent grasp of the detail of highly complex disputes. A class act.” (Chambers UK Bar 2021, Offshore). “An encyclopaedic brain and savvy approach make him an outstanding advocate.” (Legal500, 2021, Offshore). "Bright, clever and personable... you know you are in good hands when he takes up your case. He is very sound in the advice he gives." (Chambers UK Bar 2019)

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

COMBAR

CFLA

STEP

ACTAPS

ConTra

Tech Disputes Network

Publications

Protectors of Trusts (OUP 2013), 1st edition of new international practitioners work.

Author of current series of practice notes on shareholder remedies for Lexis PSL.

Chambers Review

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UK Bar

Trusts - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Mark Hubbard
Mark Hubbard is frequently instructed in complex and high-value trusts disputes, many of which are offshore or involve multiple jurisdictions. He is adept at advisory as well as litigation work. His clients include professional trustees as well as individuals and families.

Strengths

"An incredibly bright and highly responsive barrister who understands complex commercial products and investments."

Recent work

Acted for the claimant in a dispute between brothers as to the ownership and control of a Manx company which in turn owned a substantial property portfolio.


Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Mark Hubbard
Mark Hubbard is noted for his unusually strong offshore expertise within a broader traditional chancery practice. He is regularly trusted with high-value cases, and frequently handles trusts, estates and probate matters.

Strengths

"Very good at cases concerning complex commercial products and investments."

Recent work

Acted for the claimant in Re Apple Properties Ltd (Isle of Man), a dispute between brothers as to the ownership and control of a Manx company which in turn owns a substantial property portfolio.


Offshore - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Mark Hubbard
Mark Hubbard has a wide-ranging offshore practice and displays considerable skill handling trusts, company, civil fraud and insolvency litigation. He frequently acts for private individuals in estate disputes. The Bahamas, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are jurisdictions he has particular experience of practising in.

Strengths

"He understands trusts and trust laws but also the pure commercial work. He is also user-friendly and stands out as someone who makes himself available if you need."

Recent work

Acted for the claimants in Perry v Esculier, an SICC case in which the claimants sought to recover USD10.2 million fraudulently misdirected to the defendants as part of a 'Giga-Ponzi' scheme supposedly allowing international ultra high net worth investors to trade in IPOs.


Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Mark Hubbard
Mark Hubbard handles complex international fraud matters as one strand of a vibrant commercial practice. He represents both claimant and defendant clients. He is adept at obtaining injunctive relief.

Strengths

"A robust advocate."

Recent work

Represented Michael Kallakis in a fraud claim brought against AIB Banks involving allegations of breaches of duty and fraudulent misrepresentation arising from the fall-out from one of the UK's biggest mortgage frauds.

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