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Nicholas Le Poidevin QC

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Practice Areas

Nicholas Le Poidevin’s practice covers contentious and other trust and probate work; property; conflict of laws; and the associated professional negligence. Much of his work is from the Channel Islands, Bermuda and the Caribbean, and the Far East. Recent cases include resolving self-dealing problems in Jersey trusts, Re 1964 E Settlement [2020] JRC 140B; a highly contentious application for approval of a decision of trustees, Re A Trust [2018] SC (Bda) 42 Civ, in Bermuda; an important decision on the rights of an outgoing trustee, Meritus v Butterfield (2017) 21 ITELR 177, again in Bermuda; and decisions on jurisdiction clauses, including Crociani v Crociani (2014) 17 ITELR 624, in the Privy Council. He also appeared in the Supreme Court in what is now the leading case on construction of wills, Marley v Rawlings [2015] AC 129 and [2015] AC 157 (costs).


Bencher of Lincoln's Inn 2006. QC 2010. Deputy High Court Judge 2013.

Professional Memberships

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; International Academy of Estate and Trust Law; ACTAPS; Chancery Bar Association.


Lewin on Trusts, 20th ed. (2020). STEP, A Practical Guide to the Transfer of Trusteeships, 3rd ed. (2017), contributor. Sham Transactions (2013), contributor.


MA, LLB (Cantab). Interested in legal history.