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UK Bar London (Bar) Chancery: Traditional

Chancery Traditional: concerns such areas as trusts, probate, real property, charities and mortgages cases.

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Band 1
  1. 5 Stone Buildings
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    5 Stone Buildings
    Chancery: Traditional
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    5 Stone Buildings is one of the pre-eminent traditional chancery sets in London and is notable for its strength and depth. A source says that the set boasts "market-leading silks backed up by a particularly strong contingent of juniors, who punch well above their weight and can handle the most complex matters in their own right." Experts are highly sought after for a range of domestic and offshore trusts, estates and probate matters. "On the more traditional chancery work, they are market leaders," concludes a source, who continues: "If you have a will dispute etc, you'd have them at the top of the list. The set is packed with market-leading specialists."
  2. Serle Court
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    Serle Court
    Chancery: Traditional
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Serle Court maintains an impressive reputation in the market for its handling of high-value chancery work. "They are a first-class set, particularly in offshore trust and commercial chancery work," remarks an interviewee, adding: "They tend to have the best barristers." Another source appreciates the dynamic approach taken by barristers throughout the set; "Whenever I have worked with barristers from Serle they have always been exceptionally proactive, taking responsibility for moving the matter along and finding solutions. They are fantastically responsive."
  3. Ten Old Square
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    Ten Old Square
    Chancery: Traditional
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Ten Old Square remains a premier set for handling trusts, probate and estates matters. The bench strength at the set is highlighted as a particular asset: "The set has tremendous expertise and experience in their more senior members of chambers, combined with very capable juniors who are developing expertise in this field as well. They are very reactive," remarks an interviewee. An impressed source echoes this, adding: "The silks and those senior juniors with whom I have had professional dealings are masters of their craft and both very responsive and very good value for money."
  4. Wilberforce Chambers
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    Wilberforce Chambers
    Chancery: Traditional
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    Wilberforce Chambers has an impressive group of barristers who handlex complex disputes surrounding trusts and estates, often relying upon multi-jurisdictional knowledge of the law. "The set is at the top of its game," comments a source, who continues: "It has a huge breadth of expertise and its barristers are a lively, entertaining bunch. The set is well run, responsive and a pleasure to work with."
  5. XXIV Old Buildings
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    XXIV Old Buildings
    Chancery: Traditional
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked
    XXIV Old Buildings is an established and highly respected traditional chancery chambers. It is "an exceptional set with accessible, expert barristers combined with prompt and talented clerks and practice managers," comments a source, while another states that "the barristers are traditional chancery specialists and cover all dimensions of this category." Chambers is also noted for its depth of expertise in offshore matters and its ability to tackle complex commercial cases.
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Band 2
  1. Radcliffe Chambers
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    Radcliffe Chambers
    Chancery: Traditional
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Radcliffe Chambers has a large group of respected traditional chancery practitioners. "The set has a fantastic selection of barristers, ranging from the most junior to the most heavy-hitting silk," says an interviewee. They are particularly notable for their work on wills and probate matters.
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Band 3
  1. Maitland Chambers
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    Maitland Chambers
    Chancery: Traditional
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Maitland Chambers is a respected chancery set with a strong group of practitioners. The silks and juniors regularly handle a broad range of traditional chancery matters, including wills, trusts, probate and charities cases. The set is an excellent choice for matters which have a commercial crossover. "Maitland stands out for chancery work; it is an absolute go-to for this," observes an interviewee.
  2. New Square Chambers
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    New Square Chambers
    Chancery: Traditional
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    The strong team of silks and juniors at New Square Chambers regularly handles a wide array of traditional chancery matters, including trusts, wills, estates and probate matters. "New Square is an exceptional set. Within their areas of work, they can handle whatever you throw at them, often at short notice," comments one market insider.