Serle Court

Alan Boyle QC

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Strengths

Alan Boyle QC
"Gets straight to the heart of the matter, and has both a razor-sharp intellect and a laser focus on his client's interests." "He is exceptional in terms of client service and a brilliant technician."
Recent work: Acted in Angelmist Properties Limited (in liquidation) v Leonard and others, a GBP30 million claim against the directors of a property company for breach of their duty of care in transferring an office block in London to a Jersey trust structure at an undervalue.

Strengths

Alan Boyle QC
A powerful advocate and a leading figure of the Commercial Chancery Bar, who is head of chambers. He has a broad practice that takes in company law, fraud and insolvency matters, and is particularly noted for his skill in handling high-value trust litigation.
"He is one of the doyens of the Commercial Chancery Bar. If you are in a difficult place where you need a silky, persuasive voice, you go to Alan. He has been around for donkey's years and has so much experience."
Recent work: Acted in a claim in the commercial list in Bermuda arising out of the Madoff fraud. The case concerned two feeder funds claiming management fees of over USD300 million which it said had been paid to the manager on the basis of erroneous calculations of net asset value.

Strengths

Alan Boyle QC
Widely praised as a leading light of the Offshore Bar, Alan Boyle is highly sought after for trust, insolvency and probate litigation, among other things. He provides counsel on BVI, Cayman and Bermuda matters and serves as head of chambers at Serle Court. Boyle has appeared in many of the leading trust cases during his 25 years in silk.
"Has great gravitas and is highly persuasive in his advocacy." "He's incredibly calm, clear and authoritative."
Recent work: Acted in Kingate Global Fund v Kingate Management, a case in Bermuda concerning a claim arising out of the Madoff fraud.

Private Wealth: Trusts - UK
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Strengths

Alan Boyle QC (Serle Court)
Distinguished silk who has worked on some of the most high-profile trust cases in recent years. He has specific expertise in complex and high-value divorce cases which involve trusts law. Boyle is lauded for his offshore experience and has acted in major disputes in various key jurisdictions.
"Has a really good feel for advocacy and is supremely talented in the courtroom." "He is a heavyweight barrister whom people tend to go to on important cases."
Recent work: Acted in a claim concerning two of the feeder funds which placed money with Bernie Madoff. The case raised questions of unjust enrichment and contractual entitlement.