Firm profile submitted by Serle Court
The Chambers Serle Court “has a superb reputation in general commercial chancery, offshore and civil fraud cases, and remains a go-to set for the most complicated corporate and commercial disputes”. “The set is ‘a powerhouse in the civil fraud space,’ and also enjoys high renown for its handling of restructuring and insolvency, real estate litigation and banking disputes”. A “market-leading chancery set” that “remains one of the leading sets for big-ticket disputes heard in the Chancery courts”, “it is a highly popular choice with solicitors, and enjoys a sterling reputation”. - Chambers & Partners. In addition to its reputation for being one of the top sets at the English Bar, Serle Court is also one of the largest commercial chancery sets, with 60 members, including 24 silks. Serle Court’s members offer genuine expertise across a broad range of chancery and commercial disciplines. Serle Court covers the whole range of ‘business’ law, from offshore litigation about the world’s largest companies to domestic advice on probate matters, servicing a similarly disparate lay and professional client base at home and abroad.
Work Undertaken Widely recognised as a leading set in chancery and commercial litigation, Serle Court is recommended in ten practice areas by Chambers & Partners: chancery: commercial, chancery: traditional, commercial dispute resolution, company, fraud: civil, offshore, partnership, professional negligence, real estate litigation and restructuring/insolvency. Serle Court can provide barristers at all levels to provide clear, practical advice and imaginative solutions to all types of disputes. Serle Court is experienced at putting together streamlined and powerful teams for some of the largest cases in the world. In the past few years these have included Flanagan v Liontrust Investment Partners LLP, Glenn v Watson; Kea Investments Ltd v Novatrust Ltd, the Hyderabad Fund case, the RBS rights issue litigation, the Lexi fraud case, the Fiona litigation, the Lehman brothers administration and the BTA bank litigation, in addition to Alhamranhi in Jersey and the Weissfisch litigation in the Bahamas. Serle Court has also established itself as one of the leading ADR sets, with a large number of highly regarded mediators and arbitrators as well as many members with extensive experience of appearing in ‘alternative’ dispute resolution forums.
International A significant proportion of Serle Court’s work originates overseas: Serle Court has particularly close relationships with professional clients in the Channel Islands and the Caribbean, but members have advised and appeared in proceedings all over the world, from Russia to the USA, and from Europe to the Middle East.