Prominent trusts and estates barrister joins Serle Court

Serle Court welcomes Thomas Fletcher to Chambers, leading set of barristers’ chambers offering expertise across a broad range of both chancery and commercial disciplines.

Thomas has been involved in some of the most legally significant cases in these areas across the common law world both in England and Wales and in the key offshore jurisdictions, including the recent Privy Council decision in Equity Trust (Jersey) Ltd v Halabi / ITG Ltd v Fort Trustees.

Thomas is also the editor of the definitive texts on trusts and estates law, Lewin on Trusts and Theobald on Wills. He was also previously a contributor to Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate.

His practice “extends beyond trusts and estates work to include heavy commercial disputes, insolvency and company work” whilst also having “extensive experience in professional negligence disputes involving the administration of trusts and estates; taxation issues affecting those areas; and charities work, especially involving charitable trusts and similar structures”.

Recommended as a Leading Junior in the latest Chambers UK Bar, Global and HNW directories for Chancery: Traditional, Trusts and Offshore, Thomas is described as  “literally indispensable”.

Serle Court’s Chambers Director Kathryn Purkis commented on the hire:

“We are absolutely delighted that Thomas Fletcher has joined Chambers, particularly coming as it does after the joinder of two others, Harry Martin and Sparsh Garg, whose practice areas are similar.

Tom’s reputation precedes him, and his practice fits at the core of our offering. Whilst he certainly is another bright star in our private client firmament, the range of his practice will mean that we are fortified much more widely. We feel sure that he will continue to flourish at Serle Court.”

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