Chancery & Commercial

Hogarth Chambers has a longstanding expertise in Chancery and insolvency work and members of chambers act in relation to a wide range of Chancery work. This includes

  • Contractual disputes – for example, commercial contracts, publishing and franchising contracts, hardware and software supply disputes and disputes concerning restraints on ex-employees
  • Duties of company directors and shareholder disputes
  • Partnership
  • Professional negligence
  • Asset recovery
  • Insolvency (corporate and personal) – including Winding up and Bankruptcy proceedings, applications by liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy, avoidance of transactions prior to insolvency, and personal liability of directors
  • Directors’ disqualification proceedings and public interest winding up petitions – together with applications for provisional liquidators

Private Client – including 

  • Administration of estates, both English and with a foreign element, domicile,
  • Trusts,
  • Claims by and against personal representatives and trustees
  • Succession (including disputes relating to the meaning and effect of wills, the validity of wills, and contracts to make wills, constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel) and
  • Claims under the Inheritance (provision for family and dependants) Act 1975

Property – including 

  • Contracts for the sale of land,
  • Trespass and title by adverse possession,
  • Boundary disputes,
  • Restrictive covenants and easements
  • Business and residential tenancies, leasehold enfranchisement and
  • Highways

Members of chambers practising in this area write, edit and contribute to the leading textbook on the administration of estates, Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks on Executors, Administrators and Probate. They also conduct cases in a number of specialist tribunals including the Adjudicator to the Land Registry, the Court of Protection and the General and Special Commissioners of income Tax (now the Tax Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal) as well as in the civil courts.

Related Barristers

Nicholas Caddick KC | Edward Bragiel | Amanda Michaels | Guy Tritton | Gwilym Harbottle | Charlotte Blythe