Nicholas Le Poidevin QCBarrister at New Square Chambers
Nicholas Le Poidevin, Q.C.’s practice is both contentious and non-contentious and the focus is on trusts, wills and estates, together with the associated conflict of laws and professional negligence. Recent work includes self-dealing, trust restructuring and insolvent trusts.
He appears in England and in courts offshore. Some cases are:
- Mackay v. Wesley (setting aside an appointment as trustee for undue influence);
- Meritus v. Butterfield (rights of an outgoing trustee, Bermuda);
- Marley v. Rawlings in the Supreme Court (switched wills); and
- Crociani v. Crociani in the Privy Council (jurisdiction clauses in trusts, Jersey).
He regularly advises on Channel Island and Caribbean trusts and provides expert reports for foreign courts, including those of the U.S.A. and France.
He is an editor of Lewin on Trusts (20th ed.) and has contributed to A Practical Guide to the Transfer of Trusteeships (3rd ed., 2017) and Sham Transactions (2013).