Kathryn PurkisBarrister at Serle Court
Kathryn Purkis has extensive experience of a wide range of Chancery/commercial dispute and advisory work at all levels of the court system. Her practice focusses on domestic and contentious trusts and probate matters, civil fraud and asset-tracing, and the recovery of assets from offshore structures and as such often has a multijurisdictional dimension. She has special expertise in dealing with cases involving the Channel Islands, or Jersey or Guernsey law, and is an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey (having been a partner in a law firm in Jersey from 2007 to 2014). She is recommended in tier 1 of the Legal 500 2020 and tier 3 of the Chambers and Partners 2020 Offshore rankings.
Perhaps as a result of her time in partnership, Kathryn very much enjoys the teamwork required in heavyweight litigation, and in her career has acted in several large, valuable and long-running cases. However, she also takes great satisfaction in assisting individual clients or smaller entities with more discrete issues to attain a good result in a proportionate and practical manner.