Elspeth Talbot - Rice QCBarrister at XXIV Old Buildings
Described in the directories as "the smiling assassin", and crowned Chambers and Partners’ Chancery Silk of the Year 2018, Legal 500’s Private Client Silk of the Year 2019 and 2020 and Citywealth Magic Circle Awards’ barrister of the year 2021, Elspeth is a highly sought-after court advocate who commands a wealth of international trusts expertise. She acts in international trust matters for private clients and commercial enterprises across the globe, combining her knowledge and depth of experience with incisive legal analysis, clarity of expression, practicality, supreme approachability, energy and zest, a strong court presence and superb advocacy. Chambers & Partners, Chambers Global and Legal 500 as well as Citywealth Leaders all recommend her as a leading silk. Citywealth Leaders quotes a market source as saying " Elspeth embodies all of the qualities we look for in our leading counsel: intellectual rigour, fierce determination, engagement with the client and the detail of the case, composure under pressure, commerciality and articulate leadership. She manages also to be highly responsive, accessible, energetic and incredibly positive. This combination of skills and personality is incredibly hard to find in one person and consequently she is much in demand in the big cases, where her sense of purpose and direction are of immense value."