Call: 1971    
Lynton Tucker  

"Essentially he is a silk in all but name and he is perceived as a powerhouse in the field of trusts."

Chancery Traditional - Chambers UK Bar 2019

+44 (0) 20 7419 8000

Practice Overview


Lynton Tucker is one of the leading Chancery Juniors in the UK. He has twice been awarded the accolade of Chancery Junior of the Year by Chambers Bar Awards and was ranked in Chambers Bar Top 100 lawyers in 2014. Lynton's unrivalled knowledge of trusts law and long experience makes him the equal of any silk in the field.

His practice is largely in the field of trusts, wills and estates. He advises on and litigates in the areas of family, charitable, pension, commercial, unit and employee trusts.

Lynton advises on the effect of UK taxation on UK and overseas trusts and estates and other aspects of inheritance and capital gains tax.

Lynton also advises and litigates in company law matters, particularly in the field of unfair prejudice claims, the duties of directors and protection of minority shareholders. 

A substantial part of his practice is offshore and concerns trusts, estates and companies in the Channel Islands, BVI, Cayman Islands, Bahamas and Hong Kong.

He is the Senior Editor of the seminal text Lewin on Trusts, now in its 19th edition (2014).

Lynton is currently recommended as a leading junior in the following directories:

  • Chambers UK Bar: Chancery Traditional (Star Individual), Trusts and Offshore
  • Chambers Global: Offshore / Private Wealth: Trusts
  • Legal 500: Private Client: Trusts & Estates
  • Company
    • Lynton advises and litigates in company law matters, particularly in the field of unfair prejudice claims, the duties of directors and protection of minority shareholders.  

      Directory acknowledgements include:

      "His attention to detail when drafting is superb and I am always confident in his opinions"  and "He has extremely high standards and he offers clear, practical advice"
      Chambers UK Bar 2014

  • Insolvency
    • Lynton advises and litigates in company law matters, particularly in the field of unfair prejudice claims, the duties of directors and protection of minority shareholders. 

      Directory acknowledgements include:

      "His attention to detail when drafting is superb and I am always confident in his opinions" and ‘"He has extremely high standards and he offers clear, practical advice’
      Chambers UK Bar 2014

  • Offshore
    • A substantial part of Lynton’s practice involves contentious and non-contentious work and concerns offshore trusts, estates, and offshore companies, principally in the Channel Islands, Cayman Islands, BVI, Hong Kong and The Bahamas. Lynton’s advice to the Jersey Trust Law Working Party on proposals for legislative reform of the rule in Hastings-Bass, resulted in an amendment in 2013 to the Trusts (Jersey) Law 1984 implementing the reform proposed by him.

      Lynton acted over a four year period in the long running huge Jersey trust litigation case of Alhamrani v Alhamrani. The trial began in November 2008, lasted 101 days and settled in July 2009. Since then he has appeared in the BVI Commercial Court and the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal in 2013. The case went on to appeal to the Privy Council in July 2014. Various ongoing related matters are continuing in numerous jurisdictions.

      Directory acknowledgements include:

      "Brilliant at conducting arguements in difficult cases, he is a go-to senior junior for the most complex cases"
      Chambers Global 2017 - Offshore

      "He is one of the most professional, dedicated and impressive barristers I have ever come across"
      Chambers UK Bar & Chambers Global - Offshore

  • Trusts and Estates
    • Lynton’s practice is mainly in the field of trusts, wills and estates. He advises on and litigates in the areas of family, charitable, pension, commercial, unit and employee trusts.

      This work includes:

      • The duties of trustees and their breach
      • Conflicts of interest and self-dealing
      • Variation of trusts
      • Beddoe applications and other applications for directions by trustees
      • Attacks by creditors and others on trusts and trustees
      • The effect of divorce ancillary claims on trusts

      Directory acknowledgements include:

      "Simply briliant - very competent and crystal clear in his approach" 
      Legal 500 2016 - Private Client: Trusts & Probate

      "One of the best, not just of juniors but silks, who has an incredible knowledge of trust law." He is "brilliant on the paperwork and knows the trusts world inside out"
      Chambers UK Bar 2015 - Chancery: Traditional & Trusts

      "Meticulous, very knowledgeable and very helpful in times of stress."
      Legal 500 2014 - Private Client: Trusts & Estates

      Lynton Tucker, who is "Top drawer on almost every level"
      Legal 500 2013 - Private Client: Trusts & Probate

      "I rate his academic abilities so highly, He's such a thinker"
      Chambers UK Bar 2013 - Chancery: Traditional

      Who's Who Legal (UK Bar 2016) states in its Private Client section that Lynton Tucker is "very able on trust matters" and described as "incredibly smart".

      Tax

      Lynton advises on the effect of UK taxation on UK and overseas trusts and estates and other aspects of inheritance and capital gains tax.

      His advisory work also includes estate planning, construction of trusts and wills and the drafting of trust documentation.

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