"He has a great depth of experience and expertise, and ability to analyse issues and identify solutions."

Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

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

Chambers UK Bar 2019

Practice Overview

Lynton Tucker is one of the leading Chancery Juniors in the UK. He has twice been awarded the accolade of 'Leading Junior of the Year' by the Legal 500 Bar Awards, 2020 and 2021. 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 20th edition (2020).  Penelope Reed QC notes in Private Client Business 2020 that "No trust practitioner in any part of the world where there are trusts should even consider practising without this edition by his or her side." 

Lynton chairs the highly regarded annual Lewin Conference.

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 & Partnership

    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.  

  • 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. 

  • 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, Wills & 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:

    "He has a great depth of experience and expertise, and ability to analyse issues and identify solutions"
    Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

    "Essentially he is a silk in all but name and he is perceived as a powerhouse in the field of trusts"
    Chambers UK Bar 2019

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

    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".

    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.

  • Additional Information

    Qualifications / Education

    Dual Qualifications

    Called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Court (BVI and Anguilla)

    Education

    MA BCL (Oxon)


    Awards


    Professional Appointments


    Memberships

    Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

    ACTAPS

    Chancery Bar Association