Nicholas Le Poidevin and Robert Levy appointed Queen's Counsel

26th February 2010

New Square Chambers is pleased to announce that both Nicholas Le Poidevin and Robert Levy have been successful in their applications for Silk.


Nicholas Le Poidevin has been in practice at the Chancery Bar since 1977. His practice is largely contentious and the focus is on trusts, wills and estates, and real property, together with the associated professional negligence and conflicts of laws. Nicholas appears in courts in offshore jurisdictions, including the Isle of Man and the Cayman Islands, and also takes instructions for litigation or advice in Jersey, Guernsey and Bermuda; he was recently instructed in the Jersey case of Alhamrani v Alhamrani. He is also an editor of Lewin on Trusts. The 2009 edition of Legal 500 describes Nicholas as “absolutely first class".


Robert Levy specialises in commercial and chancery matters, ranging from complex international litigation (often involving conflicts of laws and claims in numerous jurisdictions) to commercial disputes such as those arising from commercial contracts and share sale agreements. He is admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) and he appears there regularly. Robert is currently acting for BTA Bank (Kazakhstan) in its very substantial asset recovery litigation and is involved in the long running BVI case of Alfa Telecoms Turkey v Cukurova. Chambers 2010 described Robert as being “universally acclaimed for the nuts and bolts support he provides on pieces of high-level litigation"

Commenting on their appointments, Rodney Stewart Smith, Head of Chambers, said “I offer my warmest congratulations to both Nicholas and Robert on their appointment to the rank of Queen’s Counsel. These appointments demonstrate and increase further New Square Chambers’ strength in its core areas of commercial and traditional chancery work.”

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Nicholas Le Poidevin QC

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