Katie Hooper and Paul Lewis to join Guildhall Chambers


Guildhall Chambers are pleased to announce that Katie Hooper and Paul Lewis will be joining chambers in July 2017.

“I am delighted to welcome Katie and Paul to Chambers, whose impressive careers to date, and wide experience, will fit perfectly within the practice teams that they are joining, giving our clients even greater choice of specialists in these areas.

They join a growing number of established practitioners who are applying to come to Guildhall.”

James Townsend, Head of Guildhall Chambers

Katie Hooper (Year of Call: 2008)

All aspects of property, estates and commercial work.

Having previously practised at the commercial chancery Bar for a number of years, Katie now returns to practice having recently gained a wealth of relevant experience offshore in Jersey, where she is admitted to the local Bar. There, she has acted in a wide variety of complex and high-value trusts, commercial and insolvency/restructuring litigation, often multi-jurisdictional in nature.

In the property and estates sphere, Katie has particular expertise in contentious wills and probate, family provision and trusts cases, as well as real property disputes. Katie is an experienced advocate and, in 2015, she was named in eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35 list, which recognises rising stars in the private client advisory professions from the UK and UK offshore.

Paul Lewis (Year of Call: 2007)

A wide-ranging chancery and commercial practice, both contentious and advisory.

Paul has a particular focus on trust and will disputes, family provision cases and Court of Protection work (including related tax and professional negligence issues). His practice also extends to property, commercial and company law matters. Paul has worked on cases in other common law jurisdictions and he has appeared in Court overseas.

Paul is admitted to the Bar in Jersey where he recently appeared as a trial advocate for the Claimants in Crociani & O’rs v Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas (Jersey) Trust Company Ltd, Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd & O’rs, a breach of trust claim worth in excess of US$100million.

We look forward to welcoming Katie and Paul to Guildhall Chambers.

If you would like to instruct either Katie or Paul, please contact [email protected].

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