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Robert Ham QC

Call: 1973    QC: 1994

+44 (0)20 7306 0102rham@wilberforce.co.uk

Practice Overview

Robert has a litigation and advisory practice, largely related to trust law. It covers not only traditional private client work, and associated tax law, but also pension schemes together with professional negligence in those fields.

He enjoys devising complex transactions and drafting the documents to give effect to them, as well as sorting out the legal effect of complex transactions for which others were responsible.

Robert Ham has been ranked as a leading silk in the areas for Pensions, Trusts and Traditional Chancery in Chambers UK.  He is described as “incredibly charming, extremely receptive, relaxed and easy to work with”. He combines this amiability with a skill for providing “clear, concise advice” that brings him instruction after instruction. “Able to refine issues in a commercial way”, Ham creates “a very reassuring atmosphere for the client and gets to the heart of the matter in a non-technical way”. Chambers & Partners, 2014 note that “he has a brilliant mind and a great depth of experience”.  Robert is listed in the Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2016 for Private Client.

The recent edition of Chambers & Partners, 2016 describe him as “very approachable and very affable yet has tremendous authority“, he is “technically excellent and a superb advocate, who is hugely popular with both clients and solicitors.” “A barrister with stellar intellect.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016 (Offshore): Robert Ham specialises in trust cases, particularly those with a tax or pensions element. “He is a very highly regarded senior statesman in the trusts world.” “He has a stellar intellect, an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and an incredibly persuasive manner when arguing cases.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016 (Pensions): One of the great names of the Chancery Bar who is a noted expert on pensions and trusts cases. His pensions practice is informed by expertise in professional negligence as it relates to the field. “He is very flexible, keen to help and he has a huge knowledge of the subject.”