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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 is ranked as a leading silk in the areas of Pensions, Trusts, Traditional Chancery and Offshore in the directories.

The Legal 500 2017 edition says that Robert is “highly experienced in cases involving offshore trusts” and “extraordinary in all aspects of private client work”. The guide also notes that “he combines a top-class intellect with a solution-oriented approach”.

Chambers UK 2018 includes the following commentary:

Chancery Traditional: “Has enormous understanding of his subject; when he speaks everyone listens and everyone believes what he says.” “He is extraordinary; he gives some of the best and most clear advice on very difficult topics. A seasoned trusts lawyer, he is very good with clients as he has a very kind and sympathetic manner.”

Offshore: “Robert is considered one of the very few top barristers in the offshore trust and litigation world. He has extraordinary knowledge and experience, as well as wonderful judgement.” “An intellectual powerhouse, who is also practical and easy to deal with.”

Pensions: “He is incisively commercial, very down-to-earth and very practical. He is great when you have tricky issues and need pragmatic advice.”

Trusts: “Deals with some of the most gargantuan trust reorganisations involving major offshore fortunes.” “He provides robust, clear advice and is very pragmatic.” “His advocacy is excellent and he always does a good job persuading the judge.”

Robert is also recommended in the 2018 edition of Who’s Who Legal and is one of the eight ‘most highly regarded’ barristers listed in the private client category.