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Thursday 16 January 2020

Zoë Barton and Andrew Mold to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

Wilberforce Chambers is delighted to announce that Zoë Barton and Andrew Mold are to be appointed Queen’s Counsel.

The formal ceremony at which newly appointed QCs make the declaration before the Lord Chancellor will take place at Westminster Hall on Monday 16 March 2020.

Zoë Barton

Zoë Barton, called in 2003, is consistently recommended in the leading legal directories in the Chancery: Traditional, Private Client: Trusts and Probate, Property Litigation and Professional Negligence categories. In the recent editions, Zoë is noted as “a forceful advocate” who shows “exceptional attention to detail” (Chambers and Partners 2020), is “always very impressive” (Chambers and Partners HNW 2019) and “very bright, proactive and innovative” (The Legal 500 2020).

Whilst Zoë is particularly recommended for property, trusts and related professional negligence her practice encompasses the broader commercial chancery work that arises against the background of property ventures and relationships which give rise to fiduciary duties, both in traditional and commercial settings. She is frequently instructed in cases which involve fraud or call for equitable remedies as her appreciation of where the merit lies lends itself particularly well to cases concerning the exercise of discretion.

Andrew Mold

Andrew Mold, called in 2003, “gets to heart of the problem quickly, communicates complex ideas clearly and succinctly, and develops a good rapport with clients” (The Legal 500 2020). He is also noted for being “incredibly detailed, he thinks of every possible eventuality” (Chambers & Partners 2020). Andrew is consistently ranked in the directories in the Chancery: Commercial, Chancery: Traditional, Offshore, Private Client: Trusts and Probate, Pensions, Professional Negligence and Matrimonial: Trusts Experts categories.

Andrew’s practice covers commercial and traditional chancery work. Within these fields, he has particularly strong interests in trusts, pensions, fraud and breach of fiduciary duties, professional liability, company and partnership disputes. He is also often brought into to assist with cases involving other areas of the law most notably family, insolvency and regulatory proceedings.

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