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Caspar Bartscherer

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Practice Overview

Caspar joined Chambers in 2020 upon successful completion of his pupillage. His pupil supervisors were Thomas Robinson, Tiffany Scott QC, Jonathan Hilliard QC, Benjamin Faulkner, and Jonathan Chew.

Caspar has gained a breadth of experience across Chambers’ practice areas, including commercial litigation, insolvency, pensions, probate and estates, professional liability, property, and trusts. Caspar accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas and is equally comfortable being instructed in his own right or as part of a larger team.

Recent examples of notable work include:

  • Advising the trustee of a substantial offshore settlement in relation to attacks on the trust made in the context of a multi-jurisdictional dispute, led by Jonathan Hilliard QC.
  • Advising in a contentious pensions matter, led by Jonathan Hilliard QC.
  • Successfully obtaining a possession order over woodland occupied by squatters, including an order against persons unknown.
  • Advising the defendant in a substantial negligence claims on probate and insolvency issues arising from the death of the claimant.
  • Advising a private investor on a claim against investment advisers for failing to sell a portfolio when instructed and the resultant loss arising from an intervening market downturn.
  • (As a pupil) assisted Joanne Wicks QC and Jonathan Chew in obtaining summary judgment in a dispute concerning a £100 million property sale.
  • (As a pupil) gained experience of numerous aspects of pension law, including accrued rights, equalisation, the amendment of scheme rules, employer debt and protected persons legislation.
  • (As a pupil) assisted in the early stages of a substantial professional negligence claim, which included allegations of intentional breach of fiduciary duty and arose out of unsuccessful commercial litigation.
  • (As a pupil) assisted Jonathan Chew in obtaining Part 8 relief for executors seeking to be appointed directors of a company.
  • (As a pupil) gained experience of various aspects of property law, including landlord and tenant disputes, development disputes, contracts for sale, and mortgage enforcement.
  • (As a pupil) assisted Thomas Robinson in a successful application to put a £25 million group of investment companies into administration, followed by a successful application for a world-wide freezing injunction against its founder.

Prior to joining Chambers, Caspar obtained a PhD on the subject of primary and secondary rights in private law under the supervision of Professor Charles Mitchell at UCL. Caspar’s PhD was funded by an LAHP Doctoral Scholarship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Caspar also taught and examined undergraduate tutorials in land law and trusts at LSE and UCL during this time.

Caspar completed his undergraduate studies at UCL, graduating with first class honours and on the Dean’s List for academic excellence in 2014. Caspar then obtained a BCL from the Queen’s College, Oxford, graduating with a distinction and winning the Herbert Hart Prize for Jurisprudence. He is also a Lord Mansfield Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn.

Caspar is also a native German speaker.