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Practice Overview

Lemuel has gained a wide experience of Chambers’ key practice areas and is developing a broad commercial chancery practice. Lemuel is happy to be instructed as part of a larger counsel team, or on his own, and has experience of litigation in both roles. Lemuel accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas.

Recent and ongoing work includes:

  • Acting as junior counsel for the successful appellants in the Court of Appeal in Al Jaber v Mitchell [2021] EWCA Civ 1190 (led by Clare Stanley QC) relating to the scope of witness immunity in the context of examinations under section 236 Insolvency Act 1986.
  • Acting as junior counsel for the defendants (led by Clare Stanley QC) in the trial of a claim brought by a liquidator for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, and unlawful means conspiracy with damages claimed in the sum of $3.5 billion (ongoing).
  • Advising on various property matters arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, including making and defending claims for rental arrears, possession procedures for mixed-use and commercial properties.
  • Acting as junior counsel (led by Jonathan Hilliard QC) advising a beneficiary of an UHNW multi-jurisdictional trust in overseas proceedings brought by the trustee due to unprecedented geo-political circumstances.
  • Advising on various solicitors’ professional negligence claims including:
    • the loss of potential claims of negligent misrepresentation during a property sale due to limitation periods.
    • the failure to correctly identify a pension in divorce proceedings and subsequent potential limitation difficulties.
    • the failure to name the correct claimant before the expiration of limitation in a claim regarding mis-selling of interest-rate swap products where the underlying claim had complex issues regarding the calculation of damages and remoteness.
  • Successfully representing the defendants in a small-claims trial regarding a property management company’s alleged failure to take necessary steps to prevent dry rot outbreaks.
  • Advising defendants in pre-issue contested probate matters including issues of lack of capacity, undue influence and the validity of debts allegedly owed by the estate.
  • Advising the defendant to a prospective TOLATA claim and drafting a response to the letter before claim.
  • Advising and drafting Particulars of Claim in a claim for breach of trust and accounting remedies concerning the misuse of a reserve fund for a group of residential properties
  • (As a pupil) assisted Marcia Shekerdemian QC in a mediation over an unfair prejudice petition in a multimillion-pound business.
  • (As a pupil) assisted Thomas Robinson in an application for non-party costs.
  • (As a pupil) assisted Edward Sawyer in a successful trial seeking the set aside of a selfdealing share transfer by the trustee of a will trust

Lemuel joined Chambers in September 2020 upon successful completion of his pupillage. His pupil supervisors were Benjamin Faulkner, Marcia Shekerdemian QC, Andrew Mold QC, Thomas Robinson, James Walmsley, Simon Atkinson and Bobby Friedman.

During his pupillage, Lemuel gained a wide variety of experience across Chambers’ key areas of practice such as trusts, property (including landlord and tenant work), insolvency, company law and commercial disputes.

Prior to joining Chambers, Lemuel worked as a paralegal at Burgess Mee Family Law, a boutique family law firm in London and recognised as one of The Times Best Law Firms 2019, where he assisted with matrimonial finance matters (particularly those involving trusts) and property disputes between co-habitants. Whilst studying for the BPTC, Lemuel volunteered with the University of Law Litigation Programme, advising clients on family disputes, culminating in representing a client at a combined fact-finding and final hearing where Lemuel represented the successful respondent mother.

Lemuel is a Bedingfield Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn, and holder of the Hebe Plunkett Award. At King’s College London, he was awarded a Dickson Poon Scholarship.