Alexander Learmonth KC
Appointed to silk in 2021, and shortlisted for Chancery Silk of the Year in the 2023 Chambers UK Bar Awards, Alexander Learmonth KC has been described as ‘intellectually and technically remarkable’ (Legal 500), and is renowned for his ‘first-rate strategic acumen’ (Chambers HNW) and his ‘great advocacy and cross-examination skills’ (Legal 500). His principal areas of practice are succession, trusts and property, including when such issues arise in the family context, and he has appeared in many major cases, at every level of court, including the first probate case ever to reach the Supreme Court, Marley v Rawlings, and the recent Court of Appeal case Hudson v Hathway. He is the editor of leading textbooks: Theobald on Wills and Williams, Mortimer & Sunnucks on Executors, Administrators and Probate. He was named Advocate of the Year in the STEP Private Client Awards 2020.