Lynne Counsell#1033

Lynne Counsell

Barrister, 9 Stone Buildings
Lynne have been in traditional Chancery practice for some thirty years, specialising in probate matters, construction of wills and trusts and also financial services and drafting.

Lynne was for some years counsel for Tower Hamlets, representing them on landlord and tenant cases and counsel for Bedford Building Society representing it on mortgage cases.

Lynne have written or updated over fifty books, including writing the initial volume of Atkin’s Court Forms “Financial Services” and updating Halsbury’s Laws on Injunctions. Lynne was also co-author of two editions of “Insider Trading” and co-editor and one of the writers of “Chancery Practice and Procedure.”

Articles include “Marketing of Investments” for the Law Society Gazette and “The Doctrine of Mutual Wills” for the Trust Quarterly Review. Lynne won one of the few cases on mutual wills in the last fifty years – Charles v Fraser (2010).

The concentration on drafting includes drafting the standard unit trust for the government of Nigeria, the rules and related documentation for various building societies and clubs, shareholder agreements, company takeovers compliance documentation for certain banks as well as wills and trusts.

Lynne have just been awarded the 2017 Corporate international Magazine Global Award – “Investment Contracts Barrister of the Year in England”.
Contributed to


Practice Areas


  • Case Analysis Panel
  • Contributing Author
  • Q&A Panel

Qualified Year

  • 2006


  • Chancery Bar Association


  • History BA (Hons) 2:1 Bedford College. University of London
  • Diploma in Law City University, London

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