The Legal Cheek View
With an office in Geneva as well as London, XXIV Old Buildings is one of the more international chambers at the bar. Barristers at the set regularly appear in offshore courts and tribunals in locations such as British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Hong Kong. Much of the work is chancery. Notably the chambers has been instructed on behalf of the Additional Liquidator for the Cayman Islands based Herald Fund, one of the biggest Bernie Madoff feeder funds, and also acted in a US$180 million (£135 million) claim arising from the Kaupthing Bank liquidation in Guernsey’s Royal Court.
XXIV pupils can expect to be involved in intellectually rigorous work. They are encouraged to immerse themselves in their supervisors’ practice in order to develop their technical understanding of chancery matters. For those with the aptitude, the work at the set is a highly stimulating experience — as evidenced by the A which XXIV receives for work in the Legal Cheek Junior Barrister Survey 2020-21.