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“I go to him for tricky CoP matters: he’s very approachable and very bright”

 

“He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of this area of the law”

 

Chambers UK 2015 – Court of Protection

 

 

Practice

Jordan has a busy general Chancery practice with an emphasis on contentious probate, trusts and property disputes and Court of Protection matters, together with related professional negligence claims. He has significant experience of working as a junior as part of a team as well as on cases where he is sole instructed counsel. Jordan also undertakes non-contentious drafting and advisory work.

 

In addition he has developed a busy and thriving practice in cases involving art and cultural property law and has a depth of experience in this area which few juniors are able match.

 

Jordan also has notable experience of offshore trusts litigation and continues to build his practice in this area, particularly in the Channel Islands.

 

In 2010 Jordan served nine months as a judicial assistant at the Court of Appeal where he was assigned to Lord Justice Pill and Lord Justice Wilson (now Lord Wilson of Culworth).

 

Chancery

Jordan’s recent experience includes:

 

  • Watts v Watts [2014] EWHC 668 (Ch). Acting for the successful Claimant in a four-day High Court action where he established that a will was a forgery.

 

  • Acting as junior English counsel in long-running Jersey trust litigation relating to a very substantial charitable family trust.

 

  • Acting for the defendants to a claim brought for recovery of extremely substantial sums settled by the deceased pursuant to s.10 of the 1975 Act.

 

  • Acting for the litigation friend of an incapacitated Claimant in a complex undue influence and breach of fiduciary duty claim.

 

Court of Protection

Jordan’s Court of Protection practice is particularly strong and he was recommended by Chambers and Partners 2015 in this practice area. Recent notable cases include:

 

  • Re E; N v E [2014] EWCOP 27; [2014] Med LR 417. Acting for P’s former carer where P’s estate was valued in excess of £30 million in defending an application that she should pay her own costs of an injunction application to restrain her from removing P from the jurisdiction.

 

  • Re BM [2014] EWCOP B20. Acting for P’s pastor in a contested deputyship application where the court considered the extent to which P’s religious views should be given weight in the context of decisions regarding management of his affairs.

 

  • Re M; N v O & P [2013] WTLR 681. Acting for the successful applicant deputy in a case which gave guidance on the importance of P’s wishes and feelings in circumstances where P is likely to regain capacity at a future point.

 

  • Acting for the Official Solicitor in a complex statutory will application which required the joinder of the Attorney General and an order for P’s attendance at the final hearing.

 

Art and Cultural Property

Jordan has an exceptionally strong and rapidly developing specialism in cases involving art and cultural property. He has acted for dealers, auctioneers, collectors and investors, both as a junior and in his own right. Examples of his recent experience include:

 

  • Acting as junior counsel for the successful claimant in Avrora Fine Arts Limited v Christie, Manson and Woods Ltd [2012] PNLR 35, a case involving allegations of breach of warranty and professional negligence in respect of a painting sold at auction in London and wrongly attributed to the Russian artist Boris Kustodiev.

 

  • Acting as junior counsel in a multi-jurisdictional claim involving allegations of theft, fraud and concealment in relation to the multi-million pound sale of a collection of antiquities.

 

  • Advising (as sole instructed counsel) on a claim for restitution of paintings and other chattels seized by a French frigate during the American Revolutionary War.

 

  • Acting as sole instructed counsel in a multi-million dollar claim for commission brought by the agent of the seller of what is believed to be the second most expensive painting ever sold.

 

He is a member of PAIAM (Professional Advisers to the International Art Market) and the Institute of Art and Law. He regularly lectures and writes articles on topics within this area (recent articles have appeared in the Journal of Professional Negligence, Art Antiquity and Law and the Step Journal).

 

Publications and Lecturing

Jordan writes widely within areas of his expertise and has recently published articles in PS Magazine (the Law Society’s Private Client Magazine), the Elder Law Journal, the Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Journal and the STEP Journal.

 

He is an extremely popular speaker and speaks regularly to solicitors and other professionals on topics connected with his practice. He is currently in the process of giving a series of workshops to STEP regional branches across the country.

 

Professional Memberships

Jordan is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, PAIAM and the Institute of Art and Law.

 

Education

  • Graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge (History, First Class)
  • Bachelor Scholar of Christ’s College
  • Winner of the Mrs Vincent Astor Prize for History and the Sir John Plumb Dissertation Prize
  • Princess Royal Scholar and Duke of Edinburgh Scholar of the Inner Temple