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Alan Steinfeld QC
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"Star of the Bar" Alan Steinfeld QC is a CEDR qualified mediator whose extensive experience of disputes across a very wide range of legal practice areas has led him to take part in numerous mediations and other settlement negotiations.
Alan is recommended in the legal directories for commercial dispute resolution; fraud; company; partnership; offshore; insolvency and business restructuring; private client including in particular international trusts; professional negligence and pensions.
The legal directories rightly identify him as "simply in an entirely different category to most". With "a reputation as something of a miracle worker", clients comment on the fact that he is "simply one of the cleverest members of the Bar" and that "his intellect and judgment are impeccable". They also refer to the fact that he "instils absolute confidence with great style and gravitas and is a pleasure to work with".
Alan is constantly the recipient of legal awards (eg "Chancery Silk of the Year 2008" from Chambers & Partners) and a regular feature on shortlists (eg STEP's "Advocate of the Year 2010").
Areas of experience
Legal 500 2013 refers to Alan Steinfeld as "a market leader" and recommends him for commercial litigation, company and partnership, civil fraud, insolvency, pensions, private client and professional negligence. He is said to bring "a creative thinker with good analytical skills" who "absorbs vast amounts of paperwork in a short timeframe". Praised as "a superb advocate", the conclusion is that he "is simply one of the cleverest members of the Bar. His intellect and judgment are impeccable".
Chambers & Prs 2014 gives him "Star of the Bar" status for his impressive tally of recommendations in 10 categories: namely commercial Chancery, traditional Chancery, commercial litigation, company, fraud, insolvency, offshore, partnership, pensions and professional negligence. Noted as "an all round superstar" as well as "highly experienced and incredibly impressive", he is said to be "quite simply clever beyond words"; someone who is a " creative thinker who spots points that nobody else has seen". He is lauded as "a fantastic advocate who can turn his hand to anything", "extremely effective tactically and in court, and very persuasive and steely". "He has the ability to think in a fraction of a second and always finds the right thing to say." He is also said to be: "fantastic, very effective and efficient at giving practical advice... very approachable and easy to deal with." "He is incredibly intellectually curious and well able to relate to people. He was great at leading the team and was personally and professionally charming."
Alan is also recommended in Chambers Global 2014 for commercial dispute resolution, commercial chancery dispute resolution and offshore work as well as appearing in the spotlight table for offshore foreign experts. He is said to be the "natural choice for solicitors looking to instruct a heavyweight who commands the utmost respect of his peers and of the judiciary." "Enormously impressive as an advocate," he is said to "command the ear of the court with ease" being "someone who assimilates information very quickly and seems to simply tell the judge what to do." Alan is praised as "clever, analytical" and "someone who is up to scratch however complex the case."
The Citiwealth Leaders List 2013 recommends him as a Prominent Barrister for Contentious Trusts saying he is "a leading silk with huge experience ofoffshore trust work". He is also recommended by the Best Lawyers website for pensions.
Chancery Silk of the Year 2008 - Chambers & Partners Awards. Shortlisted in 2010 and 2011.
Downing College, Cambridge (BA Hons LLB)
Consultant Editor of Palmers Company Law Manual
Contributor to LLP's Professional Negligence and Liability
Editor of Blackstone's Guide to the Companies Act 2006 (OUP)
1994: Deputy High Court Judge (Chancery and Queens Bench Division)
1996: Bencher of Lincoln's Inn
1997: Bar Council
CEDR qualified mediator
Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists
Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
Chancery Bar Association
Commercial Bar Association
European Circuit of the Bar of England and Wales
Hong Kong Bar Association
Insolvency Lawyers Association
VAT number: 233070602
Registered name: Alan Geoffrey Steinfeld