Margaret Griffin

Year of Call 2004

General Profile

Margaret has a thriving commercial and chancery practice and offers experience and expertise in all aspects of traditional and commercial chancery work.  Margaret has a particular expertise in contentious trusts work and frequently acts in complex shareholder dispute cases. Margaret acts in high value multi-million pound disputes and is experienced in acting in long and complex trials. She is currently acting for a Defendant in a chancery dispute worth in excess of 25 million pounds.  She is experienced in the Court of Appeal, most recently defending an appeal from a case management decision of the High Court, which lasted two days in the Court of Appeal. 


Margaret is a regular speaker at seminars on all matters in which she specialises.  Margaret accepts instructions in all of the principal areas for which Chambers is renowned.


Directory Comments 


"Tenacious, stubborn and hard-working." "She puts in a huge amount of work on cases."

(Chambers & Partners 2018)


"She gets right to the heart of matters and can explain things well to clients. She is very good in front of judges too." "Very knowledgeable and a confident advocate who performs very well in court."

(Chambers & Partners 2018)


‘She has a very unruffled approach to cases.’

(Legal 500 2017)


‘A barrister with a very self-possessed demeanour.’

(Legal 500 2017)


“As well as being available to talk, she is down-to-earth in presenting quite difficult concepts to clients”

(Chambers & Partners 2017)


“She is switched on and bright”

(Chambers & Partners 2017)


“I’ve seen her in court and she’s something to be reckoned with. She has a very direct and no-nonsense style, and I think clients really like that”

(Chambers & Partners 2017)


“Commercially astute, approachable and tenacious.”

(Legal 500 2016)

“An unrelenting advocate.”

(Legal 500 2016)


"She is calm and methodical, and has really good attention to detail.”
(Chambers & Partners 2016)


“She is  thoughtful and thinks about things on a commercial level.”
(Chambers & Partners 2016)


“She is a safe pair of hands, and very pleasant."  
(Chambers & Partners 2016)


"Very good at explaining things and can always get her point across."

(Chambers & Partners 2016)


“Highly intelligent, and has an immediate grasp of the issues”

(Legal 500 2015)


“She is technically excellent, hardworking and very approachable”

(Legal 500 2015)


"She is a bright and talented practitioner."

(Chambers UK 2015)


"She is a very good and experienced chancery practitioner."

(Chambers UK 2015)


“She provides balanced, thorough and commercial advice.”

(Legal 500 2014)


“She never disappoints.”

(Legal 500 2014)


“An effective court performer.”

(Legal 500 2014)


“She is thorough and incisive in her written work and in conference.  She provides robust advice and inspires confidence in the client.  She is also a strong, persuasive and able advocate.”

(Chambers UK 2014)


“She is very client-friendly, with a calm and professional manner, but she also excels at getting the detail absolutely right.”

(Chambers UK 2014)


“She is thorough and incisive in her written work.”

(Chambers UK 2014)



Notable Cases


  • Hague Plant Ltd v Hague & Others [2017] EWHC 3383 (Ch)


  • Hague Plant Ltd v Hague & Others [2016] EWHC 2663 (Ch)


  • Bloor (trading as Doncaster Property Services) v Beresford & Others [2016] EWHC 2332 (QB)


  • Hague Plant Ltd v Hague & Others [2014] 3383 (Ch)


  • Hague Plant Ltd v Hague & Others [2014] EWHC 568 (Ch)


  • Hague Plant Ltd v Hague & Others [2014] EWHC 3383 (Ch)


  • Hague Plant Ltd v Hague & Others [2014] EWCA Civ 1609 (Court of Appeal)
  • NT v FS (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) and others [2013] EWHC 684 (COP)


  • Singh v Kaur & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 1554 (Court of Appeal: 29 November 2011)



Areas of Emphasis


Commercial Chancery– company law, in particular shareholder disputes; partnership actions.


Classical Chancery - all aspects of chancery law including: probate actions, challenges to wills, Inheritance Act 1975 claims, administration proceedings, Beddoe applications, express, resulting and constructive trusts, claims under TOLATA 1996, trustees' duties and powers, the removal and substitution of trustees, breach of trust claims and remedies.


Property - all aspects of contentious property work.


Professional negligence - all aspects of negligence arising from commercial and chancery work. 


Court of Protectionall aspects of Court of Protection work.


Commercial - all aspects of commercial work.



Career and Associations


Cambridge University, MA Cantab - English Literature


Member of the Property Bar Association


Member of the Chancery Bar Association


Member of the Northern Chancery Bar Association



Privacy notice

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