Bruce Lincoln

Bruce Lincoln

'Intellectually first-class' and 'a wonderful litigator'

Overview

I am a Partner in the Jersey Litigation and International Trusts & Private Client practices. Having practised for more than 20 years (initially in the City of London and then in Jersey) I have gained extensive experience of a wide range of contentious areas, including insolvency, banking, fraud and professional negligence.


Since moving to Jersey in 2004, I have had a particular focus on contentious trusts and private client work. I regularly act and appear as an Advocate for institutional clients (including trustees, banks, insolvency practitioners and fund service providers), as well as wealthy individuals (such as beneficiaries and private equity investors), and have been involved in some of the largest and most complex trust and private client-related cases to have come before the Jersey court. Alongside dealing with hostile litigation, I frequently advise trustees and beneficiaries on the various issues which can arise in the course of the administration of private wealth structures, in contentious and non-contentious circumstances alike.


I qualified as an English solicitor with City firm Gouldens (now Jones Day) and practised as a litigator there, before joining Mourant in December 2004. I became a Partner in February 2010 and, in 2015, I was made the local practice group head for Jersey Litigation.

Professional qualifications

  • Studied law at Oxford University
  • Advocate, Jersey, August 2007
  • Solicitor in England and Wales, March 1999 (currently non-practising)

What the directories say

Bruce is highly praised in the 2020 directories, with Chambers and Partners UK stating, 

"It is a true pleasure to work with Bruce. He is a formidable lawyer and an astute tactician. He creates a smooth-running and productive working environment for his team which ensures that clients consistently receive an excellent service. His court advocacy is considered and precise, and he comes to court armed with a forensic knowledge of the detail of a case."

"a wonderful litigator and courtroom advocate." A source explains: "His written arguments are excellent and his arguments flow so well. He is very calm and on the money in terms of picking out the key issues."

While Legal 500 UK 2020 mentions his "exceptional technical knowledge."

Bruce is named in the prestigious Legal Week Private Client Global Elite directory, 2019.

Bruce is described by sources as 'really impressive' and 'very strong in the field' and is 'always meticulously prepared' and 'always takes a strong common-sense approach.' Chambers UK, 2019.

Bruce Lincoln is ‘a brilliant lawyer and astute tactician who leaves no stone unturned’ and is a 'superb trust litigator,' Legal 500, 2018.

Chambers and Partners, 2018, describes Bruce as a 'very good litigator', who is "very well respected in trust disputes and litigation", and "au fait with dealing with large-scale litigation".

He is listed as one of Legal Week's Global Private Client Elite; is named as in Expert in Asset Recovery and Private Client by Who's Who Legal; and appears as contentious trusts specialist in the Citywealth Leaders List (where he is described in a peer review as "one of the standout practitioners in Jersey" who is "fantastic to deal with" and "very highly recommended").

Bruce Lincoln is "very good at getting to the nub of an issue' and is praised for his "extensive knowledge of trust law". He is also described as "intellectually first-class" and "a wonderful litigator" in Chambers & Partners UK, 2017.

Bruce is described as a "measured and thoughtful advocate" and "always impressive", Legal 500 UK, 2016.

Bruce is ranked as a Leading Individual for Dispute Resolution Legal 500 UK, 2016.

'Bruce Lincoln attracts glowing praise for his handling of contentious work with an emphasis on trust matters. Sources say: "He is the future in the heavy contentious trust litigation in Jersey. He is going to be one of the best lawyers in the next generation",' Chambers UK, 2016.

'A client states that Bruce Lincoln "is a bright guy. He pays great attention to detail and he is effective",' Chambers UK, 2015. He is also listed as a Notable Practitioner.

Bruce is "exceptionally bright", "shows deep knowledge and strategic thinking" and is ranked as a Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution and recommended in Private Client, Trusts and Tax by Legal 500 UK, 2015.