Alex’s advice is first call, he’s got excellent client skills and is very good with dealing with other parties. He advises clearly and is available.”

Chambers UK 2024, Real Estate Litigation

Alex is a chancery barrister who is often instructed in property litigation cases. Some of his property cases overlap with his trust and contentious probate practice, such as proprietary estoppel claims, disputes over the beneficial ownership of property, and challenges to the validity of inter vivos gifts of property. He has appeared in courts and tribunals at all levels in relation to property disputes, including an appearance as junior counsel in the House of Lords in Bettison v Langton [2002] 1 AC 27, a case concerning rights of common.

Directory Quotes

Alex Troup is a highly regarded chancery barrister who specialises in property litigation but also remains active in contentious trusts matters. His work includes disputes over the sale of agricultural land, as well as proprietary estoppel claims and real estate-related contentious probate matters.”

Chambers UK 2023, Real Estate Litigation

Alex is a very capable and forthright barrister.”

chambers UK 2022, Real Estate Litigation

He is approachable, great with clients, measured in his advice and convincing on his feet. ‘He provides detailed and thorough opinions and is understanding of the difficult nature of the client’s position.”

CHAMBERS UK 2021, Real Estate Litigation

He has great soft skills which mean not only do the solicitors love to use him the clients do, too.”

Legal 500 2021, Property & Construction

Particularly recommended for high value or complex proprietary estoppel cases.”

Legal 500 2020, PROPERTY

Highly regarded chancery barrister who specialises in property litigation. ‘Always pleasant to deal with and thorough.’ ‘Vivacious and authoritative, his manner standing up in court is one which the judges warm to.’ ‘Sharp as a tack and incredibly nice.’ ‘An excellent technician who provides clear, reliable advice and excellent pleadings.’ ”

Chambers UK 2019, Real Estate Litigation

Very responsive and approachable.”

Legal 500 2019, Property
  • Qualifications & awards:

    • MA (Oxon) Literae Humaniores, William Shaw Scholarship and Karmel Award (both Grays Inn)
  • Professional memberships:

    • Chancery Bar Association
    • Western Chancery & Commercial Bar Association
    • Court of Protection Bar Association
    • Association of Contentious Trust And Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
    • The Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP)
    • Committee member of STEP Bristol Branch
  • Alex Troup KC is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please read here.