Alex Troup

Year of Call: 1998

Inn: Gray’s Inn

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Alex is probably the best chancery junior practising in the South West in inheritance and trust disputes. He is approachable, great with clients, measured in his advice and convincing on his feet. ‘Technically excellent, a commanding presence in the courtroom, and works hard to build a rapport and relationship with clients.'”

Chambers UK,  2021

Alex is ranked as the only ‘star individual’ on the Western Circuit in chancery matters by Chambers UK and is Head of our Wills & Trusts team. He has recently been identified as the only ‘star ranked’ leading professional adviser to the Private Wealth market (outside London), where he is featured in the High Net Worth Guide 2021.

Alex is a ‘star barrister outside of London,’ according to a source. He is well known and highly praised for his ability to handle complex disputes concerning wills and trusts, and he is also described by a commentator as a ‘phenomenal mediator.’ ‘Alex is highly knowledgeable and able to deal with highly complex factual and legal disputes, and disputes concerning intricate matters of law and procedure,’ says an interviewee, adding: ‘He is also very good at advising on the court’s likely approach to any claim.’ ”


Alex’s practice includes both advisory and contentious work relating to trusts, wills and the administration of estates, including claims based on proprietary estoppel and under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. He has recently been successful in the High Court in contesting the validity of a farmer’s will on the ground of testamentary capacity and in an alternative proprietary estoppel claim. Read more here.

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

Qualifications & awards:

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