Maxim practises in all areas of commercial chancery litigation, with a particular emphasis on property, company and insolvency, and the law of charities.
He is frequently instructed in the High Court and the County Court and is an experienced trial advocate in cases from the small claims track to the multi-track. He is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, the Property Bar Association, the Contentious Trusts Association, and the Charity Law Association. He is on the Committee of the Property Bar Association.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Maxim read Philosophy and Theology at Oriel College, Oxford. He was awarded the Top First in his year and a Gibbs Prize for outstanding performance in Philosophy. He subsequently obtained a Distinction on his MA in Philosophy from King's College London and was a recipient of the Simon Dally Book Award.
At City University Law School, Maxim received a Distinction in his Graduate Diploma in Law and was marked Outstanding on the Bar Course. He received scholarships from Gray’s Inn for both of these – including a Bedingfield Scholarship, the highest scholarship awarded by Gray’s Inn, for the Bar Course.
Outside the law, Maxim’s hobbies include running, cycling, music, and a continuing academic interest in philosophy and theology.
The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Maxim will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, the terms under which Maxim accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2020 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.