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Angus Burden is a pure traditional chancery barrister whose practice focuses on contentious trusts and probate. He has an excellent reputation for his technical skill and advocacy, as well as for his approachability and client care. Burden also advises clients on non-contentious trust and estate administration matters.
"He is an exceptionally gifted barrister; he's very easy to deal with, has real attention to detail and is a tremendous advocate too."
David Mitchell concentrates his practice on probate, trusts and real property disputes, for which he has a very good reputation. He has made a number of recent appearances in the High Court and frequently advises clients on claims made under the Inheritance Act 1975.
"He is really bright. He is the ultimate team player and really good at finding a way to resolve a dispute."
Recent work: Instructed in a claim to establish the identity of the trustees of a will trust.
David Taylor is a property specialist working regularly with local authorities, developers and private individuals involved in property disputes and landlord and tenant cases.
"He is incredibly well respected."
Imogen Halstead has a strong reputation for handling an array of traditional chancery matters. She has particular expertise in property disputes, 1975 Inheritance Act claims and will challenges.
"She is an excellent and very approachable barrister. She is very thorough and knowledgeable and an amazing advocate."
Recent work: Instructed in a claim by a trustee for permission to exclude a beneficiary with a right to reside from the trust property.
Louise Corfield is a highly regarded junior who focuses her practice on inheritance matters, including contentious probate and claims under the Inheritance Act 1975. She is effective at litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution. Corfield also has particular expertise in real property matters.
"She is technically competent but also strategically astute - she has a great balance."
Mark Anderson QC has a strong practice on the commercial side of chancery work, especially in company law and professional negligence. Anderson also regularly represents clients in partnership disputes and sits part-time as a High Court judge in the Chancery Division.
"He is a very knowledgeable, thorough and helpful barrister with excellent attention to detail."
Recent work: Instructed by the respondent and majority shareholder in a claim by minority shareholders in a company relating to an allegation that he misappropriated £1.85 million of the company’s money.
Nicola Preston carries out a range of chancery work, with a particular focus on questions of inheritance and estate administration. She produces valuable non-contentious advice and drafting as well as representation in contentious situations. Preston also assists clients with Court of Protection matters.
"She is a really good advocate and confident on her feet. She is a ferocious cross-examiner."
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