Ten Old Square

Court of Protection: Property & Affairs Department

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Ten Old Square offers a broad expertise in property and affairs matters, drawing on the set's recognised strength in private client work. Members are particularly well regarded for their handling of Court of Protection cases involving statutory will applications, and cases concerning the sale of property, tax arrangements and lasting powers of attorney. Members act for a range of interested parties, including individuals, their families and the Official Solicitor.

Client service: "The clerks are super helpful; they operate with a commercial mind and recognise the importance of the instructing solicitor." "The clerking service is friendly and efficient." Keith Plowman is the senior clerk.

Eason Rajah QC
Top-quality property and financial affairs silk who has a fantastic reputation for his chancery work generally. He is instructed by private clients and charitable organisations in high-value, complex cases. He is also well equipped to handle cases with an international element. 
Strengths: "A trusted pair of hands who is excellent on complex international matters. He is able to explain issues and his strategy very clearly, and his delivery in court is smooth and concise." "He is strategic, quick-thinking and excellent with clients. He's very reassuring and has a real presence in the courtroom."

Georgia Bedworth
Noteworthy chancery barrister who is experienced in matters concerning probate, inheritance and the administration of estates. She is often involved in complex, high-value matters for private clients and the Official Solicitor. Recently acted in an unusual application for the disclosure of documents to be used in a probate claim. 
Strengths: "She's very knowledgeable and has a good sense of how judges will approach things. She's considerate and thoughtful, but won't hesitate to stand firm and fight her corner." "She is robust, available and friendly." "She is technically superb."

Leon Pickering
Well reputed for his litigation experience and knowledge of complex capital tax and fiscal planning. He is often instructed by the Official Solicitor and private clients in statutory will and gift applications. 
Strengths: "He is an easy and straightforward barrister to deal with." "He's very good on paper and is an excellent negotiator." "Exceptionally responsive, hard-working and smart. He really knows his stuff."

Richard Dew
Brings his broad chancery practice to contentious and non-contentious trust and probate cases. He is particularly adept at handling the management of personal injury damages awards. 
Strengths: "He is so bright, energetic and full of charm." "He is extremely knowledgeable, very pleasant to work with and technically very impressive."