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David Rees QC

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Practice Areas

Traditional chancery practice including trusts, wills, administration of estates, family provision, and capital taxation. Particular specialisation in Court of Protection work and cross-border capacity disputes. Reported cases include: Parry v HMRC [2020] UKSC 35 (Inheritance Tax on pension transfer); Hinduja v Hinduja [2020] 1533 (Ch) (Appointment of litigation friend); Re ACC [2020] EWCOP 9 (Conflicts of interest by professional deputies); Re Lawson [2019] EWCOP 22 (Appointment of personal welfare deputies); Gee v Gee [2018] EWHC 1393 (Ch) (£8M farming proprietary estoppel dispute); PBC v JMA [2018] EWCOP 19 (Authorisation of £6M gifts by Court of Protection); Lloyd v Jones [2016] EWHC 1308 (Ch) (Contentious probate); Re PA [2015] EWCOP 38 (Recognition of foreign order by Court of Protection); A Local Authority v SW [2015] COPLR 29 (Habitual residence of incapacitated adult).

Career

Called to the Bar 1994; Recorder 2012; Silk 2017; Deputy High Court Judge 2018. Member of Court of Protection ad hoc Rules Committee.

Professional Memberships

Court of Protection Bar Association (Vice-Chair); Chancery Bar Association; ACTAPS; STEP; Honorary member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Publications

General Editor Heywood & Massey's Court of Protection Practice. Writes regularly for various professional journals.

Personal

BA Oxford.