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Radcliffe Chambers

Robert Pearce

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments

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Charities - London (Bar)

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Robert Pearce QC
Widely regarded as a leading silk for charity disputes as well as advisory work. His recent work includes advisingtrustees, charities and religious orders on issues as varied as constitutional matters and gifts in wills. He regularly advises and acts for the Charity Commission on high-profile issues and is regularly instructed by the Attorney General. Solicitors routinely approach him for advice on particularly complex questions.
Strengths: "An excellent charity lawyer, pre-eminent in his field, whose advice is of an exceptionally high standard. He is very user-friendly and turns around papers very quickly." "He breaks down complex matters into segments and separates out his thinking; clients really understand the points he's making."
Recent work: Instructed by the Attorney General in the Supreme Court case of Cooper v Lehtimäki & Others. The case concerned the affairs of one of the UK’s largest grantmaking charities and raised novel legal points concerning the extent of the court’s jurisdiction over charitable companies.
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Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)

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Robert Pearce QC
Respected silk who has a substantial traditional chancery practice and is particularly noted for his handling of complex trust and charities. He is sought after by trustees, executors and private companies.
Strengths: "A very, very good lawyer." "He is terribly conscientious - you know that he will think about everything. He has always made the effort to make things easy for the client to understand."
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Trusts - London (Bar)

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Robert Pearce QC
Provides impressive advice on complex trust matters including variations and taxation issues. He is recognised for his involvement in high-profile litigation and is also noted for his drafting and trusts planning work.
Strengths: "A man you can have great faith in - he is a very, very good lawyer. He is terribly conscientious; you know he will think about every minute aspect of the case. He always makes the effort to make things easy for the clients to understand."
Recent work: Appeared in Re W, acting for the trustees of large trusts located in an offshore jurisdiction and which are the subject of complex litigation in that jurisdiction.
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