Traditional Chancery practice focussed on trusts, contentious probate, family provision, Court of Protection and related professional negligence. Acted in trust disputes in a variety of contexts, traditional dynastic trusts to commercial trusts, applications to remove trustees, set aside trustees’ decisions, determine points of construction, seeking compensation for breach of trust. Regularly represents trustees and beneficiaries in matrimonial disputes. Acted in high-profile probate disputes, extensive experience of 1975 Act claims and variety of equitable claims including: to set aside transactions for undue influence and fraud, proprietary estoppel, tracing claims. Reported cases include: Wesley v Chantler  EWHC 21 (will construction); Dellal v Dellal  EWHC 907 (family provision); Re Lucian Freud  WTLR 1453 (secret trusts); Curtis v Pulbrook  EWHC (Ch) 167 (gifts in equity);  EWHC 1370 (trusts; undue influence); Gill v Woodall  Ch 380 (probate);  EWHC 3778 (Ch) (probate; proprietary estoppel); Holman v Howes  1 FLR 1217 (constructive trusts; estoppel); Kostic v Chaplin  EWHC 2289 (probate);  WTLR 655 (costs); P v G  WTLR 691 (family provision).
Called 1991. Silk 2012.
ACTAPs, PNBA, ChBA.
Co-author 'A Practical Guide to Inheritance Act Claims' (2nd Ed. Law Society 2017).
MA Hons (Edin); Dip Law (City).