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LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3SU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7405 0758
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 8237
DX:
306 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.tenoldsquare.com

Simon Taube QC

Tel:
Work 020 7405 0758
Email:
Web:
www.tenoldsquare.com
Ten Old Square (Ten Old Square)

Work Department

Private Client: Trusts and Probate, Private Client: Personal Tax, Charities

Position

Barrister specialising in Chancery work (both litigation and advisory work) with special expertise in the fields of trusts, estates and tax, professional negligence, partnership, charity, real property, Inheritance Act claims;

Career

Qualified 1980, Middle Temple and Lincoln’s Inn; QC 2000.

Important cases include: Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing [2017] EWCA Civ 74, [2015] EWHC 2366: Data Protection Act and trusts; Davidson v Seelig [2016]: Protector’s powers and court’s trust jurisdiction; Crociani v Crociani and others [2014] UKPC 40: contentious breach of trust claim; Re Nina Wang [2014] HKCA: charitable trust and company law; The Warburg Institute [2014]; construction of trust deed; Re: The Law Society [2014]; Buzzoni v HMRC [2013] CA: HT and unjust enrichment; Labrouche v Frey [2012] CA: breach of trust, abuse of process; In the Matter of the A Trust [2012] Bermuda: trust jurisdiction clauses; A-G’s Poverty Reference [2011] public benefit in charity; Fattal v Walbrook [2010] trustee exoneration clause.

Member

Chancery Bar Association; Revenue Bar Association; STEP.

Education

Westminster School; Merton College, Oxford (1978 Modern History 1st); Diploma in Law.

Leisure

Singing, tennis.


London Bar

Charities

Within: Leading Silks

Simon Taube QC - Ten Old Square A supremely clever silk

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Offshore

Within: Leading Silks

Simon Taube QC - Ten Old SquareAn immensely bright and vastly experienced silk.

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Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Leading Silks

Simon Taube QC - Ten Old SquareIs very much a go-to counsel for serious trust law issues where the court is being asked to consider novel points or enters uncharted territory.

Within: Private client: trusts and probate

Ten Old Squareexcels from top to bottom.’ The chambers is ‘the go-to place for trustee applications involving rectification, variation of trusts and other administrative court proceedings.’ In Investec Trust (Guernsey) v Glenalla Simon Taube QC successfully persuaded the Privy Council to hold that the trustee was not personally liable for losses. This was as a result of the terms of Jersey trust law and the adoption of a new rule of private international law that affected trusts. Overall it is an ‘excellent set of chambers.

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