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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

Leon Pickering

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

Work Department

Private Client: Trusts & Probate, Private Client: Personal Tax, Court of Protection

Position

Barrister and accredited mediator with a busy practice covering a wide range of chancery and commercial work with a particular emphasis on traditional chancery. Leon has a strong private client practice including inheritance disputes, trust litigation, the Court of Protection and capital taxes. He is currently involved in a number of high profile cases and is representing His Exalted Highness the 8th Nizam of Hyderabad in the widely reported Pakistan v Natwest litigation. His cases include acting for the Official Solicitor in tax planning and other applications in the Court of Protection, representing charities in legacy disputes, the rescission of a settlement that had adverse tax consequences, a trust variation, rectification claims and numerous probate and 1975 Act claims. Leon also has a busy advisory and non-contentious practice and regularly gives seminars on all aspects of private client work.

Career

Called 2010.

Reported cases: Pakistan v National Westminster Bank PLC (No. 1) [2015] EWHC 55 (Ch); (No. 2) [2016] EWHC 1465 (Ch); Dellal v Dellal and others [2015] EWHC 907 (Fam).

Co-author of Tolley’s Inheritance Tax Planning.
Lawskills: Who Can Challenge a Will?

Member

Chancery Bar Association, Charity Law Association, Court of Protection Practitioners’ Association

Education

BVC (Outstanding), GDL, MPhil (Distinction), Wadham College, Oxford, MA (First Class), Wadham College, Oxford


London Bar

Court of Protection and community care

Within: Court of Protection and community care – Leading juniors

Leon Pickering - Ten Old SquareHe is reassuringly confident in his advice.

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