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Chambers of Henry Harrod

LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3XT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 6201
Fax:
Fax 020 7831 8102
DX:
304 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.5sblaw.com

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Within Charities Charities - Leading silks

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Within Company and partnership Partnership - Leading juniors

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Within Pensions, 5 Stone Buildings (Henry Harrod) is a third tier set,

Although 5 Stone Buildings has a small pensions practice, it is still considered to be ‘a key player' in the area. Recent highlights include IBM UK Holdings v Dalgleish and Trustees of the Lehman Brothers Pension Scheme v Pensions Regulator.

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Within Private client: personal tax, 5 Stone Buildings (Henry Harrod) is a third tier set,

5 Stone Buildings is ‘extremely proactive and ready to help, if necessary at short notice'. It specialises in both agricultural property relief and business property relief, and its barristers advise on tax issues in jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, India and China.

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Within Private client: trusts and probate, 5 Stone Buildings (Henry Harrod) is a first tier set,

‘The leading Chancery set for contentious trust and probate matters', 5 Stone Buildings fields ‘a combination of leading silks, impressive juniors and good clerks to support the barristers'. Shân Warnock-Smith QC represented Dr Winston Wong in high-profile ongoing litigation in Bermuda to recover assets worth billions of dollars held in Bermuda purpose trusts.

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Within Property litigation Property litigation - Leading juniors

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Within Set overviews: England and Wales,

5 Stone Buildings’ is a strong Chancery set, where the ‘accessible' barristers show ‘a wealth of expertise in the areas in which they practice'. Pensions, charities and Court of Protection disputes are particular areas of expertise, as are Chancery-related commercial matters and associated professional negligence cases. It is ‘a very forward-thinking set', which arranges ‘excellent, topical and reasonably priced training seminars that are very relevant for private client solicitors'. Paul Jennings is the senior clerk. Offices in: London

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