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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

Barbara Rich

Tel:
Work 020 7242 6201
Email:
5 Stone Buildings (Chambers of Henry Harrod)

Position

Barrister specialising in trusts and estates litigation, property and affairs jurisdiction of the Court of Protection, and related professional negligence. Regularly instructed to act for the Official Solicitor to the Supreme Court. Experienced mediator. Notable cases include: McIntosh v McIntosh [2013] WTLR; Re NT v FS &others [2013]; Re JC, D v JC [2012] MHLO 35 (COP) – statutory will; Public Trustee v Butler [2012] EWHC 858 (Ch) – construction of provisions in will void for uncertainty; Webster v Ashcroft [2011] EWHC 3848 (Ch) [2012] 1 WLR 1309; Wahab v Khan [2011] EWHC 908 (Ch) – successful appeal against striking out of probate action; Re G (TJ) [2010] EWHC 3005 (COP) (best interests under MCA in relation to lifetime gifts); Kings v Bultitude [2010] WTLR (challenge to validity of charitable gifts to defunct Ancient Catholic Church); Gorjat v Gorjat [2010] EWHC 1537 (Ch) (capacity and undue influence); Sutton v England [2010] WTLR 335 [2009] EWHC 3270 (Ch) (section 57); Re P [2010] Ch 53 (leading case on statutory wills under the Mental Capacity Act 2005); Baker v H [2009] EWHC 1331 (Fam); Re M, ITW v Z [2009] EWHC 2525 (Fam) (statutory wills); Macdonald & Bannigan v Frost [2009] EWHC 2276 (Ch) (testamentary promise proprietary estoppel); Re S & S (2010) 1WLR 1082 (‘best interests’, and property and affairs decisions under the Mental Capacity Act 2005); Supple v Pender [2007] WTLR 1461) (will forgery).

Career

Called 1990, Gray’s and Lincoln’s Inn. Consultant editor of ‘Jordan’s Elder Law Journal’ and a assistant editor ‘Heywood & Massey: Court of Protection Practice (13th edition). Accredited mediator ADR Chambers UK. Lectures widely.

Languages

French, Spanish.

Member

Chancery Bar Association; Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists; STEP; and an honorary life member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Education

St Paul’s Girls’ School; Emmanuel College, Cambridge (1979 entrance scholarship; 1982 BA; 1986 MA); Polytechnic of Central London (1989 Dip Law).


London Bar

Court of Protection and community care

Within: Court of Protection and community care – Leading juniors

Barbara Rich - 5 Stone BuildingsExplains matters simply and well.

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Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Private client: trusts and probate – Leading juniors

Barbara Rich - 5 Stone BuildingsThe consummate professional.

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