Chancery, probate, and tax in Regional Bar
No5 Barristers Chambers houses a strong Chancery team, praised by clients for its 'good strength in depth of counsel and very efficient and reliable clerking'. The set houses counsel at a wide range of seniority levels, with complex cases covered by members such as head of chambers Mark Anderson QC, while at the junior end practitioners such as Imogen Halstead are beginning to build up considerable bodies of work in this area. Inheritance issues remain a key area of work for the team, with barristers such as Louise Corfield and Angus Burden focusing heavily on such matters, with Burden having recently advised on cases involving the treatment of matrimonial and non-matrimonial property, alleged capacity issue and improperly prepared wills.
St Philips Chambers has members instructed on a range of Chancery matters, including Inheritance Act 1975 claims and trust disputes, an area in which John Randall QC, Mark Grant, and John Brennan are highly recommended. Andrew Charman represented three siblings in an inheritance dispute arising from an agricultural estate, securing the removal of the fourth sibling as an executor, and then in a subsequent action after a failure to give up possession of the land in question.