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Chambers of Keith Rowley QC
Radcliffe Chambers
11 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3QB
England

Position

Tom Dumont’s practice falls into the following areas: trusts and estates, property, charities and professional negligence litigation. Tom Dumont is rated a ‘confident, forthright and extremely able advocate with a sound, practical approach to complex problems’ by ‘Chambers Guide UK’ for traditional Chancery work. He advises beneficiaries and trustees, ranging from large trust corporations at home and abroad, to family trustees and executors. He advises and lectures (including numerous STEP lectures) on the use of trusts and wills in tax and estate planning. He acts in Probate and Inheritance Act disputes, particularly on behalf of charities, aiming to resolve at the outset those cases which ought not to be fought, but to pursue vigorously those which should be. His charity practice is recommended in ‘Chambers Guide UK’ as ‘really excellent’. ‘The Lawyer’ has recommended Tom Dumont as ‘first choice when the opposition are unscrupulous’. He has also been instructed in professional negligence cases by most of the well-known firms who act for solicitors and accountants, as well as by insurers direct. His particular expertise lies in claims involving tax and property, as well as fraud (he was one of a handful of barristers on the SIF fraud panel). Tom has been selected by ‘Citywealth’ as one of the ‘Prominent Barristers – Trusts’ in its Leaders List 2016 and was the most recent STEP Advocate of the Year.

Career

Called 1979; Gray’s Inn; former lecturer in trusts and tax.

Memberships

Professional Negligence Bar Association; Charity Law Association; STEP; ACTAPS.

Education

St Paul’s School; Trinity Hall, Cambridge (MA Hons); FZSL.

Leisure

Watching rugby, playing cricket.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

‘Strong in contentious Chancery, private client, contested probate work, pensions litigation, and partnership disputes’, RADCLIFFE CHAMBERS is a ‘chambers of choice’ for some instructing solicitors. The ‘solid’ set has ‘a fantastic spread of barristers, from silks through to very experienced juniors, and to budding juniors at the bottom’, including ‘real specialists in niche fields such as charities’. Since publication of our last guide, Tom Dumont took silk in 2019, commercial barrister Paul Burton arrived from Three Stone, Chancery silk Avtar Khangure QC joined as an associate member, and Mark Mullen was appointed an Insolvency and Companies Court judge. ‘Standout’ chief executive Fiona Fitzgerald provides ‘excellent service’ to clients. The ‘experienced, efficient, and helpful’ clerking team is jointly led by senior clerks Keith Nagle and John Clark. The ‘superb‘ Nagle is ‘a very experienced senior clerk’ while Clark ‘is a particular asset of the chambers; he is responsive, helpful, and understands the needs of those instructing him’. Solicitors also praise deputy senior clerk Lee Wright as ‘another great clerk’; practice managers Justin Allen and Nathan Ellingham ‘are both excellent’; second junior Vincent Carter is ‘always willing to assist and is clear on availability and cost of counsel’; assistant practice manager Bradley Edwards is ‘always very helpful’; while junior clerk Charles Edwards goes ‘beyond call of duty’. Offices in: London

London Bar > Charities

(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Tom Dumont QCRADCLIFFE CHAMBERSCharming and has good experienced.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Tom DumontRADCLIFFE CHAMBERSHis strategic thinking is second to none and his commitment to achieve the best possible outcome for the client is unrivalled.