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Piers Feltham has a general Chancery practice specialising in particular in property, private client, probate and trusts, capital taxes, landlord and tenant, mortgages and securities, pensions, company and commercial, insolvency, partnership, charities, court of protection, family provision, professional negligence and cohabitation.


Called 1985; Gray’s Inn. Winner of the George Long Prize for Jurisprudence at Cambridge University and Uthwatt scholar of Gray’s Inn. As an advocate he has been highly commended by a survey of litigation solicitors in The Lawyer magazine and he appears regularly in all courts up to the level of the Privy Council. Publications: ‘Spencer Bower on Reliance-Based Estoppel’ 5th ed (2016). Sample cases: Lake v Lake [1989] STC 865 (inheritance tax; deeds of variation); Jawara v Gambia Airways [1992] EGCS 54 Privy Council (land; agency); Pereira v Beanlands [1996] 3 AER 528 (proprietary estoppel; procedural default); Cork v Cork [1997] 1 EGLR 5 (landlord and tenant; joint ownership); Gardener v Lewis [1998] 1 WLR 1535 Privy Council (conveyancing); Lloyd’s Bank v Hawkins [1998] 3 EGLR 109 (mortgage; banking); Re W [2000] Ch 372 (Court of Protection); Moore’s (Wallisdown) Ltd v Pensions Ombudsman [2002] 1 WLR 1649 (pensions); Colonial Fire & General Ins Co ltd v Harry [2006] UKPC 53 (Privy Council; insurance); Connell v Connell [2008] UKPC 44 (Privy Council: trusts); Re East Grinstead Working Men’s Club [2011] WTLR 975 (charity); Re Huntley [2014] EWHC 547 (Ch) (construction/rectification of will); Re Savile [2014] EWCA Civ 1632 (administration of estates; insolvency) Re LM [2015] EWCOP 91 (Court of Protection); Blades v Isaac [2016] WTLR 589 (trustees’ costs).


Charity Law Association; Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists; Chancery Bar Association; STEP.


Winchester College; Trinity College, Cambridge (BA (Hons)).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Piers FelthamRadcliffe ChambersPiers combines a bespoke Court of Protection property and affairs practice with excellent Chancery knowledge.

Radcliffe Chambers’ Court of Protection team handles a range of property and affairs work, crossing over with the set’s broader reputation in private wealth matters. In the Supreme Court of Bermuda, Piers Feltham represented one of the children in Wong v Grand View Private Trust, a long running Bermudian trusts case concerning the founders of the Formosa Plastics Group involving both a range of Chancery issues and mental capacity matters.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Piers FelthamRadcliffe ChambersPiers is technically extremely good and provides very clear opinions. He is very persuasive on his feet.

London Bar > Charities

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

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The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

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