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Ten Old Square
Ten Old Square
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3SU
England

Work Department

Private Client: Trusts & Probate; Private Client: Personal Tax, Court of Protection

Position

Chancery litigation and advisory work in the UK and offshore, including domestic, off shore and cross-border trusts and will disputes, disputes relating to offshore trust and structures in matrimonial proceedings, related tax and professional negligence issues, the drafting, structuring and advising in relations to trusts, succession planning and tax and related areas, court of protection: property and affairs.

Career

Called to the Bar 1989; Silk 2011. Called to the Malaysian Bar 1991.

Vice Chairman of the Chancery Bar Association. He is an Editor of Mellows Taxation of Executors and Trustees, an Editor of the Court of Protection Law Reports and is the Consultant Editor of Ranking Spicer Pegler, Executorship Law, Trusts and Accounts. 

Recent cases include: High Commissioner of Pakistan v Nat West Bank [2015] EWHC 55 (Ch), [2016] EWHC 1465 (Ch) (involves issues of sovereign immunity and trust law, and Indian and Shari’a succession law); Crociani v Crociani and others [2014] UKPC 40 (the landmark case on jurisdiction clauses in trusts); Al Sadi v Al Sadi [2013] (Claim by certain children of deceased that under Shari’a, Liechtenstein and Monagasque law, assets held in a Liechtenstein Foundation and a Panamanian company form part of the estate); Rodman v Rodman [2013] Claims for intermeddling and misappropriation from $125m estate– value £millions; Scarfe v Matthews [2012] WTLR 1579 (doctrine of election – estate of Bernard Matthews); Re the Valetta Trust [2011] JRC 227(the validity of third party litigation funding arrangements for trust litigation in Jersey); Re MN [2010] WTLR 1355 (the first decision on the ambit of the international jurisdiction of the Court of Protection); Re IMK Family Trust [2008] JLR 430 (the landmark decision on the enforcement of foreign matrimonial judgments in Jersey) C v C (Privilege) [2008] 1 FLR 115 – applicability of legal professional privilege to disclosure by anstalt where wife claimed anstalt attempting to defeat her ancillary relief claim.

Languages

Malay.

Memberships

Charity Law Association; Chancery Bar Association; Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Bar Pro Bono Unit.

Education

Epsom College; University of Nottingham (1988 LLB Hons).

Leisure

Photography, cinema.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

Within: Leading Silks -

Eason Rajah QC



Ten Old Square



Is very clever and knows his trust law inside out. He is also a good tactician and can explain the options to clients very well.

London Bar > Offshore

Within: Leading Silks -

Eason Rajah QC



Ten Old Square



Very good with clients and very user-friendly.