Leon Pickering > Ten Old Square > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Ten Old Square
Ten Old Square

Work Department

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


Barrister and accredited mediator with a busy practice covering a wide range of chancery and commercial work with a particular emphasis on traditional chancery. Leon has a strong private client practice including inheritance disputes, trust litigation, the Court of Protection and capital taxes. He is currently involved in a number of high profile cases and is representing His Exalted Highness the 8th Nizam of Hyderabad in the widely reported Pakistan v Natwest litigation. His cases include acting for the Official Solicitor in tax planning and other applications in the Court of Protection, representing charities in legacy disputes, the rescission of a settlement that had adverse tax consequences, a trust variation, rectification claims and numerous probate and 1975 Act claims. Leon also has a busy advisory and non-contentious practice and regularly gives seminars on all aspects of private client work.


Called 2010.

Reported cases: Pakistan v National Westminster Bank PLC (No. 1) [2015] EWHC 55 (Ch); (No. 2) [2016] EWHC 1465 (Ch); Dellal v Dellal and others [2015] EWHC 907 (Fam).

Co-author of Tolley’s Inheritance Tax Planning.
Lawskills: Who Can Challenge a Will?


Chancery Bar Association, Charity Law Association, Court of Protection Practitioners’ Association


BVC (Outstanding), GDL, MPhil (Distinction), Wadham College, Oxford, MA (First Class), Wadham College, Oxford

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

Within: Leading Juniors -

Leon Pickering

Ten Old Square

His technical knowledge is excellent and he has a good manner of explaining this to the client in a way they understand.

London Bar > Offshore

Within: Leading Juniors -

Leon Pickering

Ten Old Square

He provides very clear advice and analysis.