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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

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.

Career

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?

Memberships

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

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

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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.