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Ten Old Square
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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.
Reported cases: Pakistan v National Westminster Bank PLC (No. 1)  EWHC 55 (Ch); (No. 2)  EWHC 1465 (Ch); Dellal v Dellal and others  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