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Ten Old Square
Ten Old Square

Work Department

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


Richard Dew’s practice is focussed on Wills, Estates and Trusts and related professional negligence. His practice is predominantly litigation, and he is frequently involved in large and complex claims. He also advises and represents in Court of Protection matters and provides expert advice in respect of tax and tax planning (principally capital taxation).


Qualified 1999. Co-author of Rossdale’s Administration of Estates (Fifth Edition) ‘Parker’s Will Precedents’, ‘Tolley’s Inheritance Tax Planning’ and ‘The Trusts and Estate Practitioner’s Guide to Mental Capacity’; contributed to ‘Ranking, Spicer and Pegler’s Executorship Law, Trusts & Accounts’ (25th ed Butterworths), ‘The Land Registration Act 2002’ (Lexis Nexis), International Trusts Disputes and Trusts & Accounts (Butterworths). 

Published articles include: “Brewster and the future for unmarried cohabitants” Lawskills Feb 2017, “Trusts & Disclosure” (2011) PCB 241, “Thy Will be done” STEP Journal April 2016, “2013 case round up” in TQR March 2014, Trusts and Disclosure, 2011 Private Client Business [2011] PCB 241-247; “Can TLATA 1996 be Interpreted as a Fiscal Bill?” Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal, May 2009, 11 (jointly with Gill Steel); • “A Wasted Opportunity” (Trustee Exclusion Clauses) T.E.L. & T.J. (2007) No.83 January/February Pages 23-25.

ACTAPS Contentious Barrister of the Year 2016

Reported cases include: Thornton & Ors v Woodhouse & Anor [2017] EWHC 769 (Ch); P v P [2015] WTLR 1039, [2015]; AB v CB [2015] 2 FLR 25; JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank v Pugachev; Tadros v Barratt [2014] EWHC 2860; Goodman v Goodman [2013] 3 WLR 1551; Shovelar v Lane [2011] 4 All ER 669; Sutton v Sutton [2010] WTLR 115; Lamothe v Lamothe [2006] EWHC 1387 (Ch); Banks v National Westminster Bank plc and another [2005] All ER (D) 159; Clark v Clark [2006] All ER (D) 224 (Dec); Leadenhall Independent Trustees Ltd v Welham and another [2004] All ER (D) 423 (Mar).


Chancery Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association; STEP; ACTAPS.


Reading University (LLB First).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

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Richard Dew

Ten Old Square

Is a skilled advocate and fights fiercely for his clients – drives a hard bargain.