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Simon Taube QC
Private Client: Trusts and Probate, Private Client: Personal Tax, Charities
Barrister specialising in Chancery work (both litigation and advisory work) with special expertise in the fields of trusts, estates and tax, professional negligence, partnership, charity, real property, Inheritance Act claims;
Qualified 1980, Middle Temple and Lincoln’s Inn; QC 2000.
Important cases include: Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing  EWCA Civ 74,  EWHC 2366: Data Protection Act and trusts; Davidson v Seelig : Protector’s powers and court’s trust jurisdiction; Crociani v Crociani and others  UKPC 40: contentious breach of trust claim; Re Nina Wang  HKCA: charitable trust and company law; The Warburg Institute ; construction of trust deed; Re: The Law Society ; Buzzoni v HMRC  CA: HT and unjust enrichment; Labrouche v Frey  CA: breach of trust, abuse of process; In the Matter of the A Trust  Bermuda: trust jurisdiction clauses; A-G’s Poverty Reference  public benefit in charity; Fattal v Walbrook  trustee exoneration clause.
Chancery Bar Association; Revenue Bar Association; STEP.
Westminster School; Merton College, Oxford (1978 Modern History 1st); Diploma in Law.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1 (Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1
Ten Old Square is a ‘smaller excellent set’ that is often described as a ‘go-to chambers for trust and general private client work. The barristers give rounded and practical advice and are very user friendly’ and are ‘extremely responsive.’ Simon Taube QC acted for the estate in a claim by an equitable tenant in common for the partition of approximately 250 acres of trust land on Teeside. The case is particularly complex as it raises interesting issues about the valuation of land with hope value, residential values, and on Red Book definitions of market value. The ‘reliable and perceptive‘ James MacDougald climbs this year’s junior rankings, while the ‘pragmatic‘ James Poole is recognised as a rising star of the Bar.