Simon Taube KC > Ten Old Square > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Ten Old Square

Work Department

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 [2017] EWCA Civ 74, [2015] EWHC 2366: Data Protection Act and trusts; Davidson v Seelig [2016]: Protector’s powers and court’s trust jurisdiction; Crociani v Crociani and others [2014] UKPC 40: contentious breach of trust claim; Re Nina Wang [2014] HKCA: charitable trust and company law; The Warburg Institute [2014]; construction of trust deed; Re: The Law Society [2014]; Buzzoni v HMRC [2013] CA: HT and unjust enrichment; Labrouche v Frey [2012] CA: breach of trust, abuse of process; In the Matter of the A Trust [2012] Bermuda: trust jurisdiction clauses; A-G’s Poverty Reference [2011] public benefit in charity; Fattal v Walbrook [2010] trustee exoneration clause.


Chancery Bar Association; Revenue Bar Association; STEP.


Westminster School; Merton College, Oxford (1978 Modern History 1st); Diploma in Law.


Singing, tennis.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Simon Taube KCTen Old SquareSimon is accessible and user-friendly. He provides clear and strategically astute advice in a way that clients both understand and value. He is one of the most experienced and well-thought-of Chancery silks.

Ten Old Square is an ‘excellent set for trust disputes’, with a ‘strong bench of highly rated and capable barristers, from silks to juniors’. Francis Barlow KC is a ‘very thoughtful and experienced’ barrister who advises and represents clients in the full spectrum of contentious and non- contentious Chancery matters. Simon Taube KC is well known for his ‘clear and strategically astute advice’ and recently handled Re Tchenguiz Discretionary Trust:Fort & Balchin v ITGL, a matter before a seven person panel of the Privy Council involving questions of insolvent trusts. Leading junior Georgia Bedworth is praised for her ‘meticulous attention to detail’, while rising star James Poole is recommended for his ‘clear and concise advice that is easy for clients to understand’. Eason Rajah KC, as was, was appointed to the High Court bench effective April 2023.

London Bar > Charities

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Simon Taube KCTen Old Square ‘Exceptional clarity of thought and strategy. Took meticulous care over every detail.’

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Simon Taube KCTen Old Square