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LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON, WC2A 3SU, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7405 0758
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Fax 020 7831 8237
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306 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.tenoldsquare.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Excellent from top to bottom’, Ten Old Square is ‘a favourite set for complex, traditional Chancery matters’ and ‘the go-to set for trustee applications involving rectification, variation of trusts, and other administrative court proceedings’. Chambers has ‘technically able and user-friendly’ barristers who are considered ‘good value for money’. Senior clerk Keith Plowman leads a team which ‘goes out of its way to work calendars, ensure availability, and keep solicitors updated’. Plowman is supported by the ‘utterly reliable’ deputy senior clerk Marc Schofield and first junior clerk Fay Bennett. Offices in: London

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Agriculture
Leading Juniors

Samuel Laughton - Ten Old SquareRecommended for a variety of agricultural-related matters.

Ranked: tier 2

Georgia Bedworth - Ten Old SquareThe real beauty of her advice is its clarity.

Ranked: tier 3

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Charities
Leading Silks

Simon Taube QC - Ten Old Square A supremely clever silk

Ranked: tier 1

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Commercial litigation
Leading Juniors

Jonathan Gavaghan - Ten Old SquareWell respected for his commercial Chancery expertise.

Ranked: tier 5

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Company and partnership
Partnership - Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Ten Old Square

Ten Old Square's members are veritable partnership and LLP law experts, instructed by both partnerships and individuals across a wide variety of sectors in disputes and advisory matters relating to sensitive internal issues. In a particular highlight, Gideon Roseman successfully acted for the claimant and first Part 20 defendant in Shah v Shah, the third trial in a partnership dispute between brothers who operated businesses in England and India, and involving the interaction of various debts with a non-partner and the ability of the debtor partner to seek a contribution from other partners. Also of note, Jeremy Callman regularly acts for managing partners of major law firms and accountancy firms in highly-sensitive internal issues, and has substantial experience in non-contentious matters including drafting and updating LLP agreements.

Partnership - Leading juniors

Jeremy Callman - Ten Old SquareHe is the standout barrister on all things partnership.

Ranked: tier 1

Gideon Roseman - Ten Old SquareHe has incredible tenacity and a will to win.

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Gavaghan - Ten Old SquareHe is a superb and persuasive advocate as well as an excellent cross-examiner, where he manages to be both aggressive and charming at the same time.

Ranked: tier 2

Naomi Winston - Ten Old SquareShe is at the top of the game for partnership and LLP work, and a pleasure to work with.

Ranked: tier 2

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Court of Protection and community care
Leading Juniors

Georgia Bedworth - Ten Old SquareIs a reassuring voice and she will not hesitate to stand firm on matters and fight her corner.

Ranked: tier 3

Leon Pickering - Ten Old SquareHis technical knowledge is excellent and he has a good manner of explaining this to the client in a way they understand.

Ranked: tier 3

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Offshore
Leading Silks

Eason Rajah QC - Ten Old SquareVery good with clients and very user-friendly.

Ranked: tier 2

Simon Taube QC - Ten Old SquareAn immensely bright and vastly experienced silk.

Ranked: tier 3
Leading Juniors

Leon Pickering - Ten Old SquareHe provides very clear advice and analysis.

Ranked: tier 3

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Private client: personal tax
Leading Juniors

Robert Arnfield - Ten Old SquareAn excellent junior counsel.

Ranked: tier 3

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Private client: trusts and probate
Private client: trusts and probate - Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Ten Old Square

Ten Old Squareexcels from top to bottom.’ The chambers is ‘the go-to place for trustee applications involving rectification, variation of trusts and other administrative court proceedings.’ In Investec Trust (Guernsey) v Glenalla Simon Taube QC successfully persuaded the Privy Council to hold that the trustee was not personally liable for losses. This was as a result of the terms of Jersey trust law and the adoption of a new rule of private international law that affected trusts. Overall it is an ‘excellent set of chambers.

Leading Silks

Francis Barlow QC - Ten Old SquareHas huge experience of complex trust issues.

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Taube QC - Ten Old SquareIs very much a go-to counsel for serious trust law issues where the court is being asked to consider novel points or enters uncharted territory.

Ranked: tier 1

Eason Rajah QC - Ten Old SquareIs very clever and knows his trust law inside out. He is also a good tactician and can explain the options to clients very well.

Ranked: tier 2
Leading Juniors

Georgia Bedworth - Ten Old SquareA very thorough junior.

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Dew - Ten Old SquareIs a skilled advocate and fights fiercely for his clients – drives a hard bargain.

Ranked: tier 2

Susannah Meadway - Ten Old SquareExtremely knowledgeable and very clear in the advice she gives.

Ranked: tier 2

James MacDougald - Ten Old SquareHas a keen eye for detail and knows trusts inside out.

Ranked: tier 4

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Property litigation
Property litigation - Leading sets - ranked: tier 5

Ten Old Square

Work undertaken by Ten Old Square includes commercial landlord and tenant disputes, rent review arbitrations, dilapidations, leasehold enfranchisement, estoppel, co-habitees, and trusts. In one instruction worthy of note, Samuel Laughton is currently representing the wife of a defendant in Latchworth Ltd & Ziya v Tilly & Tilly, a multimillion-pound fraud claim which the claimant is attempting to enforce against the matrimonial home.

Leading Juniors

Samuel Laughton - Ten Old SquareA first-rate advocate who is skilled in multidisciplinary litigation.

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Gavaghan - Ten Old SquareHighly recommended for property litigation matters.

Ranked: tier 4

Evan Price - Ten Old SquareKnowledgeable of equitable interests, boundary disputes and restrictive covenants.

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Excellent from top to bottom’, Ten Old Square is ‘a favourite set for complex, traditional Chancery matters’ and ‘the go-to set for trustee applications involving rectification, variation of trusts, and other administrative court proceedings’. Chambers has ‘technically able and user-friendly’ barristers who are considered ‘good value for money’. Senior clerk Keith Plowman leads a team which ‘goes out of its way to work calendars, ensure availability, and keep solicitors updated’. Plowman is supported by the ‘utterly reliable’ deputy senior clerk Marc Schofield and first junior clerk Fay Bennett. Offices in: London

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