Set Profile > Chambers of Henry Harrod > London, England
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5 Stone Buildings
Chambers of Henry Harrod > The Legal 500 Rankings
Pensions Tier 1
5 Stone Buildings is an ‘outstanding chambers for contentious probate and trusts' thanks to it having 'a broad range of barristers who have varying levels of call.’ One client said: 'All of the barristers we have dealt with have been knowledgeable, efficient, approachable, and good advocates.’ In one recent case of note, Henry Legge QC acted for the trustees in a contested removal of the trustees of a series of very large settlements.
5 Stone Buildings is 'an outstanding set for Court of Protection matters', advising on the full range of property and affairs issues as well as health and welfare applications. Tracey Angus QC advised on a major case which raised complex issues about the interpretation of a testamentary instrument that was made by the Court of Protection. Members regularly represent clients in disputes over issues such as statutory wills and gifts, lasting and enduring powers of attorney, as well as deputyships.
Private client: personal tax Tier 2
Company and partnership Tier 2
Offshore Tier 3
5 Stone Buildings' members continue to appear in Chancery cases across the offshore world. On top of numerous members having experience of trust litigation that sets the agenda in Jersey and Bermuda, Matthew Paton has experience of acting as an expert witness on Bahamian law.
Property litigation Tier 4
Mediators Tier 5
The ‘excellent arts team’ at 5 Stone Buildings provide ‘very impressive, expeditious advice’. Henry Legge QC and Luke Harris recently successfully represented the owner of £5m Islamic rock crystal jar in establishing title in interpleader proceedings against Sotheby’s.
For some, 5 Stone Buildings is ‘the best Chancery set bar none’. Members have an ‘excellent depth of knowledge on contentious probate, trusts and estates, as well as Court of Protection matters’, along with pensions and art and cultural property issues. ‘Even the most junior counsel provides solid advice and there are some big hitters to utilise for experience’ meaning ‘there is always someone available who can assist and who you can trust to have a good client manner’. In recent news, Toby Bishop joined from Field Court Chambers, while David Rees QC has been elected vice chair of the new Court of Protection Bar Association. The clerks' room is one of chambers’ greatest strengths, according to solicitors. Senior clerk Paul Jennings is as well-known as his members and is ‘great at maintaining relationships between his barristers and those instructing them’. Jennings ‘runs a tight ship with humour’ and ‘is always available (and commercially realistic) for the discussion of fees’. First junior Dan Coote and second junior Elliott Hurrell are also recommended for being ‘responsive and agile in their approach’; ‘tell them what you need, and they will always find a way to deliver’. Asked how chambers could improve, one solicitor replied: ‘Hard to say when they are so close to perfection’. Offices in: London
Chambers of Henry Harrod > Firm Profile
Members of this chambers are specialists in a wide variety of areas, including trusts law, the administration of estates, taxation, real property, landlord and tenant, pensions, charities, partnership, Court of Protection, insolvency, art and cultural property, and all chancery-related commercial matters. Members also advise and act in relation to professional negligence cases associated with these practice areas.
The set: Members of chambers are noted for providing a fast and effective service in both litigation and advisory work, and for their approachability. Members appear in courts at every level, both national and international.
Types of work undertaken: Advice and litigation expertise is provided in cases relating to property, wills, trusts, capital and other taxation and charity matters. Advice is given in relation to onshore and offshore tax planning at the very highest level and members lecture widely in this area, and publish leading works. Members at all levels advise on and deal with contested probate, executorship, Inheritance Act proceedings, estate planning and breach of trust. As counsel for the Inland Revenue, members have appeared in cases covering many aspects of income and capital taxation. Members appear regularly in the Court of Protection and on behalf of the Official Solicitor, in both property and affairs and health and welfare cases.
Occupational pensions are also an area of expertise, with members appearing in leading cases dealing with such issues as trustees duties and pension fund surplus.
Members undertake work in the field of professional negligence, working both for claimants and defendants.
Land law expertise includes disputes relating to conveyancing, land registration, easements, restrictive covenants, status of mortgages, trespass, misrepresentation, mistake and undue influence.
Landlord and tenant work covers creation, renewal and termination of leases, remedies for non-payment of rent, commercial and agricultural tenancies, residential tenancies and long leaseholds.
Chambers offers notable experience in all aspects of partnership disputes, and two members are the authors of a leading book on the subject.
|Senior clerk||Paul Jennings|
|Members of Chambers||HARROD, Henry (1963)|
|Members of Chambers||WARNOCK-SMITH QC, Shân (1971)|
|Members of Chambers||WHITEHOUSE, Christopher (1972)|
|Members of Chambers||BLACKETT-ORD, Mark (1974)|
|Members of Chambers||SIMMONDS QC, Andrew (1980)|
|Members of Chambers||ALLARDICE, Miranda (1982)|
|Members of Chambers||REED QC, Penelope (1983)|
|Members of Chambers||TIDMARSH QC, Christopher (1985)|
|Members of Chambers||O'SULLIVAN, Michael (1986)|
|Members of Chambers||ROLFE, Patrick (1987)|
|Members of Chambers||RICH, Barbara (1990)|
|Members of Chambers||ANGUS QC, Tracey (1991)|
|Members of Chambers||LEGGE QC, Henry (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||HARDY, Amanda QC (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||REES QC, David (1994)|
|Members of Chambers||SARTIN, Leon (1997)|
|Members of Chambers||HAREN, Sarah (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||ENTWISTLE, Thomas (2001)|
|Members of Chambers||HARRIS, Luke (2001)|
|Members of Chambers||PATON, Matthew (2005)|
|Members of Chambers||BAXTER, Mark (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||HUGHES, Ruth (2007)|
|Members of Chambers||NYE, Louisa (2007)|
|Members of Chambers||HEWITT, Edward (2007)|
|Members of Chambers||EAST, William (2008)|
|Members of Chambers||BISHOP, Toby (2008)|
|Members of Chambers||HOLLAND, Jordan (2009)|
|Members of Chambers||ROPER, Mathew (2011)|
|Members of Chambers||MARRE, Oliver (2011)|
|Members of Chambers||DRAPKIN, Alexander (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||MARTIN, Harry (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||CHANDLER, Sam (2013)|
|Members of Chambers||CUMBER, Hugh (2013)|
|Members of Chambers||EAGLING, Eliza (2015)|
|Members of Chambers||FETHERSTONEHAUGH, Rose (2016)|
|Members of Chambers||DOUGLAS, Simon (2018)|
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|Ms Eliza Eagling||View Profile|
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|Amanda Hardy QC||View Profile|
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|Louisa Nye||View Profile|
|Michael O’Sullivan||View Profile|
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CLIENT: Stephen Richards
COMPANY/FIRM: Withers LLP
TESTIMONIAL: The team at 5 Stone Buildings really are at the top of their game. From the juniors through to the QCs, you know that you will get an excellent service, robust, sensible advice and excellence in both court and around the negotiating table.
CLIENT: Geoffrey Kertesz
COMPANY/FIRM: BDB Pitmans LLP
TESTIMONIAL: It is hard to think of a chambers that, top to bottom, covers the full spectrum of Chancery work so effectively. Whether your client needs a silk experienced in cross-border trust disputes, a senior junior to provide sage, practical advice, or a junior barrister to handle a discrete matter, 5 Stone Buildings has some of the best barristers for the job. It is also a chambers that moves with the times, as shown by its willingness to bring in new talent at various levels, while simultaneously developing its pupils into effective junior tenants. All this, coupled with an efficient clerks’ room, makes 5 Stone Buildings very much a ‘go to’ set in this area.
CLIENT: Philip Youdan
COMPANY/FIRM: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
TESTIMONIAL: The team at 5 Stone Buildings consistently delivers exceptional legal advice. This comes from their depth of legal knowledge and their commitment to placing the client’s interests at the heart of their work. It is a pleasure to continue to work with them.
Top Tier Set Rankings
- London Bar Court of Protection and community care
- London Bar Private client: personal tax
- London Bar Company and partnership
- London Bar Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax
- London Bar Offshore
- London Bar Property litigation
- London Mediators
- London Bar Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)
- London Bar Set overviews: England and Wales