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Penelope Reed QC
Barrister with a wide Chancery practice and a special emphasis on trusts, wills, contentious probate, family provision claims, professional negligence, and tax. Her reported cases include: King v The Chiltern Dog Rescue and Redwings ; Cotton v Earl of Cardigan  EWCA Civ 1312; Loring v Woodland Trust  EWCA Civ 131; Simon v Byford  EWCA Civ 280; Ilott v Mitson  EWHC 54 (Fam); Re Christou Dec’d  EWHC 79 (Ch); Re M  WTLR 681; Green v Astor  EWHC 1857 (Ch);  WTLR 1489; Berger v Berger  EWCA Civ 1305; Burgess v Hawes  (CoA); Suggitt v Suggitt  WTLR 1607; Brudenell-Bruce v Moore and Cotton  EWHC 1024 (Ch) (ownership of paintings and the self-dealing rule); RSPCA v Sharp  WTLR 855  EWHC 268 (Ch) (construction of will); Alkin v Raymond  7/5/10 (removal of trustees); Jiggens v Low  EWHC 1566 (deed of appointment under discretionary power Hastings Bass rule); Perrins v Holland  EWCA Civ 840 testamentary capacity); Servoz-Gavin  1 All ER 410 (privileged wills); Thorner v Curtis  1 WLR 776; Blackman v Man  WTLR 389 (contentious probate); Goodchild v Bradbury  WTLR 463 (CA) presumed undue influence); Re Harding  EWHC 3 (Ch) (construction of a will); Re Cunliffe  Ch 361 (CA) (family provision claim by the widow of a short marriage); Jones v Jones  WTLR 1847 (execution and delivery of a deed/validity of a will); Price v Williams-Wynn  WTLR 1633 (rectification/excess exercise of powers); Drew v Daniel  WTLR 807(CA) (actual undue influence); Wright v Hodgkinson  WTLR 435 (presumed undue influence); Jennings v Cairns  WTLR 361 (presumed undue influence); Allardyce v Roebuck  WTLR 779 (testamentary options); Uglow v Uglow  WTLR 1183 (CA) (proprietary estoppel); Nathan v Leonard  1 WLR 827 (forfeiture clauses in wills); and Hitch v Stone  STC 214 (CA) (tax avoidance and sham).
Called 1983, Inner Temple; practised from Chambers of TM Ashe QC at 9 Stone Buildings (1984-2001); from 2001 at the Chambers of Henry Harrod QC; QC 2009; accredited mediator. Co-author of a ‘Practical Guide to the Trustee Act 2000’; co-author of the second edition of ‘Where There’s a Will (negligence in the preparation of wills)’; author of the ‘Annotated Trusts and Estates Law Handbook’; contributor to Butterworths Forms and Precedents (Wills and Trusts); contributor to a ‘Practical Approach to Joint Property’ (published by Tottel); co-author of ‘Inheritance Act Claims: A Practitioner’s Guide’ and ‘Risk and Negligence in Wills, Trusts and Estates’ 2nd Edition 2014 OUP.
STEP; ACTAPS; Chancery Bar Association.
Loughton County High School; King’s College, London (1982 LLB); 1983 Inns of Court School of Law.