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Chambers of Henry Harrod
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Barrister whose practice covers all areas of Chancery work, with an emphasis on trusts, probate, tax and estate planning, inheritance and family provision, real property and landlord and tenant and related professional negligence. He regularly advises on capital taxation and is experienced in drafting trust documentation. His work includes contentious disputes of all kinds involving trusts, estates, patients of the Court of Protection, real property and landlord and tenant. His recent cases include: Hughes & ors v Bourne & ors [2012] EWHC 2232 (Ch); Lilleyman v Lilleyman [2012] EWHC 821 (Ch) [2012] EWHC 1056 (Ch); In the matter of the Wedgwood Museum Trust Ltd [2011] EWHC 3782 (Ch); Fine v Fine (rectification of deed of appointment) [2012] WTLR 1745 EWHC 1811 (Ch); Maskell v Denham and UBS Pensions Trustees [2010] LTL AC9200991 (spousal bypass trust set aside on grounds of mistake); Franks v Sinclair [2007] WTLR 439; EWHC (Ch) 3365 (probate action in which plea of want of knowledge and approval was successfully raised); Clarke v Brothwood [2007] WTLR 329; EWHC (Ch) 2939 (rectification of will); Mausner v Mincher [2006] EWHC (Ch) 1283 (costs of probate action); Re F [2004] 3 All ER 277 (registration of enduring power of attorney); and Elvidge v Coulson, The Times, 27 August 2003 (distribution of assets of friendly society).


Called to the Bar 1997, Middle Temple; co-author with James Kessler QC on ‘Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts’ (10th edition).




Devizes Comprehensive School; Southampton University (BSc); King’s College, London (LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: personal tax

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Leon Sartin5 Stone BuildingsPays close attention to detail.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Leon Sartin5 Stone BuildingsHe is very approachable.

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Leon Sartin5 Stone BuildingsProvides clear advice.