Toby Bishop > Chambers of Penelope Reed > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Penelope Reed
5 Stone Buildings
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Toby is a contentious Chancery practitioner focused on succession and trusts disputes, including: probate, trusts of land, 1975 Act claims, the administration of estates and trusts, the removal of fiduciaries, domicile and equitable relief. Recent cases: Bhusate v Patel [2020] EWHC 52 (Ch) (appeal against the extension of time for a 1975 Act claim by 25 years and 9 months); Re Ali; Rehman v Hamid [2019] EWHC 3692 (Ch) (a domicile and forum non-conveniens dispute in a probate context); Re Bascoe; Barnaby v Johnson [2019] EWHC 3344 (Ch) (a probate claim, issues of capacity, undue influence, knowledge and approval and forgery); Ninian v Findlay [2019] EWHC 297 (Ch) (an application for relief against forfeiture for a wife who accompanied her husband to Dignitas).


Called 2008, Middle Temple.


Chancery Bar Association, Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists, Contentious Trusts Associates


Bar Vocational Course: Outstanding, 3rd in order of merit. Advanced International Advocacy Course, Keble, College, Oxford

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Toby Bishop5 Stone Buildings ‘Toby is an excellent barrister, providing very thorough and well thought out advice. He has a certain gravitas when dealing with clients, which come across well. He is able to consider other angles and a more lateral approach, as well as raising complex arguments to achieve a strong defence.’