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Chambers of Penelope Reed
5 Stone Buildings
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3XT
England
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Position

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: Ilott v Mitson [2018] AC 545; Cowan v Foreman [2019] EWHC 349 (Fam); Re Bhusate [2019] EWHC 2275 (Ch); James v James. [2018] EWHC 43 Crociani v Crociani [2017] JRC 146; [2018]JCA136A; Perry v Neupert [2019] EWHC 2275 (Ch) Kahrmann v Harrison-Morgan [2019] EWCA Civ 2094; Shah v Forsters [2017] EWHC 2433 (Ch);  Cotton v Earl of Cardigan [2014] EWCA Civ 1312; Fielden v Christie-Miller[2015] W.T.L.R. 1689. King v The Chiltern Dog Rescue and Redwings [2015]; Loring v Woodland Trust [2014] EWCA Civ 131; Simon v Byford [2014] EWCA Civ 280; ; Re Christou Dec’d [2014] EWHC 79 (Ch); Re M [2013] WTLR 681; Green v Astor [2013] EWHC 1857 (Ch); [2013] WTLR 1489; Berger v Berger [2013] EWCA Civ 1305; Burgess v Hawes [2013] (CoA); Suggitt v Suggitt [2012] WTLR 1607; Brudenell-Bruce v Moore and Cotton [2012] EWHC 1024 (Ch) ; RSPCA v Sharp [2010] WTLR 855 [2010] EWHC 268 (Ch) ); Alkin v Raymond [2010] 7/5/10 ; Jiggens v Low [2010] EWHC 1566 ; Perrins v Holland [2010] EWCA Civ 840; Servoz-Gavin [2010] 1 All ER 410 (privileged wills); Thorner v Major [2009] 1 WLR 776;).

Career

Called 1983, Inner Temple (Bencher 2017); practised from Chambers of TM Ashe QC at 9 Stone Buildings (1984-2001); from 2001 at the Chambers of Henry Harrod  where she is joint head of chambers; QC 2009; accredited mediator; recorder 2010 and Deputy High Court Judge 2013. Co-author of a ‘Practical Guide to the Trustee Act 2000’; ’; author of the ‘Annotated Trusts and Estates Law Handbook’; co-author of ‘Inheritance Act Claims: A Practitioner’s Guide’ 2nd edition and ‘Risk and Negligence in Wills, Trusts and Estates’ 2nd Edition 2014 OUP. QC Appointments Panel 2017-2019

Memberships

STEP; ACTAPS; Chancery Bar Association (chair 2014-2016).

Education

Loughton County High School; King’s College, London (1982 LLB); 1983 Inns of Court School of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Mediators

(Mediators)Ranked: Tier 3

Penelope Reed KC5 Stone Buildings

Penelope Reed KC – 5 Stone Buildings 

Accredited since 2009, Penelope Reed KC of 5 Stone Buildings is ‘a standout star in the field of mediation. She commands 100% universal respect and admiration, and her assessment of a situation is always impeccable. She is always at the top of my list of go-to mediators‘. Reed’s recent mediations have all involved complex trust and estate disputes.

Penelope Reed KC – 5 Stone Buildings 

Accredited since 2009, Penelope Reed KC of 5 Stone Buildings is ‘a standout star in the field of mediation. She commands 100% universal respect and admiration, and her assessment of a situation is always impeccable. She is always at the top of my list of go-to mediators‘. Reed’s recent mediations have all involved complex trust and estate disputes.

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Penelope Reed KC5 Stone BuildingsPenelope is excellent at cutting through the issues and drilling down to the key points.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Penelope Reed KC5 Stone Buildings ‘She has unrivalled experience in traditional Chancery cases. Her style of advocacy is hugely effective: she calmly exudes wisdom but reveals her steely core when necessary.’