Private client

Private client overview

Gatehouse Chambers’ members have a wealth of experience in Private Client matters whether contentious or non-contentious. Our areas of expertise include trusts, probate, social welfare and benefits, community care, Court of Protection and all related professional negligence issues.  We also handle insolvency issues (eg in relation to insolvent estates or trusts).

Our members have appeared in some of the leading authorities in private client disputes including Ilott v Mitson [2017] UKSC 17 which was the first case under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 to reach the Supreme Court and King v Dubrey [2015] EWCA Civ 581, a leading decision which set out the requirements for a donatio mortis causa.

At Gatehouse Chambers, our team is committed to achieving a cost-effective and practical solution to clients’ problems whether that be inside or outside of court and our members have wide-ranging experience in all aspects of alternative dispute resolution.

Recognition

“Hardwicke's approach to the lay client is friendly, clear and approachable”Chambers UK
“Excellent individuals who are always friendly and approachable”Chambers UK

News

Gatehouse Chambers goes live and moves premises!

19/07/2021

The judge as deal-broker – Should you try a Chancery FDR?

08/07/2021

Hardwicke Chambers to become Gatehouse Chambers

15/06/2021

Emotional and financial abuse – reasonable financial provision?

15/06/2021

The Court of Appeal gives guidance on s36 Limitation Act 1980: HMRC v IGE USA Investments & Ors

26/04/2021

Articles

The judge as deal-broker – Should you try a Chancery FDR?

08/07/2021

Hardwicke Chambers to become Gatehouse Chambers

15/06/2021

Emotional and financial abuse – reasonable financial provision?

15/06/2021

The Court of Appeal gives guidance on s36 Limitation Act 1980: HMRC v IGE USA Investments & Ors

26/04/2021

Witness statement reforms – what to note and why not to worry

31/03/2021

Videos

Pupillage at Hardwicke

28/01/2020

J2J: Private Client – The Nuts and Bolts of Trusts Affecting Property

15/10/2019

Books

Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts

22/07/2019

Electronic Disclosure Law & Practice

17/05/2019