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

Patrick Sarson shortlisted for Pro Bono Chambers Professional of the Year award

07/10/2021

Paul Strelitz and Oliver Hyams appear in first ever English Court of Appeal case on abuse of process by reason of inconsistent position in earlier court proceedings

05/10/2021

Jaysen Sharpe and William Golightly become members of Gatehouse Chambers

04/10/2021

Gatehouse Chambers achieves fantastic results in the Legal 500 UK Bar Directory

30/09/2021

Guideline Hourly Rates – an update

18/08/2021

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 to become Gatehouse Chambers

15/06/2021

Articles

Paul Strelitz and Oliver Hyams appear in first ever English Court of Appeal case on abuse of process by reason of inconsistent position in earlier court proceedings

05/10/2021

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply – the use and misuse of the Reply

28/09/2021

Illegality defence further evolves into natural justice: Victus Estates and others v Munroe and others

24/09/2021

Guideline Hourly Rates – an update

18/08/2021

Guideline hourly rates – Emma Zeb provides an update on the Civil Justice Council’s final report

02/08/2021

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

08/07/2021

Hardwicke to become Gatehouse Chambers

15/06/2021

Emotional and financial abuse – reasonable financial provision?

15/06/2021

Upcoming events

#Brew – Hirachand v Hirachand: Claims under the 1975 Act, CFAs and Success Fees

25/10/2021

Past events

Developments in proprietary estoppel & constructive trusts: Brie Stevens-Hoare QC & Charlotte John speak at Simon Gore webinar

08/09/2021

Newsletters

Focus On…Hardwicke

26/09/2018

Videos

Pupillage at Hardwicke

28/01/2020

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

15/10/2019

Books

Cohabitation Law and Precedents

23/08/2021

Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts

22/07/2019

Electronic Disclosure Law & Practice

17/05/2019