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James Kirby

James Kirby joined Ten Old Square in October 2018 following the successful completion of his pupillage in Chambers.

James is a Chancery barrister who has experience across many of Chambers’ core specialities including Private Client; Property; Court of Protection; Capital Taxes; Partnerships & LLPs; and Charities. He appears regularly in both the High Court, the County Court and the First-Tier Tribunals.

Prior to becoming a barrister James was a Research Fellow in History at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the author of a number of articles in leading historical journals, as well as a monograph published by Oxford University Press.

Private Client: Non-Contentious

James’ regularly advises on matters concerning trusts and estates, Particular experience includes:

  • Advising an executor on conflict of laws issues relating to foreign assets
  • Advising trustees on terminable life interests in residential property (including tax consequences)
  • Drafting deeds of variation
  • Drafting a deed of appointment for an offshore trust
  • Drafting advice on a proposed application under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958 and related inheritance tax issues
  • Drafting advice on rectification of a trust instrument in a family settlement

Qualifications


  • Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), City Law School (2017)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction; Equity & Trusts Prize), City Law School (2016)
  • Princess Royal Scholarships, Inner Temple (BPTC and GDL)
  • DPhil in History, Balliol College, Oxford (2014)
  • MSt in History (Distinction), Balliol College, Oxford (2011)
  • BA in History (First Class – highest of year), Balliol College, Oxford (2010)

Associations & Memberships


  • Member of the Chancery Bar Association
  • Founding member of the Court of Protection Bar Association

For more information and advice

 

Call: +44 (0)20 7405 0758

Email: clerks@tenoldsquare.com

 

Pricing Policy

Unless otherwise agreed my Clerk will calculate my fees based on my current hourly rate. My rates are reviewed annually and details can be obtained from my Clerk. Once a rate is set for any particular case the hourly rate will only ever be adjusted with express agreement between my Clerks and those instructing me.

James Kirby is a self-employed, independent barrister whose practice is regulated by the Bar Standards Board [Bar Council Ref 69244]. He is fully insured with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund [BMIF Ref 2360/079] to provide legal services, please refer to the BMIF website for full details of the world-wide cover provided. He is registered for VAT under the reference 304589790.

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