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Court of Protection

Ten Old Square have experience at all levels of seniority in Court of Protection work. Our members act for both private litigants and for the Official Solicitor, when appointed as the litigation friend for a person without capacity.

Ten Old Square is ranked Band 2 for Court of Protection: Property & Affairs in Chambers UK Bar 2020: “Ten Old Square offers a broad expertise in property and affairs matters, drawing on the set’s recognised strength in private client work. Members are particularly well regarded for their handling of Court of Protection cases involving statutory will applications, and cases concerning the sale of property, tax arrangements and lasting powers of attorney. Members act for a range of interested parties, including individuals, their families and the Official Solicitor.”

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Our members deliver high quality legal expertise combined with a down-to-earth and collaborative approach.

If you would like to discuss a specific case, arrange a meeting or receive further information about any of our members, areas of expertise or about the way we work in general, please contact our clerks who will be happy to provide further guidance.

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"A trusted pair of hands who is excellent on complex international matters."

Chambers UK 2020

"Considerate and thoughtful, but won't hesitate to stand firm"

Chambers UK 2020

"Ten Old Square is a versatile set capable of handling complex cases for private, often vulnerable clients, local authorities and the Official Solicitor."

Chambers UK 2018

"Calm, sophisticated, smooth, highly intelligent and a shrewd strategist"

Chambers UK 2017

"Very diligent, very well prepared"

Chambers UK 2016

"Top of the tree for Court of Protection" 

Chambers UK 2015

Barristers here deal with the full range of Court of Protection work, both advising and appearing in court. With particular expertise and an enviable reputation for private client work, members of Chambers are most regularly seen involved in property and affairs cases, particularly statutory gift, tax planning and statutory will applications.

Examples of work undertaken by Ten Old Square include:

  • Lasting powers of attorney, their validity, extent and registration;
  • The appointment, removal and control of deputies;
  • Deputy and attorney liability and retrospective gift applications;
  • Statutory gifts, tax planning and other tax arrangements;
  • Statutory will applications, included expedited ones;
  • The sale or other dispositions of property;
  • Variation of trusts;
  • Authorising and preventing deputies and attorneys in the conduct of litigation;
  • Where P should live and who should have contact with them;
  • The international jurisdiction of the Court of Protection; and
  • Costs and the departure from the general rule.

Eason Rajah QC is one of the editors of the Court of Protection law reports and members of Chambers regularly give talks on Court of Protection practice and procedure.

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