Richard Dew's practice is focussed on Wills, Estates and Trusts and related professional negligence. His practice is predominantly litigation, and he is frequently involved in large and complex claims. He also advises and represents in Court of Protection matters and provides expert advice in respect of tax and tax planning (principally capital taxation).
Called to the Bar 1999 • Notable cases include: Al-Sadi v Al-Sadi  EWHC 2379, Goodman v Goodman  Ch 186 Shovelar v Lane  4 All ER 669; Sutton v Sutton  WTLR 115; Dibble v Pfluger  EWCA Civ 1005; Lamothe v Lamothe  EWHC 1387(CH) (Revocation and the testator's intention); Banks v National Westminster Bank plc and another  All ER (D) 159 (Apr) Will ademption following loss of the testator's capacity); Clark v Clark  All ER (D) 224 (Dec) (application for solemn grant of probate); Leadenhall Independent Trustees Ltd v Welham and another  All ER (D) 423 (Mar) (pensions).
Richard is an author of a forthcoming edition of Parker’s Modern Will Precedents, Tolley's Inheritance Tax Planning and the Trusts and Estate Practitioner's Guide to Mental Capacity. He has contributed to International Trusts Disputes and to the 25th edition of Ranking Spicer and Pegler's Executorship Law, Trusts & Accounts (Butterworths). Richard’s published articles include: “2013 case round up” in TQR March 2014, Trusts and Disclosure, 2011 Private Client Business  PCB 241-247; "Can TLATA 1996 be Interpreted as a Fiscal Bill?" Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal, May 2009, 11 (jointly with Gill Steel); • "A Wasted Opportunity" (Trustee Exclusion Clauses) T.E.L. & T.J. (2007) No.83 January/February Pages 23-25; Equitable Compensation and Contributory Negligence in Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Journal January/February 2006; Banks v Natwest and Davenport in Trusts and Estates Law Journal July/August 2005; Property Sales under EPAs in Elderly Client Adviser September/October 2005.