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Richard Dew - Ten Old Square

Richard Dew

Ten Old Square - London

  • 10 Old Square
  • Lincoln's Inn
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • WC2A 3SU

Practice Areas

Richard Dew undertakes litigation, drafting and advisory work across the full range of Chancery and commercial work. He is a member of STEP and ACTAPS and a significant part of his practice involves trusts and estate, both contentious and non contentious including tax planning (principally capital taxation), wills, family provision and the administration of estate. He has experience at all levels of litigation and considerable experience in the conduct of mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

Professional Memberships

Richard Dew is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, STEP and ACTAPS.


Called to the Bar 1999 • Notable cases include: Shovelar v Lane [2011] 4 All ER 669; Sutton v Sutton [2010] WTLR 115; Dibble v Pfluger [2010] EWCA Civ 1005; Lamothe v Lamothe [2006] EWHC 1387(CH) (Revocation and the testator's intention); Banks v National Westminster Bank plc and another [2005] All ER (D) 159 (Apr) Will ademption following loss of the testator's capacity); Clark v Clark [2004] All ER (D) 224 (Dec) (application for solemn grant of probate); Leadenhall Independent Trustees Ltd v Welham and another [2004] All ER (D) 423 (Mar) (pensions).


Richard is an author of Tolley's Inheritance Tax Planning and the Trusts and Estate Practitioner's Guide to Mental Capacity and has contributed to the 25th edition of Ranking Spicer and Pegler's Executorship Law, Trusts & Accounts (Butterworths) and "The Land Registration Act 2002" (Lexis Nexis). Richard’s published articles include: Trusts and Disclosure, 2011 Private Client Business [2011] 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.