Profile submitted by Robert Pearce QC
Property law, including landlord and tenant; business and commercial law; trusts; probate, administration of estates, and family provision; charities; education; Court of Protection; partnerships and joint ventures; revenue law; professional liability. He is an accredited mediator. Recent cases include MN v OP (High Court, 2017, variation of trusts, anonymity orders); Singh v Charity Commission (High Court, 2016, permission to discontinue charity proceedings); University of London v Prag (High Court, 2015, duties of university responsible for administering group of discrete entities); Human Dignity Trust v Charity Commission (First-tier Tribunal, 2015, whether an institution established to challenge laws in overseas jurisdictions was established for charitable purposes).
STEP; Charity Law Association; Chancery Bar Association; ACTAPS; Property Bar Association
Called to bar 1977; silk 2006; Standing Counsel to the Charity Commission for England and Wales 2001 – 2006; bencher of Lincoln’s Inn 2013; member of the Legal Advisory Commission of the General Synod of the Church of England 2016.
Contributing editor, The Civil Court Practice (LexisNexis), and various articles.
Christ Church, Oxford (BA Jurisprudence, First Class; BCL).