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). Chambers and Partners describe him as a “’superb junior,’ who combines strong academic credentials … with a flair for litigation and ADR”.
He is a member of STEP and ACTAPS. He has experience at all levels of litigation (with two recent cases in the Court of Appeal) and considerable experience in the conduct of mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
Richard is an editor of Tolley's Inheritance Tax Planning and the Trusts and Estate Practitioner's Guide to Mental Capacity. He is a contributor to the recent book on International Trusts Disputes.
Richard lectures regularly on chancery and private client matters. Recent lectures topics include "setting aside trusts" (including fraud, mistake and rectification) and "Insolvent Estates".
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This Practice Note sets out the factors that the court will take into account in calculating an award under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and the types of orders that it can make.
This Practice Note considers how the taxation of estates is affected by the compromise of claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975). It looks at common techniques for mitigating or avoiding taxation when compromising claims.
This Practice Note considers how welfare benefits and tax credits may be affected by the compromise of claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975) and it looks at common techniques for mitigating or avoiding this.
This Practice Note sets out the requirements of a proprietary estoppel claim in the context of contentious trusts and estates. It goes on to consider remedies and procedural issues in bringing a claim.
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