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Charles Holbech

| Call 1988

Profile: Overview

Charles specialises in private client work, both contentious and non-contentious, and increasingly involving technical advice on tax, trusts and estates. Whether advising in conference, on paper, or in court, Charles applies a detailed, but clear, analysis to complex issues.

Experience and Expertise

Charles is recognised by Chambers UK Bar and Legal 500 UK Bar as a leading junior for Chancery and private client work. He is also ranked in Chambers HNW, in which a client reports: "He's good for the particularly contentious matters and is very quick thinking. He is a committed practitioner and always goes the extra mile for his clients." Charles is regularly instructed in reported cases and writes extensively on estate planning, Inheritance Tax and trusts. He has also edited Halsbury's Laws of England on Inheritance Tax.


Cases and Work of Note



Recent directory editorial comment has included the following:



Charles is the sole contributor of White v Jones liability for negligent advice published in Oxford Journals - October 2016. He also wrote A hard case to make: Bromley v Breslin [2015] published in Trusts & Estates Law Journal July/Aug 2016, and the chapter on Taxation in Williams Mortimer & Sunnucks on 'Executors, Administrators & Probate' (2018) published by Sweet and Maxwell.

In 2012 Charles wrote an article entitled Has the golden rule lost its lustre? which was published in Trusts and Estates Law & Tax April 2012.



Christ Church, Oxford – Classics Mods; BA in Law




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Chambers 2019Chambers HNW 2018

Charles Holbech
"Excellent on really complex and intricate details."

Chambers UK, 2018