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Piers Feltham

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Profile: Trusts

Experience and Expertise

Piers frequently acts in litigation relating to trusts. Piers also undertakes drafting, advisory work and litigation in relation to all aspects of domestic and offshore trusts, including resulting trusts, constructive trusts, the exercise of trustees’ dispositive and administrative powers, removal and discharge of trustees, rectification of trusts, applications under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958, s.57 Trustee Act 1925 or s.64 Settled Land Act 1925, resettlement by way of compromise, breach of trust claims, self-dealing, investment, the position of trustees in relation to adverse claims, taxation, construction, limitation, accounts, disclosure, and Beddoe Applications for directions as to the prosecution and defence of claims. Piers has also represented classes of employee members of large employee trusts on applications by the trustees to approve transactions affecting the members’ interests.

Cases and Work of Note

Piers recently appeared successfully for the claimants against the estate of Jimmy Savile in the much publicised hearings before Sales J and the Court of Appeal as to its administration.

Piers also frequently advises on issues, and acts in claims, relating to unincorporated associations and in this respect has on different occasions been counsel to the Labour Party, the Conservative Party, the Liberal Democrat Party, the Communist Party of Great Britain, and the Socialist Workers Party and the Muslim Council of Great Britain.

 

Recommendations

Piers has received the following recommendations in Directories:

 

Other Details

Piers is a member of the Chancery Bar Association the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners and the Association of Trusts and Probate Specialists and the Charity Law Association.

Piers was for ten years a Trustee Alone in London Charity for the young homeless and an Honorary Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. He is presently a Trustee of the Mausolea and Monuments Trust and Vice-Chairman of Fitzrovia Community Centre.

Piers Feltham
“Piers Feltham has an exceptional knowledge of all Chancery matters and is a go-to counsel for complex probate disputes.”

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