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Junior counsel

Thomas Entwistle

Call to Bar:2001

An instructing solicitor

Tom is technical, thorough and does not shy away from providing a clear forthright assessment of the merits of any case. He is a formidable and erudite advocate, and will always fight your client’s corner.

Thomas has a Chancery practice mainly involving probate, wills and estates including family provision, trusts, related taxation and professional negligence, and Court of Protection work. His practice includes both litigation and advisory work. He regularly appears in the High Court and county courts.

About Thomas Entwistle

Notable Cases
  • Cotton v Earl of Cardigan [2014] EWCA Civ 1312 with Penelope Reed QC – acted for the trustees of the Savernake estate in their Public Trustee v Cooper application
  • Re Duffy (Deceased) [2013] EWHC 2395 (Ch) – acted for personal representatives in a will construction
  • Brudenell-Bruce v Moore and Cotton [2012] EWHC 1024 (Ch) with Penelope Reed QC – acted for the trustees of the Savernake estate in their dispute with the Earl of Cardigan concerning the ownership of paintings and the self-dealing rule
  • Ketteringham v Hardy [2011] WTLR 1367 – partnership and property dispute involving equitable accounting
  • Re S & S [2010] 1 WLR 1082 – appointment of a deputy for property and affairs
  • Ashcroft v Barnsdale [2010] EWHC 1948 – rectification of a deed of variation

Thomas read PPE at St Peter’s College, Oxford.

Professional Memberships

Thomas is a member of the Chancery Bar Association.

Publications and Lecturing

Thomas regularly gives talks to solicitors and professional bodies on the areas in which he practises.

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