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 Entwistle has a Chancery practice including all aspects of trusts and estates, both contentious and non-contentious. He focuses particularly on probate, the administration of estates, trusts, taxation and related professional negligence. He regularly appears in the High Court and county courts and in the Court of Protection. Notable cases include: Lomax v Lomax  1 WLR 6527, CA and  1 FLR 30 (court’s power to order ENE); Public Guardian v DA  3 WLR 2017 (validity of provisions in lasting powers of attorney); Cotton v Earl of Cardigan  WTLR 39, CA (court’s blessing of proposed sale of trust land); Re Duffy  EWHC 2395 (Ch) (charitable gifts and distribution of an estate in reliance on counsel’s opinion); Brudenell-Bruce v Moore and Cotton  WTLR 931 (ownership of paintings and the self-dealing rule); Ketteringham v Hardy  WTLR 1367 (beneficial ownership of land); Ashcroft v Barnsdale  STC 2544 (rectification of deed of variation); Re S & S  1 WLR 1082 (appointment of a deputy for property and affairs and best interests). He has also appeared in numerous applications to have documents rectified or set aside and under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958.