Richard Power

Head of Chambers

Richard was elected Head of Chambers in May 2016.

Richard is an experienced advocate with a broad commercial and property based practice of over 35 years at the Bar.  He is a specialist in all aspects of disputes concerning ownership of property, acting for or against individuals, partnerships, companies, LLPs, trustees in bankruptcy, executors and in connection with estates of the deceased.

Richard also advises on questions of professional negligence in the conduct of such claims.

He has appeared at all levels including the Supreme Court.  He represented the successful Appellant, Patricia Jones, in Jones -v- Kernott [2011] UKSC 53 in the Supreme Court, which remains one of the leading authorities concerning beneficial interests in property.  He had also represented the Appellant in the county court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Richard also has practised for many years in connection with the law of costs and has appeared in the Senior Courts Costs Office many times.

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Richard enjoys sailing, tennis, playing folk music on fiddle and uilleann pipes, & rugby.

Contentious Trusts and Probate

Richard regularly advises in connection with contentious probate work, including:

  • the interpretation and effect of wills, both in the UK and with a foreign element
  • invalidity and testamentary capacity
  • claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975

Recent cases include:

  • advising executors in the UK of their duties concerning assets in Poland where there was also a Polish will
  • advising executors in the UK on the evidence to be obtained concerning a claim by an orphan from South America to be a ‘long lost’ child
  • the interpretation of a residue clause
  • the testamentary capacity of a testator suffering from paranoid schizophrenia

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Richard Power

Richard Power

Head of Chambers

Call: 1983

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