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Fenner Moeran QC

Call: 1996    QC: 2014

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Trusts, Tax, Probate & Estates

Fenner has more recently developed a leading reputation in the field of Traditional Chancery and Private Client litigation.  “A renowned trusts expert, who has a particularly effective real property practice. Commentators further note that he is an expert in highly sensitive family and matrimonial disputes”(Chambers 2015 – Chancery:Traditional).  Extremely bright with a thorough knowledge of the law” (Legal 500 2015 – Private Client:Trusts and Probate).

Earlier editions have said he has “a much-admired practice in property and trust litigation”and is known as being “An excellent advocate, [who] comes up with creative solutions.” “He is able to distil complex issues into understandable terms for lay clients.” “He has boundless enthusiasm and energy, puts himself out to be available for urgent matters, and always provides clear and logical written advice.” In this area Fenner again specialises in the more litigious areas, including in particular property disputes arising out of or parallel to matrimonial proceedings (“He is especially well regarded for his expertise in cases arising from divorce proceedings“), and misfeasance of trustees, directors and other fiduciaries.

  • Preedy v Dunne [2015] EWHC2713 (Ch): Proprietary estoppel and trustees/beneficial interests.
  • Morley-Clarke v Brooks [2011] WTLR 297. Court’s discretion to capitalise life interest of widow on intestacy. Impact of non-consummation of marriage and lack of capacity to marry.
  • MCP Pension Trustees Ltd v Aon Pension Trustees Ltd [2009] EWHC 1351 (Ch). Notice, knowledge and forgetfulness for Trustee Act 1925 s.27 advertisements.
  • Powell v Benney [2007] EWCA Civ 1283. Bargains, consensual arrangements and reliance in proprietary estoppel