David Rees - 5 Stone Buildings
David Rees
Areas of practice:
  • Private Client: Wills, Trusts & Lifetime Planning
  • Tax Law
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"Brilliant!...There seems to be little that he can't turn his hand to" Chamber & Partners (2007)

David has a Traditional Chancery practice specialising in wills, estates, trusts and capital taxation as well as Court of Protection work. David has a particular interest in issues affecting elderly clients - especially issues relating to capacity. He has appeared in many of the leading Court of Protection cases and is the General Editor of Heywood & Massey’s Court of Protection Practice. David was a member of the Rules Group set up by the Department of Constitutional Affairs to advise on the drafting of the new Court of Protection Rules 2006-2007 and is a current a member of the Court of Protection users group.

David recently appeared before Lewison J in two important Court of Protection cases. In Re J [2009] WTLR 435 (David appearing for the Public Guardian) the Court decided that an enduring power of attorney under which the attorneys were appointed to act successively was capable of registration. In Re P [2009] WTLR 651 the Court reviewed the factors which need to be taken into account on an application for the execution of a statutory will under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Other reported Court of Protection cases in which David has appeared include:

Re G(ET) & G(TJ) [2008] WTLR 599 (exercise of judicial discretion to approve statutory gifts).

Re B (A Patient) (Court of Protection: Appeal) [2006] 1 WLR 278 (CA) (whether permission required for appeal to Court of Appeal from Court of Protection).

G v Official Solicitor [2006] WTLR 1201 (CA) (Court of Protection - statutory will & exercise of judicial discretion).

Re W [2000] Ch 343 (Ch) and [2001] Ch 609 (CA) (burden of proof in objection to registration of enduring power of attorney).

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