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David Coupe

David Coupe specialises in trust and estate planning law, helping families protect their assets and ensure financial security.

His professional expertise also includes charity law and commercial law.  He acts for small to medium sized business clients across the UK on complex commercial transactions, advises high profile local charities and assists clients in establishing charitable foundations.

David also acts in contentious probate and trust cases.  He has an in-depth knowledge and experience in claims for provision out of deceased estates under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependents) Act 1975.

He recently acted for the appellants in a high profile case which came before the First Tier Charity Tribunal concerning two local independent schools.  This appeal attracted national interest and now provides important guidance to school charities which are seeking to merge.

David has given volunteer time to charities involved in the fields of education, the performing arts and the protection of buildings of architectural and historical importance.  He is Chair of the Blackpool Grand Theatre Trust, which has responsibility for the conservation and improvement of a Grade II* listed Matcham-designed theatre.

David is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).  He founded Coupe Bradbury in 1969, shortly after qualifying as a solicitor.