Roger Mullis

Roger Mullis

“Very personable and very approachable.”

Chambers UK Bar 2021

“Makes himself readily available and is very user-friendly.”

Legal 500 UK Bar 2021

“He is excellent with clients and at putting them at ease in difficult situations.”

Chambers UK Bar 2020)

“Makes himself available at short notice and is ready to field tricky/technical questions."

Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

“He is extremely intelligent.”

Legal 500 UK Bar 2019)

“Efficient and exceptionally knowledgeable.”

Trusts and Private Client: Legal 500, 2016

"He is known for his legal acumen as well as his ability to handle very complex cases."

Chancery, Traditional: Chambers UK, 2018

"Incredibly insightful and clever."

Private Client: Legal 500, 2017

“He’s a real detailer, who is very bright and conscientious. His written work is very thorough. There was one case where I thought we were doomed, and he came up with ideas we hadn’t thought of. It saved the day.”

Chancery, Traditional: Chambers UK, 2017

"Efficient and exceptionally knowledgeable."

Private Client: Legal 500, 2016

"He is brilliant with clients. He is very human, and he has a really good manner."

Chancery, Traditional UK: Chambers HNW, 2016

Practice Overview

Roger Mullis is a chancery practitioner with an emphasis on property litigation, contentious probate, the administration of estates and family provision.

Within the property field he has particular experience in landlord and tenant, both commercial and residential, including leasehold enfranchisement.

In addition he undertakes a substantial amount of professional negligence work, particularly in relation to the above areas.

He is consistently recommended as a chancery practitioner by Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession.

TRUSTS, PROBATE ESTATES AND PRIVATE CLIENT

Roger accepts instructions in the following areas:

  • Court of Protection
  • Partnership and Joint Ventures
  • Professional Liability
  • Property
  • Tax
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Estates

Recent cases include:

  • Ondhia v Ondhia [2011] EWHC 3040 (Ch) (Roth J) (successfully represented an applicant for joinder in a claim relating to the construction and effect of a compromise relating to funds in a client account.)
  • Patel v Patel [2010] EWCA Civ 1242 (Court of Appeal) (succeeded in securing the dismissal of an appeal (and refusal of permission for further appeal) against an order made following a 15-day county court trial relating to the beneficial interests in an investment property held by a family partnership. Ward LJ referred to the ‘compelling logic’ of Mr Mullis’s ‘full and careful skeleton argument.’)

 

 

Inheritance Tax

Roger advises in relation to inheritance tax and tax planning in connection with trusts and estates, and in relation to challenges to HMRC determinations as to liability to inheritance tax. He has recently succeeded in persuading HMRC to concede that a gift of a share in a family home was not a gift with reservation of benefit.