Christopher is both a qualified family mediator for disputes involving financial or children issues, and a qualified family arbitrator.
He has specialised in all areas of Family Law for over 25 years, and has been a mediator since 1998. His far-reaching experience in finance-related family disputes covers everything from cases involving substantial assets to the particular challenges facing families where dividing the assets is likely to lead to financial hardship.
His considerable experience of working in cases where either the parents or children have significant disabilities enables him to understand the particular needs of families in these circumstances. He has also worked with families where one or other parent wants to take their child/ren abroad.
Christopher is highly regarded by his clients for his sensible and realistic advice, who appreciate the way that he works with them to reach their desired outcome through negotiation. His calm, relaxed approach instils confidence and helps ease his clients through the sometimes difficult discussions.
Christopher is recommended in Chambers and Partners 2016 and 2017.
“Junior who is predominantly instructed in matrimonial finance matters and public law children work. He has distinguished experience of complex disputes concerning private companies, trusts and international assets, and also regularly tackles difficult children cases involving abuse and neglect.”
“Highly experienced and has great depth of knowledge.”
“He is a very sensible barrister, the sort who will tell clients exactly how it is and will manage their expectations. He has a calm, reassuring manner and is very experienced.”
“Focuses on both finance and children work, and has particular expertise in financial remedies, property and inheritance disputes involving private companies, trusts, pensions and international assets. He is also involved in residence issues, child abductions and care and adoption proceedings.”
“He is an experienced advocate who knows his stuff.”
“He is senior, experienced and knows what he is talking about. He has a great way with clients and puts in the hard work.”