Profile


Geoffrey’s reputation is founded on
many years of experience in resolving family finance issues. In particular he
deals with financial remedies upon divorce or dissolution of civil
partnerships, applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, property
disputes between cohabitees and disputes regarding children.

Ranked as a leading junior in 2012
Chambers where he is described as "particularly experienced in financial work
for high net worth individuals and often undertakes work involving complex
business structures and trusts. He is always well prepared and can see the
bigger picture without getting bogged down in minutiae.  He is a
convincing advocate.”  Geoffrey regularly appears in the Principal
Registry of the Family Division and local County Courts.


RECENT CASES INCLUDE

·        S v S (2012): Represented highly
successful businessman whose fortune was mainly generated subsequent to
separation. Involved complicated issues of valuation of shares in a privately
owned company.

·        M v M (2012): Represented wife of
retired businessman where there were significant funds but issues regarding the
classification of matrimonial and non-matrimonial assets.

·        L v L (2012): Acted for wife who was
the co-owner of a boutique estate agents.

·        S v S (2012): Instructed by wife in
farming case where the husband alleged there were no available assets from
which to make an award to her. Substantial issues regarding post-nuptial
settlement.

·        K v K (2011): Represented wife in
case where the husband alleged that the assets all belonged to his family and
nothing belonged to him.

·        V v V (2011): Instructed by wife
where she alleged that the husband had sought to defeat her claims by selling
his shares in a private company at an undervalue.

·        M v M, S v AS etc (2012 & 2011):
Representing policemen (current and retired) where the significant issue was
the treatment of his pension.

·        M v M (2010): Acted on behalf of a
highly successful business with complicated issues revolving around foreign
trusts and EBTs.

·        L v L (2010): Represented retired
Premiership footballer where the assets were spread around the globe and where
consideration of the significant liabilities incurred in a film partnership”
was required.

Expertise

INQUIRIES

 

Recorder of
the Crown Court since 2009

More
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QUALIFICATIONS:



·        LLB (Hons), LLM Queen Mary & Westfield College
London

PROFESSIONAL
ASSOCIATIONS:



Family Law
Bar Association, Personal Injury Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL
ACTIVITIES:



·        Geoffrey is a regular contributor to the Chambers’
seminar programme.

OUTSIDE
INTERESTS:



·        Geoffrey enjoys the concept of catching fish! He is
also an enthusiastic rugby coach.

NOTABLE
CASES:



·        In Re B (A Child) 2011 [2011] EWCA Civ 1001.

·        Fytche v Wincanton Logistics Plc [2004] UKHL 31,
[2004] ICR 975.

·        I v N [2003] EWHC 327.

·        A etc v Times Newspapers [2002] EWHC 2444, [2003] 1
FLR 689.

·        R v Headley [1996] TRT 173.


 

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