29 Bedford Row Chambers

Christopher Wagstaffe QC

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Practice Areas

Family Law especially matrimonial finance, with a particular emphasis on cases featuring trust and international elements. Has been involved in litigation in Gibraltar, Hong Kong, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Cases include: Giggs v Giggs [2017] EWHC 822; Chai v Peng [2017] EWHC 792; Hamilton v Hamilton [2013] EWCA Civ 13; Masa v Holliday [2012] EWCA Civ 1268; Prest v Prest [2011] EWHC 2956 (Fam); Vaughan v Vaughan [2010] EWCA Civ 349; B v R [2010] 1 FLR 563; Hashem v Shayif & Anor [2008] EWHC 2380 (Fam); A v A & St. George Trustees Limited (No 2) [2007] EWHC 1810 (Fam); A v A & St George Trustees Limited [2007] 2 FLR 467, FD; Prazic v Prazic [2006] 2 FLR 1128, CA; Charalambous v Charalambous [2004] 2 FLR 1093.


Called 1992, Inner Temple. Silk 2011.

Professional Memberships

Member of the IAFL; FLBA International Committee with particular responsibility for trust issues. FLBA & South East Circuit.


Co-author, Cohabitation and Trusts of Land (Sweet & Maxwell, 2006, second edition 2009). Also published various articles in Family Law and Family Affairs. Has lectured both nationally and internationally on various aspects of matrimonial finance.