Christian has a wealth of experience in all aspects of family and matrimonial law. He specialises in disputes arising from divorce and separation involving complex assets, companies, pensions and property portfolios. Christian also acts for parents and wider family members in matters relating to arrangements for children. Christian also has expertise in pre and post nuptial agreements, emergency injunctions and protective orders, as well as in respect of disputes between cohabiting parties.
Based in our Newcastle office, Christian represents clients across the country and those who are living abroad with a connection to England and Wales.
Christian regularly advises professionals, high net worth individuals and business owners. He has acted for leading figures in sport, entertainment and media. Much of his work derives from recommendations from his former clients.
Described by peers as knowledgeable beyond his years, Christian is widely respected by his fellow family law practitioners and is hailed as a Rising Star in Family Law by the Legal 500 and as a notable individual “to watch” in Chambers and Partners, both independently researched guides to the UK legal profession. A client told Chambers and Partners that “he is so thoughtful, thorough and just never stops working – you feel you are his only client.”
Clients praise Christian’s sincere and empathetic yet practical, objective and constructive approach to their issues. He is known for his fearless dedication to pursuing the best possible outcome for his clients, which has given him a worthy reputation. Christian understands the difficulties and stresses of separation and divorce and recognises the importance of the advice he provides to his clients in assisting them to move forward with their lives and adapt to a new kind of family life.
Christian is a member of Resolution and is the Chair of the Young Resolution (YRES) Committee for Newcastle and the North East of England. Resolution is an association of specialist family lawyers who adopt a firm yet conciliatory approach to family cases.
Christian is regularly asked to speak at seminars and has written for national publications on family law related matters.