Christopher enjoys a broad range of contentious trust work, in particular claims for breach of trust and associated relief.
Cases and Work of Note
Advising the Secretary of State for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency in respect of (i) the Secretary of State’s power pursuant to section 128 of the Education and Skills Act 2008 to direct that a former director/trustee of an academy trust may not take part in the management of an independent educational institution, and (ii) the prospects of recovering funding misapplied by the former director/trustee.
Advising a group of approximately 200 claimants in respect of the impact of the T&N/Federal-Mogul restructuring and their rights in respect of the trusts established as part of such restructuring.
Advising a wife who had obtained a substantial award in matrimonial proceedings as to whether she could enforce such award against various assets owned by offshore trusts and foreign registered companies believed to be connected with her former husband.
Advising as to the appointment and removal of trustees and the consequences of several ineffective resignations.
“Chris has a razor sharp legal mind and a straightforward approach making him a formidable asset to instructing solicitors and lay clients alike.”