Christopher Pocock QC

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'Pocock's wizardry when it comes to figures is legendary, but observers were keen to point out that it is his "aura of calm" and "highly pronounced human side" that really make him the "clients' darling".'
 
 
Chambers and Partners
Call: 1984
Silk: 2009
020 7936 1500

Christopher Pocock has practised from 1 King’s Bench Walk since his call to the bar in 1984. He specialises in divorce, matrimonial finance and property, financial disputes between unmarried couples, and inheritance and family provision. He has particular experience in high net worth financial remedy cases, and those involving businesses and complex remuneration and other financial arrangements (including trusts, both onshore and offshore).

He has a particular interest in pre-nuptial agreements and cases involving them, and is co-author of Consensus (by Class Publishing), a computer program for the legal profession which aids in the drafting of nuptial and other cohabitation agreements.

He has a working knowledge of French

Chambers and Partners’ Family Junior of the Year in 2007, Christopher took silk in 2009. He is a fully trained collaborative lawyer, and a member of London family solutions (www.londonfamilysolutions.com). He is also a qualified IFLA Arbitrator.

What the directories say

Chambers and Partners – Christopher Pocock QC

“He has a razor-sharp intellect, and offers down-to-earth, practical advice.”

“Making a big impression due to his ‘easy-going manner with clients and vice-like grasp of financial issues.’ One of his primary advantages is that “he can identify the killer question quicker than most.”

“Continues to impress observers with his ‘excellent financial brain and very easy-going manner with clients’…He is ‘popular with judges as he is very concise and punchy in his delivery’”

Chambers and Partners – Christopher Pocock as a Junior

“Pocock’s wizardry when it comes to figures is legendary, but observers were keen to point out that it is his ‘aura of calm’ and ‘highly pronounced human side’ that really make him the clients’ darling”

“No stranger to high-profile matters due to his financial nous and robust advocacy, he is described by solicitors as ‘a joy to work with, and prepared to get his hands dirty in difficult cases’”

Cases of Interest

  • MAP v MFP [2015] EWHC 627 (Fam)
  • B v IB (Order to set aside disposition under Insolvency Act) [2014] 2 FLR 273
  • Tchenguiz-Imerman v Imerman (Disclosure) [2014] 2 FLR 939
  • Tchenguiz-Imerman v Imerman (Application for Joinder) [2014] 1 FLR 865
  • Tchenguiz-Imerman v Imerman [2014] 1 FLR 232
  • SW v RC [2008] EWHC 73 (Fam) [2008] 1 FLR 1703
  • H v H [2007] EWHC 459 (Fam) [2007] 2 FLR 548
  • Tracey v Tracey [2007] 1 FLR 196 CA
  • P v P (Ancillary Relief: Proceeds Of Crime) [2004] 1 FLR 193
  • G v G (Financial Provision: Equal Division) [2002] 2 FLR 1143
  • Clibbery v Allan [2002] Fam 261 CA
  • A-M v A-M (Divorce: Jurisdiction: Validity Of Marriage) [2001] 2 FLR 6
  • A v A (Maintenance Pending Suit: Provision For Legal Fees) [2001] 1 FLR 377
  • X v Dempster [1999] 1 FLR 894
  • SW v RC [2008] 1 FLR 1703
  • H v H [2007] 2 FLR 548
  • Tracey v Tracey [2007] 1 FLR 196 CA
  • P v P (Ancillary Relief: Proceeds of Crime) [2004] 1 FLR 193
  • G v G (Financial Provision: Equal Division) [2002] 1 FLR 1143
  • Clibbery v Allen and Another [2002] Fam 261 CA
  • A v A (Maintenance Pending Suit( (no 2) [2001] 1 FLR 377
  • A-M v A-M (Divorce: Jurisdiction: Validity of Marriage) [2001] 2 FLR 6

Appointments & Memberships

  • Member of the SE Circuit
  • Member of the Family Law Bar Association

Education

  • St Dunstan’s College
  • Pembroke College Oxford (BA Juris)