7th Floor, 85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE
Christopher specialises in the negotiations arising in high value divorce cases with a particular focus on complex financial and trust issues. His work involves tax, trust, and corporate/landed considerations and has a strong international flavour.
Christopher Butler handles both domestic and cross-border divorce matters for high-earning professionals and families. He has considerable experience in FDR proceedings. “He is intelligent and engaging; he brings great experience to the team.” Chambers and Partners 2021
‘Christopher Butler is a personable, vastly experienced solicitor with a deservedly strong reputation‘. […] leaves no stone unturned in advancing his client’s case’. Legal 500 2021
Christopher Butler is a consultant at RadcliffesLeBrasseur. He advises affluent clients on high-value divorce proceedings, many with an international dimension. Butler also sits as a deputy district judge in the Central Family Court. A barrister enthuses that he is “a really experienced high net worth lawyer. He is very old-school, very civil, chivalrous, lovely to work for, courteous and a really good, shrewd litigator.” Chambers HNW 2020
‘Christopher Butler “has a lot of gravitas,” according to impressed sources. His experience includes complex prenuptial agreements and financial remedy disputes involving assets across multiple jurisdictions. Chambers and Partners 2020
‘He’s very experienced’ and ‘he’s had quite a distinguished career working as a family practitioner but is also very good at trust and estates and has an ability to straddle the two. That’s Christopher’s sweet spot – he’s a class act.’ Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2019
‘A very authoritative presence in a case’ and ‘a real class act.’ Chambers and Partners 2019
‘Intelligent and insightful lawyer’ with ‘a personable yet authoritative manner’. ‘Astute and very likeable.’ Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2017
‘A highly effective lawyer with very sound judgement.’ Legal 500 2017
‘A shrewd and intuitive lawyer who inspires confidence in his clients.’ Chambers and Partners 2017
‘A tremendously astute lawyer who brings insight into every case.’ Chambers and Partners 2016
‘Extremely experienced and very good at the strategy of a case.’ Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2016
‘He is very wise and shrewd, he knows when to fight.’ Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2016
‘Insightful.’ Legal 500 2015
Areas of Expertise
Christopher is particularly well regarded for his knowledge of trust issues. His tax and trust experience permeates his practice, enabling him to give bespoke and sophisticated advice. He acts for internationally based clients – often household names in the political, media, sports and industrial arenas.
Christopher has considerable expertise in the field of wealth protection, particularly pre-nuptial agreements, and in advising professional and other trustees, both onshore and offshore, on family proceedings.
Christopher has served as a Deputy Family Division Judge since 1999.
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)