He is always very well prepared and experienced.Chambers and Partners 2022
Super to work with, he brings vast experience to any case.Legal 500 2022
Christopher Butler ... has extensive experience advising high net worth clients on a range of family matters including divorce and financial work. A source says: “He is highly experienced and has a very assured touch.”Chambers and Partners High Net Worth edition 2021
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
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 and Partners High Net Worth edition 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
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 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.