Geoffrey Kingscote QC

Call
1993
Silk
2017

A matrimonial practitioner with extensive experience of complex financial remedy proceedings who regularly assists clients with multi-jurisdictional matters. He is also noted for his representation of high net worth individuals in cases involving offshore trusts. His contentious work is bolstered by an active mediation practice. Strengths: "Calm, understated, sensible and meticulously prepared, he encourages the client to look beyond the maelstrom of the litigation." "Geoffrey is technically brilliant, fiercely bright, and able to grapple with the most complex of issues and business accounts. He is a formidable advocate whom clients adore."

Chambers and Partners 2021

Practice

Geoffrey specializes in financial remedy cases, including those involving pre nuptial agreements, offshore trusts and complex business structures. He has appeared in many recent leading cases on special contribution (Cooper-Hohn), non-matrimonial assets (K v L and Jones v Jones) and pre nuptial agreements (Radmacher). He has conducted a substantial number of private FDRs/early neutral evaluations.

Financial remedy applications.

  • CB v KB [2019] EWFC 78
  • Juffali v Juffali [2016] EWHC 1684
  • Cooper-Hohn v Hohn [2014] EWHC 4122, the highest litigated award case ($1.5bn)
  • Vince v Wyatt [2013] EWCA Civ
  • K v L [2011] EWCA Civ 550 and Jones v Jones [2011] EWCA Civ 41, the leading authorities on pre-marital/non-matrimonial assets
  • Radmacher v Granatino [2010] UKSC 42, the leading authority on pre-nuptial agreements

Recorder (2019)

FLBA

  • Jesus College, Oxford (Law). First Class. Exhibition.
  • Trinity Hall, Cambridge, MPhil in Criminology
  • Major Scholar and Pegasus Scholar, Inner Temple. Visiteur d’Etudes at the European Commission of Human Rights

Chambers and Partners

"A fantastic barrister who can really see the whole picture when it comes to a case."

"Outstandingly good at settlement negotiations and on his feet in court."

"He's a very sensible, calm and measured barrister. He gets good results for his clients and is easy to negotiate with. If there is a settlement to be found, he will find it."

“He really is amazing. His attention to detail is fantastic and every client is instantly put at ease by his charm. He’s not your stereotypical barrister: he’s very down to earth. From day one clients love him to bits and he won’t litigate for the sake of it.

“persuasive advocate.. calm and articulate”

“destined for the top” and as having “excellent judgment”. “His remarkable technical ability and fearless approach to litigation make him a real quality barrister”.

He was nominated for family law junior of the year by Chambers and Partners.

As a private FDR tribunal he was described by one solicitor as “an excellent early neutral evaluator. He made both parties feel at ease and came up with a creative solution that addressed their respective concerns and which ultimately enabled them to reach a settlement.”

 

Married with two children. Lives in North London.

Taught at the National University of Rwanda, Butare, Rwanda and St Catherine’s College, Oxford

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