Justin Warshaw QC


"Justin is very colourful, enthusiastic and experienced, and his cross-examination is very creative." "He is conscientious, hard-working and fearless."

Chambers and Partners 2019


Justin was called to the Bar in 1995 after graduating from Christ Church, Oxford. Given “extensive praise for his skill in handling substantial financial remedy proceedings” (Chambers & Partners 2015), he is applauded as “a brilliant and polished advocate” (Chambers & Partners, 2014) and “a great tactician with huge compassion and patience” (Legal 500, 2014).

Justin is a financial remedies specialist who relishes complex and challenging cases where his wide array of skills can be deployed to their full advantage.  Respected by his peers and with a loyal following amongst his instructing solicitors, he understands both the technical nuances and emotional dynamics of family law and is adept at building trust and rapport with clients.  He is “star of the future” (Chambers & Partners, 2012), with “an ever growing reputation for matrimonial finance work” (Chambers & Partners, 2011).

Justin’s international practice has involved participation in cases in many overseas jurisdictions including Canada, Gibraltar, Jersey, the Isle of Man, Hong Kong and Singapore.

All matters concerning divorce and the breakdown of family relationships.

  • Z v Z [2017] WLR(D)346 - Discovery against solicitor asserting privilege
  • TJB v RJB [2017] 1 FLR 1497 - Enforcing English order in Switzerland
  • Juffali v Juffali [2017] 1 FLR 729 - Big need in big money
  • Briers v Briers [2017] 1 FCR 309 (CA) - Post separation accrual
  • WA v The Estate of HA (Deceased) and Others [2015] 1 FLR 1360 - Barder events
  • Mann v Mann [2014] 2 FLR 928 - Enforcement and mediation
  • MET v HAT [2014] 2 FLR 692 – Interim maintenance
  • Sharbatly v Shagroon [2013] 1 FLR 1493 (CA) – non marriage case
  • L v L [2012] 1 FLR 776 – Re-trial of financial remedies after appeal
  • Traversa v Freddi [2011] 2 FLR 272 (CA) – financial relief after an overseas divorce
  • Marano v Marano [2010] 1 FLR 1903 (CA) – business valuations during the financial crisis
  • Myerson v Myerson (No 2) [2009] 2 FLR 197 (CA) – share price collapse after a final order
  • MacLeod v MacLeod [2009] 1 FLR 641 (PC) – Pre-nuptial and marital agreements
  • S v S [2009] 1 FLR 254 – trusts, tax and notice to show cause why agreement should not be upheld
  • MB v KB [2007] 2 FLR 586 – financial provision for a child after and in addition to divorce settlement
  • S v S  [2007] 1 FLR 1496 – effect of conduct on award, definition of non-matrimonial property
  • M v M  [2005] 2 FLR 533 – big money, short marriage
  • GW v RW  [2003] 2 FLR 108 – matrimonial property, length of marriage provision for children
  • F v F  [2003] 1 FLR 847 – family company, illiquidity , clean break
  • Re G  [2003] 1 FLR 870 – divorce procedure
  • G v G [2003] 2 FLR 71 – maintenance for legal fees
  • H v H [2002] 2 FLR 1021 – professional partnership, separate property, inheritances
  • Ranson v Ranson [2002] 1 FCR 261 (CA)
  • V v V [2001] 2 FLR 299
  • Varma v Varma and Acanthus Ltd [2002] Fam Law 503
  • Mubarak v Mubarak [2001] 1FLR 673
  • Re Dianoor Jewels Ltd [2001] BPIR 234


Christ Church, Oxford.


  • ‘Cares very deeply about doing his best for his clients.’ Legal 500 2019

    Strengths: "He's very good on the law, excellent in court and no-nonsense. He subtly persuades the court to go along with what he wants to achieve and is very good in cross-examination." - Chambers & Partners - 2018

  • “Newly appointed silk with an impressive clientele of high-profile individuals and public figures. He mainly handles international work and regularly appears before the High Court and the Court of Appeal.”
    Strengths: "Brilliant on his feet, he instinctively cuts through a case to the killer points, bringing the judges with him. He gets unbelievable results." – Chambers & Partners – 2017
  • “His advocacy style is among the best at the family Bar.” - Legal 500 – 2016
  • “Specialises in complicated, high-value financial matters and has a practice with an increasing emphasis on overseas work. His peers describe him as ‘fun to work with and appropriately tough’”.
    Strengths: "He is very no-nonsense, and he can be direct but in a positive way. He constantly e-mailed with thoughts and various points and was very receptive, seeing things as a team effort. He works with his solicitors, puts the case to the best of his ability and is not shy of making difficult arguments." – Chambers & Partners – 2016
  • ‘Very worthy of his reputation.’ Legal 500 – 2015
  • “Receives extensive praise for his skill in handling substantial financial remedy proceedings. He is often sought out for his expertise in very complex and high-value multi-jurisdictional disputes.”
    Strengths: “He is fantastic, a real force to be reckoned with, and excellent for high-value cases.” “He is as tenacious as a terrier with a very large rat.” – Chambers & Partners – 2015
  • “An eminent junior, who handles complex financial work.  He is highlighted in particular for his expertise with international matters, and has undertaken cases involving Gibraltar, Hong Kong and Jersey.”
    Expertise: “He is a brilliant and polished advocate, who is extremely impressive on the technical side too.  He is diligent and methodical but also invariably comes up with interesting insights into any case he is instructed in.”
    Recent Work: Appeared in Shagroon v Sharbatly, a case concerning a billionaire businessman. – Chambers & Partners – 2014.
  • “A great tactician with huge compassion and patience.”  Legal 500 – 2014
  • Justin Warshaw is a go-to junior for complex financial cases.  Such is his knowledge that instructing solicitors also seek his advice on matters involving foreign jurisdictions such as Canada, Gibraltar, Hong Kong and Singapore. – Chambers & Partners – 2013
  • “”Star of the future” [he] recently acted unled on behalf of an Italian heiress in Traversa v Freddi, a case that attracted widespread media attention. Sources praise his “ability to give realistic advice and fight his corner hard.” Warshaw is seen as being on the up.” – Chambers & Partners – 2012
  • “An excellent and persuasive advocate” – Legal 500 – 2011
  • “[He] has an ever growing reputation for matrimonial finance work and has recently been in the public eye due to his involvement with Myerson v Myerson” – Chambers & Partners – 2011
  • “Popular, [he] is good at the detail but, crucially, doesn’t get bogged down in it: ‘ He doesn’t waste time but gets straight to the nitty gritty’ ” – Chambers & Partners – 2010
  • “[He] moves up the tables this year having developed a reputation as a ‘force to be reckoned with’ as ‘he gets to grip with a case in no time at all.’” – Chambers & Partners – 2009
  • “A very bright and tenacious advocate” – Chambers & Partners – 2008
  • “Bright and responsive; he can take hold of a money case and knows what to do with it” – Chambers & Partners – 2007
  • “Very effective” – Legal 500 – 2007
  • “His prime characteristic is a willingness to take things on and prepare them thoroughly. He is often seen in tandem with Martin Pointer QC, the pair making an immaculate combination” – Chambers & Partners – 2006
  • “Creative” – Legal 500 – 2006
  • “Another of the younger breed to catch the public eye working alongside Jeremy Posnansky QC. He displays the proactive nature essential to a good junior”- Chambers & Partners – 2005

Justin is married to a professional singer. They have two daughters. He enjoys photography and sometimes writes reviews for the TLS.