Deepak Nagpal

T: (+852) 2523 2003

Professional qualifications

Call: 2018 (HK); 2002 (England & Wales)

Appointments and public office

Member of the Ethics Committee of the Bar Council of England & Wales
Member of the South Eastern Circuit
Member of the LexisPSL Family Consulting Editorial Board
UK Attorney General’s ‘B’ Panel of Civil Counsel (2013-2018)
Elected Committee Member of the Family Law Bar Association of England & Wales (2009-2017)


Christ Church, University of Oxford
MA (Oxon) Jurisprudence (1st Class)

Scholarships and prizes

Hardwicke Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Lord Mansfield Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Megarry Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2016 – Family Barrister of the Year, UK
Chambers Bar UK Awards 2017 – Family Junior of the Year (also nominated in 2010 and 2014)

Practice profile

Deepak is one of the leading matrimonial finance juniors in England. He is the current Chambers Bar UK Family Junior of the Year. He was the first barrister to have been nominated for this prestigious award three times.

Deepak has appeared at all levels in matrimonial finance proceedings in England, including in the House of Lords and in the Supreme Court. He has acted in some of the biggest and most complicated divorce cases in London. He has appeared in numerous landmark decisions, such as McFarlane; Charman; Crossley; Granatino v Radmacher; Juffali; Gray v Work; and Sharp.

Deepak is renowned for his expertise in cases involving ultra high net worth and high profile individuals. The assets in Deepak’s cases regularly exceed GBP 100 million and he has acted in several cases where they have been in excess of GBP 1 billion. He specialises in cases involving complex offshore structures.

Deepak also has an unrivalled reputation in multi-jurisdictional divorce cases. It was as a result of this expertise that Deepak was expressly invited to make representations to the UK Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law in relation to the European Commission’s proposed Regulation on matrimonial property regimes.

Deepak has been recommended for many years as a leading junior in matrimonial finance in the Chambers Bar UK and Legal 500 directories.

In the Law Commission’s Report on Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements, Deepak was specifically acknowledged for his advice and expertise

In 2016, Deepak was awarded Family Barrister of the Year, UK in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards.

Deepak practices from both London and Hong Kong.

Selected cases

Akhter v Khan (Attorney General Intervening) [2018] EWFC 54

Owens v Owens [2018] 3 W.L.R. 634

Sharp v Sharp [2018] 2 W.L.R. 1617

Gray v Work [2018] Fam. 35

Juffali v Juffali [2016] 4 W.L.R. 119

Sharbatly v Shagroon [2014] 2 F.L.R. 209

CR v MZ (Financial Remedies: Beneficial Ownership) [2014] 1 F.L.R. 22

Shagroon v Sharbatly [2013] Fam. 267

Gordon (formerly Stefanou) v Stefanou [2011] 1 F.L.R. 158

JKN v JCN (Divorce: Forum) [2011] 1 F.L.R. 826

W v W (Divorce Proceedings) [2011] 1 F.L.R. 372

Granatino v Radmacher (formerly Granatino) [2011] 1 A.C. 534

S v S (Hemain Injunction) [2010] 2 F.L.R. 502

S v S (No 2) (Ancillary Relief Application to Set Aside Order) [2010] 1 F.L.R. 993

Miller Smith v Miller Smith [2010] 1 F.L.R. 1402

Crossley v Crossley [2008] 1 F.C.R. 323

Charman v Charman [2007] 1 F.L.R. 1246

McFarlane v McFarlane [2006] 2 A.C. 618

Mark v Mark [2006] 1 A.C. 98

Moore v Moore [2005] 1 F.L.R. 66


Co-editor of Jackson’s Matrimonial Finance

Advisory Editor of the Family Court Reports


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