Richard Todd QC

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Professional qualifications

Call: 1988 (England & Wales)
2014 (Hong Kong)
Ad hoc to the Bar of the Cayman Islands
Silk: 2009 (England & Wales)
Tenancy: 1 Hare Court, Temple, London (since 1988)
Temple Chambers, Hong Kong (since 2014)

Appointments and public office

General Council of the Bar (elected Senior Barrister category 1998 – 2011)
FLBA (Executive Committee 1998 – 2001)
Prosecuting Counsel for the Bar Standards Board (England & Wales)
Member of the Advisory Committee to the UK Law Commission (“Ante-Nuptial agreements” [2011] and “Separate Property Regimes and the General Review of Financial Remedy Applications” [2013])
Recorder in the Chancery Division (and ticketed for QBD work)

Education

Royal Hospital School
Trinity College, Oxford (Law)

Scholarships and prizes

Greenwich Scholarship – Royal Hospital School
Keasby Scholarship – Trinity College, Oxford
Hugh Belott Prize-winner – highest place in the University examinations in Public International Law; second in Family Law and third in Land Law; First Class in Jurisprudence
Astbury Scholarship – Middle Temple
Gottlieb Prize in Bar Finals

Practice profile

Principal areas of practice:-
Matrimonial Finance, including forum disputes;
Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 & Married Women’s Property Act 1882;
Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975;
Drafting Ante-Nuptial Agreements.

Richard has extensively given expert evidence as to English law. Including to the jurisdictions of Australia, Belgium, the Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, Cyprus, Gibraltar, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and the USA.

Selected cases

Marsh v Marsh [1993] 1 WLR 744

Richardson v Richardson (No. 1) [1994] 1 WLR 196

Richardson v Richardson (No. 2) [1996] 2 WLR 617

H v H [1994] 2 FLR 94

Re H [1996] 2 FLR 65

Power v Power [1996] 3 FCR 338

C v C [1998] 1 AER 67

Re S [2000] 1 FLR 481

Jones v Jones [2001] Fam 91

N v N [2000] 2 FLR 899

L v L [2002] 1 FLR 642

Bloch v Bloch [2003] 1 FLR 1

Armstrong v Armstrong [2003] 2 FLR 481

Lambert v Lambert [2003] 2 WLR 631

Re B [2003] 2 FLR 1043

Wermuth v Wermuth [2003] 1 FLR 1020

Wermuth v Wermuth (No. 2) [2003] 1 FLR 1029

K v K [2005] 2 FLR 1137

R v R [2006] 1 FLR 389

GG v L [2006] EWCA Civ 1246

T v T [2006] 1 FLR 903

D v D [2006] 2 FLR 825

Tracey v Tracey [2006] 2 FLR 480

H v H [2007] 1 ALL ER 529

NG v KR [2009] 1 FLR 35

Radmacher v Granatino(No. 1) [2009] 1 FLR 1566

P v P [2009] 1 FLR 696

Radmacher v Granatino (No. 2) [2009] 2 FLR 1181

P v P [2010] 1 FLR 1126

V v V [2010] 2 FLR 516

Radmacher v Granatino [2010] UKSC 42

Mansfield v Mansfield [2011] EWCA Civ 1056

Berezovsky v Besharova(17 July 2011) The Times

K v L (on the appeal to the Supreme Court) [2011] EWCA Civ 550

McTaggart v McTaggart [2011] Cayman Islands Court of Appeal

El-Gamal v Al Maktoum [2011] EWHC 827

Samuel Tak Lee v. Tsang, Chiu Wing Florence [2011] HKCFI 1484; [2012] 1 HKC 185; HCA566/2010 (17 October 2011)

Petrodel v Preset et al [2012] EWCA 1395

W v M (TOLATA proceedings) [2012] DWHC 1679

T v T [2013] EWHC 25

Petrodel Resources Group Ltd and others v Prest [2013] UKSC 34

Secretary for Justice v FTCW and Others [2014] HKCA 107; CACV101/2013 (4 March 2014)

FTCW v. SLKK [2014] HKCA 110; CACV167/2013 (4 March 2014)

TCWF v. LKKS [2014] HKCA 10 and 7; [2014] 1 HKLRD 896; CACV166/2012 (10 January 2014)

TYH v W [2013] HKCFI 208

Publications and articles

Since 1989 Richard has been the co-author of “Practical Matrimonial Precedents” (2 Volumes), Sweet & Maxwell. It is now in the 44th release (2014).

Richard also co-authored, “Essential Family Practice” (2 Volumes), Butterworths and “At Court”, FT Law & Tax. Richard is also an Editor of Jowitt’s Dictionary of English Law.

Together with his wife, Elisabeth (also a barrister) he is co-author of “Relationship Agreements”, Sweet & Maxwell (2013).

He has also had published articles in Family Law, Family Matters, The Family Law Journal and The Lawyer. He has occasionally contributed to The Law Society’s Legal network Television. In 2000 he was shortlisted (list of four) for UNICEF’s Lawyer of the Year for his work on the law relating to paternity disputes.

He has extensively lectured on Big Money Cases, Entitlements Arguments, trust arrangements in Family Law and Nuptial Contracts (both ante and post-nuptial).

Languages

English