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)
Deputy High Court Judge (England & Wales)
Bencher of the Middle Temple

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
Chambers and Partners Family Law Silk of the Year 2010/11 and 2013/14
Legal 500, “Hot 100”
The Times Lawyer of the Week

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

T v T [2013] EWHC B3;

W v M;

IDC v SSA [2014] HKCA 277;

TYH v W [2013] HKCFI 208;

Chai v Peng (No 1), (No 2), (No. 3) and (No. 4);

H v W [2013] HKCFI 2296;

SPH v SA [2014] CFA 56;

Seagrove v Sullivan [2014] All ER (D) 61;

LWYA v KYW [2015] HKCA 169;

LLP v LYWA [2015] HKCA 170;

Fok Chun Yue Benjamin v Fok Chun Wan Ian et al [2015] HKCA 61.

Hopkins v Hopkins [2015] EWHC 812;

LYAG v. YSG (YX) [2016] HKCA 771; HCMP 802/2016 (14 November 2016) (Court of Appeal; 14 November 2016);

CWG v. MH AND OTHERS [2016] HKCA 278; CACV 82/2013 (30 June 2016) (Court of Appeal; 30 June 2016;)

CWG v. MH AND OTHERS [2016] HKCA 277; CACV 81/2013 (also 30 June 2016); CWG v. MH AND OTHERS [2016] HKCA 276; CACV 80/2013 (30 June 2016);

TSC v. KWH AND OTHERS [2016] HKFAMC 67; FCMC 2755/2014 (15 June 2016);

FOK CHUN YUE BENJAMIN v. FOK CHUN WAN IAN AND OTHERS [2016] HKCA 28; CACV 16/2014 (20 January 2016);

AVT THEN KNOWN AS MAM v. VNT [2015] HKCA 611; [2016] 1 HKLRD 821; [2016] 3 HKC 70; CACV 234/2014 (21 December 2015) (Court of Appeal);

Chai v Peng & Ors [2017] EWHC 792 (Fam) (06 April 2017) Al-Baker v Al-Baker [2016] EWHC 2510 (Fam) (12 October 2016) ([2016] EWHC 2510 (Fam); From England and Wales High Court (Family Division) Decisions);

Z v Z & Ors [2016] EWHC 1720 (Fam) (13 July 2016) [2016] EWHC 1720 (Fam);

NR v AB & Ors [2016] EWHC 277 (Fam) (22 February 2016);

WGL v. ASB [2017] HKCFI 1700; HCMP 489/2013 (8 September 2017) (Court of First Instance; 8 September 2017);

S v. J [2017] HKCFI 1656; HCMP 1857/2016 (8 September 2017);

N v. W [2017] HKFAMC 102; FCMC 5026/2015 (8 September 2017);

A v. B [2017] HKFAMC 87; FCMC 9824/2015 (23 June 2017);

DX v. LN [2017] HKCA 71; CACV 159/2016 (6 February 2017); (Court of Appeal; 6 February 2017);

GMSA ALSO KNOWN AS DG, M-S v. DMP-J [2017] HKCA 384; HCMP 1052/2017 (14 September 2017)

Publications and articles

Since 1989 Richard has been the co-author of “Practical Matrimonial Precedents” (2 Volumes), Sweet & Maxwell. It is now in the 46th release (2017).

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