Call: 2018 (HK); 2002 (England & Wales)
Inner Bar: 2021 (England & Wales)
Deepak focuses on private client cases, ranging from matrimonial to property, trusts and inheritance disputes.
Deepak is especially renowned for his expertise in matrimonial finance, and he is one of the leading barristers practising in such cases in both Hong Kong and England.
He also has a keen interest in equity, restitution and conflict of laws.
Deepak has appeared at all levels in matrimonial finance proceedings in England, including in the House of Lords and in the UK Supreme Court, where he has acted in some of the biggest and most complicated matrimonial cases. He has appeared in numerous landmark decisions, such as McFarlane; Charman; Crossley; Granatino v Radmacher; Juffali; Gray v Work; and Sharp.
He possesses a wealth of experience in cases involving complex offshore structures and trusts, as well as regularly acting in cases involving ultra high net worth and high profile individuals.
Deepak also has an unrivalled reputation in multi-jurisdictional matrimonial cases. As a result of his expertise in international matters, Deepak has been appointed to the UK Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. He is the only English family law silk who is a member of that highly prestigious committee.
Deepak continues to be recommended in a number of legal directories, including the Chambers Greater China Region Guide, the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide, the Doyles Guide, the Chambers UK Bar Guide, the Legal 500 UK Guide, and the UK Spears Family Law Index.
Deepak has been the Chambers UK Bar Family Junior of the Year and he has been nominated a record 6 times at the Chambers UK Bar Awards and the Family Law Awards, UK. Prior to his taking silk in England, Deepak was ranked as a Star Individual in the Chambers UK Bar Directory.
In the Law Commission’s Report on Matrimonial Property, Needs and Agreements for England & Wales, Deepak was specifically acknowledged for his advice and expertise.
Deepak is the co-editor of the leading practitioner text, Jackson’s Matrimonial Finance.
Deepak maintains a dual practice in Hong Kong and London.
Observations about Deepak in recent editions of legal directories have included the following:
‘He is a brilliant advocate; extremely hardworking and dedicated to perfection in every case.’
‘Deepak Nagpal KC remains in high demand for his ‘forensic mind and his attention to detail’ which sees him regularly undertake highly complex and sensitive matrimonial finance matters.’
- Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide, 2023
- Chambers Greater China Region Guide, 2023
- Chambers UK Bar Guide, 2023
- Legal 500 UK Guide, 2023
- Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide, 2022
- Legal 500 UK Guide, 2022
- Chambers Global Guide, 2022
- Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide, 2021
- Chambers Global Guide, 2021