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Deepak Nagpal    

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

Profile

Deepak is one of leading barristers specialising in matrimonial cases in Hong Kong and England.

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 matrimonial cases. 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. Deepak has a wealth of experience in matrimonial cases involving complex offshore structures and trusts.

Deepak also has a particular interest in trust, restitution and conflict of laws cases.

Deepak has an unrivalled reputation in multi-jurisdictional matrimonial 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 the Chambers Bar UK 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.

Deepak is ranked as a Star Individual in the Chambers Bar UK Directory. He is also recommended in the Chambers Bar Asia-Pacific and the Legal 500 directories, as well as in the Doyle’s Guide.

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

Deepak is the co-editor the leading practitioner text, Jackson’s Matrimonial Finance. Deepak maintains a dual practice in Hong Kong and London.

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Selected Cases

Family / Matrimonial

  • C v D [2020] HKFC 145

  • Villers v Villiers [2020] 3 W.L.R. 171

  • Attorney General v Akhter [2020] 2 W.L.R. 1183

  • MM v NA (Declaration of Marital Status: Unrecognised State) [2020] 2 F.C.R. 81

  • LCYP v JEK [2019] HKCFI 1588

  • Akhter v Khan (Attorney General Intervening) [2019] 2 W.LR. 771

  • Pierburg v Pierburg [2019] 1 W.L.R. 4335

  • Owens v Owens [2018] 3 W.L.R. 634

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

  • Mantegazza v Mantegaaza [2018] 2 F.C.R. 864

  • Gray v Work [2018] Fam. 35

  • Juffali v Juffali [2017] 1 F.L.R. 729

  • Juffali v Juffali [2017] 1 F.L.R. 702

  • Juffali v Juffali [2017] 1 F.L.R. 669

  • 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

  • Radmacher (formerly Granatino) v Granatino [2009] 2 F.L.R. 1181

  • Radmacher (formerly Granatino) v Granatino [2009] 1 F.L.R. 1556

  • NG v KR (Pre-nuptial contract) [2009] 1 F.L.R. 1478

  • Crossley v Crossley [2008] 1 F.L.R. 14767

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

  • Charman v Charman [2007] 1 F.L.R. 1237

  • Charman v Charman [2007] 1 F.L.R. 593

  • 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

  • McFarlane v McFarlane [2005] Fam. 171

  • Conflict of Laws

  • Villers v Villiers [2020] 3 W.L.R. 171

  • MM v NA (Declaration of Marital Status: Unrecognised State) [2020] 2 F.C.R. 81

  • Pierburg v Pierburg [2019] 1 W.L.R. 4335

  • Mantegazza v Mantegaaza [2018] 2 F.C.R. 864

  • Juffali v Juffali [2017] 1 F.L.R. 702

  • Juffali v Juffali [2017] 1 F.L.R. 669

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

  • Shagroon v Sharbatly [2013] Fam. 267

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

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

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

  • NG v KR (Pre-nuptial contract) [2009] 1 F.L.R. 1478

  • Mark v Mark [2006] 1 A.C. 98

  • Moore v Moore [2005] 1 F.L.R. 66

  • Equity / Trust

  • C v D [2020] HKFC 145

  • LCYP v JEK [2019] HKCFI 1588

  • Juffali v Juffali [2017] 1 F.L.R. 729

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

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

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

  • Charman v Charman [2007] 1 F.L.R. 593

  • Practice Areas

  • Family / Matrimonial
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Equity / Trust
  • Restitution / Unjust Enrichment
  • 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)

  • Education

    Christ Church, University of Oxford

    MA (Oxon) Jurisprudence (1st Class)

    BCL

    Publications And Articles

  • Co-editor of Jackson’s Matrimonial Finance

  • Advisory Editor of the Family Court Reports

  • Scholarship 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

    languages

    English and Hindi

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