Christopher Birch

Managing Partner


Christopher Birch is the Managing Partner in the firm’s Beverley office. Having initially commenced practice in the south of England, Christopher joined Stowe Family Law’s Harrogate office in April 2013.
During his time at the firm Christopher has opened, developed and managed two offices, Ilkley in June 2015 and now Beverley.

Areas of Expertise
  • Child Maintenance
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Divorce
  • Financial Settlements
  • Freezing Injunctions
  • Prenuptial Agreements
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Specialisms

Christopher’s divorce and finance practice comprises the following:

  • – Defended divorce and contested applications for Decree Absolute;
  • – Pre-acquired and post-separation assets;
  • – Farming matters – inherited wealth, third-party interests and intervenors;
  • – Businesses, trusts, high value, foreign or complex asset structures;
  • – Pensions;
  • – Freezing injunctions;
  • – Capitalisation / variation of spousal maintenance;
  • – Civil Partnerships; and,
  • – Schedule 1 Children Act 1989.
  • – In addition, Christopher’s children law practice includes internal and external relocation (leave to remove) matters.

 

Training & employment experience

Christopher studied law at the University of Hull, where he developed an early interest in family law, particularly in relation to the financial claims arising out of marriage.

Following completion of his undergraduate degree, Christopher undertook the Bar Vocational Course in Leeds and was called to the Bar in 2010 by The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.

Throughout his time in practice Christopher has specialised in matrimonial finance and divorce. His cases frequently involve very significant assets and complex company, pensions and tax structures.

In addition, Christopher advises Clients and acts in cases with an international element and complex private law children disputes.

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