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Chris Sutton

Partner

Chris is a Partner and the head of our Newbury office. He studied law at Reading University before being called as a barrister in 2010.

Having been called to the Bar, he is a skilled advocate and undertakes a significant amount of his own advocacy in the Family Court. He has a practical approach to children matters relating to residence and arrangements to spend time with children and has also had recent success with cases concerning grandparent’s time with children and cases concerning child abduction under the Hague Convention in the High Court, London.

Chris is also astute at financial remedy matters upon divorce and separation and works on cases with a broad range of assets, including multi-million-pound international cases and cases involving family trusts and businesses. Chris also has received acclaim for his handling of cases involving domestic abuse and coercive control with a balance of sensitivity and robust advice.

Chris was a finalist for the national award of Chartered Legal Executive of the Year in Family Law for 2018 and was listed as a “next generation leading lawyer” for the Berkshire/Oxfordshire region by the Legal 500 in 2017 as well as featuring as a recommended lawyer in the same directory for numerous years since.

Chris is a member of Resolution, the organisation committed to family matters being dealt with amicably and sat on the Regional Committee for Resolution in Berkshire & Buckinghamshire for more than three years.

View Chris' profile on Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

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To contact Chris, please call 01635 785100 or email newbury@kjsmith.co.uk.

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