Ayesha Vardags, President

Precis: Christopher Hall heads up the private client practice at Vardags. He has exceptional experience of complex offshore trust-based tax planning structures and the way in which local jurisdictions handle trusts based in them. Christopher works closely with the Vardags matrimonial team to instruct on and set up trusts and advise on disputed wills in family law cases, primarily divorce and inheritance claims. This included the case of Prest v Petrodel which was ultimately determined in the Supreme Court.

Christopher Hall, Director – Head of Private Client

Precis: Christopher Hall heads up the private client practice at Vardags. He has exceptional experience of complex offshore trust-based tax planning structures and the way in which local jurisdictions handle trusts based in them. Christopher works closely with the Vardags matrimonial team to instruct on and set up trusts and advise on disputed wills in family law cases, primarily divorce and inheritance claims. This included the case of Prest v Petrodel which was ultimately determined in the Supreme Court.

Ayesha Vardags, President

Accolades: Christopher is a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), a qualification recognising his competence and experience in the field.

He is also recommended in The Legal 500.

Education: Christopher read History at University College, London, and studied Law at the College of Law.

Career: Before joining Vardags in 2012, Christopher led departments at a City law firm, a West End firm and also qualified as a Cayman Lawyer after working for an international firm on the islands.

Christopher has over fifteen years of experience advising clients both in England and internationally on succession planning and wealth preservation. He has particular expertise in wills and trusts, probate (including contested probate), Inheritance Act claims and Court of Protection work. Christopher also specialises in tax planning, onshore and offshore structuring, lasting powers of attorney and mental health law.

Languages: French

Personal: In his spare time, Christopher coaches and competes in rowing both offshore (having rowed across the Atlantic for charity) and onshore.

Reported Cases:
  • Prest v Petrodel Resources Ltd & Others [2013] UKSC 34