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Junior counsel

Christopher Whitehouse

Call to Bar:1972

Chambers 2017 Chancery Traditional

He is legendary. He is encyclopaedic, and he is one of those people who is tremendously user-friendly. He is very solid and really knows his stuff.

Chris Whitehouse advises on all aspects of private client taxation, trusts, estates, and Wills.

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Chambers UK 2012: Tax – Private Client

Able to explain the most complex things in an easy to understand way."

Chambers UK 2010

Earns special recommendation for his knowledge of pre-owned asset tax issues, as well as for being an excellent lecturer on the subject."

STEP Private Client Awards 2006

Chris' deep personal commitment to the profession is unquestionable. He has been at the forefront of taking the Bar out to the general public."

About Christopher Whitehouse

Professional Reputation

Chris is recommended as a leading junior for his private client work in the current editions of Chambers UK, The Legal 500 and Legal Experts.

“He is exceptionally bright and understands the complexities of landowning trusts.” “Landed estate work and the Settled Land Act is a rarefied area that he is big in. He always gives incredibly good advice.”

Chambers 2017 Tax Private Client

“Understands client relationships better than many other chancery barristers.”  A “superb speaker,” he is widely considered to be an “amazing inheritance tax expert and is consistently lauded for his clarity of mind and ability to explain difficult points of law.

Chambers UK 2012: Chancery Traditional

“Able to explain the most complex things in an easy to understand way.”

Chambers UK 2012: Tax – Private Client

“Earns special recommendation for his knowledge of pre-owned asset tax issues, as well as for being an excellent lecturer on the subject.”

Chambers UK 2010

“Praised for his ‘attention to detail, clarity and positive tax solutions'”.

The Legal 500 (2006)

“Private Client Barrister of the Year”.

“Chris’ deep personal commitment to the profession is unquestionable. He has been at the forefront of taking the Bar out to the general public. He has a friendly and down-to-earth manner with those instructing him and his clients.”

STEP Private Client Awards 2006

Professional Memberships

Chris is a Fellow of CIOT, STEP, and the Chancery Bar Association. He was awarded a Founder’s Award for Outstanding Achievement from STEP in November 2009.

Publications and Lecturing

Chris lectures extensively on the subjects of tax, trusts and will drafting. Chris is a widely published author and is:

  • co-author of Pre-Owned Assets and Tax Planning Strategies (3rd Edition), published December 2009
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  • co-author (with Emma Chamberlain) of Trust Taxation (4th Edition),  published by Sweet and Maxwell in 2014
  • co-author (with Nicholas Hassall) of Trusts of Land, Trustee Delegation and The Trustee Act 2000
  • one of the editors of Dymond’s Capital Taxes
  • co-author (with Professor Lesley King) of A Modern Approach to Lifetime Tax Planning (2nd Edition, 2016) and A Modern Approach to Wills, Administration and Estate Planning (3rd Edition, 2015)
  • principal contributor to the volumes of the Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedentsdealing with Trusts and Settlements; Wills and Administration and Gifts
  • Chris is also the Consulting Editor for Private Client Business.