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"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



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

Professional Reputation

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


Professional Memberships

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

Publications and Lecturing

Christopher 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 (3rd Edition),  published by Sweet and Maxwell in 2011.
  • co-author (with Nicholas Hassall) of Trusts of Land, Trustee Delegation and The Trustee Act 2000
  • co-author of Dymond's Capital Taxes


He is principal contributor to the volumes of the Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents dealing with  Trusts and Settlements; Wills and Administration and Gifts.

Christopher is also the Consulting Editor for Private Client Business.

Christopher lectures extensively on the subjects of tax, trusts and will drafting.