Martin Pointer QC has appeared in no fewer than 100 reported cases since being called to the Bar in 1976 – an achievement no other family barrister can claim. His expertise lies in division of intractable assets, particularly concerning arguments as to why matrimonial assets should, or shouldn’t, be halved. For a flavour of his work, he tells Spear’s that he recently made a special contribution argument for a husband who has a £600 million share in a multibilliondollar company. But in his view the law on special contribution is not clear enough – it ‘needs to be resolved’, he says. ‘I’d like to be able to do that if I get the chance.’ Pointer has several Cayman Island cases running at the moment, and considerable experience of Hong Kong and Gibraltarian courts.
Martin Pointer QC