Christopher Groves


Chris is a partner in the private client and tax team.

He has a particular focus on advising both UK domiciled and non-UK domiciled high net worth individuals in relation to their personal, business and philanthropic affairs.

His practice includes advising individuals and trustees on UK tax issues, investment structuring for private investors and asset managers and UK and international trust and estate planning.

He started work at Withers in 1999 as a fresh faced trainee solicitor, qualifying into the private client department in 2001 and was made a partner in 2007.


Christopher Groves provides advice on a range of private client matters to domestic and international clients. A source says: He is a very good technical lawyer. He is very friendly so far as clients are concerned, but also practical. He has a commercial approach. Another interviewee enthuses: He has an astonishing intellect.

Chambers HNW, 2020

Christopher Groves has ‘a wealth of experience and provides a full and comprehensive service to clients’.

Legal 500 UK, 2017

Track record



Advising a family with members based in a number of different countries in Europe and also in the USA with regard to their dynastic trust structure.

Advising a UK family with regard to the endowment of a new charitable foundation and the subsequent funding of projects in the UK and overseas.

Advising a UK resident non-domiciliary with regard to the tax efficient funding of UK charitable projects from non-UK funds.

England and Wales, 2001

‘The Practice of International Philanthropy’, International Charitable Giving, Oxford University Press

Barnsley on Land Options, co-author

McCutcheon on Inheritance Tax, co-author



  • English





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