Geoffrey Kelly > Chambers of Oba Nsugbe QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oba Nsugbe QC
Pump Court Chambers


Geoffrey specialises in all areas of family finance litigation. He appears regularly in the Central Family Court (previously the Principal Registry of the Family Division) as well as on circuit. Examples of recent cases in which he has been involved: A v A – Geoffrey is representing the wife of an internationally renowned composer in financial proceedings in the CFC. The husband is represented by Howard Kennedy. B v B – Geoffrey is representing an eminent planning silk in both financial and children proceedings. The wife is represented by Charles Russell. C v C – Geoffrey is representing the husband who has recently sold his stake in a software firm for a substantial sum and who now plans to retire. The case is proceeding in the CFC. D v D – Geoffrey is representing the husband on a capitalisation/variation application where his considerable fortune arises from shares obtained during the course of the marriage and which were retained by him following the original consent order in the financial proceedings. E v E – Geoffrey is representing the husband in financial proceedings where the wealth has accrued as a result of the joint efforts of the parties who were the joint owners of a financial advice business. His opponent is a silk. F v F – Geoffrey represented an asset-rich dairy farmer in financial proceedings where the main issue was how to extract cash from illiquid assets. Bhura v Bhura [2015] 1 FLR 153; In Re B (A Child) [2011] EWCA Civ 1001; Fytche v Wincanton Logistics plc [2004] UKHL 31, [2004] ICR 975; I v N [2003] EWHC 327; A etc v Times Newspapers [2002] EWHC 2444, [2003] 1 FLR 689; R v Headley [1996] TRT 173.


Called 1992, Middle Temple. Completed pupillage at Pump Court Chambers and joined chambers. Initially he undertook a wide range of work, taking cases to the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords before specialising in matrimonial finance. He was appointed a recorder in 2009.




University of London, Queen Mary & Westfield College (LLB; LLM).


Active runner and glamorous assistant for rugby team. Also enjoys not catching fish.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Geoffrey KellyPump Court ChambersHis knowledge of financial settlements, trusts and companies is second to none.