Conor specialises in matrimonial finance. He is frequently instructed on complex matters involving trusts, companies and cases with an international dimension. Conor acts and advises on claims for financial provision under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, and on cohabitation and property ownership disputes involving claims under TLATA. He regularly drafts and advises on pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
Alongside his financial practice, Conor has particular experience in private law children applications.
Conor advises on matrimonial disputes in the Cayman Islands and in Jersey.
"Knowledgeable when it comes to technical issues, especially those concerning business shareholdings and income analysis." "He is user-friendly, approachable and experienced at forming good relationships with clients and judges alike." "Pragmatic, calm and persuasive, he understands his clients and they feel totally supported by him."Chambers and Partners 2022
"A strong, pragmatic and extremely user-friendly finance practitioner. "Legal 500 2022
“Makes clients – and their instructing solicitors – feel very safe. He is always well-prepared but also sees through the detail to the real issues.”The Legal 500 2021
"Conor has an excellent grasp of commercial business interests." "He is incredibly calm and patient, which is crucial for clients. His depth of knowledge is fantastic and nothing is too much trouble for him." "Incredibly personable and has a good eye for detail.”Chambers & Partners 2020
- Franklin v Franklin
[2014 (2) CILR 79]
- Gordon v Watler
Cayman Islands Court of Appeal (Civil) 13/2014
- CR v SR (Financial Remedies: Permission to Appeal)
 Fam Law 938
- Franklin v Franklin
Publications and Lecturing
Conor lectures widely on a variety of topics relevant to financial remedy proceedings. He has published a number of articles, including most recently on the issue of maintenance claims pursuant to a sole domicile petition.
Educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Conor graduated in law from Magdalen College, Oxford (MA Jurisprudence) having also spent a year studying law at the Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris (Certificat Supérieur). He was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn as a Prince of Wales Scholar. Conor is a keen sportsman and enjoys music and foreign travel.