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  1. Children law (including public and private law) – Leading sets
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4 Paper Buildings β€˜is the standout set of choice for all children work. It offers accomplished, expert counsel at every level of call from exceptional silks right down to new tenants’. The β€˜remarkable set’ advises on all areas, such as celebrity children disputes through to child abduction. It is also leading set for appellate advocacy – in the recent seminal Supreme Court case of Re C regarding β€˜wrongful retention’, all seven counsel involved were from this set.

Janet Bazley QC and Charles Geekie QC at 1GC | Family Law are β€˜leading an exceptional set of chambers, which always strives to ensure the client not only receives a high level of service, but that there is continuity of counsel throughout a case’. The set continues to excel in modern families’ law and many members have β€˜lots of very complex children case experience’.

1 King's Bench Walk is a β€˜go-to set for children work including public law children’. Richard Harrison QC acted on behalf of the father in his appeal to the Supreme Court against an order refusing the enforcement of a European contact order. The set β€˜is known for having many of the brightest juniors at the family Bar and virtually all of them have experience in children cases’.

29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜has a wide selection of counsel available from QCs for high-net-worth work to newly qualified counsel for more modest asset cases’. It is a β€˜rounded set that is particularly strong for matrimonial finances for children’ and has considerable expertise in handling sexual abuse allegations, abductions, as well as jurisdictional disputes.

Coram Chambers β€˜is a strong set for children law, with quality of counsel is consistent across the board’. Mark Twomey QC is leading the advice to the Association of Lawyers for Children in the Supreme Court in a claim that focuses on the interpretation of section 20 of the Children Act 1989.

9 Gough Square is β€˜small but perfectly formed when it comes to family law. It has some very good counsel for child care work’ from radicalisation through to sexual abuse cases. It also routinely represents parents in disputes over arrangements for their children.

42 Bedford Row β€˜offers a range of styles which are suitable for all cases. Members are particularly skilled in complex public law matters’. The set also advises on the full spectrum of private law children issues. Tina Cook QC acted for the first intervenor in a case that looked at the efficiency of hair strand testing for metabolites of cocaine and other street drugs in family proceedings.

At Fourteen β€˜if a barrister of your choice is not available there is always a barrister of equal standing to assist’. It has a strong reputation for children work in public and private law proceedings and is frequently involved in cases with an international dimension.

Harcourt Chambers is a β€˜solid set’ that is renowned for its work in severe cases of physical and sexual abuse and child abduction/Hague Convention cases. Damian Garrido QC successfully represented the father in the Court of Appeal in a dispute about the international relocation of a child.

The 36 Group is β€˜making remarkable headway and is one to watch’. It is β€˜strong’ in care and private children work with particular specialisms in international children and modern families. William Tyler QC successfully led in the Court of Appeal in a complicated case involving parental alienation, implacable hostility to contact and a transfer of residence.

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