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  1. Family and children law – Leading silks
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Family and children law – Leading silks

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    • Simon Bickler QC - St Paul's Chambers β€˜A silk at the height of his powers.’
    • Gillian Irving QC - Broadway House Chambers β€˜She is fierce in cross-examination.’
    • Taryn Lee QC - Spire Barristers β€˜Authoritative, with an exceptional intellect.’
    • Nicholas Stonor QC - Trinity Chambers β€˜Highly recommended for public law children cases.’

Family and children law – Leading juniors

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Broadway House Chambers houses a β€˜strong family team’, which is well known for its strength in financial remedy work. Members undertake complex public and private children law cases.

The team at Dere Street Barristers is well versed across the spectrum of family law, with a particular focus on children law cases involving abuse and care proceedings. Matrimonial finance and domestic violence are included in the group’s workload.

At KBW, Olivia Checa-Dover handles a full range of private children law matters, while Manisha Marwaha has solid experience in cases involving potential international relocation/abduction of children.

New Park Court Chambers is adept in public and private law instructions, with established strength in children cases involving abuse, care proceedings and domestic violence. The team is also very experienced in matrimonial finance matters.

Park Square Barristers is β€˜a very strong family set’, which has extensive expertise in children cases involving care proceedings, physical and sexual abuse, fabricated/induced illnesses, non-accidental injuries, alleged radicalisation and international relocation/abduction. Claire Murden was appointed to the circuit bench in 2018.

Viewed as β€˜a heavyweight set of family law practitioners’ by instructing parties, Parklane Plowden’s key focus is in children law care cases, with matrimonial finance and TOLATA matters growing areas of strength.

Family law is a core specialty at Spire Barristers, where the team is instructed across the spectrum of public and private law children work; recent cases include severe physical and sexual abuse, non-accidental injuries, care proceedings and potential international relocation. Radicalisation matters are a growing area of instruction for the set.

Recent work for the family team at St John's Buildings includes acting for local authorities and parents in cases involving non-accidental injuries, relocation, abuse, and care proceedings.

St Paul's Chambers is home to Simon Bickler QC, who has expertise in severe abuse cases, and Nicola Saxton, who is well known for her practice in high-value matrimonial finance disputes.

Trinity Chambers’ family practice is adept at handling financial remedy cases alongside a range of children law matters. Recent work for the team includes adoption, non-accidental injuries and care proceedings.

Wilberforce Chambers is home to Naomi Madderson, whose practice includes a wide spectrum of private and public children law matters.

Zenith Chambers has β€˜strength in depth in the family team’, and reports a significant uptick in public law instructions. In February 2018 John Hayes QC was appointed to the circuit bench.

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