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South East: Private client

Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Family: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 1

Barrett & Thomson

The ‘outstanding solicitors’ at Barrett & Thomson have wide ranging expertise across the full spectrum of family law matters, spanning divorce proceedings, injunctions in domestic violence cases to advising clients on international freezing orders. Private Child law is another key area of the expertise; the practice is able to offer advice on complex and sensitive cases related to child abuse where local authorities issue care proceedings, adoption and cross-border jurisdictional legal issues. Claire Fitzgerald has ‘a wealth of experience’ in public and private child law, divorce and financial issues. Other key members in this sizeable team include associates Sue Scott, Tanya Melville, Tracey Haynes, Sabha Butt and Rizwana Khan who are all experienced in all aspects of family law and regularly represent parties in contentious proceedings, including children and vulnerable clients with mental health and learning difficulties.

Practice head(s):Claire Fitzgerald

Other key lawyers:Sue Scott; Tanya Melville; Tracey Haynes; Sabha Butt; Rizwana Khan


A real personal service with years of experience and expertise.’

'Barrett & Thompson stand out for their strength in depth - their experience in public law children cases is very extensive and there is a very evident underlying sense of true commitment to their clients.'

Claire Fitzgerald always very responsive and with her genuine interest, care and understanding meant we felt supported throughout our case. Claire always remained calm, focused and reverent in her dealings across the many legal teams involved in our matter. She was and remains well respected and a voice of reason.’

Claire Fitzgerald is a well-known and formidable family law practitioner. ‘

'Tracey Haynes takes the time to understand her clients dilemmas and works hard to find a potential solution.'

'Tracey Haynes is a pleasure to work with. She is easy to reach, happy to discuss cases and always ensures you are kept informed of developments.  She is hugely knowledgeable, approachable and dedicated to her cases.'

Leading individuals

Claire Fitzgerald - Barrett & Thomson

Next Generation Partners

Tracey Haynes - Barrett & Thomson

Rising stars

Sabha Butt - Barrett & Thomson

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