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Chambers of Philip Cayford QC

29 BEDFORD ROW, LONDON, WC1R 4HE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7404 1044
DX:
1044 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.29br.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

With β€˜a barrister for every type of family case’, the breadth of talent at 29 Bedford Row Chambers is β€˜outstanding’. β€˜One of the best for private finance work’, the set boasts β€˜especially bright and hardworking juniors that make themselves available at short notice, are flexible on fees and are thoroughly approachable’. This β€˜real team effort’ goes down so well with instructing solicitors, as does chambers’ new arbitration suites. β€˜They seem to be constantly strengthening their offering and innovating,’ said one solicitor. While β€˜predominantly’ a matrimonial finances set, it β€˜really punches about its weight’ with β€˜some excellent’ children law specialists. β€˜Absolutely stellar’ senior clerk James Shorthall is β€˜at the top his game’ and β€˜one of the outstanding family law clerks’. The clerks’ room β€˜excels’ under Shorthall’s leadership; it is the β€˜standard-bearer for clerking’. The β€˜top’, β€˜most user-friendly’ and β€˜commercial’ clerking team has β€˜grown, developed and continues to provide capable and efficient service’; they are β€˜a delight to work with’. Also worthy of note are joint first juniors Julie Holcomb (β€˜professional and reliable’) and Hudson Brewer (β€˜friendly and conspicuously helpful’). Offices in: London

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London Bar

Children law (including public and private law)
Children law (including public and private law) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

29 Bedford Row Chambers

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.

Children law (including public and private law) – Leading silks

Paul Storey QC - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Dominates the court room.’

Ranked: tier 1

Piers Pressdee QC - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Known as the favourite children’s counsel to the rich and famous.’

Ranked: tier 2

Timothy Scott QC - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜He is thoughtful, co-operative and extremely persuasive.’

Ranked: tier 2
Children Law (including public and private law) – Leading juniors

Dafydd Griffiths - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Having him appear on our behalf sent a shiver down the opposition’s spine.’

Ranked: tier 2

Indira Ramsahoye - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Clients love her and the passion she brings to their cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Lee Arnot - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Works harder than others and achieves excellent outcomes as a result.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Family law (including divorce and financial remedy)
Family law (including divorce and financial remedy) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

29 Bedford Row Chambers

One of the foremost sets for matrimonial finances, 29 Bedford Row Chambers has β€˜strong advocates across all family disciplines, from the most junior to the most senior’. β€˜It is a friendly and reliable set that lives up to its well-earned reputation for excellence’ and β€˜the large number of great counsel there have a massive dedication to succeed and are unmatchable in tenacity’. Timothy Scott QC is acting in Lachaux v Lachaux, a complex case dealing with the recognition of a Dubai divorce and with the court’s jurisdiction over a child who is resident in Dubai.

Family law (including divorce and financial remedy) – Leading silks

Philip Cayford QC - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Balm for the anxious litigant.’

Ranked: tier 1

Timothy Scott QC - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Highly persuasive.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Southgate QC - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Increasingly a go-to figure for the complex big money cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Patrick Chamberlayne QC - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜The best cross-examiner at the family Bar.’

Ranked: tier 2

Robert Peel QC - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Judges listen to him due to his measured and sensible approach.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher Wagstaffe QC - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Has the ear of the court.’

Ranked: tier 4

Howard Shaw QC - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜He is well respected by judges.’

Ranked: tier 4
Family law (including divorce and financial remedy) – 2017 silks

Alexis Campbell - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Fiercely intelligent.’

Ranked: tier 1

Brent Molyneux QC - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Tactically superb.’

Ranked: tier 1
Family law (including divorce and financial remedy) – 2018 silks

Nicholas Allen QC - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Nothing escapes his attention.’

Ranked: tier 1
Family law (including divorce and financial remedy) – Leading juniors

Jonathan Tod - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜He is simply marvellous with nervous clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Peter Mitchell - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Leaves no stone unturned.’

Ranked: tier 2

Max Lewis - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜He instils great confidence.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nicholas Chapman - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Very clever and very numerate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Bates - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sassa-Ann Amaouche - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Has the wow factor and in court is a force to be reckoned with.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sally Max - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Has a mind like a steel trap.’

Ranked: tier 3

Simon Calhaem - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Thinks three steps ahead.’

Ranked: tier 3

Amber Sheridan - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Very bright, determined and hardworking.’

Ranked: tier 4

Helen Williams - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Has a very good overview of the tax and trust aspects of family law.’

Ranked: tier 4

Ken Collins - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜Stays calm under pressure.’

Ranked: tier 4

Laura Heaton - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜A very clear advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Petra Teacher - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜A tenacious advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Offshore
Offshore – Leading juniors

Simon Calhaem - 29 Bedford Row Chambers β€˜He appears in offshore family cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Set overviews: England and Wales

With β€˜a barrister for every type of family case’, the breadth of talent at 29 Bedford Row Chambers is β€˜outstanding’. β€˜One of the best for private finance work’, the set boasts β€˜especially bright and hardworking juniors that make themselves available at short notice, are flexible on fees and are thoroughly approachable’. This β€˜real team effort’ goes down so well with instructing solicitors, as does chambers’ new arbitration suites. β€˜They seem to be constantly strengthening their offering and innovating,’ said one solicitor. While β€˜predominantly’ a matrimonial finances set, it β€˜really punches about its weight’ with β€˜some excellent’ children law specialists. β€˜Absolutely stellar’ senior clerk James Shorthall is β€˜at the top his game’ and β€˜one of the outstanding family law clerks’. The clerks’ room β€˜excels’ under Shorthall’s leadership; it is the β€˜standard-bearer for clerking’. The β€˜top’, β€˜most user-friendly’ and β€˜commercial’ clerking team has β€˜grown, developed and continues to provide capable and efficient service’; they are β€˜a delight to work with’. Also worthy of note are joint first juniors Julie Holcomb (β€˜professional and reliable’) and Hudson Brewer (β€˜friendly and conspicuously helpful’). Offices in: London

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