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The set: Fourteen is a leading family law set in London with a national reputation for excellence. It is a dynamic and forward-thinking set of chambers and offers an approach that is both specialist and personalised. It has occupied a prominent position in the legal marketplace for many years and is recognised for excellence in the legal directories.

Types of work undertaken: With dedicated practice teams in children law, family finance, the Court of Protection and international family law, its barristers provide specialist representation and advice. It also has a team of trained mediators who work with private individuals and local authorities in a range of family law disputes. Fourteen offers a range of dispute resolution services, including mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation. Chambers welcomes public access instructions in all areas of practice.

Children private law: Fourteen has been at the forefront of the development of private law disputes relating to children for many years. Its barristers appear at all levels of court, including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, acting for parents, step-parents, grandparents and other family members.

Children public law: Fourteen has a national reputation for its expertise in public law proceedings. Its barristers have acted in many of the landmark cases, regularly appearing at all levels of court, including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. It acts in care proceedings, adoption matters, special guardianship applications and in judicial review cases and the barristers represent not only parents, children and local authorities but also adopters, foster parents and other interveners or interested parties.

Family finance: Fourteen provides first-rate specialist advice and representation in all claims relating to family finances, including: the financial consequences of the breakdown of marriages and civil partnerships, financial provision following divorce overseas, property disputes between cohabitees, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, financial provision for children and Inheritance Act disputes.

Court of Protection: the Court of Protection team has a growing reputation in this dynamic area of the law. In addition, barristers often appear in cases concerning the Mental Health Act 1983 and undertake advisory work and litigation in the field of community care law.

International: the international family law team has extensive experience dealing with cross-border disputes involving the movement of children, jurisdictional conflicts, international family finance and forced marriage and ‘stranded spouses’ cases.

The barristers are regularly instructed in cases involving child abduction and relocation as well as claims following a foreign marriage or divorce, international adoption (within the context of both private law and public law proceedings) and forced marriage and surrogacy cases.

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