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Harcourt Chambers

Chambers of Nick Goodwin QC

CHURCHILL HOUSE, 3 ST ALDATE'S COURTYARD, OXFORD, OX1 1BN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0844 561 7135
Fax:
Fax 01865 791585
DX:
96453 OXFORD 4
Web:
www.harcourtchambers.law.co.uk
London, Oxford

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Harcourt Chambers is well known in London and the South Eastern Circuit as a β€˜strong chambers in family law’, with β€˜fantastic depth and breadth’. The set reports an uptick in instructions across the board for public and private children law work, including serious physical and sexual abuse, child relocation and abduction matters, as well as matrimonial finance. In 2018 Nick Goodwin QC took over from Frances Judd QC as head of chambers, and Jane Campbell joined from Six Pump Court. The clerks’ room is a β€˜well-oiled machine, efficient and professional’. Oxford-based chambers’ director Simon Boutwood and senior practice manager Judith Partington β€˜ensure that levels of service never falter, even at their busiest times’. In the words of one solicitor, London practice manager Matthew Molloy and clerk Laurie Amron are β€˜like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards – the best collaborators, longstanding devotion and in it for the long haul’. Offices in: London, Oxford

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Harcourt Chambers is well known in London and the South Eastern Circuit as a β€˜strong chambers in family law’, with β€˜fantastic depth and breadth’. The set reports an uptick in instructions across the board for public and private children law work, including serious physical and sexual abuse, child relocation and abduction matters, as well as matrimonial finance. In 2018 Nick Goodwin QC took over from Frances Judd QC as head of chambers, and Jane Campbell joined from Six Pump Court. The clerks’ room is a β€˜well-oiled machine, efficient and professional’. Oxford-based chambers’ director Simon Boutwood and senior practice manager Judith Partington β€˜ensure that levels of service never falter, even at their busiest times’. In the words of one solicitor, London practice manager Matthew Molloy and clerk Laurie Amron are β€˜like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards – the best collaborators, longstanding devotion and in it for the long haul’. Offices in: London, Oxford

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Regional Bar : South Eastern Circuit

Family and children law

Harcourt Chambers has a solid reputation for the β€˜depth and breadth’ in its family team, which has seen an uptick in matrimonial finance and private law children work. Public law children cases are a core strength for the group; recent work includes cases of fabricated/induced illness, sexual abuse and international matters. In March 2018 Jane Campbell joined from Six Pump Court.

Family and children law – Leading silks

Aidan Vine QC - Harcourt Chambers β€˜Highly experienced in matrimonial finance and children law matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Damian Garrido QC - Harcourt Chambers β€˜He has a commanding court presence; when he speaks, judges listen.’

Ranked: tier 1

Frances Judd QC - Harcourt Chambers β€˜She has an incisive and forensic mind which is deployed in a very personable manner.’

Ranked: tier 1

John Vater QC - Harcourt Chambers β€˜A class act.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nick Goodwin QC - Harcourt Chambers β€˜A silk who always provides a platinum-level service.’

Ranked: tier 1
Family and children law – Leading juniors

Alex Forbes - Harcourt Chambers β€˜His clear and relaxed manner gives clients confidence.’

Ranked: tier 1

Douglas Allen - Harcourt Chambers β€˜A very personable barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

Edward Kirkwood - Harcourt Chambers β€˜He combines a meticulous eye with an approachable demeanour.’

Ranked: tier 1

Emily Rayner - Harcourt Chambers β€˜Her advocacy is calm, persuasive and hits home with judges.’

Ranked: tier 1

Fiona Hay - Harcourt Chambers β€˜Calm, sensible, pragmatic and empathetic.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Sampson - Harcourt Chambers β€˜A barrister with an impressive intellect and elegant style.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jason Green - Harcourt Chambers β€˜Very approachable and authoritative; clients warm to him.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jane Campbell - Harcourt Chambers β€˜A sharp advocate on her feet.’

Ranked: tier 1

Louise Potter - Harcourt Chambers β€˜Perceptive and solution-focussed.’

Ranked: tier 1

Sara Granshaw - Harcourt Chambers β€˜Very experienced in public law children cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Miller - Harcourt Chambers β€˜A very eloquent advocate, who can hold his own against silks.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
South Eastern Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Harcourt Chambers (Oxford)

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