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Chambers of Janet Bazley QC and Charles Geekie QC

10 LINCOLN’S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3BP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7797 7900
Fax:
Fax 020 7797 7929
DX:
1034 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.1gc.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

In β€˜a class of its own’, 1GC | Family Law is β€˜renowned for its expertise in child care law work’, but the size of the set, and its β€˜well-rounded barristers’, means it has β€˜an extensive knowledgebase in all aspects of family law’, including finance matters. According to some, 1GC β€˜is a breath of fresh air’, compared to other heavyweight chambers. β€˜From their real baby juniors to QCs, the quality of work they produce is fantastic. They are clearly led by some excellent heads of chambers and silks whose work ethic, ethos and attitude has rubbed off on all junior tenants.’ Senior clerk Paul Harris has had big shoes to fill following Howard Rayner’s departure to Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB), but according to solicitors he has risen to the challenge. He is β€˜a fantastic leader’, β€˜one of the best clerks in London’ and β€˜runs a tight ship’. First junior David McDonald has joined from the now closed 2-3 Hind Court. Meanwhile, practice manager Austen Soper is β€˜a natural talent’ and is β€˜developing into a senior clerk of the future’. Collectively, the clerks’ room works β€˜cohesively and proactively’ to β€˜inspire confidence’ for both instructing solicitors and clients. β€˜Nothing is ever too much trouble’ for clerks who are β€˜honest, approachable and hardworking’. The set has relocated to new modern surroundings at 10 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. 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 2

1GC | Family Law

Janet Bazley QC and Charles Geekie QC at 1GC | Family Law are β€˜leading an exceptional set of chambers, which always strives to ensure the client not only receives a high level of service, but that there is continuity of counsel throughout a case’. The set continues to excel in modern families’ law and many members have β€˜lots of very complex children case experience’.

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

Charles Geekie QC - 1GC | Family Law β€˜He is a fantastic children’s silk – warm, immensely likeable and so skilled.’

Ranked: tier 1

Janet Bazley QC - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Remains calm in the eye of the storm.’

Ranked: tier 1

Deirdre Fottrell QC - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Gets to the nub of the issue so quickly.’

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Bagchi QC - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Outstanding children lawyer with a fantastic ability to analyse parents’ motives and behaviour.’

Ranked: tier 3

Alison Ball QC - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Her attention to detail is phenomenal.’

Ranked: tier 3

Francesca Wiley QC - 1GC | Family Law β€˜She has the complete command of the court room and judges seem in awe of her.’

Ranked: tier 3

Jane Crowley QC - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Very experienced in public law children cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sam Momtaz QC - 1GC | Family Law β€˜His attention to detail is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sarah Morgan QC - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Her grasp of technically difficult and emotionally complex public law proceedings is beyond comparison.’

Ranked: tier 3
Children Law (including public and private law) – Leading juniors

Sharon Segal - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Her systematic and in-depth approach to every case is a marvel.’

Ranked: tier 1

Claire Heppenstall - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Inspires confidence and is good with judges.’

Ranked: tier 2

Lucy Sprinz - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Deals with difficult issues with aplomb.’

Ranked: tier 2

Daisy Hughes - 1GC | Family Law β€˜A great asset to the client in court.’

Ranked: tier 3

Laura Briggs - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Laura has an excellent ability to grasp the key issues and facts from an early stage.’

Ranked: tier 3

Penelope Clapham - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Has excellent attention to detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

Alev Giz - 1GC | Family Law β€˜She has an incredibly calming demeanour, yet in court is a force to be reckoned with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Eleri Jones - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Explains difficult legal concepts very clearly to her instructing solicitors and clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Pamela Warner - 1GC | Family Law β€˜A formidable advocate who is respected by her peers and the judiciary.’

Ranked: tier 4

Steven Ashworth - 1GC | Family Law β€˜His indefatigable approach to his clients and cases is renowned at the Bar and beyond.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Jones - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Loved by the courts and clients alike.’

Ranked: tier 5

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Court of Protection and community care
Court of Protection and community care – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

1GC | Family Law

1GC | Family Law has a thriving Court of Protection practice that is regularly instructed by local authorities, family members and the official solicitor. Members have particular expertise in the protection of the vulnerable from forced marriage, serious medical treatment issues and damages for breaches of human rights.

Court of Protection and community care – Leading silks

Andrew Bagchi QC - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Well liked by clients.’

Ranked: tier 3
Court of Protection and community care – Leading juniors

Alev Giz - 1GC | Family Law β€˜She is extremely bright and knowledgeable.’

Ranked: tier 3

Malcolm Chisholm - 1GC | Family Law β€˜He is excellent with lay clients.’

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 3

1GC | Family Law

β€˜Strong at both silk and junior levels’, 1GC | Family Law is an β€˜excellent family law set that will continue to grow its presence over the next few years. Members advise on the full array of matrimonial proceedings, from complex business and trust structures through to jurisdictional and enforcement issues.

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

David Burles - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Has winning ways with judges and clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Philip Perrins - 1GC | Family Law β€˜He is the perfect barrister for the nuanced cases with difficult legal points.’

Ranked: tier 2

Penelope Clapham - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Always impresses when on her feet in court.’

Ranked: tier 2

Claire Heppenstall - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Puts considerable time into mastering complicated issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

Duncan Watson - 1GC | Family Law β€˜A specialist in family finances.’

Ranked: tier 4

Helen Jefferson - 1GC | Family Law β€˜Goes the extra mile for clients.’ β€˜A very able up and coming junior who clients adore.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

In β€˜a class of its own’, 1GC | Family Law is β€˜renowned for its expertise in child care law work’, but the size of the set, and its β€˜well-rounded barristers’, means it has β€˜an extensive knowledgebase in all aspects of family law’, including finance matters. According to some, 1GC β€˜is a breath of fresh air’, compared to other heavyweight chambers. β€˜From their real baby juniors to QCs, the quality of work they produce is fantastic. They are clearly led by some excellent heads of chambers and silks whose work ethic, ethos and attitude has rubbed off on all junior tenants.’ Senior clerk Paul Harris has had big shoes to fill following Howard Rayner’s departure to Queen Elizabeth Building (QEB), but according to solicitors he has risen to the challenge. He is β€˜a fantastic leader’, β€˜one of the best clerks in London’ and β€˜runs a tight ship’. First junior David McDonald has joined from the now closed 2-3 Hind Court. Meanwhile, practice manager Austen Soper is β€˜a natural talent’ and is β€˜developing into a senior clerk of the future’. Collectively, the clerks’ room works β€˜cohesively and proactively’ to β€˜inspire confidence’ for both instructing solicitors and clients. β€˜Nothing is ever too much trouble’ for clerks who are β€˜honest, approachable and hardworking’. The set has relocated to new modern surroundings at 10 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Offices in: London

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