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Leading Juniors

Marisa Allman  – The 36 GroupMarisa is a phenomenal barrister. She is a silk in all but name. She has a serene presence in court and judges want to hear what she has to say.’
Roger BickerdikeBroadway House Chambers 'Roger’s case preparation leaves no stone unturned. His family law knowledge is encyclopaedic, and his courtroom manner is skilful yet deadly.'
Robert ColeBroadway House Chambers 'Robert is a formidable advocate. His preparation is thorough, and he is tactically excellent yet sensible in negotiations.'
Elizabeth Darlington – 1GC | Family Law 'Elizabeth is exceptional. She is incredibly patient with clients and has a down to earth bedside manner. A confident and accomplished courtroom advocate.'
Anthony HajimitsisBroadway House Chambers 'Anthony is insightful, attentive to clients' needs and extremely bright. He provides the clarity and gravitas clients need.'
Nicholas PowerBroadway House ChambersA consummate financial remedy barrister who never loses sight of the bigger picture. His advocacy is clear, measured and highly persuasive; a great negotiator who inspires confidence in clients through his knowledge and meticulous preparation of a case.’
Timothy SpainTrinity Chambers 'He is a tough negotiator who also gives very clear and robust advice. A junior who instills confidence in clients and is strong on his feet.'
Francesca Fothergill – Broadway House Chambers 'Francesca is very well prepared and approachable - she makes clients feel at ease.'
Zira Hussain - Broadway House Chambers 'Zira has an exceptional grasp of the facts in a case. Her advocacy is conducted with meticulous preparation.'
Emily WardBroadway House Chambers 'A junior with authority and expertise way beyond her years. Her advocacy is impeccable, she provides realistic advice and she has a reassuring manner.'
Dornier WhittakerBroadway House ChambersDornier is unflappable and sagacious. In court, she remains composed and focussed on achieving the best outcome for the client.’
Jake EllisBroadway House Chambers 'Jake is an insightful and effective advocate with a great legal mind. His advocacy is smooth and unruffled, which puts the client and judge at ease.'
Carl Fender - Bank House Chambers 'He is a levelheaded, quick-thinking advocate and an effective cross examiner. An empathetic junior.'
David de JéhanParklane Plowden 'David is very strong on financial remedy work. A technically excellent junior and a strong advocate.'
Julia NelsonParklane Plowden 'Julia has a candid and practical approach to cases. She is a highly skilled advocate who balances empathy with direct questioning, which makes her very effective.'

Family: divorce and financial remedy in Regional Bar

Broadway House Chambers

Broadway House Chambers is ‘an excellent set with strength in depth in family finance‘. Led by the ‘tactically astuteRobert Cole, the team is instructed across a wide spectrum of matrimonial finance matters. Roger Bickerdike is very experienced in handling high-value financial remedy cases, and the ‘methodicalNicholas Power is well known for advising on financial remedy work involving inherited assets, trusts and offshore income structures. Emily Ward‘s ‘knowledge and application of the law is first-rate‘. The ‘tenaciousZira Hussain has experience in advising on pre-nuptial agreements, and Dornier Whittaker is ‘very strong on financial relief‘. Francesca Fothergill joined the team in July 2023.


‘Robin Slade and Kelly Bacon are both very experienced clerks and they are a pleasure to deal with.’

‘The clerks are extremely responsive, helpful and knowledgeable. Robin Slade, in particular, is a real asset.’

‘Robin Slade and Rebecca Clayton are very helpful.’