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  1. Family and children law – Leading silks
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Family and children law – Leading silks

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7 Harrington Street’s family practice is adept at handling financial remedy, public and private children law, adoption, and international child abduction proceedings.

9 St John Street handles care and adoption proceedings, domestic violence, serious non-accidental injuries matters, sexual abuse claims and cases with international elements.

18 St John Street Chambers handles public and private law children cases as well as financial remedy matters; with regards to the latter, Stephen Murray represented the wife in the high-profile Yvonne Taylor v Philip Taylor divorce case. Sarah Kilvington has particular expertise in serious cases of abuse.

Ashley Murray at Ashley Murray Chambers has ‘considerable experience in high-net worth financial remedy claims’. He is well known for divorce cases and his knowledge of pre-nuptial agreements.

Members of the family team at Atlantic Chambers have expertise in a range of children law and financial matters.

Deans Court Chambers has ‘great strength in this area with a very experienced range of family barristers’. The set receives instructions across the spectrum of children law, as well as in financial remedy matters. Practitioners also have specialist experience in serious cases of abuse, fabricated/induced illness, and domestic and international relocation.

The family group at Exchange Chambers specialises in private financial remedy matters, especially high-value divorce cases. Members are also instructed in cases involving children at risk.

Viewed as ‘a go-to family chambers in Manchester’, St John’s Buildings is particularly noted for its ‘strong matrimonial finance team’. However, children law is another key area, including adoption, surrogacy and abduction matters. Sally Harrison QC recently acted for a lesbian civil partner in the Court of Appeal after her application to set aside a consent order was struck out, and Frances Heaton QC successfully represented an English woman seeking to adopt an Egyptian orphan.

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