Back to United Kingdom - The Bar

Leading Silks: Child Law (Public And Private)

Nick Goodwin KCHarcourt Chambers ‘Nick has an excellent advocacy, ability to absorb vast amounts of information and distil it into succinct advice. He is very approachable.’
John Vater KCHarcourt Chambers ‘John is relentless in his desire to get to the heart of the family dynamic and does not pull any punches with either the client or the court.’
Aidan Vine KCHarcourt Chambers ‘Aidan’s attention to detail is impressive, together with his ability to analyse complex cases and to develop a strategy in presenting the cases makes him a formidable barrister. His ability to memorise large volume of information and evidence is outstanding. Another real strength is his calm approach to the clients, the case and any issues that arises.’

2020 Silks: Child Law (Public And Private)

Jonathan Sampson KCHarcourt Chambers ‘Jonathan is brilliant in cross-examination of the witnesses, be it the lay parties or experts. His unruffled ability to forensically challenge and undermine a witness is peerless. He has a great command of the complexities of medical evidence.’ 

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public And Private)

Katharine FergusonFenners Chambers ‘Katharine is good at detail and has an excellent desk-side manner putting clients at ease. She is a skilled barrister and is a highly respected member of the legal community both by her peers and the judiciary.’
Sara GranshawHarcourt Chambers ‘Sara is very good in medical cases and excellent with clients.’ 
Simon JohnsonStour Chambers ‘Simon is professional. He has a good academic brain and is up to date on current case law. Simon is thoroughly prepared, always punctual and unflappable, and is very good at communicating pre-and post-hearing, including outside office hours.’
Nicola Martin – 3PB ‘Nicola is well prepared and has a good manner with the clients. She is good at identifying the issues and offers a pragmatic and sensible approach to proceedings and is robust when needed.’ 
Kate MillerEast Anglian Chambers ‘Kate is a fabulous barrister with a pragmatic approach. She advises in a jargon-free manner and in a way that clients can easily understand.’
Stefanie WickinsTrinity Chambers ‘Stefanie is a first-class barrister who always achieves the best possible results for clients. She is always on hand to assist and goes above and beyond with every case.’
Douglas AllenHarcourt Chambers ‘Douglas is great at negotiation and keeping clients calm.’
Cecilia BarrettHarcourt Chambers ‘Cecilia is thorough and efficient in her preparation. She is smart, incisive, and clear in her advice and formulation of case strategy. She is authoritative but sympathetic in her communication with clients. She is a team player working to get the best outcome for the client working constructively, and in a family focused way.’
Eleanor Battie1 Crown Office Row, Brighton ‘Eleanor is strong and always very prepared. Her robust style which clients like. She is a fighter who really cares about getting the right outcome for the client.’
Alex Forbes –Harcourt Chambers ‘Alex is a tower of strength to clients who are fighting for their family. He is exceptional in the heat of trial. He provides a clear sighted advice.’
Fiona GriffinGuildford Chambers ‘Fiona manages to combine legal brilliance with a quick wit and lightness of touch. She knows the papers inside out, puts her lay clients at immediate ease and is highly respected by the court.’
Christine JulienGuildford Chambers ‘Christine has real attention to detail and thoroughly prepares cases. He is an expert at cross-examination and great at building an effective working relationship with the client.’
Edward KirkwoodHarcourt Chambers ‘Edward has the ability to process large and complex bundles of documents and present them to the court in a highly skilled manner whilst making the entire process user friendly and supportive to the clients. He is a very capable advocate who will always support the clients but will always be honest and give sound legal advice with a sense of humour when needed.’
Emily RaynerHarcourt Chambers ‘Emily is always well prepared. She gives realistic and sensible advice and is very easy to work with. She builds up a good rapport with clients. Judges respect her and find her arguments persuasive.’
Claire ShrimptonGuildford Chambers ‘Claire is very approachable and gives clear advice. She is a fine advocate and excellent at cross-examination.’
Graeme HarrisonPallant Chambers ‘Graeme is exceptionally calm, knowledgeable, efficient and helpful.’ 
John NeeBecket Chambers  ‘John is exceptionally organised and focused. He is extremely committed to his client’s cause and fights his corner with tenacity.’
Emma GatlandHarcourt Chambers ‘Emma has an intelligent and pragmatic approach to legal and family problems.’  
Eleanor HowardHarcourt Chambers ‘Eleanor is meticulous, very knowledgeable, and can quickly grasp the salient points of a case. She is extremely approachable, and very helpful. She responds quickly to any queries and the standard of her written work is excellent.’
Kirsten Japp1 Crown Office Row, Brighton ‘Kirsten is very approachable and proactive. She is pragmatic and has an excellent manner with clients who need a lot of help and support.’
Kate Kochnari - 42 Bedford Row ‘Kate is skilled in supporting and reassuring vulnerable clients. Her thorough preparation, attention to detail and skilled advocacy gets results.’
James Legg3PB ‘James is excellent. He shows care and compassion to clients, clearly conveying legal issues focusing on moving matters forward.’
Colin MorganPallant Chambers ‘Colin has a forensic eye for detail, excellent in cases with alleged fabricated or induced illness. He maintains good humour in very difficult situations, which is calm and reassuring to clients.’
Dylan MorganPallant Chambers ‘Dylan is robust, concise and determined. He gives clear advice in an approachable manner and is a fearless advocate.’
Adam Smith1 Crown Office Row, Brighton ‘Adam is thorough in his work and always approachable. He will always ensure the client is clear on what is happening in the proceedings, whether the client is a social worker or a parent. He is also doing great work in the regional area with the family justice board.’
Richard Ager1 Crown Office Row, Brighton ‘Richard is committed and understanding. He is never afraid to argue clients’ point.’
Akta ChipalkattyEast Anglian Chambers ‘Akta is always accommodating and will do what she can. She always drafts documents for you and ensures documents are ready for a hearing so that the court case can progress well. She always liaises directly with the client department to give clear guidance/legal advice on each case. She is always approachable.’
Clare Ciborowska   –1 Crown Office Row, Brighton ‘Clare is a driven and determined barrister.’
Amanda Clarke – Westgate Chambers ‘Amanda is well-prepared and thoughtful. She is very kind and reassuring with vulnerable clients.’
Adam CleggStour Chambers  ‘Adam is a good advocate, presenting the client’s case with gravity, yet with humour and kindness. Adam has the ability to be concise yet cover all aspects of the evidence.’ 
Patrick Freer  –Regency Barristers Chambers ‘Patrick is a reliable and approachable advocate who provides clear and sensible advice. He is regularly willing to assist with urgent matters and remains calm and collected every time. He is also well-regarded by other instructing solicitors and considered to be a safe pair of hands'.
Dominique GillanGuildford Chambers ‘Dominique is an extremely hardworking barrister who will go above and beyond for a client. She is meticulous with her work and has great attention to detail, especially in very complex children’s cases. Her attendance notes are clear, and her position statements are always well presented with clear arguments.’
Rachel Gimson  –1 Crown Office Row, Brighton ‘Rachel is very competent and thorough in her approach and in particular she examines and analyses all available courses of action. She has a good rapport with clients and is very empathetic and client focused.’
Martha GrayHarcourt Chambers ‘Martha is meticulous in preparation of a case, always prepared with research to support their argument. The advocacy skills are impressive, and she thinks quickly on her feet. She is emphatic and can build a rapport with clients from all backgrounds.’
Katrina HambletonPallant Chambers ‘Katrina is meticulous in her preparation. She is a highly skilled advocate. Her written submissions are flawless. She is polite and approachable.’
Suzanne Kelly  –Guildford Chambers ‘Suzanne is impressive in all aspects and is highly experienced. She applies meticulous and thorough preparation to every case. She is extremely approachable and reassuring to both lawyers and clients.’
Zosia KenistonPallant Chambers ‘Zosia is an accomplished and experienced advocate. She is always exceptionally well prepared and consistently gives an excellent level of client service. She inspires confidence and is approachable. She always feeds back promptly after hearings with clear, detailed attendance notes.’
Annie Sayers   –Harcourt Chambers ‘Annie has an excellent communication skills and can tailor her approach to client needs and is extremely articulate and robust when addressing the court. She is pragmatic in advice and not afraid to have difficult conversations with the client but leaves them in no doubt that she will fight their corner.’
Sarah Taite  –Westgate Chambers ‘Sarah is really approachable, extremely helpful even in between hearings. She has a good knowledge of mental health issues and is really good with clients and sympathetic to their situations. She is an extremely experienced and knowledgeable counsel.’
Nadia TawfikPallant Chambers ‘Nadia is always well-prepared, tenacious and has robust approach. She is very good at steering clients on a realistic path.’

Leading Juniors: Divorce And Financial Remedy

Jane CampbellHarcourt Chambers ‘Jane has exceptional legal knowledge,  focus, and expertise. She has a highly professional, calm, and rational approach, particularly in cases between highly conflicted parties.’ 
Katharine FergusonFenners Chambers ‘Katharine is a skilled advocate and a highly respected member of the legal community both by her peers and the judiciary.’
Fiona HayHarcourt Chambers ‘Fiona radiates a calm authority in everything she does and is respected by opponents and judges alike. She is always to the point. She is the complete package.’
Stefanie WickinsTrinity Chambers ‘Stefanie is an extremely good advocate. She is tenacious and always gets the job done. She really fights the corner for her clients to achieve the best outcome.’ 
Douglas AllenHarcourt Chambers ‘Douglas is great at negotiation and keeping clients calm.’
Cecilia BarrettHarcourt Chambers ‘Cecilia is thorough and efficient in her preparation. She is smart and clear in her advice and formulation of case strategy. She is a team player.’
John Brooke-SmithTrinity Chambers ‘John is well-known and very much-liked for his client-facing approach.  He has a broad knowledge in and out of the courtroom of matrimonial and cohabitation law, he is a local go-to.’ 
George CoatesGuildford Chambers ‘George is supremely experienced and a solid tactician. He has a reassuring manner and a keen eye for detail.’
Jane Peckham1 Crown Office Row, Brighton ‘Jane’s interpersonal skills are second to none, and she puts clients at ease effortlessly. She is always calm and composed, which can be particularly disarming and extremely efficient during cross-examination. She is thorough and always well-prepared regardless of the value or complexity of the matter at hand.’
Louise PotterHarcourt Chambers ‘Louise is kind and has attention to detail. He has a respectful engagement with the other party and counsel, as well as with the client. He is one of the most genuinely conciliatory and compassionate barristers in practice.’
Emily RaynerHarcourt Chambers ‘Emily is always well prepared. She gives realistic and sensible advice. She builds up a good rapport with clients. Judges respect her and find her arguments persuasive.’
Andrew BaileyTrinity Chambers ‘Andrew is extremely thorough in his preparation. He is an excellent advocate and builds a wonderful rapport with the clients.’
Katharine BundellFenners Chambers ‘Katharine is superb with clients, opponents and Judges alike. She is very approachable, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the law.’
Julia ShillingfordHarcourt Chambers ‘Julia is always well prepared. She is an effective cross-examiner and has secured some excellent and unexpected results, particularly in the Children Act proceedings.’
Elizabeth SpenceStour Chambers ‘Elizabeth has an attention to detail. She can quickly turnaround the instructions, and confirm outcomes comprehensively. Clients are impressed with her knowledge and succinct advice.’
Josephine Spratt-DawsonTrinity Chambers ‘Josephine is one of the most effective and accomplished advocates in all matters appertaining to family law, children law and financial remedy matters. She gives concise and constructive advice to the clients setting out the difficulties.’ 
Victoria HolroydPallant Chambers ‘Victoria is an extremely competent barrister. Her advocacy is sharp, quick-thinking, direct and very effective. She is a natural sense of authority, who has the ability to put clients at ease very quickly. Her preparation and detail are exemplary.’
David MaruszaHarcourt Chambers ‘David is extremely diligent and goes above and beyond for his clients. He is very communicative and responds very promptly. He has a very calm manner. His approach to cases is sensible and pragmatic.’
Hannah McSorleyGuildford Chambers ‘Hannah is very understanding and supportive of clients. She listens and never rushes the client, allowing them to always feel in control. She is very supportive to work with.’
Nadia TawfikPallant Chambers ‘Nadia is extremely strong on finance and private children’s cases. She is very good at steering clients on a realistic path.’

Rising Stars: Child Law (Public And Private)

Samuel Davis –42 Bedford Row  ‘Samuel is an extremely competent and personable barrister who quickly understands the issues in dispute and proactively attempts to solve them.’
Anogika Souresh   –1 Crown Office Row, Brighton ‘Anogika has a strong intellect. She shows tenacity in her advocacy and is a fair and balanced opponent.’

Family and children law in Regional Bar

Harcourt Chambers

‘An excellent family set with a number of excellent practitioners’, Harcourt Chambers has renowned expertise in children law, both private and public as well as matrimonial finance. John Vater KC is a ‘passionate parents advocate’ who is well known for his ‘work ethic, courtroom skills and client care’Jane Campbell focuses on divorce and financial remedy cases for high profile individuals, along with ‘effective advocate’ Fiona Hay , who is praised for her ‘ability to deliver clear and practical advice in difficult cases’ and ‘her wonderful manner with clients’. Sara Granshaw and Simon Miller specialise in children law and regularly appear for a number of local authorities, vulnerable parents, and children’s guardians at all levels, including the Court of Appeal.

Testimonials

Set

‘The set has a number of talented and experienced counsel available at all levels. The set is outstanding.’

‘The set offers a number of highly skilled practitioners with high expertise in family law across the board. The availability of counsel at all levels is good.’

‘There is a good breadth of knowledge and experience in the chambers.’

‘Harcourt always gives excellent service.’

‘The Chambers is always happy to accommodate requests and go that extra mile to find you representation, even at the last minute. Overall, the quality of the chambers is very good.’

‘The set is a very safe pair of hands, and substitutes can be relied upon.’

‘Harcourt Chambers is a highly competent set of specialist family barristers. The team there is able to assist with all areas of family law, including children and financial cases.’

‘Excellent chambers- good strength in depth at all levels.’

‘Great chambers- good selection of counsel at all levels.’

‘The set is excellent for public children law. Barristers at Harcourt are intelligent, engaged, hard-working and thorough.’

Clerking

‘The team of clerks is well organised and highly efficient.’

‘The set is served by a team of highly effective and well-organised clerks who are pleasant to deal with and always helpful.’

‘Laurie Amron is excellent. He is very quick to respond to requests for a cover of hearings and puts in the extra effort.’

‘Matthew Molloy is great and always happy to help.’

‘The clerking team is fantastic, friendly and approachable.’

‘The clerks are extremely helpful and will go the extra mile to assist in difficult situations or when matters are urgent. They are very approachable and professional.’

Work highlights

    1 Crown Office Row, Brighton

    1 Crown Office Row, Brighton is an ‘excellent set with a wide range of barristers who are efficient and pragmatic’ and well known for providing ‘excellent client service’. Eleanor Battie is a ‘formidable advocate’ who is experienced in handling private and public law matters and ‘is meticulous when it comes to preparation’. Jane Peckham has more than two decades experience in the financial remedy sector and is a ‘pragmatic and confident negotiator with a calm and empathetic approach’. Rising star Anogika Souresh specialises in Children Act proceedings and is ‘always articulate in her work and prepares well for cases’.

    Testimonials

    Set 

    ‘1 Crown Office Row Brighton is an outstanding set. Chambers has barristers of excellent reputation and experience in this area of law.’ 

    ‘1 Crown Office Row Chambers provides a great service and always has barristers available, holds training sessions and provides networking events.’ 

    ‘Excellent strength across chambers with counselling that deals with children act proceedings, good mediator and arbitrator options too offered by chambers.’ 

    ‘Chambers is excellent and has a good team of experienced counsel.’ 

    ‘1 Crown Office Row has a range of barristers with varying levels of expertise.’ 

    ‘1 Crown Office Row is one of the go-to chambers. It has a good range of skilled barristers and will do its utmost to ensure that cases are appropriately covered. It offers training regularly and is affable and approachable.’  

    Clerking 

    ‘Clerks are very experienced, knowledgeable and friendly.’ 

    ‘The clerks are wonderful. They have a knack for knowing individual solicitors’ preferences. They respond promptly to enquiries and will do everything to help in every case. They are efficient with billing. ‘ 

    ‘Excellent clerks – very helpful and friendly. Quick to respond to instructing solicitors.’ 

    ‘Helpful and respond to enquiries quickly.’ 

    ‘Clerks are very helpful, will move diaries around when possible, and help out at the last minute, which is really appreciated.’  

    Work highlights

      Pallant Chambers

      Pallant Chambers is a ‘reliable and efficient set with a number of excellent and experienced children law barristers’. The chambers is led by Colin Morgan who has decades of experience in public law care cases and is admired for his ‘intelligence, persuasive skills, and empathetic personality’. Nadia Tawfik focuses on private law children work and is a ‘fierce negotiator and advocate and works well under pressure’, while Victoria Holroyd  handles financial remedies cases and garners praise for being ‘confident, capable, and always thoroughly prepared’.

      Testimonials

      Set 

      ‘This set has an excellent reputation and is the first point of call for many local solicitors in children’s public law matters.’ 

      ‘Pallant Chambers has a great set of counsel covering private and public children’s law and finances. The set provides fantastic training programmes.’ 

      ‘Reliable regional set.’ 

      ‘Pallant Chambers has a good and broad range of counsel for family law matters.’ 

      ‘Always very helpful.’ ‘The set has a number of excellent and experienced children law barristers.’  

      Clerking 

      ‘The service received is excellent – communications are prompt and courteous. The head clerk, Alister Williams, is particularly well regarded.’ 

      ‘The clerks’ room is so helpful and knowledgeable.’  

      ‘The clerks are always quick to respond to queries.’ 

      ‘The clerks are a pleasure to deal with – extremely helpful and accommodating.’ 

      ‘The service from the clerks’ room is always very good. They are polite and approachable.’ 

      Work highlights

        Trinity Chambers

        Trinity Chambers is a ‘great set of chambers with lots of experienced counsel who have a very good understanding of the family law’. Stefanie Wickins is the ‘go-to barrister in the region for family finances’ and is highly regarded for ‘strong advocacy skills, work ethic and preparation for cases’. John Brooke-Smith is known to be ‘well prepared and amiable and be empathetic with individual circumstances’.

        Testimonials

        Set 

        ‘Chambers has a number of excellent counsel at different levels.’ 

        ‘The chambers has a broad spectrum of counsel of various levels of qualification and cost and invariably have someone suitable and available even at short notice.’ 

        ‘Trinity Chambers is a solid set with good coverage of East Anglia.’ 

        ‘Trinity Chambers has a great range of counsel in terms of experience ensuring all areas of family law are covered.’ 

        Clerking 

        ‘The head clerk is extremely knowledgeable and competent.’ 

        ‘Excellent. Keith Willmore runs a very efficient team.’ 

        ‘Excellent, organised, professional and approachable. Head clerk Keith Willmore is highly competent.’ 

        ‘Clerks are friendly and generally very efficient at providing quotes and understanding last-minute changes.’ 

        ‘Ben White is always helpful. The chief  clerk, Keith Willmore, is also always friendly and helpful.’ 

        Work highlights

          Becket Chambers

          Becket Chambers is known to have ‘specialist expertise in family cases’ and a sizable family law team that is broken down into three dedicated practice groups – public children law, private family law, and family finance. Louisa Adamson has specialised exclusively in family law work for more than two decades and currently focuses on cases involving children law, both public and private. John Nee is described as a ‘very robust and thorough advocate with great attention to detail’.

          Testimonials

          Set 

          ‘Brilliant set of chambers. All the barristers are well versed in their respective areas of expertise.’ 

          ‘Becket Chambers is a multi-disciplinary set that offers specialist expertise in all areas of matrimonial and children’s issues.’ 

          ‘Becket Chambers is a good set. It has a wide range of counsel available in family law cases.’ 

          ‘Excellent local set. A broad range of expertise within chambers. Chambers works with the local solicitor community delivering high-quality free training and is very supportive of local practitioners.’  

          Clerking 

          ‘The clerks are very helpful, accommodating, and ready to help. They support counsel and client equally effectively.’ 

          ‘The clerks give excellent service. Arron Smith fully updates on cases and responds to enquiries very quickly.’ 

          ‘The clerks at Becket are very helpful and quick at coming back. Linda Glover is particularly great.’ 

          ‘The core clerking team of Paul Eaton and Arron Smith is always helpful, contactable and ready to assist.’ 

          Work highlights

            East Anglian Chambers

            East Anglian Chambers is well-renowned for its ability to ‘offer a comprehensive service in all aspects of family law’, including acting for local authorities in public law matters and representing parents, children, and other family members in care proceedings. Kate Miller is described as a ‘fierce and helpful advocate who is determined, outcome-focused, and has a fantastic way with clients’. Akta Chipalkatty focuses on Children Act matters involving difficulties with contact, domestic abuse, safeguarding issues, and parental alienation, while Amy Connell has extensive experience in complex cases involving substance abuse, mental health, physical and sexual abuse, and immigration issues.

            Testimonials

            Set 

            ‘East Anglian Chambers is friendly, professional with a good choice of barristers with different levels of call and experience.’ 

            ‘East Anglian Chambers barristers are brilliant. Barristers are always polite and give a piece of good thorough advice and go above and beyond to assist.’ 

            ‘East Anglian has a range of available counsel with differing levels of experience and cost.’ 

            Clerking 

            ‘The clerks are very accommodating. They will always do their best to satisfy requests for particular barristers.’ 

            ‘Dan Twite is very receptive and always helpful.’ 

            ‘All the clerks at East Anglian Chambers offer outstanding service. Of particular note is Dan Twite.’ 

            ‘The clerks have always been helpful and efficient.’ 

            Work highlights

              Guildford Chambers

              The family team of Guildford Chambers offers ‘prompt and efficient service’ on matters related to divorce, separation, financial remedy, and children law. Head of Chambers George Coates specialises in financial remedies in divorce proceedings and related family financial disputes. Suzanne Kelly has more than three decades’ experience in children law and particular expertise in representing children, vulnerable parents, and local authorities in public law proceedings. Suzanne Kelly is praised for her ‘fearlessness in court and her commitment to achieve justice for the clients she represents’.

              Testimonials

              Set 

              ‘Good variety of experience. Generally good availability. Offer annual updating seminars for local professionals as well as networking events.’ 

              ‘Guildford Chambers provides a good range of excellent barristers in family law cases.’ 

              ‘Chambers always offers prompt and efficient service.’ 

              ‘Chambers has a good availability of counsel and will always try to accommodate continuity of counsel.’ 

              ‘Excellent all-round set of chambers. Excellent service and customer care and always available.’ 

              Clerking 

              ‘The clerks are always very quick to respond to enquiries.’ 

              ‘The clerks are incredibly helpful and would always go above and beyond to assist. They are usually able to find counsel who is available and provide options to put to the client.’ 

              ‘Clerks are very helpful.’   

              ‘Gavin Street is always helpful and friendly when discussing counsel’s availability.’ 

              ‘Both Simon Morris and Gavin Street are first-class clerks. Courteous and efficient.’ 

              Work highlights

                Regency Barristers Chambers

                Regency Barristers Chambers is well-known for its quality practice in family and children law. Patrick Freer handles public and private matters and works with a wide range of clients, including local authorities, parents, and children and is recognised for ‘providing clear and detailed advice to clients’. Nigel Sleight is regarded as ‘always well prepared, an excellent advocate and a true team player’, while Shabnam Walji has extensive experience in serious child protection cases concerning issues of serious neglect, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

                Testimonials

                Set 

                ‘This set is a ‘go-to’ set. It has extremely robust and knowledgeable barristers.’ 

                ‘Regency Chambers has a number of excellent family law practitioners and expertise in public law children’s work.’ 

                Clerking 

                ‘The clerks are very friendly and will always help where they are able to.’ 

                ‘The clerks at Regency are always helpful. They regularly assist us in emergencies. Toby Lowther is an excellent clerk and a credit to the set. He is always polite, helpful, and professional.’ 

                Work highlights

                  Stour Chambers

                  Stour Chambers is a ‘very experienced set’ that is ‘well known and respected in all courts’. The team is experienced in handling complex multi-day cases and matters of matrimonial and family finance. Simon Johnson specialises in childcare proceedings and is ‘well known for his strong advocacy skills’ and ‘providing detailed and insightful statements’. Adam Clegg has more than two decades experience in family law, while Kate Kochnari has ‘impressive cross-examination skills and is always well prepared’. Elizabeth Spence is experienced in handling cases involving high-value or complex asset structures, allegations of financial misconduct, and inherited assets. Stuart Snow is ‘an extremely well prepared and thorough advocate who has a good rapport with clients’.

                  Testimonials

                  Set 

                  ‘The set is very experienced, well known and respected in local courts.’ 

                  ‘Chambers offer a range of highly regarded counsel at junior and senior levels.’ 

                  ‘Chambers provides good support and help. It offers training programmes. There is a good selection of counsel who can step in if required.’ 

                  ‘Stour Chambers is a highly professional set. It provides the right representation to the client whenever possible and always pleases clients and those instructing them.’ 

                  ‘The Chambers is very approachable and friendly. It is always quick to respond to emails and will endeavour to juggle diaries if possible.’ 

                  ‘Extremely strong family set. Good availability/choice of counsel. Training courses are well-presented and a good way to keep up to date with current law and any changes.’ 

                  ‘The chambers is very good at providing counsel, even at short notice. The barristers are skilled and punctual.’ 

                  Clerking 

                  ‘Charlie Mills, the junior clerk, is extremely helpful on matters and communicates well with solicitors.’ 

                  ‘All Clerks are helpful and cheerful. They respond quickly to enquiries.’ 

                  ‘Marc Goddard and Charlie Mills are very helpful when contacted and always try to assist and provide alternative counsel if the first choice is not available.’ 

                  ‘Marc Goddard and Charlie Mills are friendly and efficient in responding to queries promptly.’

                  ‘The clerks are always on hand to help with any enquiries quickly and efficiently.’

                  ‘The clerks at Stour Chambers are all extremely friendly and helpful. Marc Goddard and Charlie Mills are the backbones of chambers.’ 

                  Work highlights