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Leading Silks: Divorce And Financial Remedy

2020 Silks - Child Law (Public And Private)

2022 Silks

Catherine Heyworth KC - 30 Park Place ChambersCatherine is extremely thorough in her approach and picks out details that are perhaps missed by others. She is sympathetic with clients but firm when required making her the perfect counsel for care and family clients.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public And Private)

Daniel Dodd - Linenhall ChambersDaniel becomes very invested in the cases, he has excellent knowledge of the law and he takes the time to conduct thorough research. He has a great manner in dealing with clients who are often in a state of crisis.
Rhys Evans - 30 Park Place ChambersRhys is known for his meticulous preparation and depth of knowledge and will always go the extra mile on a case. He works as team with instructing solicitors, gives clear, firm advice and is a robust and unflappable advocate.
Catrin John - 30 Park Place ChambersCatrin John is exceptionally bright, hardworking, thorough and provides a no nonsense and balanced approach.
Rhian Jones - 30 Park Place ChambersRhian is an extremely experienced barrister in her chosen field. She is very thorough in her practice and professional in her approach.
Sarah Morgan - Linenhall ChambersSarah has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and her highly developed critical and analytical thinking skills are a strong asset to any case in which she is instructed.
Nicholas Sefton - Linenhall ChambersNic is an experienced and passionate advocate who is extremely effective at presenting complex legal arguments. He is exceptionally intelligent and always focused on achieving the right outcome. He has always achieved the balance of being a powerful advocate whilst remaining calm under pressure, a skill which in enviable for many in the profession.
Claire Williams - 30 Park Place ChambersClaire is meticulous in her preparation of the case and is an excellent advocate.
Mark Allen30 Park Place ChambersVastly experienced, knowledgeable, personable, and well prepared.
Kathryn Anslow - Linenhall ChambersKathryn is a a very tenacious and effective advocate. She presents her clients' cases before Courts in a very balanced manner which has gained her the confidence of the judiciary.
Kelly Chamberlain - 9 Park PlaceKelly has excellent knowledge of the legal framework for family law and was very thorough and diligent in her work.
Nathan Jones - 30 Park Place ChambersNathan is extremely knowledgeable, he is so approachable and friendly. He is thorough and an excellent advocate.
Rhian Kirby - 9 Park PlaceAn excellent, well-considered and appropriate advocate. Charismatic, and exceptionally well-liked by the local lawyers, fellow barristers and the judiciary. Extremely knowledgeable and provides clear and concise advice and will go over and above.

Leading Juniors: Divorce And Financial Remedy

Natalie Sandercock - 9 Park PlaceHer strengths are attention to detail, extremely thorough preparation and an excellent manner with the clients. She always explains advice clearly and makes the effort to puts the client at ease despite the complexities of their specific case.
Mark Allen - 30 Park Place ChambersVastly experienced, knowledgeable, personable, and well prepared.
Christopher Felstead - 9 Park PlaceChristopher has an acute and fearless professionalism. He focusses on achieving the best outcome for a client, and has the ability to cut through extraneous and often superfluous information to get to the heart of the matter.

Rising Stars: Child Law (Public And Private)

Clare Bate - Linenhall ChambersMiss Bate is a very approachable advocate who appears to deal sensitively and pragmatically with her clients.
Hannah Horton - Linenhall ChambersWonderful manner with clients including those with limited capacity or other personality complications. A great communicator and a persistent advocate when required.

Family and children law in Regional Bar

30 Park Place Chambers

Considered to be a leading set in South Wales for family and children matters, 30 Park Place Chambers‘ members have a wealth of experience and expertise. Regularly instructed by both local authorities, parents and guardians, the team offers ‘quality counsel’ with clerks praised for their expedience and helpfulness. Chambers’ three family silks remain busy, while senior juniors Max Davies and Catrin John continue to be instructed in high-value, or complex and sensitive matters. Rhian Jones also handles complex abuse cases, while Rebecca Harrington maintains a busy matrimonial finance practice.



’30 Park Place has a strong team of family barristers. The clerks are excellent and availability of counsel is good.’

‘All the barristers are strong advocates, friendly, and approachable.’

‘A strong team of very experienced counsel. Their training seminars/webinars are always excellent.’


‘Excellent clerks, very professional and helpful.’

‘The family clerking team are very helpful and professional and respond quickly to enquiries.’

‘Sadie Davies in 30 Park Place is extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with.’

Linenhall Chambers

Serving both sides of the River Dee from its Chester base, Linenhall Chambers‘ family team is praised as an ‘excellent and reliable set’. Members of chambers of varying levels of call are instructed by both local authorities and parents in matters related to abuse, substance misuse, non-accidental injury, and matrimonial finances in both North Wales and the North West of England. Nicholas Sefton and Sarah Morgan are often instructed in private law proceedings for high net-worth individuals, as well as complex and domestic and sexual abuse issues.



‘Linenhall Chambers have a strong family group, which is able to cover the whole range of family work.’

‘Linenhall Chambers are an excellent and reliable set. They are very aware of client care and the need to provide high standards of service.’

‘A strong team of family barristers whom we as solicitors feel very confident instructing.’


‘All are approachable and will seek to meet your needs wherever possible.’

‘Super service – they’ve never let me down with cover when needed.’

‘I have always found them to be courteous and accommodating in respect of any inquiry made of them and are willing to go above and beyond.’

9 Park Place

'Pre-eminent family set' 9 Park Place's 'professional and friendly' members have a wide range of counsel for both public and private child law and matrimonial finance. Child law members are able to handle all aspects of work in this area and act for, or advise local authorities, parents, and guardians.  Kate Hughes KC and Paul Hopkins KC are both regularly instructed in High Court and above matters involving serious harm to children, representing both local authorities and parents. Turning to finance work, Natalie Sandercock continues to represent high-profile and high-net worth individuals in cases with a company law or taxation twist.



‘The Chambers at 9 Park Place are by far the best set of chambers in Cardiff. They are highly professional in their interaction with solicitors and clients.’

‘They have always had the highest calibre counsel and excellent administrative support in the family clerks and admin teams.’

‘All Counsel used at 9 Park Place have been of a high standard and many have stepped into cases at the last minute to provide advice and represent us at a high level’


‘The clerking is excellent across the board – friendly, efficient staff.’

‘Their family law clerks are excellent. They respond very quickly to any requests and are helpful and efficient in accommodating any last minute changes to hearings/meetings.’

‘The clerks are approachable and are always willing to assist.’