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Leading Silks

Jane Crowley KC30 Park Place ChambersShe has excellent advocacy skills and is calm and compelling.’

2022 Silks

Catherine Heyworth KC30 Park Place Chambers ‘Her preparation of cases is meticulous, which shows in her expert cross-examination and flawless advocacy. She is calm and confident in her approach and extremely patient.’ 

Leading Juniors

Rhys Evans30 Park Place Chambers ‘He is a fiercely intelligent, articulate and persuasive advocate.  His depth of knowledge and meticulous preparation are second to none.  He is incredibly hard-working and always the first choice for his dedicated, straight-talking approach to cases.  A pleasure to work with.'
Nathan Jones30 Park Place Chambers ‘He is an extremely polished advocate who prepares meticulously, with a great analytical mind and the ear of the court. He is a first class performer handling the most complex of cases and is second-to-none with matters of medical evidence, which makes him a formidable force when cross-examining medical professionals. An advocate who is at silk level and experienced beyond his year of call.’ 
Rhian Jones30 Park Place ChambersShe is exceptionally thorough in her work and her attention to detail is at times hard to comprehend. Whenever she walks into a court room you feel confident and her advice is always well-balanced, proportionate and really takes into account what the clients want to achieve.’
Sarah MorganLinenhall ChambersShe is always well prepared but her main strength is cutting through the extraneous and focussing on the key issues to resolve a case properly. Her style of advocacy is very calm and measured but leaves no stone unturned.'
Nicholas SeftonLinenhall Chambers ‘He is an extremely effective advocate with a depth of tactical, practical and legal knowledge which means he provides solutions to any complexity within a case. His client care is commendable and clients feel confident in his ability to represent them in difficult and highly emotional cases and reassured by his logical and calming influence. The judiciary’s clear trust in him makes him an effective and successful advocate.’ 
Claire Williams30 Park Place Chambers ‘She is always well prepared, pays attention to detail, has excellent knowledge of the law and procedures, has endless patience and is an outstanding, strong and highly skilled advocate, highly regarded by colleagues, peers and the judiciary.'
Natasha Moran – Angel Chambers ‘She is confident, professional and personable and works well with clients. She is able to present key facts and put forward clients’ positions in a clear way.’ 
David Gareth Evans9 Park Place 'He is comprehensive and leaves no stone unturned. He has a calm and professional manner that eases client anxiety and lends itself to very effective advocacy, which is polished and compelling.'
Hannah HortonLinenhall ChambersHannah is a strong advocate, very hardworking and professional. A very approachable and talented barrister.’
James Lewis9 Park Place 'He is excellent with clients and very pragmatic in his approach and advice. He also prepares thoroughly before hearings and conferences.'

Rising Stars

Clare BateLinenhall Chambers 'She is very professional and provides documents, such as orders and case summaries, in a very timely fashion. Moreover, her advocacy is clear and persuasive.'

Family: children and domestic violence in Regional Bar

30 Park Place

The ‘excellent’ members of ‘go-to family law set30 Park Place Chambers are frequently instructed by local authorities, parents, and guardians in complex child law cases, often involving allegations of physical abuse, sexual abuse, extreme neglect, and fictitious illness. Both silks and juniors have recently been instructed in relation to several multi-week High Court matters. The ‘calm and compellingJane Crowley KC has a strong presence in Wales, with extensive experience in all aspects of child abuse cases. Catherine Heyworth KC has considerable experience in cases where children have suffered multiple injuries, and also acts in cases concerning forced marriages and the deprivation of young people’s liberty. Catrin John has recently acted in cases involving fabricated and factitious illnesses, sexual abuse and serious physical abuse. The ‘fiercely intelligentRhys Evans has a strong reputation for his work on behalf of local authorities and children, as does Nathan Jones. Rhian Jones also sits as a recorder. Ruth Henke KC, as was, is now a High Court judge.


‘James Dowse heads up a very helpful sets of clerks that go above and beyond to ensure we get the Counsel we have requested or someone with equal expertise.’ 

‘All of the family clerks, Sarah Worman, Sadie Davies and James Dowse are helpful, professional and efficient. They are always willing and able to assist in securing counsel for cases and communicate extremely well.’

‘The clerks, in particular James Dowse and Sarah Worman, often go above and beyond to assist where possible, particularly in relation to urgent hearings listed.’

’30 Park Place’s reputation for family work is second to none. The clerking team provides appropriate advice and assistance in selecting the right counsel for the job and senior counsel provide high quality support to their juniors.’

’30 Park Place has an excellent set of family law barristers who are all highly experienced and knowledgeable in both private and public law matters.’

’30 Park Place is the go-to chambers for complex public law children cases.  They have an incredibly talented pool of barristers and offer excellent training as well.’

’30 Park Place is an excellent chambers with a highly experienced and qualified team of barristers.’

The family clerks are helpful, professional and efficient. They are always willing and able to assist in securing counsel for cases and communicate extremely well. I have attended a number of training programmes over the years which I have always found to be informative and enjoyable.

Linenhall Chambers

Linenhall Chambers is ‘the best chambers in the North Wales and Chester area’ for children work, with members regularly instructed to act in complex cases by families and local authorities, among others. The set has a particularly strong reputation for working with vulnerable individuals and notably includes four members able to conduct cases in Welsh. Daniel Dodd heads the family team and specialises in complex and sensitive child law cases involving death and serious injury. Kathryn Anslow regularly represents local authorities, parents, and children in relation to a wide range of matters, including serious physical abuse, long-term chronic neglect, sexual abuse, and substance misuse and addiction. Hannah Horton is ‘clear and firm with her advice‘ and has a care led practice split between representing parents and local authorities. Nicholas Sefton handles cases involving  issues surrounding attachment disorders in children, among others.


‘Lucy Morris in particular is very responsive.’

‘The best chambers in the North Wales and Chester area. Counsel are all of a high standard with a particularly strong and experienced family team.’

‘Linenhall Chambers always offers excellent communication and service from dedicated family law clerks.’

‘When we have contacted chambers they have always been helpful and provided availability where possible, often going the extra mile to see if anything is due to change in the diaries to allow for counsel to become available.’