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Chambers of Alexis Campbell KC and Nicholas Allen KC
29 Bedford Row Chambers
29 BEDFORD ROW
LONDON
WC1R 4HE
England

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy) Tier 1

29 Bedford Row Chambers is ‘an excellent set’ and ‘the top chamber for family law matters’. The former head of chambers, Philip Cayford KC, is ‘immensely experienced’ and focuses on financial remedy work, specialising in big money divorce, matters involving offshore trusts and TOLATA claims, as well as pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements. Timothy Scott KC is admired for his ‘clear, concise, and calm approach’ and specialises in international family law, including the impact of European Union law on English family law. ‘Robust and effective advocate’ Jonathan Southgate KC regularly appears in leading, complex and ultra-high net worth financial remedy cases. Leading junior Sally Max is praised for her ‘amazing intellect and advocacy’ while rising star Harry Campbell garners praise for being ‘pragmatic and thinking quickly on his feet’.

Rising stars

Harry Campbell29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Harry is very bright, tenacious and well organised barrister. A future star of the junior Bar.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Tait - 29 Bedford Row Chambers 'Philip is brave, confident, clever, hardworking and enthusiastic. He engages with clients in a very mature and reassuring way.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Philip Cayford KC29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Philip is supremely eloquent and exceptionally sharp in cross-examination.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Timothy Scott KC29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Timothy is outstanding. He is an excellent advocate and always very helpful.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Southgate KC29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Jonathan is very persuasive advocate, a great strategist, robust and tenacious.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Chamberlayne KC29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Patrick is formidable and always a force to be reckoned with. He possesses the rare combination of tremendous experience, expertise, strength and energy.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Alexis Campbell KC29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Alexis is the go-to silk for matrimonial finance cases. She is utterly brilliant with clients and a totally fearless and skilled advocate. She always knows the answer and the argument that will win for her clients.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Brent Molyneux KC29 Bedford Row ChambersBrent is the most intelligent of barristers. His position statements are beautifully crafted, and judges love his wit and pragmatism. He is always in tune with clients and, whatever the case, finds a way to work with them to find a creative solution. He is also a skilled private FDR judge.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas Allen KC29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Nicholas prepares every case, whatever size, with the same thoroughness, thoughtfulness and calmness and presents his views straightforwardly and persuasively. He is utterly reassuring both to clients and instructing solicitors. And his instinct is right on the money, assisted by his extensive experience as a judge and arbitrator.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Peter Mitchell KC29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Peter is the most charming intellect in the business. He is a wonderful advocate who makes every client feel special and in the right hands.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Howard Shaw KC29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Howard consistently goes the extra mile for his clients who are always hugely impressed by his incredibly swift grasp of complex trust structures and foreign business assets. He is a tough negotiator and clients always feel in very safe hands. He has an amazing ability to reassure clients and leave them feeling in control of even the most challenging circumstances.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Christopher Wagstaffe KC29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Christopher is very knowledgeable and has an excellent manner with clients.He can be firm when necessary but he is always polite, a good listener and an excellent advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Sally Max29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Sally is simply superb. She has an absolutely amazing intellect and her advocacy is second to none.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Tod29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Jonathan is an extremely strong advocate. He is thorough in his preparation and quick to grasp the concepts within a case. He never fails to forcefully put forward a client's case. He is also extremely well liked by the clients as he is honest, direct but also very kind to clients.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Helen Williams29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Helen is utterly brilliant. She is a  first choice of junior for matrimonial finance cases. She has a mastery of her subject and is a skilled and fearless advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Sassa-Ann Amaouche29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Sassa is highly intelligent and is able to grasp complex financial issues with apparent ease. As an advocate, she can read the court and has the rare ability to fight for a client whilst at the same time have constructive conversations with her opponent.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Bates29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Richard leaves no stone left unturned. His written work and advocacy are exceptional. He is calm and collected, always allowing the points to land. He is very accessible and really works hand in hand with his solicitors to ensure the best delivery of service to the lay client.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Calhaem29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Simon is incredibly bright and approachable. He is down to earth and has a lovely engaging manner with clients. He is thorough in his presentation and has encyclopedic knowledge of the law which enhances his presentation. His advocacy is calm and measured. He isnt afraid from complicated cases on either the facts or the law, indeed the more complex, the better.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Chapman29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Nicholas is a superb advocate and has the respect of the judiciary. High intellect combined with a very accomplished bedside manner with clients. He is particularly good with difficult clients and manages expectations well.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Max Lewis29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Max is robust and very strong on detail particularly where companies are involved. He is very likable and has an excellent client manner.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Petra Teacher29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Petra has an intricate eye for detail. She works tremendously hard and makes sure she knows her case inside and out. She has excellent client care skills and is always respectful and inclusive to her instructing solicitor and her lay client.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben Fearnley29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Ben has fantastic technical knowledge. He is able to advise as to realistic outcomes and therefore manages expectations. He is a first rate advocate. He really listens to what the client is trying to achieve and is sensitive to their needs. He is supportive of the solicitor instructing him.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Conor Fee29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Conor is an excellent advocate in all respects. He has brilliant interpersonal skills and immediately puts clients at ease. He has an analytical mind and is a creative thinker and has a high level of commercial sense. He is strategic in considering the proposed division the division of complex assets.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Victoria Francis29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Victoria is an excellent advocate who is clear, concise and persuasive. She is also excellent at quickly getting to grips with and providing thorough advice on complex issues, particularly in relation to business interests and structures.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Laura Heaton29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Laura's client care skills are second to none. She very quickly builds a rapport with the client and gains their trust. In the court room, Laura is quick on her feet and is not shy in fighting her client's corner.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Lucy Owens29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Lucy brings energy and focus on a long running, complex, and acrimonious case. Her preparation is exemplary, and her detailed knowledge of the papers comes to the fore in her penetrating cross-examination. Her advocacy style is robust and probing.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Charlotte Trace29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Charlotte is thorough in her preparation and makes sure she knows the case inside out. She has an extremely sharp mind and carefully puts her documents together. She is a confident advocate and is quick to think on her feet. She reads the court room well and knows when a judge has heard enough. She instantly builds a great rapport and is calm under pressure.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Anthony Geadah29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Anthony is  fearless, prepares meticulously and inspires confidence in clients.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘29 BR is excellent in their relationship with solicitors. It is helpful, responsive and not stuffy.’

‘29 Bedford Row is a stellar set for complex divorce and financial remedy proceedings. It has an incredible depth of experience and expertise in all the key areas of family law. Their KCs are knowledgeable and approachable, and senior juniors’ advice and expertise can match any KC.’

‘29 Bedford Row have a stellar line up of counsel from the joint heads of chambers to the most junior tenants.’

‘29BR has some excellent people at all levels and has led the way with training programs for many years.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are excellent and responsive, which is a testament to the leadership skills of James Shortall.’

‘The clerks are absolutely brilliant. James Shortall is master of all he surveys. Julie Holcombe is a real star.’

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law) Tier 4

29 Bedford Row Chambers  is a ‘great set with a diverse and skilled range of barristers’ and its children law work encompasses all areas of private children law, public law proceedings, and the international aspects of children law. Paul Storey KC is renowned for his ‘exceptional ability to cross-examine medical examiners’ and has been working exclusively in children law cases for two decades, during which he has appeared in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. A ‘Great strategist and a very persuasive advocateIndira Ramsahoye , ‘exemplary advocateDafydd Griffiths, and Lee Arnot, whose ‘attention to detail is second to none’, are other notable juniors.

Leading Silks

Paul Storey KC29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Paul has exceptional advocacy skills when cross examining experts and dealing with difficult judges.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Indira Ramsahoye29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Indira is a great strategist, and very persuasive advocate. She always knows how to read the judge and when her work is done.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Dafydd Griffiths29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Dafydd's advocacy is exemplary. He is quick on his feet and formidable in cross-examination, and written advocacy is meticulous and equally as persuasive as his oral advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Lee Arnot29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Lee has excellent advocacy skills, highly intelligent, excellent with clients, and reliable.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Christopher Butterfield29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Christopher is very thorough and conscientious in his preparation, has a very good understanding of the medical issues in this case and is very robust.’
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

‘29 Bedford Row is particularly adept at providing availability of high level, skilled barristers, often at short notice.’

‘29 Bedford Row is one of the best sets around.’

‘29 Bedford Row is a very highly regarded set with a wealth of talent, especially across matrimonial finance and private law children.’

‘29 Bedford Row is a high-quality set of chambers with a wide range of counsel available.’

‘29 Bedford Row is the go-to set for complex private children work and they have a broad range of highly experienced counsel.’

‘29 Bedford Row is an excellent set of chambers.’  

Clerking

Work highlights

    London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

    Leading Silks

    Christopher Wagstaffe KC – 29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Cristopher is a pillar of calm and strong advocacy. He is extremely knowledgeable in the area of trusts and international trusts and is able to handle the most challenging client sensitively. He robustly deal with opposing counsel with skill and strategic excellence.’
    Ranked: Tier 3

    South Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

    The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

    Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

    29 Bedford Row Chambers is committed to providing its clients with an effective and efficient legal service. It operates from three magnificent Grade II listed buildings in the heart of legal London, and offers ten top of the range AV suites for conferences and remote or hybrid court hearings.

    The set: Bedford Row Chambers comprises of 61 barristers including 11 silks. The set is rated among the leading family law chambers with more than half of members rated as leaders in their field in the 2021/22 editions of the Bar directories.

    Types of work undertaken:  Chambers offers specialist expertise at every level of seniority in all aspects of family law including matrimonial finance, children (both public and private law), child abduction, cohabitation law, domestic violence and representation under the Civil Partnership and Inheritance Acts. Chambers is renowned for providing some of the best advocates at the Bar and tough negotiators. Many members have been appointed to sit as deputy High Court judges, recorders and deputy district judges, have qualified as family law arbitrators or mediators, and/or have trained as collaborative lawyers. Many members of chambers also chair private FDRs and Early Neutral Evaluation hearings. The set also offers Direct (Public) Access services.

    Chambers organises a comprehensive seminar programme for judges, solicitors and trainees and also supports initiatives to increase equality and diversity at the Bar. Members of chambers appear in courts around the country and internationally. Chambers has dedicated conference suites, but members will travel to see clients wherever necessary.

    Administration: Chambers is served by nine full time clerks and a dedicated fees clerk, allowing work to be processed quickly and efficiently. The clerks’ room is open between 8.30 am and 6.00 pm, but emergency contact is always available outside that time. The clerking is praised for its efficient, friendly and commercial approach.

    For information about the work of chambers generally, or the practice of individual members of chambers in particular, please contact the senior clerk, James Shortall, or visit the website – www.29br.co.uk

    DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
    Senior clerk James Shortall
    Clerks Julie Holcombe
    Clerks Ben Cross
    Clerks Jamie Critchell
    Clerks Steve Pickin (fees)
    Chambers administrator Nicola Kessell
    Members of Chambers CAMPBELL KC, Alexis (1990) (KC 2017)
    Members of Chambers ALLEN KC, Nicholas (1995) (KC 2018)
    Members of Chambers SCOTT KC, Timothy (1975) (KC 1995)
    Members of Chambers STOREY KC, Paul (1982) (KC 2001)
    Members of Chambers CAYFORD KC, Philip (1975) (KC 2002)
    Members of Chambers CHAMBERLAYNE KC, Patrick (1992) (KC 2010)
    Members of Chambers SHAW KC, Howard (1973) (KC 2011)
    Members of Chambers WAGSTAFFE KC, Christopher (1992) (KC 2011)
    Members of Chambers SOUTHGATE KC, Jonathan (1992) (KC 2013)
    Members of Chambers MOLYNEUX KC, Brent (1994) (KC 2017)
    Members of Chambers MITCHELL KC, Peter (1996) (KC 2020)
    Members of Chambers DUCKWORTH, Peter (1971)
    Members of Chambers RENTON, The Hon Clare (1972)
    Members of Chambers RAMSAHOYE, Indira (1980)
    Members of Chambers WEHRLE, Jacqueline (1984)
    Members of Chambers WALDEN-SMITH, David (1985)
    Members of Chambers EMANUEL, Mark (1985)
    Members of Chambers STOREY-REA, Alexa (1990)
    Members of Chambers CHAPMAN, Nicholas (1990)
    Members of Chambers ARNOT, Lee (1990)
    Members of Chambers WENTWORTH, Annabel (1990)
    Members of Chambers TOD, Jonathan (1990)
    Members of Chambers MAX, Sally (1991)
    Members of Chambers BATES, Richard (1992)
    Members of Chambers DOMENGE, Victoria (1993)
    Members of Chambers BUTLER, Judith (1993)
    Members of Chambers AMIRAFTABI, Roshi (1993)
    Members of Chambers COLLINS, Ken (1996)
    Members of Chambers AMAOUCHE, Sassa-Ann (1996)
    Members of Chambers GRIFFITHS, Dafydd (1997)
    Members of Chambers OWENS, Lucy (1997)
    Members of Chambers HEATON, Laura (1998)
    Members of Chambers BLACK, Georgina (1999)
    Members of Chambers CALHAEM, Simon (1999)
    Members of Chambers GEADAH, Anthony (2000)
    Members of Chambers FRANCIS, Victoria (2001)
    Members of Chambers FEARNLEY, Ben (2001)
    Members of Chambers LEWIS, Max (2002)
    Members of Chambers BUTTERFIELD, Christopher (2004)
    Members of Chambers CADE DAVIES, Lynsey (2005)
    Members of Chambers BENNETT, Nicholas (2005)
    Members of Chambers TAMBLING, Richard (2005)
    Members of Chambers TEACHER, Petra (2006)
    Members of Chambers FEE, Conor (2006)
    Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Helen (2007)
    Members of Chambers SHERIDAN, Amber (2008)
    Members of Chambers ERIERA, Anton (2010)
    Members of Chambers FINCH, James (2011)
    Members of Chambers LONG, Matthew (2011)
    Members of Chambers FOSTER, Miriam (2011)
    Members of Chambers PULLEN, James (2012)
    Members of Chambers TRACE, Charlotte (2012)
    Members of Chambers PAGE, Emily (2012)
    Members of Chambers SWITALSKI, Joseph (2014)
    Members of Chambers COOPER, James (2014)
    Members of Chambers CAMPBELL, Harry (2017)
    Members of Chambers TAIT, Philip (2018)
    Members of Chambers HUGHES PUGH, Yasmin (2020)
    Members of Chambers MUTTON, Daniel (2016)
    Members of Chambers JEFFREY, Daniel (2020)
    PhotoNamePositionProfile
    Nicholas Allen photo Nicholas AllenMatrimonial finance, civil partnerships, co-habitation. Reported cases – MT v OT (No…
    Sassa-Ann Amaouche photo Sassa-Ann AmaoucheSassa’s practice focus is on all aspects of financial remedy proceedings, to…
    Roshi Amiraftabi photo Roshi AmiraftabiAlmost exclusively in the field of children law.  Complex private law disputes…
    Lee Arnot photo Lee ArnotAll aspects of family law including public and private law children proceedings…
    Richard Bates photo Richard BatesMatrimonial finance, particularly interested in farming cases. Cases include: Haskell v Haskell…
    Nicholas Bennett photoMr Nicholas BennettNick specialises in advising on complex divorce disputes, particularly involving companies, trusts…
    Georgina Black photo Georgina BlackFamily, matrimonial property and finance, private law children and cohabitation disputes.  Tenacious,…
    Judith Butler photo Judith ButlerJudith has a significant practice in matrimonial finance and the financial consequences…
    Christopher Butterfield photo Christopher ButterfieldBarrister who practises across the full range of family law work with…
    Lynsey Cade Davies photo Lynsey Cade DaviesAll aspects of family law including financial provision on the breakdown of…
    Simon Calhaem photo Simon CalhaemSimon specialises in complex high value financial work, including matrimonial finance, inheritance…
    Alexis Campbell photo Alexis CampbellAlexis is joint Head of Chambers and a specialist in HNW matrimonial…
    Philip Cayford photo Philip CayfordFamily practice, strong bias towards financial remedies. Acted for successful wife in…
    Philip Cayford photo Philip CayfordFamily practice, strong bias towards financial remedies. Acted for successful wife in…
    Patrick Chamberlayne photo Patrick ChamberlayneBarrister specialising in Financial Remedy, Private Law Children Applications, Inheritance Act Claims…
    Nick Chapman photo Nick ChapmanPrincipal area of practice is Financial Remedy Applications including Financial Provision for…
    Ken Collins photo Ken CollinsBarrister practising in a broad range of private family work and whilst…
    James Cooper photo James CooperPractice encompasses the full spectrum of financial remedy and private children proceedings,…
    Victoria Domenge photo Victoria DomengeFamily Law with particular expertise in matrimonial finance and private law children…
    Peter Duckworth photo Peter DuckworthPeter specialises in ‘heavy duty’ financial claims, particularly those involving businesses, landed…
    Mark Emanuel photo Mark EmanuelAll areas of Family Law with particular expertise in high net worth…
    Anton Eriera photo Anton Eriera
    Ben Fearnley photo Ben FearnleyPractice encompasses all of the financial aspects of relationship breakdown, including divorce,…
    Conor Fee photo Conor FeeSpecialising in matrimonial finance and related claims on the breakdown of marriage…
    James Finch photo James FinchInstructed across all areas of family law. He advises and represents clients…
    Miriam Foster photo Miriam FosterMatrimonial Finance, Financial Provision for Children, Pre and post-nuptial agreements, civil partnerships,…
    Victoria Francis photo Victoria FrancisPractises in all areas of family law, with a particular emphasis on…
    Anthony Geadah photo Anthony GeadahAn experienced specialist in matrimonial finance and related matters. Anthony’s practice encompasses…
    Dafydd Griffiths photo Dafydd GriffithsA child care practitioner with expertise in all areas of both public…
    Laura Heaton photo Laura HeatonMatrimonial finance, Schedule 1 Children Act 1989, cohabitation disputes under Trusts of…
    Yasmin Hughes Pugh photo Yasmin Hughes PughInstructed on cases across all areas of family law, with a particular…
    Daniel Jeffrey photo Daniel JeffreyDan now accepts instructions on all private family law matters as well…
    Max Lewis photo Max LewisPractice covers all issues of Family Law, with a particular emphasis on…
    Matthew Long photo Matthew LongInstructed in all areas of family law work; he represents clients in…
    Sally Max photo Sally MaxFamily finance, particularly involving financial complexity arising from substantial assets; complex pension…
    Peter Mitchell photo Peter MitchellAll aspects of the law governing financial relationships between family members, including…
    Brent Molyneux photo Brent MolyneuxMatrimonal finance. Notable cases include: ABX v SBX [2018] EWFC 81 (Fam);…
    Daniel Mutton photo Daniel MuttonAccepts instructions on all private family law matters, with an emphasis on…
    Lucy Owens photo Lucy OwensLucy specialises in all financial aspects of relationship breakdown. Reported cases include…
    Emily Page photo Emily PagePractice covers all areas of family law, with a particular focus on…
    James Pullen photo James PullenInstructed across the full spectrum of family law work. He regularly advises…
    Indira Ramsahoye photo Indira RamsahoyeInternational law relating to children in particular child abduction, jurisdictional disputes, both…
    Clare Renton photo Clare RentonBroad experience and interest. A particular emphasis on family law cases with…
    Timothy Scott photo Timothy ScottLeading specialist in international family law including jurisdiction and forum disputes, Part…
    Timothy Scott photo Timothy ScottLeading specialist in international family law including jurisdiction and forum disputes, Part…
    Howard Shaw photo Howard ShawAll aspects of family law. Among reported cases are Rapp v Sarre…
    Amber Sheridan photo Amber SheridanMatrimonial Finance; Financial Provision for Children; Pre and post-nuptial agreements; Civil Partnerships;…
    Jonathan Southgate photo Jonathan SouthgateFinancial Remedy specialist. Notable cases: – Gallagher v Gallagher (No.2) (Financial Remedies)…
    Jonathan Southgate photo Jonathan SouthgateFinancial Remedy specialist. Notable cases: – Gallagher v Gallagher (No.2) (Financial Remedies)…
    Paul Storey photo Paul StoreyFamily law: Public Law, all areas including appeals CoA and Supreme Court.…
    Alexa Storey-rea photo Alexa Storey-reaPractises in the field of children law, the majority of public law…
    Joseph Switalski photo Joseph SwitalskiPractice covers the full range of family law issues with a particular…
    Philip Tait photo Philip TaitSpecialises in matrimonial finance, cohabitation claims, financial provision for children and private…
    Richard Tambling photo Richard TamblingRichard handles all aspects of financial remedies including matrimonial finance and Schedule…
    Petra Teacher photo Petra TeacherAll areas of Family Law with a particular emphasis on matrimonial finance,…
    Jonathan Tod photo Jonathan TodMatrimonial finance and Schedule 1 Children Act Proceedings. Hill v Morgan (Child:…
    Charlotte Trace photo Charlotte TracePractice covers all areas of family law with a particular emphasis on…
    Christopher Wagstaffe photo Christopher WagstaffeFamily Law especially matrimonial finance, with a particular emphasis on cases featuring…
    David Walden-smith photo David Walden-smithDavid specialises in financial cases involving substantial assets, complex company valuations and…
    Jacqueline Wehrle photo Jacqueline WehrleWide range of expertise in both financial and children matters. In the…
    Annabel Wentworth photo Annabel WentworthAccepts instructions in all areas of law concerning children including private and…
    Helen Williams photo Helen WilliamsPrimarily financial remedy proceedings, with a particular emphasis on the treatment of…

    29 Bedford Row Chambers is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity regardless of age, race, nationality, sex, gender re-assignment, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, disability, religion or belief, pregnancy or political persuasion.

    29 Bedford Row’s commitment to promoting equal opportunities, diversity, and ensuring an absence of discrimination requires that positive steps are taken to identify and eliminate possible discrimination in the decisions that need to be taken concerning:

    • The recruitment of pupils, tenants, clerks or other staff;
    • Relations between pupils, tenants, clerks and other staff – both professionally and socially;
    • The treatment of those connected with chambers, whether directly or indirectly as lay and professional clients.

    A full copy of our equality and diversity policy can be found on our website and sets out in more detail the steps which we are taking to ensure that 29 Bedford Row is an environment free from discrimination.

    However, a commitment to equality, diversity, and opportunity must be more than ‘on paper’. We therefore support (including financially) initiatives and organisations which encourage disadvantaged and minority groups to consider pursuing a career at the Bar. We also support organisation that provide legal advice and assistance to those who cannot afford representation. Over the last 12 months, this has included:


    CLIENT: Zoe Bloom
    COMPANY/FIRM: Bloom Budd
    TESTIMONIAL: ‘’There is no better set of matrimonial finance practitioners in London. The members are steeped in exceptional work from the outset of their careers and they are mentored and supported from within chambers by each other and their incomparable clerks. Most importantly, everyone associated with chambers is grounded, approachable and just really really good at what they do. As a consequence, they can be relied upon to consistently deliver outstanding result and resolve the stickiest situations.’’


    CLIENT: David Allison
    COMPANY/FIRM: Family Law In Partnership
    TESTIMONIAL: “29 Bedford Row is an excellent set for family law. They have some of the best talent in the business at both junior and silk level. Members are instructed by the best firms in London and further afield. They appear in many of the important cases before courts at all levels. The clerking team is second to none. Overall a first rate chambers!”


    CLIENT: James Brown
    COMPANY/FIRM: Hall Brown
    TESTIMONIAL: ‘’I have had the pleasure of working with 29 Bedford Row for nearly 20 years. They are, as is well known, one of a very small handful of ‘top’ family law sets in this country with strength and depth at every level. What sets them apart, however, is the accessibility of their members and the way they are clerked. Whether it is the newest of juniors or the most senior Silk, the barristers are willing to work as part of a team for the lay client which makes them a pleasure to instruct and, ultimately, achieves better results. The clerking team know the process, their instructing solicitors and the personalities of their various barristers. The result is a true “matching” of barrister, solicitor and lay client as opposed to a mere diary service. I cannot recommend them highly enough.’’


    CLIENT: Barbara Reeves
    COMPANY/FIRM: Mishcon De Reya
    TESTIMONIAL: I have enjoyed a close relationship with 29 Bedford Row since 1999. They have an extremely strong offering at every level, with an excellent quality of service and depth of skill, together with superb clerking. It’s now home to a super set of barristers, first class silks and strong juniors and headed up by new heads, Alexis Campbell QC and Nick Allen QC, who continue to build on their international reputation as market leaders in Family Law.


    CLIENT: Justin Moss
    COMPANY/FIRM: Moss Fallon
    TESTIMONIAL: “One of the top four sets. They have excellent people at all levels of call and the clerks, led by James, ably assisted by Julie, are unfailingly helpful, responsive and a pleasure to work with.”