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Chambers of Philip Cayford QC
29 Bedford Row Chambers
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Legal 500 Children & Family Silk of the Year 2013-14. Chambers & Partners Family Silk of the Year 2011-12. Practises in all areas of international family law including jurisdiction and forum disputes, EU Regulations, Part III MFPA 1984, child relocation and abduction, validity and recognition of foreign marriages and divorces, offshore trusts. Also in all financial remedy disputes. Has appeared in numerous reported cases including in Supreme Court, House of Lords and Court of Appeal: see website, www.29br.com, for full list.


Called 1975; Gray’s Inn; QC 1995; Recorder 1999; Family Arbitrator, Mediator and Collaborative lawyer. Frequent articles and lectures. Direct access.


International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Bar Council EU Law Committee; FLBA.


Westminster School; New College, Oxford.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

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Timothy Scott QC

29 Bedford Row Chambers

Is resourceful, lateral and creative in his arguments.

29 Bedford Row Chambers is a ‘fantastic set with a number of impressive barristers for matrimonial finance’ or, as another client put it, ‘it’s excellent in every area of family law and at every level of seniority‘. Members are particularly well–known for their work on heavyweight, multi-million matrimonial finance cases. In Villiers v VilliersTimothy Scott QC led for the wife at first instance and in the Court of Appeal; the primary question in the dispute centred around whether jurisdiction in relation to maintenance should be with the courts of England and Wales or Scotland. In another instruction, Philip Cayford QC obtained victory for Graham Mills in Mills v Mills, a case concerning periodical payments with the Supreme Court overturned the decision of the Court of Appeal.

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

Within: Leading Silks -

Timothy Scott QC

29 Bedford Row Chambers

Is right at the top of the tree in international cases.