Set Profile > Coram Chambers > London, England

Chambers of Mark Twomey QC and Alison Easton
Coram Chambers
9-11 FULWOOD PLACE
LONDON
WC1V 6HG
England

Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

Rising stars

Alexander Laing - Coram ChambersA junior who has mastery over the facts and issues of a case.
Ranked: Tier 1

2021 Silks

Michael Horton QC - Coram ChambersA persuasive, hardworking and direct new silk.

Leading Juniors

Greg Williams - Coram ChambersGreg is very knowledgeable, and has a persuasive and serene courtroom manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jacqueline Marks - Coram ChambersA sensible barrister who is incredibly thorough with her preparation. Very accessible and flexible to work with.
Ranked: Tier 4
Matthew Richardson - Coram ChambersA very analytical barrister. He considers all the angles of a case in great depth, and his advice to clients is delivered in a very succinct and charming manner.
Ranked: Tier 4

Children law (including public and private law) Tier 3

Coram Chambers remains a ‘chambers of choice for complex care proceedings, especially those involving an international element or vulnerable parents. The breadth of knowledge and quality across Chambers is faultless.’ In the Supreme Court case G v G, Mark Twomey QC acted for the International Academy of Family Lawyers in a case concerning circumstances where rectifying an international child abduction would amount to refoulment under refugee law. The set also has ‘some strong junior talent' - Alexander Laing is sole counsel in an appeal by a father to the European Court of Human Rights concerning a decision of the Czech family courts to award sole custody of a child to a mother, which is said to be discriminatory based on his nationality and language. In September 2021 rising star Jack Harrison joined from Deans Court Chambers.

Rising stars

Alexander Laing - Coram ChambersVery solid on his feet and persuasive in his written materials. He is one of the best young or junior barristers for international complex children cases in the Bar. A Queen's Counsel in the making.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jack Harrison - Coram Chambers ‘ Has the best qualities to be found in a family law advocate- High intellect, tenacity, empathy. ’
Ranked: Tier 1

2021 Silks

Shiva Ancliffe QC - Coram ChambersA powerful advocate: tough, well-prepared and formidable in every way.

Leading Juniors

Martha Cover - Coram ChambersThe barrister you seek to instruct in the most complex and challenging cases where her technical knowledge and advocacy are second to none and combined with excellent client care.
Ranked: Tier 1
Victoria Roberts - Coram ChambersVery well-prepared, very good with documents and excellent in cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ramanjit Kang - Coram ChambersA tenacious advocate with meticulous preparation. Always delves deep into the case and leaves no stone unturned.
Ranked: Tier 4
Anarkali Musgrave - Coram ChambersA first-class barrister. She is unflappable, calm under pressure, a fierce cross-examiner and tenacious in court. She has an excellent manner with clients and gives every case her all.
Ranked: Tier 4
Judith Pepper - Coram ChambersVery thorough and meticulous. She is very helpful in complex cases where a fact-finding hearings are required.
Ranked: Tier 4
Gill Honeyman - Coram ChambersGill has a fantastic ability to cross examine difficult or vulnerable witnesses. She is great to watch in court. She is able to elicit key information from witnesses in a smooth and calm manner without them even realising.
Ranked: Tier 5
Siobhan Kelly - Coram ChambersTechnically brilliant, and also a great strategist in how a case should be conducted. Her position statements are always brilliant and she is approachable.
Ranked: Tier 5
Richard O'Sullivan - Coram ChambersA silk in the making. He takes on the heaviest cases and is regularly against silks. He is incredibly diligent. Richard works hard for every client. He puts difficult clients at ease. Social workers trust him. He knows the papers, is insightful and shrewd tactically.
Ranked: Tier 5
Matthew Richardson - Coram ChambersHas an encyclopedic knowledge of black letter law, this combined with excellent written submissions and faultless preparation can often win cases before the hearing has even begun.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set 

‘It is an incredibly supportive set. It is more of a team than a collection of individuals which is unique. It has a commitment to equal opportunities and diversity that isn’t rivalled.’

‘Coram Chambers provides quality barristers in the family law field. It is reliable and provides a good service.’

‘Coram is a good set without any arrogance. It has good barristers at every level.

‘There is strength and depth which makes this one of the leading chambers in public law family work.

‘Coram is an excellent set with a great many very good barristers. It almost always has someone available even at the last minute and the expertise across the set as a whole means that you can rely on it to provide counsel who is eminently capable of doing the job well. It also offers a lot of really good quality training.

Clerking

Hudson Brewer is first-class – he runs a good team, and knows all of his barristers well.’

‘Diligent and keen to assist. David Sadler is a legend – a stand out performer.’

The clerks are attentive and also return to their instructing solicitors very quickly. ‘

Very approachable and helpful set of chambers. The Clerks are always very accommodating.

‘The clerking team at Coram is, in my view, the best in London. They are all very friendly and helpful and go over and above to assist every time. I am always sure, when I have contacted the clerks at Coram, that I am in safe hands and will be looked after. ‘

Court of Protection and community care

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas O'Brien - Coram ChambersA safe pair of hands, who provides very clear and measured advice. He is practical and good on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 3

 

Coram Chambers is a leading family law set with a reputation for excellence in advice and advocacy. Members of chambers are regarded as experts in their fields and pride themselves on delivering exceptional client care to both lay and professional clients.

The set: Coram Chambers is one of the country’s most prestigious family law sets, and winner of the London ‘Case of the Year’ at the 2020 Family Law Awards. Led by Mark Twomey QC and Alison Easton, it has a national reputation for providing and delivering excellent advocacy and client care to both lay and professional clients. Coram Chambers has a particularly strong commitment to equality and diversity and are proud to be one of the most diverse chambers in the country. Members of chambers are at the forefront of developments in family law, and appear regularly in leading and landmark cases.

Chambers has strong dedicated teams specialising in contentious child-focussed disputes (involving all aspects of private and public law), international disputes and abduction, financial remedy and property actions (including schedule 1 and TOLATA) as well as more niche areas such as alternative family work, genetics, human rights and cases involving aspects of parental alienation.

To both their lay and professional clients, Coram offers unparalleled depth and breadth of experience. Their reputation has been built on the consistently outstanding quality of their advocacy, the legal acumen and knowledge they bring to every case, and the strength of their negotiation skills. They are known amongst the judiciary and peers for superb, well-judged and robust witness handling and submissions. Members of chambers frequently win national prizes and are widely recognised as experts in their fields; contributing books, articles, podcasts and publications. Coram is proud to have produced some of the country’s most highly regarded full time and part time judges.

Members of chambers appear regularly at all levels of court including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and have a strong track record in the Court of Protection and the Administrative Courts. In 2019, they appeared in the Supreme court on NY (A Child) and Villiers v Villiers. They have vast experience of all aspects of family law and represent parties at every level of tribunal.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Director of Clerking Hudson Brewer hudson.brewer@coramchambers.co.uk 020 7092 3700
Deputy Senior Clerk David Sadler david.sadler@coramchambers.co.uk 020 7092 3700
Deputy Senior Clerk George Mo george.mo@coramchambers.co.uk 020 7092 3700
Practice Manager Harry Butcher harry.butcher@coramchambers.co.uk 020 7092 3700
Practice Manager, Clerk for Court of Protection Joe Bernard joe.bernard@coramchambers.co.uk 020 7092 3700
Assistant Practice Manager Eleanor Meares clerks@coramchambers.co.uk 020 7092 3700
Assistant Practice Manager Matthew Kill clerks@coramchambers.co.uk 020 7092 3700
Assistant Practice Manager Tyler Woodyatt-Butwell clerks@coramchambers.co.uk 020 7092 3700
Junior Clerk Lily Merrigan clerks@coramchambers.co.uk 020 7092 3700
Head of Revenue Control Sue Corkhill sue.corkhill@coramchambers.co.uk 020 7092 3700
Senior Fees Clerk Lucy Wade lucy.wade@coramchambers.co.uk 020 7092 3700
Marketing Manager Rukaiya Bhegani rukaiya.bhegani@coramchambers.co.uk 020 7092 3700
Members of Chambers TWOMEY QC, Mark ( SILK 2017)
Members of Chambers EASTON, Alison (1994)
Members of Chambers HARRISON QC, SALLY (SILK 2010)
Members of Chambers ISAACS QC, ELIZABETH (SILK 2013)
Members of Chambers ANCLIFFE QC, Shiva (SILK 2021)
Members of Chambers HORTON QC, Michael (SILK 2021)
Members of Chambers WILLIS STEWART QC (HON), MARCIA (SILK 2017)
Members of Chambers NICHOLES, Cathy (1977)
Members of Chambers SEN, Aditya Kumar (1977)
Members of Chambers COVER, Martha (1979)
Members of Chambers SPRATLING, Anne (1980)
Members of Chambers HUDSON, Kate (1981)
Members of Chambers GILL, Meena (1982)
Members of Chambers MARKS, Jacqueline (1984)
Members of Chambers O'BRIEN, Nick (1985)
Members of Chambers BHATIA, Divya (1986)
Members of Chambers HONEYMAN, Gill (2011)
Members of Chambers MITROPOULOS, Georgia (1989)
Members of Chambers BULLOCK, Neil (1989)
Members of Chambers YOULL, Joanna (1989)
Members of Chambers CREGAN, John Paul (1990)
Members of Chambers FRY, Neil (1992)
Members of Chambers KOTHARI, Sima (1992)
Members of Chambers CASEY, Dermot (1994)
Members of Chambers KELLY, Siobhan F (1995)
Members of Chambers METAXA, William (1995)
Members of Chambers LEWIS, Danielle (1995)
Members of Chambers FERRIS, Caitlin (1996)
Members of Chambers RENSTEN, Katy (2010)
Members of Chambers ARCHER, Christopher (1996)
Members of Chambers STAMFORD, Susan (1997)
Members of Chambers HORSLEY, Nicholas (1998)
Members of Chambers JAMIL, Yasmeen (1998)
Members of Chambers BEDDOE, Richard (1999)
Members of Chambers PEPPER, Judith (1999)
Members of Chambers O'SULLIVAN, Richard (2000)
Members of Chambers GLOVER, Anne-Marie (2000)
Members of Chambers BRANSON, Sarah (2001)
Members of Chambers OGUNTAYO, Tosin (2001)
Members of Chambers HARPER, Helen (2002)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR, Mary-Jane (2003)
Members of Chambers CLARK, Georgina (2003)
Members of Chambers HILL, Sophie (2003)
Members of Chambers SCHOFIELD, James (2004)
Members of Chambers MUSTAFA, Hala (2004)
Members of Chambers WALSH, Anna (2004)
Members of Chambers AMAN, Rosina (2005)
Members of Chambers MUSGRAVE, Anarkali (2005)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Greg (2006)
Members of Chambers YORKE, Richard (2006)
Members of Chambers WICKS, Lucinda (2006)
Members of Chambers PUGH, Kieran (2006)
Members of Chambers RUSHWORH, Georgina (2007)
Members of Chambers KANG, Ramanjit (2007)
Members of Chambers CHAPMAN, Tracy (2009)
Members of Chambers HARRISON, Melissa (2009)
Members of Chambers RICHARDSON, Matthew (2009)
Members of Chambers ROBERTS, Victoria (2009)
Members of Chambers TYLER, Sarah (2009)
Members of Chambers CROFT, Caroline (2010)
Members of Chambers SHAW, Matthew (2011)
Members of Chambers JACKSON, Bianca (2012)
Members of Chambers RATCLIFFE, Anna (2015)
Members of Chambers GOMERSALL, Hannah (2013)
Members of Chambers LAING, Alex (2014)
Members of Chambers HABERFIELD, Victoria (2014)
Members of Chambers HARRISON, Jack (2015)
Members of Chambers QUEEN, Julia (2015)
Members of Chambers COOPER, Rachel (2017)
MCCARTHY, JOHN-PAUL (2018)
Members of Chambers SURESH, Srishti (2018)
Members of Chambers WATTS, Sam (2018)
Members of Chambers KIRKBRIDE, Olivia (2019)
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 Mr Alexander Laing  photo Mr Alexander Laing Alex accepts instructions in all areas of family law. He has a…
Ms Rosina Aman  photo Ms Rosina Aman Rosina Aman’s practice covers all areas of family law. Prior to undertaking…
Ms Shiva Ancliffe  photo Ms Shiva Ancliffe Shiva is a family practitioner specialising in private law children, removal from…
Mr Christopher Archer  photo Mr Christopher Archer Having started out in general common law practice, Christopher has since 1999…
Mr Adrian Barnett-Thoung-Holland  photo Mr Adrian Barnett-Thoung-Holland Adrian’s practice encompasses financial remedies and private disputes regarding children. He also…
Mr Richard Beddoe  photo Mr Richard Beddoe Richard is a specialist in family law, focusing on private law disputes…
Ms Amanda Bewley  photo Ms Amanda Bewley Amanda specialises in all aspects of Private and Public Law Children, maintaining…
Ms Divya Bhatia  photo Ms Divya Bhatia Divya practices exclusively in family work, primarily in financial remedy cases and…
Ms Sarah Branson  photo Ms Sarah Branson An accomplished and energetic family law barrister, Sarah specialises in acting for…
Mr Neil Bullock  photo Mr Neil Bullock Neil is a children law specialist, and has extensive experience in all…
Mr Dermot Casey  photo Mr Dermot Casey Dermot represents all parties in public law and judicial review proceedings and…
Ms Tracy Chapman  photo Ms Tracy Chapman Tracy has a busy and varied practice in all aspects of family…
Ms Georgina Clark  photo Ms Georgina Clark Georgina is an experienced family law barrister who specialises in both children…
Ms Rachel Cooper  photo Ms Rachel Cooper Rachel has experience in public family law, matrimonial finance, private family law…
Ms Martha Cover photo Ms Martha Cover Martha has specialised in children law for the last twenty years, and…
Mr John Paul Cregan  photo Mr John Paul Cregan Paul Cregan has practised exclusively in family law throughout his long career…
Ms Caroline Croft  photo Ms Caroline Croft Caroline appears at all levels of the Family Court and has appeared…
Ms Alison Easton photo Ms Alison Easton Alison is a highly experienced and dedicated family practitioner who specialises in…
Ms Caitlin Ferris  photo Ms Caitlin Ferris Caitlin is an experienced family lawyer with particular expertise in the area…
Mr Neil Fry  photo Mr Neil Fry Neil specialises in family law. Much of his work encompasses complex Public Law (care…
Ms Meena Gill  photo Ms Meena Gill Meena is a specialist family law practitioner who has worked extensively in…
Ms Anne-Marie Glover  photo Ms Anne-Marie Glover Anne-Marie is a very experienced, specialist family law practitioner. In public law…
Ms Hannah Gomersall  photo Ms Hannah Gomersall Hannah is developing a busy practice in all areas of family law…
Ms Victoria Haberfield  photo Ms Victoria Haberfield Victoria is developing a practice in all areas of family law, especially…
Ms Helen Harper  photo Ms Helen Harper Helen is an experienced child law specialist. Her practice covers all matters…
Ms Sally Harrison photo Ms Sally Harrison Renowned for her expertise in matrimonial finance and in Schedule 1 Children…
Ms Melissa Harrison  photo Ms Melissa Harrison Melissa is a family law specialist, highly experienced in all areas of…
Ms Sophie Hill  photo Ms Sophie Hill Sophie exclusively practises family law and is instructed in the full range…
Ms Gill Honeyman  photo Ms Gill Honeyman Gill Honeyman is a specialist in children’s law, with particular expertise in…
Mr Nicholas Horsley  photo Mr Nicholas Horsley Nicholas is a highly experienced barrister, specialising in both public and private…
Mr Michael Horton photo Mr Michael Horton Mike specialises in complex financial remedy cases and in ToLATA disputes (ie…
Ms Kate Hudson  photo Ms Kate Hudson Kate started family cases in earnest long before the Children Act, in…
 Elizabeth Isaacs   photo Elizabeth Isaacs  Liz is a specialist child law silk and sits as a Family…
Dr Bianca Jackson  photo Dr Bianca Jackson Bianca has a busy and diverse practice in all aspects of children…
Ms Yasmeen Jamil  photo Ms Yasmeen Jamil Yasmeen is an experienced public law children’s practitioner covering the broad spectrum…
Ms Ramanjit Kang photo Ms Ramanjit Kang Family Law Barrister
Ms Siobhan F Kelly  photo Ms Siobhan F Kelly Siobhan is a specialist family practitioner and has extensive experience in all…
Ms Sima Kothari  photo Ms Sima Kothari Sima is a highly experienced family practitioner specializing in all aspects of…
Ms Danielle Lewis  photo Ms Danielle Lewis Danielle is a family law practitioner specialising in child law with extensive…
Ms Jacqueline Marks  photo Ms Jacqueline Marks Family law: Over the years Jackie Marks has developed a strong practice…
Mr John-Paul McCarthy  photo Mr John-Paul McCarthy Dr. John-Paul McCarthy was a pupil in chambers, before becoming a tenant…
Mr William Metaxa  photo Mr William Metaxa William has specialised in the law relating to children, with an emphasis…
Ms Georgia Mitropoulos  photo Ms Georgia Mitropoulos Georgia has over 23 years experience as an advocate and practices exclusively…
Ms Anarkali Musgrave  photo Ms Anarkali Musgrave Anarkali has a diverse practice; with a particular focus on cases involving…
Ms Hala Mustafa  photo Ms Hala Mustafa Hala is specialist children law barrister with a broad experience base in…
Ms Catherine Nicholes  photo Ms Catherine Nicholes Catherine originally practised in crime, general civil and family law. She was…
 Nicholas O’Brien  photo Nicholas O’Brien Nick has an established reputation in both the fields of child and…
Mr Richard O'Sullivan photo Mr Richard O'Sullivan Consistently recommended by The Legal 500, Richard is noted for his skill…
Mr Tosin Oguntayo  photo Mr Tosin Oguntayo Tosin is a barrister specialising in all aspects of Family Law including…
Ms Judith Pepper  photo Ms Judith Pepper ChildrenCourt of ProtectionInternational
Mr Kieran Pugh  photo Mr Kieran Pugh Kieran is a specialist children law practitioner acting in both public and…
Ms Julia Queen  photo Ms Julia Queen Julia has a busy practice specialising in the law relating to children.…
Ms Anna Ratcliffe  photo Ms Anna Ratcliffe Anna has a busy family law practice at the Bar. Her work…
Ms Katy Rensten  photo Ms Katy Rensten Before joining the bar in 2010, Katy practiced as a solicitor and…
Mr Matthew Richardson photo Mr Matthew Richardson Matthew has a broad practice spanning all areas of family law. His…
Ms Victoria Roberts photo Ms Victoria Roberts Victoria receives instructions on a wide range of family law matters and…
Ms Georgina Rushworth  photo Ms Georgina Rushworth Georgina’s practice encompasses all areas of family law relating to both finance…
Mr James Schofield  photo Mr James Schofield James has been a specialist family law barrister at Coram Chambers for…
Mr Aditya Kumar Sen  photo Mr Aditya Kumar Sen Aditya Sen is a highly experienced barrister who practices in Indian and…
Mr Matthew Shaw  photo Mr Matthew Shaw Matthew specialises in Private Client, principally Family Finance and Private Child. He…
Ms Anne Spratling  photo Ms Anne Spratling A well-respected and highly-accomplished barrister who has specialised in family law since…
Ms Susan Stamford  photo Ms Susan Stamford Called in 1997, Su is a family law barrister who practises primarily…
Ms Mary-Jane Taylor  photo Ms Mary-Jane Taylor A family law specialist, Mary-Jane practices in all areas, including private and…
Mr Mark Twomey photo Mr Mark Twomey As of October 9th, 2015, Mark Twomey was announced as the new…
Ms Sarah Tyler  photo Ms Sarah Tyler A specialist family law practitioner, Sarah acts in both public and private…
Sir Philip Waller CBE  photo Sir Philip Waller CBE
Ms Anna Walsh  photo Ms Anna Walsh Anna is a compassionate and thoughtful barrister with a wide range of…
Ms Lucinda Wicks  photo Ms Lucinda Wicks Lucinda joined Coram Chambers as a pupil in 2008; following which she…
Mr Greg Williams photo Mr Greg Williams Overall, his practice is largely finance related, with particular expertise in Trusts…
Ms Marcia Willis Stewart  photo Ms Marcia Willis Stewart Following a successful career in local government, Marcia trained as a solicitor…
Mr Richard Yorke  photo Mr Richard Yorke Richard focuses on providing advice and representation in all areas of children…
Ms Joanna Youll  photo Ms Joanna Youll Joanna Youll is a dedicated and highly experienced specialist in family law. She…