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Chambers of Martha Cover and Mark Twomey QC

9-11 FULWOOD PLACE, LONDON, WC1V 6HG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7092 3700
Fax:
Fax 020 7092 3777
DX:
404 CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.coramchambers.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

One of the β€˜strongest sets in London’, the β€˜go-to’ Coram Chambers has β€˜a long history of excellence’ in public law children matters, as well as cases involving unusual medical issues, wardship, Court of Protection and human rights issues. Its well-established children law team is β€˜well complemented by its up-and-coming financial team’. Members have β€˜a high level of expertise’, which solicitors find invaluable in extremely complex cases, yet they also β€˜strike the right balance between being technical and having good client care’. Chambers will β€˜go out of its way’ to ensure briefs are not returned and that there is continuity of counsel throughout a case. Moreover, the quality of counsel is β€˜consistent across the board’, meaning there will β€˜always be a high-quality alternative in the event regular counsel on the case is not available’. The β€˜reliable’ clerks are β€˜excellent at keeping in touch with solicitors, maintaining a high level of communication on a consistent basis and they can also manage any sensitive issues discreetly’. First juniors George Mo (β€˜an outstanding clerk, he has a great sense of humour which really helps in the job he has to do’) and David Sadler (β€˜helpful, friendly and approachable’) are both highly regarded. Also of note is fees clerk Natalie Giles, who is β€˜very knowledgeable and responsive’. Sarah McCarthy is chambers director. The β€˜fantastic’ Paul Sampson, who has provided β€˜a phenomenal service’ for chambers over many years, stepped down from his role as senior clerk in May 2018. The β€˜excellent’ Sam Carter, previously of 12 King's Bench Walk, has joined to take over the vacant senior clerk position. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Children law (including public and private law)
Children law (including public and private law) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Coram Chambers

Coram Chambers β€˜is a strong set for children law, with quality of counsel is consistent across the board’. Mark Twomey QC is leading the advice to the Association of Lawyers for Children in the Supreme Court in a claim that focuses on the interpretation of section 20 of the Children Act 1989.

Children law (including public and private law) – Leading silks

Mark Twomey QC - Coram Chambers β€˜He succinctly and persuasively argues a case like no-one else.’

Ranked: tier 3
Children Law (including public and private law) – Leading juniors

Martha Cover - Coram Chambers β€˜A fierce champion of children’s rights.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jane Drew - Coram Chambers β€˜Very experienced in international adoption cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Ramanjit Kang - Coram Chambers β€˜She exquisitely balances tenacity with courtesy.’

Ranked: tier 4

Victoria Roberts - Coram Chambers β€˜She is prepared for anything.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Family law (including divorce and financial remedy)
Family law (including divorce and financial remedy) – Leading juniors

Michael Horton - Coram Chambers β€˜His preparation is of the highest order.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

One of the β€˜strongest sets in London’, the β€˜go-to’ Coram Chambers has β€˜a long history of excellence’ in public law children matters, as well as cases involving unusual medical issues, wardship, Court of Protection and human rights issues. Its well-established children law team is β€˜well complemented by its up-and-coming financial team’. Members have β€˜a high level of expertise’, which solicitors find invaluable in extremely complex cases, yet they also β€˜strike the right balance between being technical and having good client care’. Chambers will β€˜go out of its way’ to ensure briefs are not returned and that there is continuity of counsel throughout a case. Moreover, the quality of counsel is β€˜consistent across the board’, meaning there will β€˜always be a high-quality alternative in the event regular counsel on the case is not available’. The β€˜reliable’ clerks are β€˜excellent at keeping in touch with solicitors, maintaining a high level of communication on a consistent basis and they can also manage any sensitive issues discreetly’. First juniors George Mo (β€˜an outstanding clerk, he has a great sense of humour which really helps in the job he has to do’) and David Sadler (β€˜helpful, friendly and approachable’) are both highly regarded. Also of note is fees clerk Natalie Giles, who is β€˜very knowledgeable and responsive’. Sarah McCarthy is chambers director. The β€˜fantastic’ Paul Sampson, who has provided β€˜a phenomenal service’ for chambers over many years, stepped down from his role as senior clerk in May 2018. The β€˜excellent’ Sam Carter, previously of 12 King's Bench Walk, has joined to take over the vacant senior clerk position. Offices in: London

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