Mr Anthony Hand > Chambers of Anthony Hand > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Anthony Hand
College Chambers
SO15 2ET

Work Department

Family Law Children


Head of Chambers


Anthony is head of the Family Children team within Chambers, and he handles cases of the greatest complexity. Regularly appears in the High Court. Anthony primarily handles Children Act or adoption work, but his practice includes matrimonial finance and Tolata as well. He is best known for his work in non-accidental injury fact finding, sexual abuse cases, and private law parental alienation cases.

Anthony has been ranked as a leading individual in the Legal 500 since 2016.

Anthony’s recent reported cases include:

  • Dorset Council v E (Article 15 B11R) (Rev 1) [2019] EWFC 35
  • AB (Contested Adoption) [2019] EWFC B68 (08 November 2019).
  • Dorset Council v M (Failure to prove non-accidental injury) [2019] EWFC B63 (06 December 2019)
  • Re A [2019] EWHC 612 (Fam)
  • BCP Council v A and Ors (Inflicted injuries: Failure to protect) [2020] EWFC B4
  • JD & Anor v VB & Ors [2020] EWHC 485 (Fam)

Anthony specialises in the following areas:

  1. Child care proceedings and adoption applications (with a particular emphasis on serious non-accidental fact finding hearings),
  2. Private law Children Act work,
  3. Matrimonial finance and Inheritance Act disputes,
  4. TOLATA cases,
  5. Court of Protection work, and
  6. Adult social care/community care cases.




Family Law Bar Association


(1989), Lincoln’s Inn
LLB (Hons), University of London (QMC)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private))Ranked: Tier 3

Anthony HandCollege ChambersAnthony commands enormous respect among counsel and the judiciary. He is thorough in his forensic approach and has an engaging and persuasive manner in court.’