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London Bar > Family: children and domestic abuse Tier 4

Fourteen is a ‘boutique set of chambers with some great practitioners’ advising exclusively on family law. Christopher Miller is experienced in handling child injury and international location cases and is admired for his ‘meticulous preparation and keen attention to detail’. Joan Connell  has ‘very good knowledge of the law’ and is ‘excellent in tricky cases’.

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher MillerFourteen ‘Christopher has meticulous attention to detail. He is proactive in his thinking on behalf of clients. He is a calm but tenacious advocate and very quick at thinking on his feet when needed.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Joan ConnellFourteen ‘Joan is committed to client care of the highest standard. She is approachable and helpful towards her instructing solicitor. She goes above and beyond for her clients. She works tirelessly on cases, always achieving the best possible outcome for clients.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Ronan O’DonovanFourteen ‘Ronan is committed to client care of the highest standard. He has a pragmatic approach but deals with clients in a sensitive and friendly way. He prepares cases very thoroughly and has real attention to detail. He always has the ear of the court.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranjit SinghFourteen ‘Ranjit is a very skilled and fluent advocate. He has a calm and measured approach, which makes him popular with clients. He has extensive knowledge of the law and is always able to get to the very heart of the issues in the case.’
Ranked: Tier 5
David Sharp  – Fourteen ‘David is a very strong advocate who always has a thorough grasp of all the documents in a given case. His legal knowledge is incredible.’  
Ranked: Tier 6


‘The clerks are efficient and attentive. Joe Lamb and Ben Brotherton are excellent clerks who go out of their way to accommodate.’

‘Joe Lamb and Dan Lee are exceptional.’

‘Fourteen Chambers is an excellent set. The team has a broad range of experience and expertise.’

‘Fourteen Chambers is a very strong set.’

‘Fourteen Chambers is a good set for children’s work.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Family: divorce and financial remedy

Leading Silks

Michael Glaser KCFourteen ‘Michael is a tenacious advocate who is able to distinguish the good points from the bad ones. He is well able to stand his ground in the most difficult cases.’
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Gillon CameronFourteen ‘Gillon is a brilliant barrister. He is intelligent, has great client care skills and is a talented advocate. Judges hang on to his every word because he is persuasive and firm without being aggressive.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ewan MurrayFourteen ‘Ewan is a great communicator, approachable and extremely good with clients, putting them at ease from the outset, explaining everything and being empathetic at a difficult time. He is well-organised and very supportive, always responding promptly and efficiently to questions.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4

The set: FOURTEEN is a leading family law set with a national reputation for excellence. We are a dynamic and forward-thinking set of chambers and offer an approach that is both specialist and personalised. Members of chambers have appeared in many leading cases in recent years, including cases that have attracted the attention of the national media. FOURTEEN has occupied a prominent position in the legal marketplace for many years and is increasingly recognised for excellence in the legal directories.

Types of work undertaken: With dedicated practice teams in family finance,  children law, the Court of Protection and international family law, our barristers provide specialist representation and advice. FOURTEEN also offers a range of dispute resolution services, including mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation.

Family finance: FOURTEEN provides first-rate specialist advice and representation in all claims relating to family finances, including: the financial consequences of the breakdown of marriages and civil partnerships, financial provision following divorce overseas, property disputes between cohabitees, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and separation agreements, financial provision for children and Inheritance Act disputes. Whether brought pursuant to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984, the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, the Child Support Act 1991 or the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, we have the expertise to advise and represent at every stage of proceedings.

Children private law: FOURTEEN has been at the forefront of the development of private law disputes relating to children for many years, including in the areas of alternative family structures and surrogacy. Our barristers appear at all levels of court, including cases before the Supreme Court. We represent parents, step-parents, grandparents and other family members as well as children. We are regularly instructed in cases involving disputes over child arrangements – where a child lives and with whom (s)he spends time – including where a parent seeks to relocate with the child within this jurisdiction and abroad. FOURTEEN provides assistance in applications for Specific Issue Orders regarding a child’s name, choice of school and medical treatment, and in the discrete areas of private law adoption, forced marriage, surrogacy, fertility and same sex parenting. We have particular experience acting in cases where there are allegations of significant harm and where a local authority has become involved.

Children public law: FOURTEEN has a national reputation for its expertise in public law proceedings. Our barristers have acted in many of the landmark cases, regularly appearing at all levels of court, including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. We act in care proceedings, adoption matters, special guardianship applications and in judicial review cases and the barristers represent not only parents, children and local authorities but also adopters, foster parents and other interveners or interested parties. FOURTEEN provides the highest quality of representation and legal advice. We are experts in cases involving non-accidental injury, factitious illness, neglect and physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Our public law barristers are also experienced in representing vulnerable clients with mental health and/or learning difficulties. We have considerable experience in representing professional bodies such as CAFCASS, NYAS and the Official Solicitor in the more complex cases that arise in this area.

Increasingly, we are being instructed in public law areas with an international focus, including international adoptions and matters involving the European Convention on Human Rights. In addition, we are often instructed in relation to the growing number of cases involving alleged radicalisation of children, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

Court of Protection: FOURTEEN appears frequently in the Court of Protection, both in health and welfare cases and in matters pertaining to property and financial affairs. In addition, we often appear in cases brought under of involving the Mental Health Act 1983 and undertake advisory work and provide representation in the field of community care law.

International: The international family law team has extensive experience dealing with cross-border disputes involving the movement of children, jurisdictional conflicts, international family finance, forced marriage and ‘stranded spouses’ cases. Our barristers regularly appear in cases involving international assets, on- and off-shore trusts, companies and partnerships and cases with the need for injunctive relief and enforcement action. The barristers are regularly instructed in cases involving child abduction and relocation as well as claims following a foreign marriage or divorce, international adoption (within the context of both private law and public law proceedings) and forced marriage and surrogacy cases.

Administration: FOURTEEN has a team a very experienced clerks who together bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the complexity of the cases chambers undertakes enabling them to provide an exemplary service to users of chambers.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Practice Manager Joe Lamb 020 7242 0858
Consultant Chambers Director Robin Jackson 020 7242 0858
Joint Head of Chambers GLASER KC, Michael (1998)
Joint Head of Chambers O'DONOVAN, Ronan (1994)
Consultant Member of Chambers LOWE KC (Hon), Nigel (1972)
Member of Chambers CONNELL, Joan (1985)
Member of Chambers SHARP, David (1986)
Member of Chambers EVANS, Dylan (1989)
Member of Chambers SINCLAIR, Jean-Paul (1989)
Member of Chambers SOFFA, Helen (1990)
Member of Chambers JONES, Rhys (1990)
Member of Chambers JAMES, Rachael (1992)
Member of Chambers WARD, Martin (1992)
Member of Chambers POWELL, Robin (1993)
Member of Chambers MILLER, Christopher (1998)
Member of Chambers STUART, Damian (1998)
Member of Chambers CAMERON, Gillon (2001)
Member of Chambers BANERJI, Jay (2001)
Member of Chambers SHORT, Mandy (2003)
Member of Chambers BOUCHER-GILES, Ben (2004)
Member of Chambers SINGH, Ranjit (2007)
Member of Chambers KANSAL, Seema (2007)
Member of Chambers MURRAY, Ewan (2008)
Member of Chambers MULHOLLAND, James (2008)
Member of Chambers SHAW, Jenna (2009)
Member of Chambers MILLER, Victoria (2010)
Member of Chambers CASSIDY, Rachael (2014)
Member of Chambers WARMOTH, Matthew (2013)
Member of Chambers GARRETT-SADLER, Grace (2013)
Member of Chambers COKER, Stephanie (2015)
Member of Chambers SAMARASINGHE, Gayan (2017)
Member of Chambers SMITH, Joanna (2016)
Member of Chambers KEENAN, Laura (2021)
Member of Chambers ASPINWALL, Alex (2021)
Member of Chambers BISHOP, Clare (2020)
Member of Chambers ROCHA, Tatiana (2020)
Probationary Tenant GONELLA, Sophia (2022)
Door Tenant HADDEN MBE, Jason (2011)
Photo Name Position Profile
Jay Banerji photo Jay Banerji Jay specialises in family law. His work covers all areas of the…
Ben Boucher-Giles photo Ben Boucher-Giles Ben’s expertise is primarily in high-value, complex matrimonial finances cases, particularly those…
Gillon Cameron photo Gillon Cameron Gillon practises in all areas of private family law with an emphasis…
Rachael Cassidy photo Rachael Cassidy Rachael practises in all areas of family law, accepting instructions in matrimonial…
Joan Connell photo Joan Connell Joan is a specialist family law practitioner. She has considerable experience of…
Dylan Evans photo Dylan Evans Dylan has specialised in family law for the past 20 years. His…
Grace Garrett-Sadler photo Grace Garrett-Sadler Grace practices in all areas of family law, with a particular focus…
Michael Glaser photo Michael Glaser Michael is the Head of Chambers at FOURTEEN. Prior to his call…
Rachael James photo Rachael James Called in 1992, Rachael is a very experienced family law practitioner specialising…
Rhys Jones photo Rhys Jones Rhys now specialises exclusively in public law family work, including care proceedings,…
Victoria Miller photo Victoria Miller Victoria’s practice covers all aspects of family law, including financial remedies, applications…
Christopher Miller photo Christopher Miller Christopher practises exclusively in family law and areas related to the breakdown…
James Mulholland photo James Mulholland Children Private: James is regularly instructed in complex matters and represents parents,…
Ewan Murray photo Ewan Murray Called to the Bar in 2008, Ewan practices exclusively in the private…
Robin Powell photo Robin Powell Robin Powell came to the Bar after a successful career in local…
Gayan Samarasinghe photo Gayan Samarasinghe Gayan acts in both private and public law children proceedings. He acts…
David Sharp photo David Sharp David practises in family law with an emphasis on public law children…
Jenna Shaw photo Jenna Shaw Jenna has particular experience in cases relating to children, in both public…
Mandy Short photo Mandy Short Mandy practises in all areas of family law in respect of children.…
Jean-Paul Sinclair photo Jean-Paul Sinclair An experienced practitioner, Jean-Paul accepts instruction across the range of family law…
Ranjit Singh photo Ranjit Singh Ranjit’s practice encompasses all areas of family law and the Court of…
Joanna Smith photo Joanna Smith Joanna acts in both public and private children proceedings. She has been…
Helen Soffa photo Helen Soffa Helen is a family law specialist and her practice is primarily in…
Damian Stuart photo Damian Stuart Damian was called to the Bar in 2009 after a successful career…
Martin Ward photo Martin Ward Martin draws upon his extensive experience of not only family law but…
Matthew Warmoth photo Matthew Warmoth Matt practises in all areas of Family Law. He acts for a…