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Chambers of Nick Goodwin KC
Harcourt Chambers


Also Oxford (0844 561 7135). Specialises in ancillary relief, especially cases involving pension issues and family businesses. Featured in Chambers 2007 and 2008 as a leading junior. Counsel in Re M (adoption on residence order) [1998] 1 FLR 570 and in Re F & H [2007] EWCA 692.


Called 1989, Inner Temple. Publications of note: ‘Pensions and Equality’ (Family Law [2007] 310). Co-author (with Edward Hess) of ‘Pension Sharing – a Practitioners’ Handbook’ (Hammicks 2008).


FLBA, MCIArb (Financial Scheme)


Sevenoaks School; Exeter University (1987 BSc Law and Chemistry 2(1); 1988 BA Law 2(1)).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy)Ranked: Tier 1

Fiona HayHarcourt Chambers ‘Fiona radiates a calm authority in everything she does and is respected by opponents and judges alike. She is always to the point. She is the complete package.’

‘An excellent family set with a number of excellent practitioners’, Harcourt Chambers has renowned expertise in children law, both private and public as well as matrimonial finance. John Vater KC is a ‘passionate parents advocate’ who is well known for his ‘work ethic, courtroom skills and client care’Jane Campbell focuses on divorce and financial remedy cases for high profile individuals, along with ‘effective advocate’ Fiona Hay , who is praised for her ‘ability to deliver clear and practical advice in difficult cases’ and ‘her wonderful manner with clients’. Sara Granshaw and Simon Miller specialise in children law and regularly appear for a number of local authorities, vulnerable parents, and children’s guardians at all levels, including the Court of Appeal.

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Fiona HayHarcourt Chambers ‘Fiona is extremely able and experienced. She is very adept in front of judges and carries excellent client handling skills. High intellect combined with humanity which is a rare combination.’