James Roberts KC > Chambers of Christopher Pocock KC and James Roberts KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Christopher Pocock KC and James Roberts KC
1 King's Bench Walk


James is a silk who has been ranked for many years in the professional directories as a barrister specialising in “heavy” and high net worth financial remedy cases and particularly those with an international element. He is extremely numerate and is recognised as being a formidable advocate. He sits as a part-time Judge dealing with complex cases at the Central Family Court. He is Vice Chair of the Family Law Bar Association.


Called 1993, Gray’s Inn; Recorder 2009 (family at CFC and crime); Silk 2019; Head of Chambers 2020.


Recorder (2009); Executive Officer (Treasurer) of the Family Law Bar Association (“FLBA”) (2006-2021) and Vice Chair (2022 – ); Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers; Bencher of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn (2022 – ); Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Board member and Advisory Committee member of the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators Ltd (“IFLA”); Elected National Committee Member FLBA (1999 to date); Past Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Bar Council; Member of the Bar Council Quality Advisory Panel; Accredited Pupil Supervisor; Accredited Advocacy Trainer.


Oxford University (MA Jurisprudence).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

James Roberts KC1 King’s Bench Walk ‘James is an excellent barrister with an agreeable, measured and reassuring style. He is an impressive advocate who cuts to the heart of the case. His confidence and wisdom guarantees that he has the ear of the court. His work as a recorder means that he can see the case from all perspectives.’