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


James Turner QC has a wide and varied practice that has encompassed all areas of family law, criminal law, medical disciplinary work and administrative law. He has appeared in 200 reported cases, including a number of cases in each of his major fields of practice in the House of Lords, Supreme Court or Privy Council – click here for a full list.

James is a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple and is recommended in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Directories as a Leading Silk in Family work, having appeared as leading counsel in many of the landmark cases over the last two decades in the fields of both finance and children.


Qualified 1976; Inner Temple; QC 1998; Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple 2006; an editor of ‘Archbold-Criminal Pleading, Evidence & Practice’ (1991-2018).


South-Eastern Circuit; Criminal Bar Association; Family Law Bar Association; Administrative and Public Law Bar Association; Sussex Bar Mess; Kent Bar Mess.


Robertsbridge Secondary Modern School; Bexhill Grammar School; University of Hull (1975 LLB Hons); 1976 Bar Finals.


Eating, drinking, reading, cinema, soul and Tamla music.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

James Turner KC1 King’s Bench Walk ‘James has skilled and persuasive advocacy and gives a strategic advice.’

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

James Turner KC1 King’s Bench Walk ‘James is an extraordinary talent. He is one of a rare breed of specialist family law practitioners who is equally adept at matrimonial finance and children’s issues. He is a superb technician with fabulous written skills and the pre-eminent appellate court advocate at the family Bar. He is incredibly hard working, collaborative and approachable.’