Richard Harrison 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
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7DB
England

Position

A specialist family lawyer with particular expertise in financial remedy applications and international children cases.

Career

Qualified 1993; Silk 2012

Languages

Fluent Spanish and French.

Memberships

Appointed a Deputy High Court Judge assigned to the Family Division (2019)
Fellow of International Academy of Family Lawyers
Family Law Bar Association
Lawyers for Liberty

Education

Cambridge University (MA); City University (Dip Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Richard Harrison KC1 King’s Bench Walk ‘Richard is extremely clever, tactically astute and a brilliant choice of high value and complex litigation.’

1 King’s Bench Walk has ‘an incredibly strong roster of talent across all aspects of domestic and international family law practice’. It is regarded as ‘a fantastic set with a great range of leading silks and juniors who are all highly skilled’. Richard Harrison KC is ‘highly skilled at both children and finance cases’ and is highly regarded for his ‘encyclopedic legal knowledge and good judgement’. ‘Tough and tenacious’ advocate Charles Howard KC specialises in handling high net-worth financial remedy disputes. Philip Marshall KC is known for his ‘strong cross-examination skills’ and has extensive experience in drafting complex high net worth pre-nuptial agreements. Christopher Pocock KC is admired for being ‘highly numerate and super thorough’. Alexander Chandler KC was appointed silk in 2022.

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

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Richard Harrison KC1 King’s Bench Walk ‘Richard is an outstanding silk with encyclopedic knowledge. He has an excellent advocacy skills – second to none. His attention to detail and preparation is amazing.’

1 King’s Bench Walk is ‘a very strong set across the board for private children law work’ that is ‘always willing to go extra mile for its clients’. Richard Harrison KC is the ‘go-to silk for complex international children law cases’ and recently represented an intervener in Supreme Court case G v G, a case where the principles of the Hague Convention on the child abduction ran into refugee law’s prohibiton of refoulment. ‘Creative and strategic advocate’ Deborah Eaton KC acted for the husband in Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum v Princess Haya, the high-profile proceedings concerning the welfare of the two youngest children of the Ruler of Dubai. ‘Exceptional advocate’ Charles Howard KC is well renowned for dealing with cases of extreme complexity including those involving surrogacy and conception by unregulated sperm donors. Rising stars Anna Sutcliffe and Lucia Crimp, and ‘efficient and sharp advocateVictoria Halsall have extensive experience in private and private law child work.