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Chambers of Deborah Eaton QC and Philip Marshall QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7DB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7936 1500
Fax:
Fax 020 7936 1590
DX:
20 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.1kbw.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Known for having β€˜many of the brightest juniors’ and β€˜rising silks’ at the family Bar, 1 King's Bench Walk is β€˜the first port of call’ for both complicated children and finance cases. Solicitors know that β€˜even if their favourite counsel is not available the alternatives offered will be of the highest calibre, be meticulously well prepared and will not disappoint’; β€˜a wide variety of styles and personalities are on offer but all have a consistently high level of intellect and expertise’. The clerks’ room has weathered the retirement of David Dear very well. New senior clerk Chris Gittins runs β€˜one of the best clerking teams around’ and which is described as β€˜experienced, extremely helpful and sympathetic’. Deputy senior clerk Mark Betts, along with Nicola Cade, and Tim Madden, β€˜continues to provide an excellent service to solicitors, always reliable and helpful so that they really are a pleasure to deal with’. Chris Young is also praised for β€˜always going the extra mile’. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Children law (including public and private law)
Children law (including public and private law) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

1 King's Bench Walk

1 King's Bench Walk is a β€˜go-to set for children work including public law children’. Richard Harrison QC acted on behalf of the father in his appeal to the Supreme Court against an order refusing the enforcement of a European contact order. The set β€˜is known for having many of the brightest juniors at the family Bar and virtually all of them have experience in children cases’.

Children law (including public and private law) – Leading silks

Deborah Eaton QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Judges really take note of what she says. She is a phenomenal advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Turner QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is the go-to silk for cross-border children cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Anthony Kirk QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Highly experienced in complex care cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Charles Howard QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Has some of the best advocacy skills we have ever come across.’

Ranked: tier 2

Frank Feehan QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Very at home in the Court of Appeal.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Harrison QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜His knack of getting to grips with the facts in record time is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 2

Pamela Scriven QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Well regarded for non-accidental injury cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Anelay QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜A strong advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3
Children Law (including public and private law) – 2017 silks

Anna McKenna QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Exceptionally thorough.’

Ranked: tier 1
Children Law (including public and private law) – Leading juniors

Caroline Lister - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Incredibly robust and won’t be seen floundering when things get difficult.’

Ranked: tier 1

Markanza Cudby - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Fights with precision and flair in children’s cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Madeleine Reardon - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜A tough opponent who is meticulously prepared.’

Ranked: tier 1

Katherine Kelsey - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜She is brilliant with clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Nicola Fox - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜An absolute star.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jennifer Perrins - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Jennifer is very calm even when tensions are running high.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nicholas Anderson - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜His written work is truly exceptional – he gets the client’s case across persuasively before he even puts his foot into court.’

Ranked: tier 3

Cherry Harding - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Recommended for child abduction cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Family law (including divorce and financial remedy)
Family law (including divorce and financial remedy) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

1 King's Bench Walk

The barristers at 1 King's Bench Walk are β€˜exceptional from top to bottom, all providing an excellent service that is client focused and extremely user friendly’. The set has a broad range of expertise and experience and β€˜the more junior members have maturity beyond their years’. It is one of the pre-eminent sets for both matrimonial finance and children law (including child abduction). In a case that attracted considerable media interest Philip Marshall QC was instructed to act for the appellant wife in Owens v Owens in a contested divorce before the Supreme Court in May 2018.

Family law (including divorce and financial remedy) – Leading silks

Charles Howard QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Truly excellent on high-value financial cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Philip Marshall QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜A persuasive advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Pocock QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜An effective advocate and a skilled negotiator.’

Ranked: tier 2

Deborah Eaton QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜A force to be reckoned with in court.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Turner QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Continues to be a hugely big player in this field.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Harrison QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜His knack of getting to grips with facts in record time is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 2

Frank Feehan QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜A powerhouse when it comes to matrimonial finances.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Anelay QC - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜A strong advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4
Family law (including divorce and financial remedy) – Leading juniors

Harry Oliver - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is excellent at making the seemingly unintelligible intelligible.’

Ranked: tier 1

Alexander Chandler - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Has bags of gravitas and authority.’

Ranked: tier 2

Deepak Nagpal - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜A superb advocate – punchy, eloquent and very persuasive.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Roberts - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Stays on top of an extraordinary amount of detail.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Castle - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Has the ability to distil arguments and deliver them with absolute clarity.’

Ranked: tier 2

Caroline Lister - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Has a quiet authority that frequently persuades the court.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher McCourt - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜A stellar advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Katherine Kelsey - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜A class act.’

Ranked: tier 3

Katy Chokowry - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜The complete package and a rising star.’

Ranked: tier 3

Peter Newman - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜A tenacious advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Samantha Ridley - 1 King's Bench Walk β€˜Performs well in court and clients love her.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Known for having β€˜many of the brightest juniors’ and β€˜rising silks’ at the family Bar, 1 King's Bench Walk is β€˜the first port of call’ for both complicated children and finance cases. Solicitors know that β€˜even if their favourite counsel is not available the alternatives offered will be of the highest calibre, be meticulously well prepared and will not disappoint’; β€˜a wide variety of styles and personalities are on offer but all have a consistently high level of intellect and expertise’. The clerks’ room has weathered the retirement of David Dear very well. New senior clerk Chris Gittins runs β€˜one of the best clerking teams around’ and which is described as β€˜experienced, extremely helpful and sympathetic’. Deputy senior clerk Mark Betts, along with Nicola Cade, and Tim Madden, β€˜continues to provide an excellent service to solicitors, always reliable and helpful so that they really are a pleasure to deal with’. Chris Young is also praised for β€˜always going the extra mile’. Offices in: London

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