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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
Email:
Web:
www.1kbw.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

An exceptional set’, 1 King’s Bench Walk has ‘an excellent group of barristers with considerable expertise in both children and family finance matters’. Some say this is ‘the go-to chambers because of its strength in depth and wide breadth of knowledge’; ‘you can usually instruct a barrister who will fit the client’s pocket and personality, as well as with whom solicitors can have a good working relationship, which is so very important’. The clerks are also ‘very good indeed’, delivering ‘an excellent service’. They are ‘always helpful and will put themselves out to help when need counsel are needed at last minute’. Furthermore, ‘they are always responsive and cheerful with it, which is so refreshing, especially when you are up against deadlines’. Following the retirement of David Dear, Chris Gittins joined from Quadrant Chambers to take over as senior clerk and Mark Betts was promoted to deputy senior clerk. Nicola Cade and Tim Madden are also noted as ‘very helpful’, and ‘very good at matching the level of barrister to a case’. 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 has ‘tremendous strength in depth and provides probably the best mix of children and family finance experts in London’. James Turner QC was lead counsel in a case concerning jurisdictional issues of the Supreme Court, having previously succeeded on substantive issues regarding children order exceptions under Brussels II Revised.

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

Deborah Eaton QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkEnormously impressive.’

Ranked: tier 1

James Turner QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkHe has an extraordinary grasp of international children law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Anthony Kirk QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkHighly experienced in international child abduction cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Charles Howard QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkOne of the pre-eminent leading silks in his field.’

Ranked: tier 2

Frank Feehan QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkHe is calm and reassuring, and provides brilliant analysis.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Harrison QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkProbably the best silk on the subject of jurisdiction; peerless, clever and understated.’

Ranked: tier 2

Pamela Scriven QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkHighly recommended for non-accidental injury cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Anelay QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkTruly excellent.’

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

Anna McKenna QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkAn excellent children law barrister.’

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

Caroline Lister - 1 King’s Bench WalkA first port of call for international relocation cases, and a considered and robust advocate.’

Ranked: tier 1

Markanza Cudby - 1 King’s Bench WalkRecommended for cases concerning non-accidental injury.’

Ranked: tier 1

Madeleine Reardon - 1 King’s Bench WalkShe does not make bad points and makes it easy for judges to agree with her.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jennifer Perrins - 1 King’s Bench WalkVery thorough and approachable.’

Ranked: tier 3

Katherine Kelsey - 1 King’s Bench WalkHer preparation is excellent, which gives the client great confidence.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nicholas Anderson - 1 King’s Bench WalkVery experienced in child abduction matters.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nicola Fox - 1 King’s Bench WalkShe is able to process a huge amount of information and detail very quickly.’

Ranked: tier 3

Cherry Harding - 1 King’s Bench WalkAn authority in 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

1 King’s Bench Walk’s ‘calibre of barristers sets it apart from competitors’. Members’ instructions involve high-net-worth individuals and international issues including financial remedy claims and pre-nuptial agreements. A significant recent matter was Work v Gray in the Court of Appeal, the decade’s leading case on special contributions in financial remedy proceedings.

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

Charles Howard QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkHe maintains an excellent reputation.’

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Pocock QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkHe knows what judges are thinking and presents arguments in a way that will win most ground.’

Ranked: tier 2

Deborah Eaton QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkUndoubtedly one of the best family silks.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Turner QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkHe has an easy charm about him and gives his all to clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Philip Marshall QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkExcellent on strategy and advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Harrison QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkExcellent in complicated finance cases, and he has carved out a name for himself on jurisdiction issues.’

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Anelay QC - 1 King’s Bench WalkExcellent.’

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

Alexander Chandler - 1 King’s Bench WalkHe combines great intellect with good client skills.’

Ranked: tier 2

Deepak Nagpal - 1 King’s Bench WalkAn excellent choice in cases where fine details matter.’

Ranked: tier 2

Harry Oliver - 1 King’s Bench WalkHe is very user-friendly, diligent, bright and approachable.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Roberts - 1 King’s Bench WalkHe has gravitas, huge intellect and the ear of the judges.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Castle - 1 King’s Bench WalkA leading practitioner for “big-money” cases.’

Ranked: tier 2

Caroline Lister - 1 King’s Bench WalkA first port of call for international relocation cases and a considered and robust advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher McCourt - 1 King’s Bench WalkHe deploys meticulous case preparation.’

Ranked: tier 3

Katy Chokowry - 1 King’s Bench WalkShe prepares her cases conscientiously and argues them vigorously.’

Ranked: tier 3

Katherine Kelsey - 1 King’s Bench WalkShe is experienced and has a calm, authoritative manner greatly appreciated by clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Samantha Ridley - 1 King’s Bench WalkShe continues to shine and has a very bright future at the Bar.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

An exceptional set’, 1 King’s Bench Walk has ‘an excellent group of barristers with considerable expertise in both children and family finance matters’. Some say this is ‘the go-to chambers because of its strength in depth and wide breadth of knowledge’; ‘you can usually instruct a barrister who will fit the client’s pocket and personality, as well as with whom solicitors can have a good working relationship, which is so very important’. The clerks are also ‘very good indeed’, delivering ‘an excellent service’. They are ‘always helpful and will put themselves out to help when need counsel are needed at last minute’. Furthermore, ‘they are always responsive and cheerful with it, which is so refreshing, especially when you are up against deadlines’. Following the retirement of David Dear, Chris Gittins joined from Quadrant Chambers to take over as senior clerk and Mark Betts was promoted to deputy senior clerk. Nicola Cade and Tim Madden are also noted as ‘very helpful’, and ‘very good at matching the level of barrister to a case’. Offices in: London

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