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Chambers of Deborah Eaton QC and Philip Marshall QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7DB, ENGLAND
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Set overviews: England and Wales

1 KING'S BENCH WALK ‘nail it for being the set that best combines top-quality money and children practitioners’ as well as those who ‘scale the heights in the intellectually highbrow family law/human rights jurisdictional disputes’. One of the strongest children law chambers’ and ‘a major player’ for complex financial matters, 1KBW offers ‘strength in depth’ and ‘high-calibre’ barristers who ‘look after solicitors very well’. In recent chambers news, Philip J Marshall QC, immediate past chair of the Family Law Bar Association, was elected an honorary life vice-president of the association, and James Roberts QC took silk in 2019. Also of note, juniors Katherine Kelsey and Juliet Chapman have returned from their respective maternity leaves. Led by senior clerk Chris Gittins and deputy senior clerk Mark Betts, the ‘user-friendly’ clerking team is ‘better than any other set by a long way’. Nicola Cade, Tim Madden, and Chris Young are other clerks to note for delivering ‘excellent client service’. Offices in: London

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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, according to one source, ‘rather unusually, many silks and juniors who specialise in both finance and complex children work which gives the set an added dimension in many cases’. Or, as another puts it, chambers is a ‘strong set for children work’ and has an 'excellent team of juniors who leave no stone unturned'. Anthony Kirk QC represented the father in a complicated case involving an application for a care order in respect of a baby who had suffered catastrophic brain injuries. Also of note, Deborah Eaton QC is a hugely respected silk and is described as 'a force of nature in private children proceedings' and 'the advocate whom her peers least want to find themselves against'.

Leading Silks

Deborah Eaton QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKA fighter who brings lots of emotional intelligence to her cases.

Ranked: tier 1

James Turner QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKIs a star silk.

Ranked: tier 1

Anthony Kirk QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKA very experienced silk.

Ranked: tier 2

Charles Howard QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKYou really don’t want to be on the other side of him in a battle because he is just so good.

Ranked: tier 2

Frank Feehan QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHis experience of the higher courts is second to none.

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Harrison QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKIs a devastating cross-examiner and he is super bright and assured in dealing with clients.

Ranked: tier 2

Pamela Scriven QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHighly regarded.

Ranked: tier 3

Richard Anelay QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKInspires the utmost respect from judges and his opposition.

Ranked: tier 3
Leading Juniors

Caroline Lister - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKTackles difficult issues head on, and has very good judgement.

Ranked: tier 1

Madeleine Reardon - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKAlways well prepared.

Ranked: tier 1

Katherine Kelsey - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHas a great ability to build rapport with clients in conference; is a forceful and compassionate advocate.

Ranked: tier 2

Markanza Cudby - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKAn excellent advocate.

Ranked: tier 2

Nicola Fox - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKA class act whose star continues to rise.

Ranked: tier 2

Jennifer Perrins - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKIs always very able on her feet and in answering any tricky questions the judge may pose.

Ranked: tier 3

Nicholas Anderson - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHas a very agile mind and extremely persuasive style of advocacy.

Ranked: tier 3

Cherry Harding - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKWell regarded.

Ranked: tier 5

1 KING'S BENCH WALK has, according to one source, ‘rather unusually, many silks and juniors who specialise in both finance and complex children work which gives the set an added dimension in many cases’. Or, as another puts it, chambers is a ‘strong set for children work’ and has an 'excellent team of juniors who leave no stone unturned'. Anthony Kirk QC represented the father in a complicated case involving an application for a care order in respect of a baby who had suffered catastrophic brain injuries. Also of note, Deborah Eaton QC is a hugely respected silk and is described as 'a force of nature in private children proceedings' and 'the advocate whom her peers least want to find themselves against'.

1 KING'S BENCH WALK has, according to one source, ‘rather unusually, many silks and juniors who specialise in both finance and complex children work which gives the set an added dimension in many cases’. Or, as another puts it, chambers is a ‘strong set for children work’ and has an 'excellent team of juniors who leave no stone unturned'. Anthony Kirk QC represented the father in a complicated case involving an application for a care order in respect of a baby who had suffered catastrophic brain injuries. Also of note, Deborah Eaton QC is a hugely respected silk and is described as 'a force of nature in private children proceedings' and 'the advocate whom her peers least want to find themselves against'.

Katherine Kelsey - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHas a great ability to build rapport with clients in conference; is a forceful and compassionate advocate.

Caroline Lister - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKTackles difficult issues head on, and has very good judgement.

Nicholas Anderson - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHas a very agile mind and extremely persuasive style of advocacy.

Madeleine Reardon - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKAlways well prepared.

Jennifer Perrins - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKIs always very able on her feet and in answering any tricky questions the judge may pose.

Markanza Cudby - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKAn excellent advocate.

Cherry Harding - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKWell regarded.

Nicola Fox - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKA class act whose star continues to rise.

Charles Howard QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKYou really don’t want to be on the other side of him in a battle because he is just so good.

Deborah Eaton QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKA fighter who brings lots of emotional intelligence to her cases.

Anthony Kirk QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKA very experienced silk.

James Turner QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKIs a star silk.

Richard Anelay QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKInspires the utmost respect from judges and his opposition.

Frank Feehan QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHis experience of the higher courts is second to none.

Richard Harrison QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKIs a devastating cross-examiner and he is super bright and assured in dealing with clients.

Pamela Scriven QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHighly regarded.

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

1 KING'S BENCH WALK

1 KING'S BENCH WALK is strong in both matrimonial finance and children law matters and is routinely involved in the largest finance cases with complex multi-jurisdictional issuesChristopher Pocock QC acted for the husband in a  jurisdiction dispute which necessitated an appeal to the Court of Appeal about the meaning and effect of Article 16 of the Brussels II Revised Regulation (2201/2003). The set is praised by clients for its ‘collegiate atmosphere’.

Leading Silks

Charles Howard QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHas an exceptional intellect, and always gets straight to the heart of a problem – he is an outstanding advocate.

Ranked: tier 1

Philip Marshall QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKAn iron first in a velvet glove – he is utterly charming, but is a tenacious and formidable cross-examiner too.

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Pocock QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKA skilled advocate.

Ranked: tier 2

Deborah Eaton QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHer advocacy skills are quite simply second to none – she manages to quash the opposition in an elegant fashion.

Ranked: tier 2

James Turner QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKA star in international family law.

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Harrison QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHe has a head for figures and his judgement is impeccable.

Ranked: tier 2

Frank Feehan QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKIs a top-class practitioner, diligent with an elegant style and poise.

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Anelay QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKContinues to be a commanding voice in court.

Ranked: tier 4
2019 Silks

James Roberts QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHas the ear of the court and the ability to gauge what point to pursue and when – his advocacy is silky smooth.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Harry Oliver - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKTechnically brilliant, charismatic, the utmost attention to detail, has the ear of the court, fantastic judgment and always thinking steps ahead of everybody else.

Ranked: tier 1

Alexander Chandler - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHas an excellent client manner and is unflappable in court; his preparation is top notch.

Ranked: tier 2

Deepak Nagpal - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHas an impressive intellect, phenomenal technical knowledge and superb advocacy skills – he’s fantastic on his feet.

Ranked: tier 2

Katherine Kelsey - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKExcellent with tricky finances cases; her advocacy is very engaging and she is completely unflappable.

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Castle - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKIs a first-rate advocate – persuasive and pragmatic – works tirelessly for his clients with charm and good humour.

Ranked: tier 2

Caroline Lister - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKIs an excellent advocate, and has a good analytical mind.

Ranked: tier 3

Christopher McCourt - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKAn experienced advocate.

Ranked: tier 3

Katy Chokowry - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHer case preparation is meticulous, she is diligent and thorough and a brilliant advocate with wonderful client skills – she is, quite simply, the complete package.

Ranked: tier 3

Peter Newman - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKCrafts strong arguments which judges listen to.

Ranked: tier 3

Samantha Ridley - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKShe charms clients even when telling them what they don’t want to hear and she is a tenacious advocate in difficult cases.

Ranked: tier 4

1 KING'S BENCH WALK is strong in both matrimonial finance and children law matters and is routinely involved in the largest finance cases with complex multi-jurisdictional issuesChristopher Pocock QC acted for the husband in a  jurisdiction dispute which necessitated an appeal to the Court of Appeal about the meaning and effect of Article 16 of the Brussels II Revised Regulation (2201/2003). The set is praised by clients for its ‘collegiate atmosphere’.

James Roberts QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHas the ear of the court and the ability to gauge what point to pursue and when – his advocacy is silky smooth.

Peter Newman - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKCrafts strong arguments which judges listen to.

Alexander Chandler - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHas an excellent client manner and is unflappable in court; his preparation is top notch.

Samantha Ridley - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKShe charms clients even when telling them what they don’t want to hear and she is a tenacious advocate in difficult cases.

Katy Chokowry - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHer case preparation is meticulous, she is diligent and thorough and a brilliant advocate with wonderful client skills – she is, quite simply, the complete package.

Katherine Kelsey - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKExcellent with tricky finances cases; her advocacy is very engaging and she is completely unflappable.

Caroline Lister - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKIs an excellent advocate, and has a good analytical mind.

Deepak Nagpal - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHas an impressive intellect, phenomenal technical knowledge and superb advocacy skills – he’s fantastic on his feet.

Harry Oliver - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKTechnically brilliant, charismatic, the utmost attention to detail, has the ear of the court, fantastic judgment and always thinking steps ahead of everybody else.

Christopher McCourt - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKAn experienced advocate.

Richard Castle - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKIs a first-rate advocate – persuasive and pragmatic – works tirelessly for his clients with charm and good humour.

Richard Harrison QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHe has a head for figures and his judgement is impeccable.

Frank Feehan QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKIs a top-class practitioner, diligent with an elegant style and poise.

Christopher Pocock QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKA skilled advocate.

Charles Howard QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHas an exceptional intellect, and always gets straight to the heart of a problem – he is an outstanding advocate.

James Turner QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKA star in international family law.

Philip Marshall QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKAn iron first in a velvet glove – he is utterly charming, but is a tenacious and formidable cross-examiner too.

Deborah Eaton QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKHer advocacy skills are quite simply second to none – she manages to quash the opposition in an elegant fashion.

Richard Anelay QC - 1 KING'S BENCH WALKContinues to be a commanding voice in court.

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Set overviews: England and Wales

1 KING'S BENCH WALK ‘nail it for being the set that best combines top-quality money and children practitioners’ as well as those who ‘scale the heights in the intellectually highbrow family law/human rights jurisdictional disputes’. One of the strongest children law chambers’ and ‘a major player’ for complex financial matters, 1KBW offers ‘strength in depth’ and ‘high-calibre’ barristers who ‘look after solicitors very well’. In recent chambers news, Philip J Marshall QC, immediate past chair of the Family Law Bar Association, was elected an honorary life vice-president of the association, and James Roberts QC took silk in 2019. Also of note, juniors Katherine Kelsey and Juliet Chapman have returned from their respective maternity leaves. Led by senior clerk Chris Gittins and deputy senior clerk Mark Betts, the ‘user-friendly’ clerking team is ‘better than any other set by a long way’. Nicola Cade, Tim Madden, and Chris Young are other clerks to note for delivering ‘excellent client service’. Offices in: London

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