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London Bar > Family: divorce and financial remedy Tier 1

1 Hare Court is home to many experienced silks and practitioners who specialise in matrimonial finance and divorce cases and regularly act for many high-net-worth and high-profile clients. Deborah Bangay KC has extensive experience of handling complex financial disputes in both marital and Schedule 1 cases. Prior to his January 2024 appointment to the High Court bench, Nicholas Cusworth KC (as was) secured the large periodical maintenance order from a family court for his client and her children in Collardeau-Fuchs v Fuchs. Nigel Dyer KC has extensive expertise in financial remedy cases with an international element.

Leading Silks

Deborah Bangay KC1 Hare Court ‘Deborah is a true powerhouse and a formidable advocate. She is determined to achieve the client’s goals. When she makes submissions, judges listen closely.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Rebecca Carew-Pole KC1 Hare Court 'Rebecca brings a breath of fresh air, especially to a big and complex financial remedy case. She prepares each case diligently and can certainly think outside the box. She is particularly good at providing reassurance to nervous clients.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Nichola Gray KC1 Hare Court 'Nichola is intelligent, hard working, and her documents are always immaculately prepared.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ann Hussey KC1 Hare Court 'Ann is very experienced and has very good with clients with a lovely manner.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Stephen Trowell KC1 Hare Court 'Stephen is a hard-working and dediacated barrister.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Phillip Blatchly1 Hare Court 'Philip is very polished and very client focussed. He'll go the extra mile and will fight tooth and nail.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Emma Sumner1 Hare Court 'Emma is bright, articulate and has a wonderful bedside manner. Her case preparation is meticulous, and she has excellent judgement. Her service delivery is first rate.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Joshua William Viney1 Hare Court 'Joshua is an absolutely brilliant junior barrister. He is a confident advocate and does not shy away from the fight.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Wilkinson1 Hare Court 'Nicholas is fantastic, a great advocate and a wise advisor. He is polished yet pragmatic, tenacious but also empathetic. He is a first class lawyer.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Ben Wooldridge – 1 Hare Court ‘Ben is an extraordinary junior and undoubtedly a star in the making. He combines clear and robust advice with his first rate client skills and razor-sharp advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Jude Allen1 Hare Court ‘Jude is a fantastic advocate. She gets to the crux of the issues in a case and communicates those to the tribunal effectively with skill and intellect. She is excellent in cross-examination.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Katherine Cook 1 Hare Court 'Katherine's preparation is vey impressive. She is always more than fully up to speed and plans proper reading and preparation time ahead of a conference or a hearing. Her client care skills are top-notch.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Lily Mottahedan 1 Hare Court 'Lily is a skilled advocate. She is eloquent, articulate, forceful, robust and pragmatic. She is a go-to junior on all matrimonial finance disputes.'
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

‘Steven McCrone and his team are the benchmark at the family bar, providing friendly, accessible service and more than willing to go the extra mile.’

‘Daniel Barnett is a superb clerk. He is always willing to go the extra mile.’

‘1 Hare Court is excellent and a go to for complex financial remedy work.’

‘1 Hare Court is the best set of chambers dealing with financial remedy cases.’

‘1 Hare Court are the leading family set across the board. The barristers are second to none, and the clerking team and their front of house are absolutely exceptional.’

‘1 Hare Court provide an excellent service. Their barristers work to a very high standard. The clerks are professional, helpful and communicate well.’

‘1 Hare Court is an excellent set with a first rate barristers at all levels.’

‘1 Hare Court is deservedly one of the leading chamber. Among their silks are some impressive practitioners who are well know in this field, and their junior barristers are excellent.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Family: private FDR judges and arbitrators Tier 1

The outstanding specialist family law set (The Legal 500). Chambers prides itself on having been the family law market leader in every legal guide for every year since those guides were first published. It is a position earned and retained by an unrivalled expertise in relationship generated disputes. A large proportion of the specialist matrimonial money silks in England and Wales are at 1 Hare Court. They have an array of talent at every level among the juniors. The annual Chambers Seminar is an important fixture in the family law year which all the top professionals attend, providing up-to-date analysis of the law from the sets expert barristers.

The set: Chambers traces its history back more than 200 years. Its former members include Law Lords and Lords Justice of Appeal. Recent past members include Baroness Butler-Sloss and Sir Nicholas Wall, former presidents of the family division, Lord Justice Thorpe, High Court Judges, Nicholas Mostyn and Philip Moor and former High Court Judge Mary Hogg.

Members write or contribute to the leading text books and leading periodicals. It is the home of the leading practitioners work Rayden & Jackson. Chambers now numbers 12 silks, 31 juniors and an 11 strong clerks team.

Types of work undertaken: Chambers provides cutting edge expertise at every level. Recent important Supreme Court private family law cases have been dominated by members of chambers; whether in international divorce (where Nigel Dyer KC and Eleanor Harris were for the successful Mrs Agbaje), the nine Justice Supreme Court decision in Radmacher v Granatino (where Richard Todd KC and Geoffrey Kingscote were pitted against fellow member of chambers, Nicholas Mostyn KC) or before seven Justices in the case of Petrodel v Prest (where Richard Todd KC and Stephen Trowell acted for Mrs Prest). Martin Pointer KC was also recently in the cases of Sharland and Vince v Wyatt in the Supreme Court. Martin Pointer KC and Nigel Dyer KC have also been involved in cases in the Privy Council and Tim Bishop KC and Nicholas Cusworth KC have just been against each other in Work v Gray, a case concerning special contribution.

Members of chambers have had an active part as advocates in all the most celebrated divorce cases of recent years: White, Cowan, Lambert, Miller, McFarlane, Charman and McCartney. 85% of the hundreds of reported cases referred to in At a Glance have had involvement by members of chambers. Obviously the higher court cases attract greater publicity but chambers maintains a strong representation at every level of litigation and, increasingly alternative dispute resolution.

The majority of chambers’ work takes the form of resolving disputes on divorce, both financial and regarding arrangements for children. The breakdown of civil partnerships or property disputes arising from unmarried parties cohabitation also represents an important part of chambers’ work. Hare Court has an excellent reputation in drafting nuptial agreements. 1 Hare Court also deals with a large number of international jurisdiction disputes and members of chambers have acted in many of the leading authorities in this field.

In addition to traditional court work, Chambers has a strong offering in private dispute resolution services. 1 Hare Court offers private mediation services through a large and expert team of specialist barrister-mediators. Chambers has been at the forefront of the new family arbitration movement and has the largest number of family law arbitrators under one roof. Senior members of chambers regularly act as evaluators in private FDR hearings, and some members are also associates of collaborative law pods.

Chambers also has an impressive international presence with its members providing representation or expert evidence in many other jurisdictions. In the last ten years members of chambers have acted in 30 foreign jurisdictions. In recent years members of chambers have been found advocating in cases as geographically far apart as the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.

Members are supported by a highly efficient clerks room run under the supervision of Steve McCrone. They won the Clerks Team of the Year award in 2015.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Steven McCrone Steve@1hc.com 02077977070
First junior clerk Michael Lay Mike@1hc.com 02077977070
First Junior Clerk Daniel Barnett Daniel@1hc.com 02077977070
Second Junior Clerk Ryan Titmarsh Ryan@1hc.com 02077977070
Clerk Max Brian Max@1hc.com 02077977070
Chambers administrator Sarah Hardwicke Sarah@1hc.com 02077977070
Head Of Chambers BISHOP KC, Timothy (1991) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers BANGAY KC, Deborah (1981) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers DYER KC, Nigel (1982) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers HUSSEY KC, Ann (1981) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers CUSWORTH KC, Nicholas (1986) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers TODD KC, Richard (1988) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers WILSON KC, John (1981) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers DAVIDSON KC, Katharine (1987) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers TROWELL KC, Stephen (1995) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers WARSHAW KC, Justin (1995) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers KINGSCOTE KC, Geoffrey (1993) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers YATES KC, Nicholas (1996) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers WEBSTER KC, Simon (1997) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers CAREW POLE KC, Rebecca (1999) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers CARDEN, Nicholas (1981) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers SMITH, Gavin (1981) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers WOOD, Christopher (1986) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers GRAY, Nichola (1991) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers SUMNER, Emma (1999) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers BAILEY-HARRIS, Rebecca (2000) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers HARRIS, Eleanor (2000) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers CARTER, Tom (2001) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers SPICER, Rachel (2002) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers KENNY, Christian (2003) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers ALLEN, Jude (2004) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers SEAR, Richard (2005) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers WILKINSON, Nicholas (2006) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers COOK, Katherine (2007) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers KABRA, Madhavi (2008) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers CORNWALL, Kyra (2011) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers MOTTAHEDAN, Lily (2011) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers VINEY, Joshua (2013) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers HARVEY, Thomas (2013) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers WOOLDRIDGE, Ben (2013) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers WEBB, James (2015) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers HOWITT, Georgina (2016) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers REISER, Roxane (2017) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers STRANGE, Kate (2018) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers JONES, Florence (2018) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers BOYLE, Henrietta (2019) Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Members of Chambers Associate members
Associate Member of Chambers THORPE, The Rt Hon Sir Matthew Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Associate Member of Chambers HOROWITZ KC, His Honour Michael Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
Associate Member of Chambers BLAIR KC, Bruce Clerks@1hc.com 02077977070
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Jude Allen photo Jude Allen All areas of family law, with a focus on matrimonial finance, cohabitation…
Rebecca Bailey-Harris photo Rebecca Bailey-Harris Barrister specialising in family law. Important cases include: Miller v Miller; McFarlane…
Deborah Bangay photo Deborah Bangay Barrister specialising in money, private children work and pre-nuptial agreements. Cases include:…
Deborah Bangay photo Deborah Bangay Barrister specialising in money, private children work and pre-nuptial agreements. Cases include:…
Timothy Bishop photo Timothy Bishop Barrister specialising in financial remedies and matrimonial jurisdiction disputes; cases include: Xydhias;…
Timothy Bishop photo Timothy Bishop Barrister specialising in financial remedies and matrimonial jurisdiction disputes; cases include: Xydhias;…
Phillip Blatchly photo Mr Phillip Blatchly
Nicholas Carden photo Nicholas Carden Barrister specialising in financial remedies, including cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements; Inheritance Act;…
Rebecca Carew Pole photo Mrs Rebecca Carew Pole
Tom Carter photo Tom Carter Barrister specialising in all areas of family law.
Katherine Cook photo Katherine Cook Specialising in all areas of private family law, including financial remedy proceedings;…
Kyra Cornwall photo Kyra Cornwall Family law barrister.
Nicholas Neville Grylls Cusworth photo Nicholas Neville Grylls Cusworth Chair of the Family Law Bar Association 2012-2013 and head of chambers…
Nicholas Neville Grylls Cusworth photo Nicholas Neville Grylls Cusworth Chair of the Family Law Bar Association 2012-2013 and head of chambers…
Katharine Davidson photo Katharine Davidson Barrister specialising in family law.
Nigel Dyer photo Nigel Dyer Barrister specialising in financial remedy claims across a broad spectrum, ie big…
Nigel Dyer photo Nigel Dyer Barrister specialising in financial remedy claims across a broad spectrum, ie big…
Nichola Jayne Gray photo Nichola Jayne Gray Barrister specialising in matrimonial finance, family provision and property disputes between cohabitees.
Eleanor Harris photo Eleanor Harris Barrister specialising in all areas of family law.
Ann Hussey photo Ann Hussey Barrister specialising in family law, primarily high-net-worth cases including farming.
Ann Hussey photo Ann Hussey Barrister specialising in family law, primarily high-net-worth cases including farming.
Madhavi Kabra photo Madhavi Kabra Family law (including divorce, ancillary relief and children law). Case includes Traversa…
Christian Edward Mackenzie Kenny photo Christian Edward Mackenzie Kenny
Geoffrey Kingscote photo Geoffrey Kingscote Barrister specialising in financial remedies applications, particularly those involving marital agreements and…
Lily Mottahedan photo Lily Mottahedan Lily joined chambers as a tenant in October 2013 following the successful…
Richard Sear photo Richard Sear
Gavin Smith photo Mr Gavin Smith Barrister specialising in financial remedies on divorce; domestic and international enforcement; jurisdiction…
Gavin Smith photo Mr Gavin Smith Barrister specialising in financial remedies on divorce; domestic and international enforcement; jurisdiction…
Rachel Spicer photo Rachel Spicer Barrister specialising in all areas of family law, including matrimonial finance, Private…
Emma Sumner photo Emma Sumner Barrister specialising in ancillary relief and private child disputes.
Richard Todd photo Richard Todd Barrister specialising in matrimonial finance, Trusts of Land Act, Married Women’s Property…
Stephen Trowell photo Stephen Trowell Barrister specialising in financial relief ancillary to divorce, private Children Act work,…
Joshua Viney photo Mr Joshua Viney
Justin Warshaw photo Justin Warshaw Barrister specialising in all aspects of divorce work; cases include: MET v…
Simon Webster photo Simon Webster Barrister specialising in all areas of private law family disputes with a…
Nicholas Wilkinson photo Nicholas Wilkinson Practises in matrimonial finance; private law children; jurisdiction matters; TOLATA’96; FLA’96. High…
John Wilson photo John Wilson Barrister specialising in matrimonial finance, professional negligence, inheritance claims, trusts, and matrimonial…
John Wilson photo John Wilson Barrister specialising in matrimonial finance, professional negligence, inheritance claims, trusts, and matrimonial…
Christopher Wood photo Christopher Wood Barrister specialising in family law, mostly ancillary relief; cases include: A v…
Nicholas Yates photo Nicholas Yates Nicholas specialises in financial remedy cases (including civil partnership and Schedule 1…
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