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Chambers of Nkumbe Ekaney KC and Andrew Norton KC
1GC | Family Law

London Bar > Family: children and domestic abuse Tier 1

1GC | Family Law is ‘a complete family set with its expertise spanning the family justice system’. It is a ‘go-to set for children’s work and has amazing strength-in-depth’. At the senior level, Janet Bazley KC is described as an ‘exceptionally smart, strategic and forceful’ barrister, while Charles Geekie KC regularly acts in complex wardship proceedings. A ‘fierce and tactical advocate’, Claire Heppenstall is ‘the whole package’ and always ‘extremely well-prepared and good on her feet and is a highly effective advocate’. Sharon Segal garners praise for being ‘very thorough in her preparation and hands-on approach’ and recently, in QQ v XX & Ors, represented parents before the High Court in complex children’s law proceedings involving finding the applicability of the Vienna Convention on consular relations. Louise MacLynn KC was appointed silk in 2023.

Rising stars

Anna Lavelle 1GC | Family Law ‘Anna is extremely thorough. She has a great manner with clients that instantly puts them at ease. She is very responsive, and her advocacy is calm, measured and convincing, one to watch.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Elisabeth Andrews  – 1GC | Family Law 'She has a lovely manner with clients and is a pleasure to work with. Her position statements are always detailed and she has an exceptional knowledge of case law. I would recommend Liz to any colleague.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Annabel Barrons 1GC | Family Law 'Annabel is a conscientious barrister who strives to provide the best possible advice to clients and her instructing solicitors. She is thorough and has an eye for detail in all that she does. Her advocacy, similar to her written work, is considered and confident.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Niamh Daly1GC | Family Law 'Niamh is an excellent advocate, very confident on her feet. Her preparation is second to none. She is an excellent communicator with clients to put them at ease. She is a rising star, definitely one to watch.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Charles Geekie KC1GC | Family Law ‘Charles is a calm and measured advocate who can fight his corner when required. He is a preeminent children's silk, and his written work is of a high standard. He is a careful strategist who understands all facets of the case. He is also regarded as a wise and respected arbitrator.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Janet Bazley KC1GC | Family Law ‘Janet is incredibly calm and measured, which helps to reassure clients. Behind the calm exterior is a steely core, always fully prepared for a fight on behalf of the client. She is a master tactician, thorough and very approachable.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Norton KC1GC | Family Law ‘Andrew is measured, restrained and effective as an advocate. He is always on top of the papers and takes a sensible and proportionate approach to all cases.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Deirdre Fottrell KC1GC | Family Law 'Deirdre has an incredible capacity to tread a path through litigation that is both sensitive to the issues but strategically robust. She reads the situation and has incisive judgement. A hands-on silk who has the respect of all her peers.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Bagchi KC1GC | Family Law ‘Andrew is simply unflappable. He cuts through the detail and can simplify complicated issues with ease. He is one of the most personable and down-to-earth barrister. He is a go-to silk for children matters.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Sam Momtaz KC1GC | Family Law 'He is a robust advocate, with good legal and forensic understanding.'
Ranked: Tier 3
Nkumbe Ekaney KC – 1GC | Family Law ‘Nkumbe is a class act. He has a charming manner and cross-examines complex evidence with ease. His submissions are of the highest standard.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Denise Gilling KC1GC | Family Law ‘Denise is very clear in her advocacy and has a way of getting to the heart of an issue in her cross-examination of witnesses. She is a personable advocate who prepares her cases in great detail.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Sally Stone KC1GC | Family Law ‘Sally is meticulous in preparation, exacting her standards with an incredible capacity to absorb and retain detail to develop a rapport with lay clients.’
Ranked: Tier 4

2022 Silks

Laura Briggs KC1GC | Family Law ‘Laura is well-liked and respected in equal measure. She is a respectful opponent, and very approachable with clients, including those who are extremely vulnerable. She is meticulous in her preparation, a masterful tactician and an extremely impressive advocate. She is so impressive in cross-examination and gets so much more out of witnesses than many others. She is able to read people and situations brilliantly.’

2023 Silks

Louise MacLynn KC1GC | Family Law ‘Louise is extremely careful and thoughtful in her analysis and is an exceptionally clear advocate. She considers the views of others and is excellent at working collaboratively.’

Leading Juniors

Claire Heppenstall1GC | Family Law ‘Claire is an excellent barrister who is extremely well-prepared and good on her feet. She is a highly effective advocate, robust and calm under pressure. She has excellent judgement and builds rapport with clients easily and well. Her advice is clear and concise. She is very responsive, on email and the phone and highly organised. She produces paperwork promptly and in good time.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Sharon Segal1GC | Family Law ‘Sharon is extremely bright and is silk in the making. She is a thorough, helpful, and strong advocate and represents clients very well.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Steven Ashworth1GC | Family Law ‘Steven is always fully prepared for every hearing. He is incredibly diligent and hard-working, and his attention to detail is impressive. In cross-examination, he is forensic and commands the attention of his tribunal. He knows his papers inside out and is child-centred in his approach to advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Daisy Hughes1GC | Family Law ‘Daisy is a formidable children's barrister, a great tactician, able to move the chess pieces strategically and at the right pace to secure the best outcomes. Her client care skills are second to none.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Eleri Jones1GC | Family Law ‘Eleri really is the dream package - so brilliant and quick, a ferociously brilliant mind, and an absolute dream to instruct. Notwithstanding her brilliant and forensic mind, she operates with patience, grace and steely focus and determination.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Alev Giz1GC | Family Law ‘Alev is very calm with clients, and when she is in court, she exudes an air of authority and puts forward the client's cases professionally. She can argue points no other person has thought of and is very sharp on her feet.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Fletcher1GC | Family Law ‘Matthew is detailed and thorough, and his paperwork is always immaculate. He knows his cases well and has a great manner with clients. He is happy to help in between hearings as necessary. His advocacy is robust yet understated - and very effective.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Richard Jones1GC | Family Law ‘Richard is unflappable. He is calm and persuasive and vigorously presents his client's case.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Karen Kabweru-Namulemu1GC | Family Law ‘Karen is an extremely hardworking and likeable barrister who is empathetic but practical, offering sensitive advice even when difficult for a client to hear. She is a great support throughout the case, even after the conclusion.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Tom Wilson   – 1GC | Family Law ‘Tom is a fantastic court advocate who treats everyone with grace and respect. He is always thoroughly prepared, his cross-examination is well thought out, and he gets to the core of the issues.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Doushka Krish1GC | Family Law ‘Doushka's advocacy is calm, collected and reasoned. She is always well-prepared and very persuasive, ensuring her client's needs are met. She has a good rapport with clients and the judiciary and experience in both public and private matters, which is extremely helpful in complex private matters.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Henry Lamb 1GC | Family Law ‘Henry is intuitive and gets straight to the issues in the case. He prepares his cases with an eye for detail and forensic analysis.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Pamela Warner1GC | Family Law ‘Pamela is respected and knowledgeable. She is a safe pair of hands. Her draft is concise and detailed, and her advocacy is second-to-none in terms of results.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Emily James  –1GC | Family Law 'Emily is a go-to advocate for complex children's matters. She is experienced and extremely well-prepared. She gives regular feedback to solicitors to assist and is willing to respond if issues arise on long-running cases.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Melissa Elsworth 1GC | Family Law ‘Melissa is excellent with the details of any complex private law children case. She also has a kind bedside manner, is willing to listen and is very supportive of vulnerable clients.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Lucy Maxwell  – 1GC | Family Law ‘Lucy is razor-sharp and firmly a star in the making, very bright, capable and calm.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Katherine Dunseath1GC | Family Law 'Katherine is a force to be reckoned with. She shows total commitment to her cases, is very well prepared and has a great rapport with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
Helen Jefferson1GC | Family Law ‘Helen is a superb advocate, highly respected by peers and the judiciary. She has quick thinking and is robust in submissions and cross-examination. She is always incredibly well-prepared and knows a case inside out. She has brilliant drafting skills and is amazing with clients – extremely personable with a real skill to put clients at ease.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Olivia Magennis1GC | Family Law ‘Olivia is an excellent advocate, clear, concise and pragmatic. She is great in terms of thinking of strategy and the bigger picture. She is an extremely strong and persuasive advocate. She has amazing client rapport and is a go-to barrister in complex children's act matters.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Joseph Moore 1GC | Family Law ‘Joseph is an exceptionally thorough advocate. His legal knowledge is second to none, and he is always available to work with solicitors as a team to get the best outcome for clients. He is a skilled negotiator whilst being a persuasive advocate on his feet.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Sophie Prolingheuer 1GC | Family Law ‘Sophie is very thorough in her preparation. She is professional and diligent on behalf of the children. Her advocacy is clear and well thought out.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Oliver Woolley1GC | Family Law ‘Oliver has superb attention to detail, he is always very well prepared, and his advocacy is calm, measured and persuasive. He provides pragmatic and focused advice.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Siobhan F Kelly1GC | Family LawAn experienced, charismatic and reliable junior.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Malcolm Chisholm1GC | Family Law ‘Malcolm is a hugely dependable advocate. He has excellent client care skills and is a pleasure to work with as a solicitor.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Jessica Lee 1GC | Family Law 'Jessica is an excellent barrister. She is courteous to opponents and judges alike. She retains an admirable calm in her court demeanour and advocacy, which is very effective in gaining the ear of the judge. She is always well-prepared, and her knowledge of the latest legal developments and case law is second to none.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Alison Moore  – 1GC | Family Law ‘Alison is an excellent advocate who is calm and courteous to witnesses, which is very effective. Her legal arguments are clear, and her written documents are well-drafted. She is a go-to barrister in complex cases.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Jack Rundall – 1GC | Family Law 'Jack is a very good advocate. He speaks in a calm and considerate way, which instills confidence in his clients. He is robust without being overly aggressive and is very sensible in negotiations.'
Ranked: Tier 6
Marlene Cayoun  – 1GC | Family Law 'Marlene is extremely well organized when it comes to voluminous evidential material. She can understand and distil central points from complex medical evidence. She is an able advocate to whom judges listen.'
Ranked: Tier 6
Patrick Paisley 1GC | Family Law 'Patrick is an excellent advocate. He is meticulous in his preparation and has an eye for detail. His documents are thorough, precise and persuasive. He can distil and present extensive and complex information clearly and logically.'
Ranked: Tier 6
Luke Eaton  - 1GC | Family Law ‘Luke is an exceptional barrister with a brilliant eye for detail. He is loved by clients and solicitors alike for his kind and approachable manner.’
Ranked: Tier 6
Becky Littlewood – 1GC | Family Law 'An excellent advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 6
Catherine Jenkins  – 1GC | Family Law 'Catherine is quick to get to the heart of the matter. She is excellent in court and clears the approach. Her advice and expertise on complex matters are always an enormous assistance. She inspires confidence in clients with her approach.'
Ranked: Tier 6
Ranked: Tier 6
Fareha Choudhury 1GC | Family Law 'Fareha is always fully prepared and can change her communication style depending on the client. She is a brilliant advocate who will always fight her client's corner to ensure they are heard.'
Ranked: Tier 6
Rebecca Mitchell 1GC | Family Law 'Rebecca is a fighter and leaves no stone unturned.'
Ranked: Tier 6
Tahmina Rahman – 1GC | Family Law 'Tahmina is an impressive advocate. She communicates clients' cases calmly and clearly. She is thorough, and the depth of her knowledge in this area is always so helpful. She is approachable and collaborative to work with, which is also really helpful for clients. She is a go-to counsel in children's law cases.'
Ranked: Tier 6
Gemma Kelly – 1GC | Family Law ‘Gemma is an imaginative and lateral thinker. She is an excellent advocate in the face of often serious opposing arguments by others. She remains calm and focused and is always very well-prepared.’
Ranked: Tier 6


‘The clerking team at 1GC is excellent, in particular Paul Harris. He always goes above and beyond.’

‘Clerks room excellent, accommodating and going out of their way. Particularly, Francisca Pavley is very efficient.’

‘1GC has a strong set of counsel who will always go the extra mile.’

‘1GC is a skilled and approachable set offering excellent support. The team overall have excellent attention to detail, offers enormous support to those instructing, and their advocacy is second to none.’

‘1GC is a strong academic set with excellent client care. The barristers are consistently strong from top to bottom.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Family: private FDR judges and arbitrators

1GC | Family Law is a ‘very good set’ of barristers involved in all areas of family dispute resolution. Janet Bazley KC is a ‘very fair tribunal’ who is very active as a mediator and regularly conducts early neutral evaluations and private FDRs. David Burles has more than three decades of experience in family law and regularly works with high-net-worth clients, while Claire Heppenstall is renowned for her ‘fair and detailed judgements and ability to manage arbitrations perfectly’.


‘Paul Harris is exceptional. The clerking team is top-notch and provides excellent service with no fuss.’

‘1GC | Family Law is a very strong set, particularly concerning children’s work. It goes the extra mile for solicitors and clients. It has a strong group at all levels, particularly amongst their mid-senior ranks.’

‘1GC | Family Law is a great set of chambers with a lot of solid talent in the team and some great juniors.’

‘The clerks are fantastic, very responsive and helpful.’

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care Tier 3

1GC | Family Law‘s members have substantial expertise in cases of deprivation of liberty, medical treatment and termination of treatment and alleged human rights infringements of vulnerable adults. Andrew Bagchi KC ’s workload includes decisions about medical treatment, marriage and sexual relations in marriage and medical treatment cases. Malcolm Chisholm is ‘a very effective advocate, expressing his client’s position succinctly and persuasively’ and has expertise in handling deprivation of liberty and personal welfare cases. Alev Giz regularly gets instructions from the Official Solicitor and family members on health and welfare, and care matters and is known as ‘an exceptional advocate, incredibly skilful and nuanced’. Louise MacLynn KC was appointed as silk in March 2023.

2023 Silks

Leading Juniors

Malcolm Chisholm1GC | Family Law ‘Malcolm is excellent with vulnerable adults and is a very good mediator. He is extremely persuasive in court as he finds the route which is good for everyone.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Alev Giz1GC | Family Law ‘Alev is very empathetic and goes the extra mile with clients. She is kind to the vulnerable client, and her advocacy is clear and powerful.’
Ranked: Tier 3


‘1GC | Family Law is a reliable set of chambers.’

‘1GC | Family Law is a good set.’

‘1GC | Family Law has a greater strength in depth for Court of Protection work.’

‘1GC | Family Law has a greater number of barristers specialising in Court of Protection work to provide more options for cover when required.’

Work highlights

London Bar > Family: divorce and financial remedy Tier 3

1GC | Family Law is an ‘excellent set of chambers’ and home to ‘barristers of excellent calibre’. ‘Exceptionally strong advocate’ Penelope Clapham specialises in all aspects of financial provision on relationship breakdown, including divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships and the separation of cohabitees, while Philip Perrins is an ‘exceptionally talented with outstanding presentation’ and expertise in international cases. Other key contacts include ‘fantastic barrister’ David Burles, Claire Heppenstall, who focuses on financial remedy cases for private high-net-worth clients.

Rising stars

Annabel Barrons1GC | Family Law ‘Annabel is a conscientious barrister who strives to provide the best possible advice to clients and her instructing solicitors. She is thorough and has an eye for detail in all that she does. Her advocacy, similar to her written work, is considered and confident.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Penelope Clapham1GC | Family Law ‘Penelope is a first-class barrister. Her preparation is meticulous, and she knows the case inside and out. She is extremely assertive and robust as an advocate but is very personable, and clients warm quickly towards her.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Perrins1GC | Family Law ‘Philip is always thoroughly prepared. He can be forthright when required. He is particularly good with technical points of law.’
Ranked: Tier 1
David Burles1GC | Family Law ‘David has a unique style of advocacy. He draws the courtroom with him rather than presenting, which is very effective. He is good with vulnerable clients, working with them rather than presenting the correct approach.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Claire Heppenstall1GC | Family Law ‘Claire’s advocacy is robust. Her cross-examination of the witness is exceptional. Her authoritative presence in court is respected by both the judges and opponents.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Helen Jefferson1GC | Family Law ‘Helen is excellent with clients. She is a very strong advocate who is decisive and clear with a strategy for the case. She puts clients at ease and is always well-prepared.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Eleri Jones1GC | Family Law ‘Eleri has an incredible brain. She is the go-to for complex international work. Her preparation is meticulous – no stone is left unturned. Her research, knowledge and persuasive advocacy are exemplary in the case.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Katherine Dunseath – 1GC | Family Law 'Katherine is extremely robust, a fearless advocate and quick on her feet. She never fails to make an impact, and her cross-examination is exceptional.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Elizabeth Darlington - 1GC | Family Law 'Elizabeth has an excellent client manner making them feel reassured and supported. She has an in-depth knowledge of the law concerning cohabitation disputes and is fearless in her advocacy. She is pragmatic and commercial but is prepared to roll her sleeves up and argue the points that merit it. '
Ranked: Tier 4
Jack Rundall - 1GC | Family Law 'Jack is a thoughtful, well-prepared and persuasive advocate. He is very good at technical argument and gets the best results for his clients. '
Ranked: Tier 4
Oliver Woolley 1GC | Family Law ‘Oliver is a go-to person for financial remedy cases. He is an absolute master of his craft. His advice is robust, strategic and effective. His preparation is always meticulous. He is an accomplished and assured advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Joseph Moore1GC | Family Law ‘Joseph is an exceptionally thorough advocate. His legal knowledge is second to none, and he is always available to work with solicitors as a team to get the best outcome for clients. He is a skilled negotiator whilst being a persuasive advocate on his feet. He has a natural ability to get to grips with finances quickly and has excellent instincts and pitching the right offers.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Duncan Watson1GC | Family Law ‘Duncan has a sharp attention to detail, can think outside the box, particularly when dealing with complex financial matters, has excellent client relationships and is approachable.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Simon Sugar 1GC | Family Law ‘Simon has a great bedside manner putting clients at ease. He provides straightforward, practical advice. He is very approachable to his instructing solicitor.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Craig Vickers1GC | Family Law 'Craig is great on his feet. He always fights his client’s corner and simplifies the most complex issues.'
Ranked: Tier 4


‘Tommy Eyles and Francesca Paveley are very helpful.’

‘The service from the clerk’s room is unparalleled and will always go the extra mile. The clerking team is incredibly well led by Paul Harris, and his professionalism, experience and drive – make it a team that delivers a very high service.’

‘1GC | Family Law is a go-to set with a consistent level of expertise and skill throughout.’

‘1GC | Family Law has a great breadth of barristers available, at different levels and with a range of specialisms.’

‘1GC | Family Law is a skilled and approachable set offering excellent support. The team overall have excellent attention to detail, offers enormous support to those instructing, and their advocacy is second to none.’

‘1GC | Family Law is an excellent set of Chambers with strengths and expertise in all areas of family law.’ 

‘1GC | Family Law is exceptional. It offers a range of options depending on the particular case or client.’

‘1GC | Family Law is a great set of chambers. A lot of solid talent in the team and some great juniors rising the ranks.’

Work highlights

North Eastern Circuit > Family: divorce and financial remedy

Leading Juniors

Elizabeth Darlington – 1GC | Family Law 'Elizabeth is exceptional. She is incredibly patient with clients and has a down to earth bedside manner. A confident and accomplished courtroom advocate.'
Ranked: Tier 1

North Eastern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

Leading Juniors

Elizabeth Darlington – 1GC | Family Law 'Elizabeth is extremely impressive. Her preparation for trial is immaculate and precise, and she has a warm manner with clients.'
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

The set: 1GC Family Law is recognised nationally and internationally as a leading family law set, providing a highly skilled, comprehensive service to clients across the full spectrum of family law and related work. Expert advice and representation, together with a practical and common sense approach, results in members being instructed in the most complex and sensitive cases, as well as those involving issues of law of general importance. Both professional and lay clients appreciate the professionalism and approachability of the clerking team.

Types of work undertaken: Members of chambers appear in courts at all levels, including, regularly, in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. Private children law expertise includes all disputes over arrangements for children, surrogacy, adoption, declarations of parentage following assisted conception and issues in relation to legal parenthood in same sex relationships. All aspects of public law children work are handled with a particular reputation for undertaking cases involving the most complex legal and medical issues and increasingly, radicalisation cases. Work for local authorities includes applications for care and supervision orders, as well as adoption and judicial review. Public interest immunity cases, publicity and restraint of publicity cases form a regular part of chambers’ practice. The family finance team undertakes matters ranging from big-money cases involving complex financial structures to modest value claims. Its work includes freezing injunctions to prevent dissipation of assets, cases involving foreign and offshore assets and complex trust arrangements, pre and post nuptial agreements and enforcement of orders. Court of Protection cases are an established part of chambers’ expertise as are cases involving family privacy and autonomy, the right to life and modern families. Members regularly deal with urgent applications in all family law and related matters. Chambers was one of the first to establish a family mediation service and continues to focus on alternative dispute resolution, offering early neutral evaluation and arbitration. Many members sit as part-time judges. Chambers has a strong tradition for undertaking pro bono work.

International: With the increase in international families, much of chambers’ work has an international element. Members are frequently instructed in cases involving foreign jurisdictions. Several members have gained experience as lawyers working overseas, particularly in North America and the Caribbean. International work includes disputes as to jurisdiction and forum, valuation and distribution of assets overseas and enforcement against foreign or off-shore trusts. Members deal regularly with cases of child abduction and other disputes relating to the international movement of children, including adoption, surrogacy and care proceedings. Chambers has been actively involved in considering the implications of ‘Brexit’ for family law and contributing to proposals for law reform in this area.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Clerk Paul Harris clerks@1gc.com
Chambers Director Marie-Christine Willis willis@1gc.com
Joint Head of Chambers EKANEY KC, Nkumbe (1990)
Joint Head of Chambers NORTON KC, Andrew (1992)
Members of Chambers PLATT KC, Eleanor F (1960)
Members of Chambers BALL KC, Alison (1972)
Members of Chambers BAZLEY KC, Janet (1980)
Members of Chambers GEEKIE KC, Charles (1985)
Members of Chambers BAGCHI KC, Andrew (1989)
Members of Chambers FOTTRELL KC, Deirdre (2001)
Members of Chambers MOMTAZ KC, Sam (1995)
Members of Chambers GILLING KC, Denise (1992)
Members of Chambers STONE KC, Sally (1994)
Members of Chambers BRIGGS KC, Laura (2001)
Members of Chambers MACLYNN KC, Louise (2001)
Members of Chambers WILLBOURNE, Caroline (1970)
Members of Chambers SHENTON, Suzanne (1973)
Members of Chambers SZWED, Elizabeth (1974)
Members of Chambers HORROCKS, Peter (1977)
Members of Chambers BURLES, David (1984)
Members of Chambers WARNER, Pamela (1985)
Members of Chambers MCILWAIN, Sylvester (1985)
Members of Chambers PYLE, Susan (1985)
Members of Chambers STOCKER, John (1985)
Members of Chambers CRAWLEY, Gary (1988)
Members of Chambers DANIELS, Nicholas (1988)
Members of Chambers GILLMAN, Rachel (1988)
Members of Chambers LITTLEWOOD, Becky (1988)
Members of Chambers GIZ, Alev (1988)
Members of Chambers LECOINTE, Elpha (1988)
Members of Chambers CHISHOLM, Malcolm (1989)
Members of Chambers LIEBRECHT, Michael (1989)
Members of Chambers MATHER, Kate (1990)
Members of Chambers GEORGE, Susan (1990)
Members of Chambers HEPPENSTALL, Claire (1990)
Members of Chambers JENKINS, Catherine (1990)
Members of Chambers SUGAR, Simon (1990)
Members of Chambers KRISH, Doushka (1991)
Members of Chambers HURWORTH, Jillian (1993)
Members of Chambers KAVANAGH, Jennifer (1993)
Members of Chambers MOORE, Alison (1994)
Members of Chambers HUDSON, Emma (1995)
Members of Chambers KELLY, Siobhan F (1995)
Members of Chambers FOSTER, Julien (1995)
Members of Chambers WHITTAM, Sam (1995)
Members of Chambers CHOUDHURY, Fareha (1995)
Members of Chambers RAWCLIFFE, Mark (1996)
Members of Chambers WATSON, Duncan (1997)
Members of Chambers DARLINGTON, Elizabeth (1998)
Members of Chambers MCELEAVY, Professor Peter (1999)
Members of Chambers GASPARRO, Julia (1999)
Members of Chambers HUGHES, Daisy (1999)
Members of Chambers JAMES, Emily (1999)
Members of Chambers SEGAL, Sharon (2000)
Members of Chambers JEFFERSON, Helen (2000)
Members of Chambers LEE, Jessica (2000)
Members of Chambers MITCHELL, Rebecca (2000)
Members of Chambers KABWERU-NAMULEMU. Karen (2001)
Members of Chambers RAHMAN, Tahmina (2001)
Members of Chambers PERRINS, Philip (2002)
Members of Chambers FLOOD, Edward (2002)
Members of Chambers FLETCHER, Matthew (2003)
Members of Chambers VERITY, Emily (2003)
Members of Chambers JONES, Richard (2003)
Members of Chambers LAMB, Henry (2004)
Members of Chambers MAGENNIS, Olivia (2005)
Members of Chambers HARTNETT, Elizabeth (2005)
Members of Chambers PROCTER, Alfred (2005)
Members of Chambers ASHWORTH, Steven (2006)
Members of Chambers PROLINGHEUER, Sophie (2006)
Members of Chambers COLE, Georgina (2007)
Members of Chambers HYLTON, Nasstassia (2007)
Members of Chambers MACLEOD, Elena (2007)
Members of Chambers CLAPHAM, Penny (2007)
Members of Chambers KELLY, Gemma (2007)
Members of Chambers VICKERS, Craig (2008)
Members of Chambers DUNSEATH, Katherine (2008)
Members of Chambers SPRINZ, Lucy (2008)
Members of Chambers JONES, Eleri (2009)
Members of Chambers MOORE, Joseph (2009)
Members of Chambers BERNSTEIN, Jessica (2011)
Members of Chambers RUNDALL, Jack (2011)
Members of Chambers WOOLLEY, Oliver (2012)
Members of Chambers CAYOUN, Marlene (2012)
Members of Chambers PAISLEY, Patrick (2013)
Members of Chambers WILSON, Tom (2013)
Members of Chambers VENABLES, Andrew (2013)
Members of Chambers EATON, Luke (2015)
Members of Chambers ELSWORTH, Melissa (2015)
Members of Chambers MAXWELL, Lucy (2015)
Members of Chambers ANDREWS, Elisabeth (2016)
Members of Chambers BARRONS, Annabel (2016)
Members of Chambers LAVELLE, Anna (2016)
Members of Chambers DALY, Niamh (2018)
Members of Chambers BERTONI, Costanza (2018)
Members of Chambers VERROKEN-JONES, Louise (2018)
Members of Chambers BENNETT, Lucy (2019)
Members of Chambers HIBBERT, Beth (2020)
Members of Chambers YOUNG, Monica (2020)
Members of Chambers COLEBATCH, Emma (2021)
Members of Chambers BLUNDELL, Mark (2021)
Members of Chambers CAWTHRAY STERN, Roseanna (2021)
Door Tenant SHARP KC, Christopher (1975) (KC-1999)
Door Tenant CROWLEY KC, Jane (1976) (KC-1998)
Door Tenant CAVANAGH KC, Lorraine (2000) (KC-2019)
Door Tenant WICHEREK, Ann Marie (1978)
Door Tenant DOWNHAM, Gillian (1993)
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Elisabeth Andrews photo Elisabeth Andrews Elisabeth joined chambers in 2019 and is building a broad practice which…
Steven Ashworth photo Steven Ashworth Steven specialises in family law in relation to children. He is regularly…
Andrew Bagchi photo Andrew Bagchi Andrew Bagchi KC specialises in complex cases involving all types of family…
Andrew Bagchi photo Andrew Bagchi Andrew Bagchi KC specialises in complex cases involving all types of family…
Alison Ball photo Alison Ball Alison specialises in complex public and private family law proceedings and also…
Annabel Barrons photo Annabel Barrons Annabel is building a broad practice which reflects the range of chambers’…
Janet Bazley photo Janet Bazley Janet practices at the highest level in both children and financial cases…
Lucy Bennett photo Lucy Bennett Lucy joined Chambers in September 2021 following the successful completion of pupillage…
Lucy Bennett photo Lucy Bennett Lucy joined Chambers in September 2021 following the successful completion of pupillage…
Jessica Bernstein photo Jessica Bernstein Jessica is developing a broad practice across the full range of family…
Costanza Bertoni photo Costanza Bertoni Costanza joined chambers in September 2020 following the successful completion of pupillage…
Mark  Blundell photo Mark Blundell Mark joined Chambers after successful completion of his pupillage. Mark is developing…
Laura Briggs photo Laura Briggs Laura is a highly regarded practitioner, specialising in private law and public…
Laura Briggs photo Laura Briggs Laura is a highly regarded practitioner, specialising in private law and public…
David Burles photo David Burles David is a specialist in matrimonial finance, including financial remedy applications, trusts…
Marlene Cayoun photo Marlene Cayoun Marlene has a unique dual specialism in children law and large-scale public and private inquiries. She…
Malcolm Chisholm photo Malcolm Chisholm Malcolm’s practice encompasses complex care proceedings and Court of Protection work, as…
Fareha Choudhury photo Fareha Choudhury Fareha is a very experienced and highly skilled family barrister covering both…
Penelope Clapham photo Penelope Clapham Penny specialises in family finance matters, both as an advocate and as…
Georgina Cole photo Georgina Cole Georgina completed her pupillage in Chambers and was trained by Sarah Morgan…
Emma Colebatch photo Emma Colebatch Emma joined Chambers after successful completion of her pupillage she practices across the whole…
Gary Crawley photo Gary Crawley
Niamh Daly photo Niamh Daly Niamh joined Chambers in 2021 and is building a practice across the…
Nicholas Daniels photo Nicholas Daniels Nicholas practices exclusively in private family law and related work. He has…
Elizabeth Darlington photo Elizabeth Darlington Elizabeth was called to the Bar in 1998. She specialises in financial…
Katherine Dunseath photo Katherine Dunseath Katherine is a leading junior in financial and private children. She has…
Luke Eaton photo Luke Eaton Luke practices in all areas of family law. He has a broad…
Nkumbe Ekaney photo Nkumbe Ekaney Nkumbe is Joint Head of Chambers at 1GC Family Law. He has…
Melissa Elsworth photo Melissa Elsworth Melissa joined 1GC Family Law in 2017 and is developing a broad practice…
Matthew Fletcher photo Matthew Fletcher Public law children: acting for local authorities, parents, children and relatives covering…
Edward Flood photo Edward Flood Edward represents parties in care proceedings either as junior acting alone or…
Julien Foster photo Julien Foster Julien practises across three main areas: public law, private law children cases…
Deirdre Fottrell photo Deirdre Fottrell Deirdre Fottrell specialises in the law relating to children. She is also…
Julia Gasparro photo Julia Gasparro Julia is a respected practitioner in the fields of family, immigration and…
Charles Geekie photo Charles Geekie Charles’ practice centres on legal issues concerning children. He acts in both…
Charles Geekie photo Charles Geekie Charles’ practice centres on legal issues concerning children. He acts in both…
Susan George photo Susan George Susan represents all parties including children, vulnerable adults, prospective adopters and local…
Denise Gilling photo Denise Gilling Denise is a Family Law practitioner specialising in the law relating to…
Rachel Gillman photo Rachel Gillman Special family law practitioner. Areas of practice; financial remedies claims, claims between…
Alev Giz photo Alev Giz Alev is a private and public child law specialist, regularly instructed in…
Elizabeth Hartnett photo Elizabeth Hartnett Elizabeth specialises and has extensive experience in family finance and private law…
Claire Heppenstall photo Claire Heppenstall Claire practises exclusively in private family and family related work. Her practice is…
Beth Hibbert photo Beth Hibbert Beth joined Chambers in September 2021 after the completion of her pupillage…
Peter Horrocks photo Peter Horrocks Peter appears and advises in private law residence/contact cases as well as…
Emma Hudson photo Emma Hudson Emma practices a broad range of Family Law. Much of Emma’s work comprises…
Daisy Hughes photo Daisy Hughes Daisy specialises in family law as it relates to children. She represents…
Jillian Hurworth photo Jillian Hurworth Jill specialises in children work, covering public law proceedings, international movement of…
Nasstassia Hylton photo Nasstassia Hylton Nasstassia’s practice covers all areas of family law including, family finance, private…
Emily James photo Emily James Emily is a specialist family law leading junior  who acts in  a…
Helen Jefferson photo Helen Jefferson Helen’s practice encompasses all areas of family law with a particular emphasis…
Catherine Jenkins photo Catherine Jenkins Catherine practices in childcare law with a particular emphasis on public law children…
Richard Jones photo Richard Jones Richard’s practice covers the full range of serious children cases both in…
Eleri Jones photo Eleri Jones Eleri practises in both private children and family finance cases, including financial…
Karen Kabweru-Namulemu photo Karen Kabweru-Namulemu Karen specialises in family law, with over 18 years’ experience in this…
Jennifer Kavanagh photo Jennifer Kavanagh Jeni represents husbands, wives and civil partners in increasingly complex and high-value cases.…
Gemma Kelly photo Gemma Kelly Gemma is a specialist Children practitioner. She has a flourishing care and…
Siobhan F Kelly photo Siobhan F Kelly Siobhan is a leading junior and specialist family practitioner with extensive experience…
Doushka Krish photo Doushka Krish Doushka specialises in cases concerning children. She acts in both private law…
Henry Lamb photo Henry Lamb Henry is a family law specialist with particular expertise in cases with…
Anna Lavelle photo Anna Lavelle Anna joined chambers in September 2018 after the successful completion of her…
Elpha LeCointe photo Elpha LeCointe Elpha specialises in all aspects of Children law, often representing parents and children,…
Jessica Lee photo Jessica Lee Jessica has a wealth of experience in all areas of family law:…
Michael Liebrecht photo Michael Liebrecht Michael specialises in cases concerning children, principally in Public Law, but he…
Becky Littlewood photo Becky Littlewood Becky covers all areas of Family Law, in particular financial remedy and…
Elena MacLeod photo Elena MacLeod Barrister specialising in all aspects of family law including public and private…
Louise MacLynn KC photo Louise MacLynn KC Louise has extensive experience within the public law arena, acting for local…
Olivia Magennis photo Olivia Magennis Olivia specialises exclusively in the law as it relates to children. Within…
Kate Mather photo Kate Mather Kate specialises in all areas of Family Law and Court of Protection…
Lucy Maxwell photo Lucy Maxwell   Lucy practices in all areas of Family Law and has experience being instructed…
Sylvester McIlwain photo Sylvester McIlwain Sylvester has had a varied practice, having initially practiced in family, criminal…
Rebecca Mitchell photo Rebecca Mitchell Rebecca specialises in family law and has done so throughout her career.…
Sam Momtaz photo Sam Momtaz Sam acts in all aspects of the law relating to children.  In…
Sam Momtaz photo Sam Momtaz Sam acts in all aspects of the law relating to children.  In…
Alison Moore photo Alison Moore Alison’s practice covers all legal issues concerning children and welfare decisions for…
Joseph Moore photo Joseph Moore Joseph’s practice covers a wide range of family law including: private children,…
Andrew Norton photo Andrew Norton Andrew is Joint Head of Chambers at 1GC Family Law. He specialises…
Patrick Paisley photo Patrick Paisley Patrick has a full-service family law practice across the main areas of…
Philip Perrins photo Philip Perrins Philip is a leading divorce and matrimonial finance junior. His main area…
Eleanor Platt photo Eleanor Platt Eleanor specialises in Family Law with particular reference to public law proceedings,…
Alfred Procter photo Alfred Procter Alfred practises as a barrister exclusively in Family Law. His expertise at…
Sophie Prolingheuer photo Sophie Prolingheuer Broad experience across child protection matters and all areas of work arising…
Susan Pyle photo Susan Pyle Susan has a range of skills and knowledge covering private and public…
Tahmina Rahman photo Tahmina Rahman Tahmina is an experienced and highly regarded specialist Children practitioner. Her practice encompasses all…
Mark Rawcliffe photo Mark Rawcliffe Mark has been a family law barrister since 1996 and specialises in…
Jack Rundall photo Jack Rundall Jack specialises in financial remedies, including applications under Schedule 1 of the…
Sharon Segal photo Sharon Segal Sharon specialises in all aspects of family law relating to children whether…
Suzanne Shenton photo Suzanne Shenton
Lucy Sprinz photo Lucy Sprinz Lucy specialises exclusively in children law, in the public and private law…
John Stocker photo John Stocker John specialises in complex and high value cases across the entire range…
Sally Stone photo Sally Stone All aspects of children law. Acts in private law proceedings on behalf…
Simon Sugar photo Simon Sugar Simon primarily practises in disputes about the financial consequences of divorce, separation…
Elizabeth Szwed photo Elizabeth Szwed
Andrew Venables photo Andrew Venables Andrew undertakes a mix of private client work, from matrimonial finance to…
Emily Verity photo Emily Verity Called in 2003, Emily has a reputation for keen attention to detail,…
Louise Verroken-Jones photo Louise Verroken-Jones Louise is interested in the full spectrum of Chambers’ family law expertise,…
Craig Vickers photo Craig Vickers Craig specialises in financial remedies, including applications pursuant to Schedule 1 of…
Pamela Warner photo Pamela Warner Pamela is a specialist family practitioner. Her practice primarily focuses on public…
Duncan Watson photo Duncan Watson Duncan is a specialist family practitioner with particular expertise in family finance…
Caroline Willbourne photo Caroline Willbourne Caroline specialises in financial remedy work, advising and representing both husbands and…
Tom Wilson photo Tom Wilson Tom’s practice encompasses all areas of the law relating to children, including…
Oliver Woolley photo Oliver Woolley Oliver became a tenant of chambers in 2014 following successful completion of…