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Chambers of Nkumbe Ekaney KC and Andrew Norton KC
1GC | Family Law
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London Bar > Children law (including public and private law) Tier 1

1GC | Family Law is a set with ‘great strength and consistency of counsel at both senior and junior levels’. Janet Bazley KC is a ‘formidable advocate with impeccable knowledge of the law’ and has extensive expertise in cases involving medical issues. Charles Geekie KC is an ‘excellent advocate’ whose career in silk has covered every aspect of children law and has been in leading cases and reported authorities in public and private law cases. Joint head of chambers Andrew Norton KC is ‘an exceptional leader’ with extensive experience in high-conflict cases. Melissa Elsworth , Lucy Maxwell , and Anna Lavelle are some of the rising stars from the set, while Laura Briggs KC was appointed silk in 2022.

Rising stars

Melissa Elsworth 1GC | Family Law ‘Melissa is extremely well prepared, hard working and goes above and beyond in terms of client care and care preparation.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Lucy Maxwell  – 1GC | Family Law ‘Lucy is brilliant with clients and makes them feel at ease. She gives honest and thorough legal advice and is able to grasp the legal issues succinctly. Her preparation is thorough and detailed. She is an extremely strong and effective advocate. She is decisive when it comes to case strategy and gives her cases a lot of time and thought to ensure that the best outcome is achieved. She is able to argue a client’s case ferociously yet respectfully to the judiciary when needed.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Anna Lavelle 1GC | Family Law ‘Anna is an excellent advocate and presented the client’s case well, even in difficulties. She adapted well to the opponent’s strange position and is able to think on her feet and take cues from the judge. She remained client focused throughout and well prepared.’
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Janet Bazley KC1GC | Family Law ‘Janet is simply an excellent lawyer. She is pragmatic and gives sensible advice to clients. She is also good at managing difficult or unreasonable clients.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Charles Geekie KC1GC | Family Law ‘Charles is an excellent advocate, with a fine eye for detail, measured in his advice. He is a fantastic all rounder leader.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Deirdre Fottrell KC1GC | Family Law ‘Deidre is an intelligent, considered lawyer whose emotional intelligence and understanding of psychological drivers for her clients and opponents puts her into a league of her own. She is a strategic and analytical lawyer, who possesses an unparalleled understanding of the human mind, its strengths and frailties. She is a true team player.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Norton KC - 1GC | Family LawAn extremely impressive advocate; meticulously prepared and always stays focused on the issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
Francesca Wiley KC1GC | Family Law ‘Francesca is a very hands-on and down-to-earth barrister who gives practical and tactical advice of the highest order. As complicated as issues may be, she is able to distil the issues into essential and digestible pieces to enable the client to understand the legal issues in the case. She is reassuring, and focused and persuasive in court.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Bagchi KC1GC | Family Law ‘Andrew listens and supports his clients with remarkable client care skills. His preparation and cross-examination is second to none. He instills complete confidence in clients and solicitors alike.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Nkumbe Ekaney KC – 1GC | Family Law ‘Nkumbe is a leading silk in non accidental injury and sexual abuse cases. He truly is an exceptional advocate, and his attention to detail, to include understanding the complex medical evidence with ease and sharp cross-examination, makes him a force to be reckoned with.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Sam Momtaz KC1GC | Family Law ‘Sam is well informed, hard working and a strong advocate.’
Ranked: Tier 3

2021 Silks

Denise Gilling KC1GC | Family Law ‘Denise has amazing attention to detail to her submissions at trial and competent when working on matters with really complex medical evidence. She really grasps the evidence and applies it to the facts of the case so that her cross-examination is extremely on point and direct. She is an absolute star in the courtroom.’
Sally Stone KC1GC | Family Law ‘Sally is a thorough and assiduous barrister - always fully and comprehensively prepared. She is clear and persuasive and hits all the right points.’

2022 Silks

Laura Briggs KC1GC | Family Law ‘Laura is exceptional barrister who is always impeccably prepared, tactically astute and a phenomenal advocate.’

Leading Juniors

Claire Heppenstall1GC | Family Law ‘Claire is a very safe pair of hand, astute, hardworking and talented. She has an in-depth and technical understanding of family law. She is a deeply compassionate advocate who supports the client with her steadiness and wisdom.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Sharon Segal1GC | Family Law ‘Sharon is a peerless senior junior. Her dedication, attention to detail and written work are quite extraordinary. She is a highly persuasive advocate, striking the right balance and tone so that judges listen to her. She is a fantastic tactician and has an excellent bedside manner.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Steven Ashworth1GC | Family Law ‘Steven is an outstanding advocate. He grasps complex legal issues quickly and will argue with logic and passion. His drafting of documents is superb, and he is an excellent communicator.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Daisy Hughes1GC | Family Law ‘Daisy is an exceptional barrister who is fiercely bright and always extremely well prepared, very quick thinking on her feet, adaptable, measured, tough when needed, and she gives extremely good advice. She is empathetic and sensitive and really understands the needs of children.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Lucy Sprinz1GC | Family Law ‘Lucy is an absolute superstar and can deal with difficult clients and cases with a calm manner and never loses her cool.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Alev Giz1GC | Family Law ‘Alev's advocacy is precise, calm and extremely effective. She can build consensus through her understated approach in negotiations and discussions but argues contested issues tenaciously.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Eleri Jones1GC | Family Law ‘Eleri is fiercely bright, incredibly hard working and phenomenal attention to detail. She is the go to person for jurisdiction and Brexit related issues, thanks to her vast intellect combined with her ability to distil complex legal issues and present them accessibly.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Louise MacLynn1GC | Family Law ‘Louise strengths are in her meticulous preparation and her eye for detail. She is extremely knowledgeable and inspires huge confidence with the client.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Karen Kabweru-Namulemu1GC | Family Law ‘Karen is an excellent advocate in and out of the courtroom. She is not afraid to speak clearly and advise the client of any potential issues or points the other parties will raise. She is excellent in drafting, gives full attention to details, and is respectful but firm when addressing the court. She is a true professional with a warmth and confidence in her inter-personal interactions.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Doushka Krish1GC | Family Law ‘Doushka is a very clever barrister who has an uncanny ability to think outside the box and look at the wider landscape of a case. She is a real gem.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Pamela Warner1GC | Family Law ‘Pamela has the ability to develop a good professional working relationship with other advocates and clients alike. Judges comment on her calm and commanding manner. She works in partnership with the solicitors who instruct her, and her approach is one admire and respect.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Jones1GC | Family Law ‘Richard is absolutely faultless, impresses clients and judges alike with his sensible, empathetic and constructive approach to all cases. The go-to counsel for all children matters.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Matthew Fletcher1GC | Family Law ‘Matthew is first choice in any complex private children law matter. He is sensitive and sensible in conference with clients, providing realistic advice while instilling confidence. He fights hard for his clients in contested matters, and his advocacy is forceful and to the point. Judges like his pragmatic approach.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Henry Lamb 1GC | Family Law ‘Henry grapples with the complexities of the case with ease and sets out what he feels are the strengths and weaknesses to the case so that expectations are met. He quickly builds rappor with parents or guardians and makes himself available to answer questions from instruction until conclusion.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Katherine Dunseath1GC | Family Law ‘Katherine is a fantastic and robust advocate. She is incredibly skilful in cross examination and persuasive in her arguments.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Elizabeth Hartnett1GC | Family Law ‘Elizabeth is an excellent barrister for children work - child focused but also very forensic.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Ranked: Tier 5
Helen Jefferson1GC | Family Law ‘Helen is a fantastic barrister. She is able to adapt to the nature of the client that she is representing and instills confidence in clients. She is always very well prepared, which reflects in her advocacy during hearings. She is very knowledgeable, clearly passionate about what she does, and strives to achieve the best possible outcome for clients.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Olivia Magennis1GC | Family Law ‘Olivia is fabulous at delivering unpalatable advice to clients which does not impact their working relationship. She has great approach of the court irrespective of the level of judge. Her written work is on a par with her excellent advocacy.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Joseph Moore 1GC | Family Law ‘Joseph is a true professional. He works tirelessly for clients and solicitors and is very reliable.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Sophie Prolingheuer 1GC | Family Law ‘Sophie is a great barrister. She has undertaken advocacy on highly complex and lengthy matters which have involved issues such as non-accidental injuries and forced marriage. She has brilliant attention to detail, and her written documents in preparation for hearings are persuasive and rely upon recent and relevant case law.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Oliver Woolley1GC | Family Law ‘Oliver is excellent. His skill is matched only by his charm, which helps clients feel at ease. His advocacy is robust, but in a managed and measured way, and drafting skills are also brilliant.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Malcolm Chisholm1GC | Family Law ‘Malcolm is hugely impressive. He manages cases skillfully and can be relied upon to achieve excellent outcomes for clients.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Alison Moore  – 1GC | Family Law ‘Alison is great with clients. She persuasively sensitively and thoroughly presents her cases.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Tom Wilson   – 1GC | Family Law ‘Tom is highly intelligent, grounds his advice in reality and is destine to become a major and senior senior junior in complex cases. His advocacy is calm and robust. He has a nice approach with clients, and his paperwork is really top notch.’
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set 

‘1GC | Family Law has huge strength in chambers at both senior and junior level with good consistency of counsel.’

‘1GC | Family Law has a wide range of counsel with expertise in various areas of law. During lockdown, they provided a wealth of really useful webinars which remained available on their website as a resource.’

‘1GC | Family Law is the go-to set in complex child law cases and offers a wide range of counsel from KCs to juniors.’

‘1GC | Family Law is the go-to counsel on children matters. It has excellent juniors and senior counsel who are great with clients and provide clear robust advice.’

‘1GC | Family Law is a very well-regarded set of chambers, with approachable and professional clerks and very experienced barristers.’

‘1GC | Family Law is an excellent set of chambers with a number of senior counsel who can take on the most complex cases.’  

Clerking

Work highlights

    London Bar > Court of Protection and community care Tier 3

    1GC | Family Law‘s members are regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor, NHS trusts, family members and local authorities in the health and welfare, property and affairs, and care and private law matters. The team also handles the damage claims arising from unlawful deprivation of liberty under the Human Rights Act. Andrew Bagchi KC has expertise in marriage and medical treatment cases. ‘Persuasive advocate’ Malcolm Chisholm, who is ‘able to take the heat out of difficult, and emotionally charged situations’ and Alev Giz, who focuses on issues of capacity, deprivation of liberty, expert evidence and best interests in health and welfare matters are the key juniors in the team.

    Leading Juniors

    Malcolm Chisholm - 1GC | Family LawMalcolm is a very effective advocate, who expresses his client's position succinctly and persuasively.
    Ranked: Tier 2
    Alev Giz - 1GC | Family LawAlev is an incisive and strategic advocate, who maintains a calm composure and inspires confidence in clients.
    Ranked: Tier 3
    Louise MacLynn - 1GC | Family LawA pragmatic junior with the ability to see the bigger picture.
    Ranked: Tier 4

    Testimonials

    Set 

    ‘1 Garden Court offers helpful and knowledgeable training in the field of Court of Protection.’

    Clerking 

    ‘Clerking has always been very efficient and reliable.’

    ‘The clerks provide a good and efficient service.’

    ‘The clerks are responsive and always try to assist.’

    Work highlights

      London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy) Tier 3

      1 GC | Family Law is a set with ‘an exceptional array of brilliantly bright and knowledgeable barristers’. Penelope Clapham is ‘intelligent, fearless, extremely hardworking, and exceptionally numerate’ and represents clients in matrimonial proceedings as well as cohabitees in disputes. Philip Perrins is ‘unflappable, superbly prepared, excellent on his feet’ and a matrimonial finance specialist with expertise in international cases, including disputed divorce jurisdiction and marital status cases. Rising star Annabel Barrons is ‘extremely thorough and good at remembering every detail of a case’, and her practice encompasses the full spectrum of work within financial remedy proceedings.

      Rising stars

      Annabel Barrons1GC | Family LawAnnabel is incredibly impressive, entirely committed to the case and the client. A tremendous advocate.
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Leading Juniors

      Philip Perrins1GC | Family Law ‘Philip is a very skilled barrister and the go-to choice for complex HNW cases. His case preparation is superb, and his case strategy and negotiation strategy is highly skilled. His cross-examination of witnesses is extremely good.’
      Ranked: Tier 1
      Penelope Clapham1GC | Family Law ‘Penelope is a very impressive barrister. She is extremely assertive and fearless as an advocate and is persuasive and robust in her advocacy but is very friendly and approachable to clients.’
      Ranked: Tier 1
      David Burles1GC | Family Law ‘David is an exceptional barrister, who is always extremely well prepared and have a full understanding of the case and issues involved. He is also an excellent communicator, who is able to deal with even the most difficult of clients and put them at ease. He rarely gets flustered and is able to deal with any situation which might arise.’
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Claire Heppenstall1GC | Family Law ‘Claire has great commercial acumen. She is clear, direct and exudes authority in court. Her advocacy is polished and persuasive.’
      Ranked: Tier 2
      Helen Jefferson1GC | Family Law 'Helen is extremely good with her clients who continue to seek her out in their cases. She is very sensible and robust where needed, is a fantastic advocate in court and very persuasive. She is always willing to help between hearings, one of the go-to barristers.'
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Eleri Jones1GC | Family Law ‘Eleri is a stand out practitioner who knows the papers inside out and adopts a strategic and analytical approach to cases along with a quiet authority.’
      Ranked: Tier 3
      Joseph Moore1GC | Family Law ‘Joseph is an outstanding financial remedy practitioner. He quickly gets to grips with the facts and narrows the issues. He gives pragmatic advice and well liked by clients.’
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Duncan Watson1GC | Family Law ‘Duncan is a strong advocate and is able to confidently unpick the details of a particular issue, as well as retain focus on the overall resolution of a matter. He excels in advising on complex trust issues, company issues and pensions. He can understand each client's needs and gives options to met those needs. He thinks outside of the box.’
      Ranked: Tier 4
      Simon Sugar - 1GC | Family Law 'Simon is an excellent advocate, very knowledgeable and highly empathetic with clients.'
      Ranked: Tier 4

      Testimonials

      Set

      ‘1GC is a strong set with a range of different calls and expertise barristers .’

      ‘1GC is a highly respected and efficient chamber with an excellent number of highly competent barristers.’

      ‘1 GC is the go-to chambers for divorce, financial and private children matter.’

      ‘1 Garden Court is a fantastic set of chambers, really good quality advocates.’

      ‘1GC is a superb set offering great strength in depth. It offers a first-rate selection of juniors and seniors/silks.’

      ‘1GC is an excellent, modern, forward-thinking set.’

      Clerking

      North Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

      Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

      Elizabeth Darlington - 1GC | Family Law ‘Elizabeth is a leader in her field with an eye for detail and an incisive intellect. Her work is thorough, well prepared and meticulous. She leaves no stone unturned, and her calm but firm court room manner has earned her the respect of the judiciary.'
      Ranked: Tier 1

      North Eastern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

      London Bar > Crime

      Leading Juniors

      Emily Verity1GC | Family Law ‘Emily is a skilful and impressive advocate who is particularly adept at dealing with vulnerable witnesses.’
      Ranked: Tier 3

      London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

      Leading Juniors

      Marlene Cayoun1GC | Family LawAn extremely competent and diligent barrister. She has an ability to get through a huge amount of detail and distil it down to the key issues – a skill that shows her good judgement.
      Ranked: Tier 5

      Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

      Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

      Elizabeth Darlington - 1GC | Family Law ‘Elizabeth is a leader in her field with an eye for detail and an incisive intellect. Her work is thorough, well prepared and meticulous. She leaves no stone unturned, and her calm but firm court room manner has earned her the respect of the judiciary.'
      Ranked: Tier 1

      Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

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      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.

      DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
      Senior Clerk Paul Harrisclerks@1gc.com
      Chambers Director Marie-Christine Williswillis@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 WILEY KC, Francesca (1996)
      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 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 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 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 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 MACLYNN, Louise (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 COLEBATCH, Emma (2021)
      Members of Chambers BLUNDELL, Mark (2021)
      Door Tenant SHARP KC, Christopher (1975) (KC-1999)
      Door Tenant CROWLEY KC, Jane (1976) (KC-1998)
      Door Tenant HENKE KC, Ruth (1987) (KC-2006)
      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 AndrewsElisabeth joined chambers in 2019 and is building a broad practice which…
      Steven Ashworth photo Steven AshworthSteven specialises in family law in relation to children. He is regularly…
      Andrew Bagchi photo Andrew BagchiAndrew Bagchi KC specialises in complex cases involving all types of family…
      Andrew Bagchi photo Andrew BagchiAndrew Bagchi KC specialises in complex cases involving all types of family…
      Alison Ball photo Alison BallAlison specialises in complex public and private family law proceedings and also…
      Annabel Barrons photo Annabel BarronsAnnabel is building a broad practice which reflects the range of chambers’…
      Janet Bazley photo Janet BazleyJanet practices at the highest level in both children and financial cases…
      Lucy Bennett photo Lucy BennettLucy joined Chambers in September 2021 following the successful completion of pupillage…
      Lucy Bennett photo Lucy BennettLucy joined Chambers in September 2021 following the successful completion of pupillage…
      Jessica Bernstein photo Jessica BernsteinJessica is developing a broad practice across the full range of family…
      Costanza Bertoni photo Costanza BertoniCostanza joined chambers in September 2020 following the successful completion of pupillage…
      Mark  Blundell photo Mark BlundellMark joined Chambers after successful completion of his pupillage. Mark is developing…
      Laura Briggs photo Laura BriggsLaura is a highly regarded practitioner, specialising in private law and public…
      Laura Briggs photo Laura BriggsLaura is a highly regarded practitioner, specialising in private law and public…
      David Burles photo David BurlesDavid is a specialist in matrimonial finance, including financial remedy applications, trusts…
      Marlene Cayoun photo Marlene CayounMarlene has a unique dual specialism in children law and large-scale public and private inquiries. She…
      Malcolm Chisholm photo Malcolm ChisholmMalcolm’s practice encompasses complex care proceedings and Court of Protection work, as…
      Fareha Choudhury photo Fareha ChoudhuryFareha is a very experienced and highly skilled family barrister covering both…
      Penelope Clapham photo Penelope ClaphamPenny specialises in family finance matters, both as an advocate and as…
      Georgina Cole photo Georgina ColeGeorgina completed her pupillage in Chambers and was trained by Sarah Morgan…
      Emma Colebatch photo Emma ColebatchEmma joined Chambers after successful completion of her pupillage she practices across the whole…
      Gary Crawley photo Gary Crawley
      Niamh Daly photo Niamh DalyNiamh joined Chambers in 2021 and is building a practice across the…
      Nicholas Daniels photo Nicholas DanielsNicholas practices exclusively in private family law and related work. He has…
      Elizabeth Darlington photo Elizabeth DarlingtonElizabeth was called to the Bar in 1998. She specialises in financial…
      Katherine Dunseath photo Katherine DunseathKatherine is a leading junior in financial and private children. She has…
      Luke Eaton photo Luke EatonLuke practices in all areas of family law. He has a broad…
      Nkumbe Ekaney photo Nkumbe EkaneyNkumbe is Joint Head of Chambers at 1GC Family Law. He has…
      Melissa Elsworth photo Melissa ElsworthMelissa joined 1GC Family Law in 2017 and is developing a broad practice…
      Matthew Fletcher photo Matthew FletcherPublic law children: acting for local authorities, parents, children and relatives covering…
      Edward Flood photo Edward FloodEdward represents parties in care proceedings either as junior acting alone or…
      Julien Foster photo Julien FosterJulien practises across three main areas: public law, private law children cases…
      Deirdre Fottrell photo Deirdre FottrellDeirdre Fottrell specialises in the law relating to children. She is also…
      Charles Geekie photo Charles GeekieCharles’ practice centres on legal issues concerning children. He acts in both…
      Charles Geekie photo Charles GeekieCharles’ practice centres on legal issues concerning children. He acts in both…
      Susan George photo Susan GeorgeSusan represents all parties including children, vulnerable adults, prospective adopters and local…
      Denise Gilling photo Denise GillingDenise is a Family Law practitioner specialising in the law relating to…
      Rachel Gillman photo Rachel GillmanSpecial family law practitioner. Areas of practice; financial remedies claims, claims between…
      Alev Giz photo Alev GizAlev is a private and public child law specialist, regularly instructed in…
      Elizabeth Hartnett photo Elizabeth HartnettElizabeth specialises and has extensive experience in family finance and private law…
      Claire Heppenstall photo Claire HeppenstallClaire practises exclusively in private family and family related work. Her practice is…
      Beth Hibbert photo Beth HibbertBeth joined Chambers in September 2021 after the completion of her pupillage…
      Peter Horrocks photo Peter HorrocksPeter appears and advises in private law residence/contact cases as well as…
      Emma Hudson photo Emma HudsonEmma practices a broad range of Family Law. Much of Emma’s work comprises…
      Daisy Hughes photo Daisy HughesDaisy specialises in family law as it relates to children. She represents…
      Jillian Hurworth photo Jillian HurworthJill specialises in children work, covering public law proceedings, international movement of…
      Nasstassia Hylton photo Nasstassia HyltonNasstassia’s practice covers all areas of family law including, family finance, private…
      Emily James photo Emily JamesEmily is a specialist family law leading junior  who acts in  a…
      Helen Jefferson photo Helen JeffersonHelen’s practice encompasses all areas of family law with a particular emphasis…
      Catherine Jenkins photo Catherine JenkinsCatherine practices in childcare law with a particular emphasis on public law children…
      Eleri Jones photo Eleri JonesEleri practises in both private children and family finance cases, including financial…
      Richard Jones photo Richard JonesRichard’s practice covers the full range of serious children cases both in…
      Karen Kabweru-Namulemu photo Karen Kabweru-NamulemuKaren specialises in family law, with over 18 years’ experience in this…
      Jennifer Kavanagh photo Jennifer KavanaghJeni represents husbands, wives and civil partners in increasingly complex and high-value cases.…
      Gemma Kelly photo Gemma KellyGemma is a specialist Children practitioner. She has a flourishing care and…
      Doushka Krish photo Doushka KrishDoushka specialises in cases concerning children. She acts in both private law…
      Henry Lamb photo Henry LambHenry is a family law specialist with particular expertise in cases with…
      Anna Lavelle photo Anna LavelleAnna joined chambers in September 2018 after the successful completion of her…
      Elpha LeCointe photo Elpha LeCointeElpha specialises in all aspects of Children law, often representing parents and children,…
      Jessica Lee photo Jessica LeeJessica has a wealth of experience in all areas of family law:…
      Michael Liebrecht photo Michael LiebrechtMichael specialises in cases concerning children, principally in Public Law, but he…
      Elena MacLeod photo Elena MacLeodBarrister specialising in all aspects of family law including public and private…
      Louise MacLynn photo Louise MacLynnLouise has extensive experience within the public law arena, acting for local…
      Olivia Magennis photo Olivia MagennisOlivia specialises exclusively in the law as it relates to children. Within…
      Kate Mather photo Kate MatherKate 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 McIlwainSylvester has had a varied practice, having initially practiced in family, criminal…
      Rebecca Mitchell photo Rebecca MitchellRebecca specialises in family law and has done so throughout her career.…
      Sam Momtaz photo Sam MomtazSam acts in all aspects of the law relating to children.  In…
      Sam Momtaz photo Sam MomtazSam acts in all aspects of the law relating to children.  In…
      Alison Moore photo Alison MooreAlison’s practice covers all legal issues concerning children and welfare decisions for…
      Joseph Moore photo Joseph MooreJoseph’s practice covers a wide range of family law including: private children,…
      Andrew Norton photo Andrew NortonAndrew is Joint Head of Chambers at 1GC Family Law. He specialises…
      Patrick Paisley photo Patrick PaisleyPatrick has a full-service family law practice across the main areas of…
      Philip Perrins photo Philip PerrinsPhilip’s main area of expertise is acting for spouses or other related…
      Eleanor Platt photo Eleanor PlattEleanor specialises in Family Law with particular reference to public law proceedings,…
      Alfred Procter photo Alfred ProcterAlfred practises as a barrister exclusively in Family Law. His expertise at…
      Sophie Prolingheuer photo Sophie ProlingheuerBroad experience across child protection matters and all areas of work arising…
      Susan Pyle photo Susan PyleSusan has a range of skills and knowledge covering private and public…
      Tahmina Rahman photo Tahmina RahmanTahmina is an experienced and highly regarded specialist Children practitioner. Her practice encompasses all…
      Mark Rawcliffe photo Mark RawcliffeMark has been a family law barrister since 1996 and specialises in…
      Jack Rundall photo Jack RundallJack specialises in financial remedies, including applications under Schedule 1 of the…
      Sharon Segal photo Sharon SegalSharon specialises in all aspects of family law relating to children whether…
      Suzanne Shenton photo Suzanne Shenton
      Lucy Sprinz photo Lucy SprinzLucy specialises exclusively in children law, in the public and private law…
      John Stocker photo John StockerJohn specialises in complex and high value cases across the entire range…
      Sally Stone photo Sally StoneAll aspects of children law. Acts in private law proceedings on behalf…
      Simon Sugar photo Simon SugarSimon primarily practises in disputes about the financial consequences of divorce, separation…
      Elizabeth Szwed photo Elizabeth Szwed
      Andrew Venables photo Andrew VenablesAndrew undertakes a mix of private client work, from matrimonial finance to…
      Emily Verity photo Emily VerityCalled in 2003, Emily has a reputation for keen attention to detail,…
      Louise Verroken-Jones photo Louise Verroken-JonesLouise is interested in the full spectrum of Chambers’ family law expertise,…
      Craig Vickers photo Craig VickersCraig specialises in financial remedies, including applications pursuant to Schedule 1 of…
      Pamela Warner photo Pamela WarnerPamela is a specialist family practitioner. Her practice primarily focuses on public…
      Duncan Watson photo Duncan WatsonDuncan is a specialist family practitioner with particular expertise in family finance…
      Francesca Wiley photo Francesca WileyFrancesca practises at the highest level in both private and public law…
      Francesca Wiley photo Francesca WileyFrancesca practises at the highest level in both private and public law…
      Caroline Willbourne photo Caroline WillbourneCaroline specialises in financial remedy work, advising and representing both husbands and…
      Tom Wilson photo Tom WilsonTom’s practice encompasses all areas of the law relating to children, including…
      Oliver Woolley photo Oliver WoolleyOliver became a tenant of chambers in 2014 following successful completion of…