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1GC | Family Law

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law) Tier 2

1GC | Family Law has been described as a ‘centre of excellence’ as it has an ‘abundance of talent with its strong and reliable barristers.’  The ‘specialist’ set has ‘superb leading and junior counsel who are strong in both private and public children work. Denise Gilling QC and Sally Stone QC are 2021 Silk appointments. Members at the set also excel in the areas of modern families, adoption, international abduction and relocation, as well as having expertise in matters against a backdrop of serious criminal allegations, including those of terrorism. The junior end was reinforced with the arrival of Karen Kabweru-Namulemu from KCH Garden Square in September 2021.

Leading Silks

Janet Bazley QC - 1GC | Family LawJanet is the foremost child law QC. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of the law relating to children, is a brilliant advocate, a skilled strategist and combines this with availability, responsiveness and an unmatched bedside manner with clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charles Geekie QC - 1GC | Family LawCharles has a great analytical mind and is able to plot out a strategy for the case from the very beginning.
Ranked: Tier 1
Deirdre Fottrell QC - 1GC | Family LawShe is incredibly hardworking and has an acute and analytical mind. She works well with her instructing solicitor as a team member so there is a collaborative exchange of ideas and strategy.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Norton QC - 1GC | Family LawAn extremely impressive advocate; meticulously prepared and always stays focused on the issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
Francesca Wiley QC - 1GC | Family LawA powerhouse of an advocate with a fearless and brave style. Her work in the parental alienation sphere is second to none. Francesca is loved by clients and a joy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Bagchi QC - 1GC | Family LawAndrew's strengths are his superior knowledge of the law alongside his very personable and down to earth manner.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nkumbe Ekaney QC - 1GC | Family LawIs an astonishingly impressive silk who oozes gravitas and has a commanding court room presence. His advocacy is really first-rate. Nkumbe has a keen eye for the detail and is always fully on top of the papers. His cross-examination is razor sharp and always extremely effective.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sam Momtaz QC - 1GC | Family LawSam efficiently and comprehensively grasps the facts and complex medical evidence when he often comes in to cases at the last minute once the LAA have granted funding for a leader. He is a joy to work with - he is collaborative, responsive and respectful to the legal team working around him. Sam is excellent with clients who are going through the most traumatic of experiences - he is calm and reassuring.
Ranked: Tier 3

2021 Silks

Denise Gilling QC - 1GC | Family LawAn exceptional advocate. She puts her client's case with clarity and authority. Her case analysis is second to none. Clients have great confidence in her ability. She is empathetic in her approach whilst at the same time being firm in her advice.
Sally Stone QC - 1GC | Family LawSally is an exceptionally hardworking and able specialist public law children practitioner. She knows every page of every brief and puts her arguments across in a succinct and highly effective way.

2022 Silks

Laura Briggs QC - 1GC | Family LawA first choice and a reliable choice. Technically brilliant with a fine attention to detail. Laura is a charismatic and persuasive advocate and a tremendous lateral thinker.

Leading Juniors

Claire Heppenstall - 1GC | Family LawAn instinctive lawyer with an empathetic manner with clients. She is able to get the heart of the case and tackle it with both clients and the tribunal effectively and strategically. Her advocacy style is engaging and to the point, and she is determined and stylish in cross-examination and representations to the court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sharon Segal - 1GC | Family LawPhenomenally talented and experienced - her attention to detail is exceptional, leaving no stone unturned. She has brilliant judgement and unrivalled knowledge of case law.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
Daisy Hughes - 1GC | Family LawVery bright and switched on, and highly articulate. Daisy is good with clients and very hardworking. She is a champion for her clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lucy Sprinz - 1GC | Family LawAn absolute star. Sharp, calm and convincing. A wonderful ability to explain difficult concepts to a client, to ensure they feel listened to and to fight their corner without unnecessarily raising the temperature.
Ranked: Tier 2
Steven Ashworth - 1GC | Family LawHe really is at the top of his game. Steven is honestly one of the most dedicated and hardworking barristers solicitors have had the pleasure of working with in recent times.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alev Giz - 1GC | Family LawAlev is a commanding presence in the court room. Child focused, tenacious and a solid negotiator.
Ranked: Tier 3
Matthew Fletcher1GC | Family LawHe has a commanding court presence and his candour and legal knowledge mean that judges can respect and trust what he says. This is ultimately beneficial to the client. He has an easy client manner which clients find soothing at a very difficult time.
Ranked: Tier 4
Eleri Jones - 1GC | Family LawThe unicorn of barristers - probably the only person doing proper heavy weight jurisdiction, children and money cases. She is fiendishly clever, academic and a real heavyweight, but also warm, empathetic and good with the clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Doushka Krish - 1GC | Family LawDoushka has a number of overwhelming strengths including first and most intelligence, compassion, an empathy for clients in difficult circumstances and professionalism.
Ranked: Tier 4
Henry Lamb 1GC | Family LawExceptionally good at identifying the key issues at the nub of a case. His cross-examination is focused and incisive. He is also very good with vulnerable clients.
Ranked: Tier 4
Louise MacLynn - 1GC | Family LawUndoubtedly silk quality, and more than a match for them.
Ranked: Tier 4
Pamela Warner - 1GC | Family LawPamela is very hardworking, thorough, meticulous, and pays attention to detail. She has a very considered and measured approach and is very approachable and warm with clients. Highly knowledgeable and very down to earth.
Ranked: Tier 4
Katherine Dunseath - 1GC | Family LawA fantastic and tenacious advocate. She is always well prepared, strategically sound and has a great manner with the clients. She is no nonsense and exceptional in cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 5
Elizabeth Hartnett - 1GC | Family LawExtremely knowledgeable and has excellent instincts for how a judge will respond to a case. She has a calming influence with clients. She listens well and allows clients to put forward their views but will then give solid guidance and advice on the way forward and in particular about which points are worth pursuing.
Ranked: Tier 5
Emily James  - 1GC Family Law ‘Fully invested in every case. She knows every page of the brief, every nuance of the case and can predict all the avenues the case might take.
Ranked: Tier 5
Helen Jefferson - 1GC | Family LawHelen is technically brilliant and outstanding with the clients.
Ranked: Tier 5
Richard Jones - 1GC | Family LawSoftly spoken but a highly effective persuasive advocate. He knows how to read and play the court to perfection.
Ranked: Tier 5
Olivia Magennis - 1GC | Family LawShe leaves no stone unturned when considering the papers. Olivia is a firm advocate and has a solid grasp of the law and is one of the most empathic but realistic barristers.
Ranked: Tier 5
Joseph Moore - 1GC | Family LawClear and persuasive in court. He is brilliant on his feet and provides invaluable advice on strategy. He has a great manner with clients and is easy to work with.
Ranked: Tier 5
Sophie Prolingheuer - 1GC | Family LawVery able and yet her ability is understated. Her style is one of quiet assurance and is all the more powerful for being so. She is always thoroughly prepared.
Ranked: Tier 5
Oliver Woolley - 1GC | Family LawOliver as the ability to identify pragmatic solutions to sometimes very complex issues. He will go above and beyond to put me and the client at ease. He has exceptional attention to detail and is incredibly charming.
Ranked: Tier 5



‘I would regard 1GC as my ‘go to’ chambers for anything involving children. It has a great range of counsel from seniors to junior juniors. It has also provided excellent training webinars especially during lock down.’

1 GC is a very well-run set.

‘A brilliant and go-to chambers for children’s work, with a good range of advocates at all levels.’

‘This chamber is highly respected and with good reason; from its QCs down to its pupils it offers very high quality advocacy. It is a busy set of chambers.

‘My go to chambers – great range and depth of counsel and very good training programmes.’


Excellent and helpful clerks, led by the brilliant Paul Harris, one of the best head clerks on the circuit.’

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care Tier 3

1GC | Family Law has a well-respected practice that receives a steady flow of instructions from the Official Solicitor, NHS Trusts, family members and local authorities. The 'talented' team has expertise advising on cases concerning forced marriages and adults who lack capacity; Andrew Bagchi QC is regularly sought after for his experience in this area. Recent instructions include issues regarding capacity to consent to marriage and sexual relations, which is a core area of strength for the 'excellent' Louise MacLynn. Malcolm Chisholm ('a very safe pair of hands') is adept at advising on cases involving health and welfare issues, while Alev Giz's workload includes property-related matters. The set also has growing strength in advising on damages claims brought under the Human Rights Act arising from the unlawful deprivation of liberty.

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



A set with strength-in-depth.’


‘Always willing to try to accommodate. Very knowledgeable about their barristers, so we get the right barrister for a particular case.’

The clerks provide a good and efficient service.

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

1GC | Family Law is 'an excellent set, with strong counsel in the finance and children field'. Members are regularly instructed in cases involving offshore trusts, large-scale international businesses, and assets held in other jurisdictions. The set has notable strength in handling financial issues arising from cohabitation disputes and the dissolution of civil partnerships, as well as advising on financial provision for children. The 'tenacious' Penelope Clapham 'works tirelessly to achieve the best outcome for her clients. She never fails to impress with her straight-talking and perceptive approach'. The 'calm and measured' Joseph Moore and the 'talented' Annabel Barrons are new entrants to the table.

Rising stars

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

Leading Juniors

Penelope Clapham - 1GC | Family LawA very impressive advocate with a first-class mind. She is very diligent, conscientious, and intelligent. A well-respected barrister.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Perrins - 1GC | Family LawA meticulous barrister who easily grasps complex matters.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Burles - 1GC | Family LawA silk in all but name.
Ranked: Tier 2
Claire Heppenstall - 1GC | Family LawShe is very focused and hones in on the key issues of a case very quickly. She has good judgement, and is a fierce advocate when it is required.
Ranked: Tier 2
Helen Jefferson - 1GC | Family LawHelen has a fantastic manner with lay clients, who immediately put their trust in her.
Ranked: Tier 3
Eleri Jones - 1GC | Family LawA talented negotiator. Very bright and conscientious. She is a committed and charming junior.
Ranked: Tier 3
Joseph Moore - 1GC | Family LawHe combines assiduous preparation with a collected and empathetic manner. His client care skills are excellent.
Ranked: Tier 4
Duncan Watson - 1GC | Family LawDuncan has notable strength in handling complex financial matters involving businesses and trusts. He can come up with a range of solutions to any issue that needs to be resolved.
Ranked: Tier 4



‘1 Garden Court Chambers offers a variety of counsel at varying rates and qualification levels, providing sufficient choice for varying matters. In circumstances where our requested counsel is unavailable, the set endeavours to provide alternative members of counsel at a similar call and experience level. All clerks are conscious of costs and budgets and take a bespoke approach to their services.’

Quality representation at all levels.’

It has a breadth of knowledge and can offer superb advice, from international family law to complex children matters. I tend to use the set for those specific areas. The service provided is impeccable.

Counsel have a breadth of experience across various areas of family law, enabling clients to be represented by several members of chambers without disrupting continuity of representation.

Very good strength in depth.


‘David McDonald is a credit to the clerking world.’

London Bar > Crime


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.


Senior Clerk Paul Harrisclerks@1gc.com
Chambers Director Marie-Christine Williswillis@1gc.com
Joint Head of Chambers EKANEY QC, Nkumbe (1990)
Joint Head of Chambers NORTON QC, Andrew (1992)
Members of Chambers PLATT QC, Eleanor F (1960)
Members of Chambers BALL QC, Alison (1972)
Members of Chambers BAZLEY QC, Janet (1980)
Members of Chambers GEEKIE QC, Charles (1985)
Members of Chambers BAGCHI QC, Andrew (1989)
Members of Chambers WILEY QC, Francesca (1996)
Members of Chambers FOTTRELL QC, Deirdre (2001)
Members of Chambers MOMTAZ QC, Sam (1995)
Members of Chambers GILLING QC, Denise (1992)
Members of Chambers STONE QC, Sally (1994)
Members of Chambers BRIGGS QC, 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 WATSON, Duncan (1997)
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, Penelope (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)
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 BagchiAndrew Bagchi QC 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 Barrons Annabel 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 Bennet  photo Lucy Bennet 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…
Laura Briggs QC photo Laura Briggs QCLaura 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 Penelope 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…
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…
Katherine Dunseath  photo Katherine Dunseath Katherine is a leading junior in matters involving complex high net worth…
Luke Eaton  photo Luke Eaton Luke 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 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 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…
Susan George  photo Susan George Susan 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 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 relocation cases (international and…
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 JonesRichard’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…
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…
Elena MacLeod  photo Elena MacLeod Barrister 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 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 MomtazSam 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 NortonAndrew 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’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 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…
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 SprinzLucy specialises exclusively in children law, in the public and private law…
John Stocker  photo John Stocker Practises in financial remedies work (married and unmarried couples – divorce, CA…
Sally Stone  photo Sally Stone Sally practices in all aspects of children law. She acts in private law…
Simon Sugar  photo Simon Sugar Simon practices exclusively in family law; predominantly in ancillary relief but also…
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 VerityCalled 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 WarnerPamela is a specialist family practitioner. Her practice primarily focuses on public…
Duncan Watson photo Duncan WatsonDuncan is a specialist in family finances, including financial remedies on divorce,…
Francesca Wiley photo Francesca WileyFrancesca practises at the highest level in both private and public law…
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…