Kate Bramall > Chambers of Richard Chapman QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman QC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA

Work Department

Family law; Children Act cases; injunctions (private and public law).


Re F (children) (DNA evidence) (2007); [2007] EWHC 3235 (fam): [2008] 1FLR 348 : fam div (Anthony Hayden QC) 20/12/2007. Anonymity: child abuse, DNA samples, DNA tests, expert evidence, anonymity of DNA testing company responsible for corrupt data, instruction of accredited DNA testing companies, family law reform act 1969, art.8 European convention on human rights. Where DNA data relating to the inter-relationship and parentage of several children had been corrupted, a judge refused to grant a request for anonymity in respect of the company responsible for that data. The court also outlined the correct method by which accredited DNA specialists should be instructed in child welfare cases.


Called 1999.


Family Law Bar Association.


Bury Grammar School (Girls); University of Liverpool (LLB Hons 2(1)); School of Law, Manchester..

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)) Ranked: Tier 2

Kate Bramall18 St John Street ChambersHer patience and compassion makes her invaluable with vulnerable clients.

Members of 18 St John Street Chambers provide ‘an excellent service‘ to clients and pride themselves on their approachability and expertise across the family field of law, including divorce and financial remedy, as well as private and public children law. Stephen Murray is known for his meticulous preparation and thorough grasp of the law; Yvonne Healing brings a ‘calm and child-focused approach to addressing issues‘; Kate Bramall has an established and broad client-base; former solicitor Leonie Caplan is a go-to for care proceedings; Kate Donohue is highlighted by instructing law firm for putting clients at ease; Fiona Holloran has a ‘strong forensic grasp‘ in evidence and issues; while the ‘very knowledgeableRehana Begum is another name to note for her complex public law cases.