Abigail Bond > Chambers of Susan Hunter > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Susan Hunter
St John's Chambers

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Family law barrister with a particular interest in care proceedings.


Called 1999; formerly lecturer in Law, University of Leicester and University of East Anglia.


Association of Lawyers for Children; Family Law Bar Association; Western Circuit.


St John’s College, Oxford (BA Hons); University of East Anglia (LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)) Ranked: Tier 1

Abigail BondSt John’s ChambersVery patient and great empathy with clients with learning disabilities and disadvantaged adults.

St John’s Chambers is home to a large team of family barristers specialising in high-profile public and private family matters on the Western Circuit. Abigail Bond heads the children law team and specialises in care proceedings, while Zoe Saunders heads the family finance team, covering heavyweight financial remedy cases involving multiple properties, trusts of land, and farms. Andrew Commins is noted for his expertise in family finance matters; Christopher Sharp QC focuses on child care cases involving extreme abuse and injury; and the head of chambers on the Western Circuit, Susan Hunter, is an ‘excellent advocate‘ who appears on behalf of parents, guardians, local authorities and state institutions.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Abigail BondSt John’s ChambersVery patient and great empathy with disadvantaged adults.

Members at St John’s Chambers have worked on a number of interesting cases with patients affected by a range of issues, including vascular dementia, paranoid schizophrenia, and brain injuries caused either through personal injury or medical negligence. The ‘approachableAlex Troup, who ‘has a strong presence which asserts itself when needed‘, predominantly focuses on property and affairs disputes. Abigail Bond represents parties in health and welfare cases and is a fee-paid judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health jurisdiction). A ‘good advocate‘ with a ‘very sound understanding of law‘, Oliver Wooding is also recommended.