Set Profile > Pallant Chambers > Chichester, England

Chambers of Lucinda Davis
Pallant Chambers
12 NORTH PALLANT
CHICHESTER
PO19 1TQ
England

Family and children law Tier 2

Pallant Chambers hosts a strong group of junior tenants that are active in financial remedy cases involving farms and company assets, among other complicating factors. The set also includes members such as Sarah Earley,  who also act for guardians and local authorities in children law cases - the set is described as 'a very sound regional chambers, particularly for children law' by one solicitor, and another credits it as having 'a very strong public family law team with barristers of all levels across all areas' of the discipline.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Sarah Earley - Pallant ChambersAn excellent advocate with a great deal of experience in children law.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lucinda Davis - Pallant ChambersAn outstanding advocate who is passionate about her work and provides down-to-earth and clear-cut advice for clients whether professional or lay.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rosein Magee - Pallant ChambersShe is a very thorough and hardworking advocate who offers well-reasoned, robust arguments within the court arena.
Ranked: Tier 3
Colin Morgan - Pallant ChambersAn exceptional barrister who takes greats pains to represent his client to be best of his ability.
Ranked: Tier 3
Katrina Hambleton - Pallant ChambersShe is very professional and focused, her expertise is second-to-none, she puts clients at ease immediately due to her kind and approachable manner.
Ranked: Tier 4
Zosia Keniston - Pallant ChambersShe is a very experienced barrister with excellent advocacy skills and a very calm manner, so you always feel like your case is in good hands.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nadia Tawfik - Pallant ChambersShe is quick on her feet and fearless in court, a safe pair of hands for any family law matter.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Eleanor Dewhurst - Pallant ChambersShe is very hardworking and diligent, and she always makes sure the client is fully aware of what is happening.
Ranked: Tier 2
Wendy Rowlinson - Pallant ChambersShe has a high level of ability to understand and make connections with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nadia Tawfik - Pallant ChambersShe is quick on her feet and fearless in court, a safe pair of hands for any family law matter.
Ranked: Tier 4

Chancery, probate, and tax

At Pallant Chambers, Amy Sedgwick represents clients in contentious and trusts and probate matters, including litigation over choice of executors, will validity, Inheritance Act claims and TLATA matters.

Leading Juniors

Amy Sedgwick - Pallant ChambersShe has an aptitude for cutting through the detail to present the case logically and concisely and with apparent ease.
Ranked: Tier 1

Commercial litigation

Pallant Chambers' Justin Perring is recommended for commercial and business disputes, but also advises high turnover businesses on non-contentious commercial and corporate documents.

Employment

At Pallant Chambers, Peter Doughty is a name of choice for public bodies such as local authorities for a broad spectrum of employment law work.

Leading Juniors

Peter Doughty - Pallant ChambersHe is a go-to counsel for public body work.
Ranked: Tier 2

Property and construction

At Pallant Chambers, Justin Perring is instructed by regional firms on contentious and non-contentious issues, including matters concerning trusts of land, landlord and tenant disputes, property covernance, SDLT and leasehold disputes.

Set overviews: England and Wales

From bases in Chichester and Southampton, Pallant Chambers is a notable set on the South Eastern circuit for family, property and Chancery matters. Rosein Magee is a new appointment as a Circuit Judge in Portsmouth.

Testimonials

Clerks:

All the clerks are incredibly professional and amiable and it is a joy to work with them. Their senior clerk Alister Williams strives to ensure his team are doing their absolute best to meet our clients needs, he is always swift to jump in and resolve any issues as soon as they arise.

The clerks at Pallant are very friendly and provide a good service. Pallant will alway do their best to ensure that they can cover hearings where possible, even at short notice.

The clerks at Pallant Chambers are excellent, they are fair, very helpful and pleasant.

Very friendly and approachable. Try and accommodate as much as they are able. Alister Williams is a dependable senior clerk and leads a great team well.

Very good level of service. Always very prompt. Alister Williams, Sophie Gallagher and Kiah Essex are all very good at making suitable suggestions and all the clerks are very helpful.

Set:

A good choice of experienced advocates with different styles to suit all clients.

Pallant Chambers are very approachable and friendly set. They offer a broad range of expertise and experience with their barristers. I have instructed them for many years and have received good results for clients.

Pallant Chambers have grown and become the first set I will contact when I need advice or advocates for cases in the South-east.

Pallant Chambers offer a wide range of Counsel with varying levels of experience.  I have found the quality of the set second to none.

Pallant has a very strong public family law team, which offers barristers of all levels across all areas of public family law.

The set as a whole is a very strong set. Availability of Counsel is good, and they have good depth, so if the Counsel you have requested is not available, there is a strong alternative offered. They have offered training for us which has been very helpful.

Very approachable and try and find workable solutions when there are issues.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Family and children law Tier 2

Pallant Chambers hosts a strong group of junior tenants that are active in financial remedy cases involving farms and company assets, among other complicating factors. The set also includes members such as Sarah Earley,  who also act for guardians and local authorities in children law cases - the set is described as 'a very sound regional chambers, particularly for children law' by one solicitor, and another credits it as having 'a very strong public family law team with barristers of all levels across all areas' of the discipline.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Sarah Earley - Pallant ChambersAn excellent advocate with a great deal of experience in children law.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lucinda Davis - Pallant ChambersAn outstanding advocate who is passionate about her work and provides down-to-earth and clear-cut advice for clients whether professional or lay.
Ranked: Tier 3
Rosein Magee - Pallant ChambersShe is a very thorough and hardworking advocate who offers well-reasoned, robust arguments within the court arena.
Ranked: Tier 3
Colin Morgan - Pallant ChambersAn exceptional barrister who takes greats pains to represent his client to be best of his ability.
Ranked: Tier 3
Katrina Hambleton - Pallant ChambersShe is very professional and focused, her expertise is second-to-none, she puts clients at ease immediately due to her kind and approachable manner.
Ranked: Tier 4
Zosia Keniston - Pallant ChambersShe is a very experienced barrister with excellent advocacy skills and a very calm manner, so you always feel like your case is in good hands.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nadia Tawfik - Pallant ChambersShe is quick on her feet and fearless in court, a safe pair of hands for any family law matter.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy

Eleanor Dewhurst - Pallant ChambersShe is very hardworking and diligent, and she always makes sure the client is fully aware of what is happening.
Ranked: Tier 2
Wendy Rowlinson - Pallant ChambersShe has a high level of ability to understand and make connections with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nadia Tawfik - Pallant ChambersShe is quick on her feet and fearless in court, a safe pair of hands for any family law matter.
Ranked: Tier 4

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

At Pallant Chambers, Amy Sedgwick represents clients in contentious and trusts and probate matters, including litigation over choice of executors, will validity, Inheritance Act claims and TLATA matters.

Leading Juniors

Amy Sedgwick - Pallant ChambersShe has an aptitude for cutting through the detail to present the case logically and concisely and with apparent ease.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Commercial litigation

Pallant Chambers' Justin Perring is recommended for commercial and business disputes, but also advises high turnover businesses on non-contentious commercial and corporate documents.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Employment

At Pallant Chambers, Peter Doughty is a name of choice for public bodies such as local authorities for a broad spectrum of employment law work.

Leading Juniors

Peter Doughty - Pallant ChambersHe is a go-to counsel for public body work.
Ranked: Tier 2

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Property and construction

At Pallant Chambers, Justin Perring is instructed by regional firms on contentious and non-contentious issues, including matters concerning trusts of land, landlord and tenant disputes, property covernance, SDLT and leasehold disputes.

Regional Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

From bases in Chichester and Southampton, Pallant Chambers is a notable set on the South Eastern circuit for family, property and Chancery matters. Rosein Magee is a new appointment as a Circuit Judge in Portsmouth.

Testimonials

Clerks:

All the clerks are incredibly professional and amiable and it is a joy to work with them. Their senior clerk Alister Williams strives to ensure his team are doing their absolute best to meet our clients needs, he is always swift to jump in and resolve any issues as soon as they arise.

The clerks at Pallant are very friendly and provide a good service. Pallant will alway do their best to ensure that they can cover hearings where possible, even at short notice.

The clerks at Pallant Chambers are excellent, they are fair, very helpful and pleasant.

Very friendly and approachable. Try and accommodate as much as they are able. Alister Williams is a dependable senior clerk and leads a great team well.

Very good level of service. Always very prompt. Alister Williams, Sophie Gallagher and Kiah Essex are all very good at making suitable suggestions and all the clerks are very helpful.

Set:

A good choice of experienced advocates with different styles to suit all clients.

Pallant Chambers are very approachable and friendly set. They offer a broad range of expertise and experience with their barristers. I have instructed them for many years and have received good results for clients.

Pallant Chambers have grown and become the first set I will contact when I need advice or advocates for cases in the South-east.

Pallant Chambers offer a wide range of Counsel with varying levels of experience.  I have found the quality of the set second to none.

Pallant has a very strong public family law team, which offers barristers of all levels across all areas of public family law.

The set as a whole is a very strong set. Availability of Counsel is good, and they have good depth, so if the Counsel you have requested is not available, there is a strong alternative offered. They have offered training for us which has been very helpful.

Very approachable and try and find workable solutions when there are issues.

 

Pallant Chambers is a dynamic and forward-looking provincial set with a London ethos. It is committed, straightforward and full of knowledge regarding its specialist areas. The members have a background and backbone in litigation and can demonstrate regular appearances in cases in which one would usually expect the London Bar to be utilised. Their clients range from large corporations (Southern Water, RAC) and local authorities (Hampshire CC, Portsmouth CC, Southampton CC, West Sussex CC, Chichester DC) to renowned regional solicitors (Verisona, Coffin Mew, Thomas Eggar, Edward Hayes) with acknowledgement in The Legal 500.

The set: Since its formation in 1975 Pallant Chambers has developed into a highly specialist civil and family set serving the south of England and taking many large and high-profile cases in its areas of expertise. A strong focus on private clients and local authorities does not detract from its continuing commitment to legally-aided clients. It continues to build an excellent reputation in Chancery disputes through its carefully chosen recruits.

From its Georgian building in the heart of Chichester, chambers offers a comfortable and convenient location for conferences, although tenants are happy to travel to the offices of solicitors and clients where appropriate. The clerking team has extensive experience of listing in both the local courts and in London, and will always give frank advice on the best barrister for any particular case.

Types of work undertaken: The set has an excellent reputation in family law and civil law, particularly specialising in the following areas:

Civil: chambers has specialists in most areas of civil litigation, covering Chancery, property, tax, insolvency, building, employment, personal injury and clinical negligence, company, planning and professional negligence.

Family: chambers has agreed bindings with a number of local authorities and deals with many major care and financial remedies cases, with the usual attendance on contact and injunction matters.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Alister Williams
Members of Chambers DAVIS, Lucinda (1981)
Members of Chambers WEATHERILL QC, Bernard (1996)
Members of Chambers SALTER, Adrian (1973)
Members of Chambers BRILLIANT, Simon (1976)
Members of Chambers ROWLINSON, Wendy (1981)
Members of Chambers EGLETON, Richard (1981)
Members of Chambers HAVEN, Kevin (1982)
Members of Chambers COOK, Jeremy (1982)
Members of Chambers LIVING, Marc (1983)
Members of Chambers MORGAN, Dylan (1986)
Members of Chambers DOUGHTY, Peter (1988)
Members of Chambers MORGAN, Colin (1989)
Members of Chambers HABEL, Jessica (1991)
Members of Chambers WARD, Trevor (1991)
Members of Chambers EMERSON, William (1992)
Members of Chambers GESER, Anita (1992)
Members of Chambers MAGEE, Rosein (1994)
Members of Chambers PAIN, Kevin (1995)
Members of Chambers HOLROYD, Victoria (1997)
Members of Chambers EARLEY, Sarah (1998)
Members of Chambers VAN HECK, Dirk (2001)
Members of Chambers WARD, Kelly (2001)
Members of Chambers TURNILL, Evan (2003)
Members of Chambers KENISTON, Zosia (2004)
Members of Chambers ANSTEY, Eve (2005)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Felicity (2005)
Members of Chambers WORTHEN, Thomas (2007)
Members of Chambers DEWHURST, Eleanor (2008)
Members of Chambers SEDGWICK, Amy (2008)
Members of Chambers HAMBLETON, Katrina (2015)
Members of Chambers TAWFIK, Nadia (2010)
Members of Chambers WILKINSON, Annabel (2012)
Members of Chambers MACDONALD, Katherine (2013)
Members of Chambers PERRING, Justin (2013)
Members of Chambers HOBBS, Hazel (2016)
Members of Chambers DI MAMBRO, David*
Members of Chambers MULLIS, Roger*
Members of Chambers MOYS, Clive* (1998)
Members of Chambers HOILE, Elinor*
Members of Chambers PEIRSON, Oliver*
Members of Chambers * Associate tenants
Photo Name Position Profile
 Eve Anstey  photo Eve Anstey Eve specialises solely in family cases for private clients. Her experience in…
Mr Jeremy Cook  photo Mr Jeremy Cook Jeremy practices in employment, planning and environment, local government, housing and homelessness,…
 Lucinda Davis  photo Lucinda Davis A prominent family practitioner, Lucinda Davis is well known for her conduct…
 Eleanor Dewhurst  photo Eleanor Dewhurst Eleanor is a specialist family and civil practitioner with extensive experience across…
Mr Peter Doughty  photo Mr Peter Doughty Peter is an Employment law specialist. Peter deals with all areas of…
 Sarah Earley  photo Sarah Earley Sarah is a specialist Child Law barrister who deals with complex cases…
 Richard Egleton  photo Richard Egleton Richard is a Civil Practitioner carrying out work previously covered by the…
 Anita Geser  photo Anita Geser
Ms Jessica Habel  photo Ms Jessica Habel Jessica Habel is an established and highly regarded specialist Family practitioner. She…
Ms Katrina Hambleton  photo Ms Katrina Hambleton Katrina is a sought after and highly regarded Children’s Family Practioner who…
 Kevin Haven  photo Kevin Haven Previously a solicitor and partner in a central London firm, Kevin subsequently…
Mr Robert Herrod  photo Mr Robert Herrod Robert studied Law at Oxford University and The University of Paris, Panthéon-Assas.…
Ms Hazel Hobbs  photo Ms Hazel Hobbs Hazel practises predominantly in commercial and property law with her main areas…
 Elinor Hoile  photo Elinor Hoile Elinor practices in all areas of general civil litigation, but specialises in…
Ms Victoria Holroyd  photo Ms Victoria Holroyd Victoria’s practice focuses on family financial matters; cohabitation and trusts of land;…
Ms Zosia Keniston  photo Ms Zosia Keniston Zosia has a busy family law practice, specialising in children (public and…
 Marc Living  photo Marc Living Marc Living is a chancery practitioner who specialises in employment, insolvency, company…
Ms Katherine MacDonald  photo Ms Katherine MacDonald Katherine’s practice covers both public and private law children matters. She also…
 Rosein Magee  photo Rosein Magee Rosein’s practice encompasses all aspects of family law with particular emphasis on…
Mr Ikeni Mbako-Allison  photo Mr Ikeni Mbako-Allison Ikeni is a third six pupil at Pallant Chambers practising in Commercial,…
Mr Callum McLean  photo Mr Callum McLean Callum joined Pallant as a tenant in 2019 following his successful completion…
 Colin Morgan  photo Colin Morgan Colin Morgan is a specialist family barrister whose popularity is founded upon…
Mr Dylan Morgan  photo Mr Dylan Morgan Dylan regularly acts for Local Authorities, parents and children’s guardians in all…
 Kevin Pain  photo Kevin Pain Kevin’s practice covers all aspects of property related advice and litigation –…
Mr Oliver Peirson  photo Mr Oliver Peirson Oliver is an experienced and highly regard family practitioner who has specialised…
 Wendy Rowlinson  photo Wendy Rowlinson Wendy has a long established, well deserved, reputation in the specialist area…
Ms Amy Sedgwick  photo Ms Amy Sedgwick Amy specialises in chancery litigation and matrimonial finance. She appears in the…
 Nadia Tawfik  photo Nadia Tawfik Nadia is a specialist Barrister who practises exclusively in Family law. Her…
Ms Felicity Thomas  photo Ms Felicity Thomas Felicity specialises in land, property (encompassing housing) and planning. Undertaking work in…
 Kelly Ward  photo Kelly Ward Kelly continues to represent all parties in public law proceedings and has…
Mr Trevor Ward  photo Mr Trevor Ward Trevor has in excess of 25 years’ experience specialising in Planning and…
Mr Bernard Weatherill QC photo Mr Bernard Weatherill QC Called in 1976 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1996, Bernard has been…
Ms Niamh Wilkie  photo Ms Niamh Wilkie Niamh’s diverse background stretches across multiple international jurisdictions including the Republic of…