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Chambers of Tracey Hennessey
No.18 Barristers Chambers
21 Carlton Crescent
SOUTHAMPTON
SO15 2ET
England

Western Circuit > Family and children law Tier 3

'Excellent set' No.18 Barristers Chambers is home to a family team that is adept at handling both high-value matrimonial finance cases and complex public and private children law matters. Katherine Henry's 'knowledge of family law is exceptional', and is regularly instructed in cases involving parental alienation and domestic abuse. Nigel Cholerton is recommended for advising on both financial remedy and care proceedings, while Laura Baines handles the full range of public family law matters for local authorities, guardians, parents and children. Lee Young brings expertise in child abduction cases.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Laura Baines - No.18 Barristers ChambersLaura is a very sensible and pragmatic barrister. She is unflappable and a calming influence. Her knowledge of the law is extremely good.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Katherine Henry - No.18 Barristers ChambersKatherine is a very committed barrister. She is a tireless worker who genuinely wishes to achieve the best result for her clients. She is extremely thorough in her preparation, but is able to be very pragmatic so that her clients have a realistic overview of their case from the start. She delivers difficult advice sensitively, a particular skill of hers, which means her clients respect her.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lee Young - No.18 Barristers ChambersHe possesses great technical knowledge, and just the right level of robustness when required.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

No18 Barristers Chambers is friendly and approachable‘.

Very helpful and accommodating‘.

Clerking

The clerks are very professional – a well run machine‘.

Senior clerk Mark Windebank is extremely helpful, courteous and friendly‘.

Mark Windebank is simply superb. He is accessible, communicative and incredibly helpful. Mark never leaves you waiting for an answer‘.

Mark Windebank, Dan Fantham and Beth Miles will go above and beyond to ensure that they can help‘.

Western Circuit > Immigration

Western Circuit > Employment

Leading Juniors

Barnaby Large - No.18 Barristers ChambersHe has a keen eye for detail, provides insightful analysis, and is commercially pragmatic.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law Tier 3

'Excellent set' No.18 Barristers Chambers is home to a family team that is adept at handling both high-value matrimonial finance cases and complex public and private children law matters. Katherine Henry's 'knowledge of family law is exceptional', and is regularly instructed in cases involving parental alienation and domestic abuse. Nigel Cholerton is recommended for advising on both financial remedy and care proceedings, while Laura Baines handles the full range of public family law matters for local authorities, guardians, parents and children. Lee Young brings expertise in child abduction cases.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Laura Baines - No.18 Barristers ChambersLaura is a very sensible and pragmatic barrister. She is unflappable and a calming influence. Her knowledge of the law is extremely good.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Katherine Henry - No.18 Barristers ChambersKatherine is a very committed barrister. She is a tireless worker who genuinely wishes to achieve the best result for her clients. She is extremely thorough in her preparation, but is able to be very pragmatic so that her clients have a realistic overview of their case from the start. She delivers difficult advice sensitively, a particular skill of hers, which means her clients respect her.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lee Young - No.18 Barristers ChambersHe possesses great technical knowledge, and just the right level of robustness when required.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

No18 Barristers Chambers is friendly and approachable‘.

Very helpful and accommodating‘.

Clerking

The clerks are very professional – a well run machine‘.

Senior clerk Mark Windebank is extremely helpful, courteous and friendly‘.

Mark Windebank is simply superb. He is accessible, communicative and incredibly helpful. Mark never leaves you waiting for an answer‘.

Mark Windebank, Dan Fantham and Beth Miles will go above and beyond to ensure that they can help‘.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Immigration

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Employment

Leading Juniors

Barnaby Large - No.18 Barristers ChambersHe has a keen eye for detail, provides insightful analysis, and is commercially pragmatic.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3

No18 Chambers is a  modern, diverse and a dynamic set of chambers  comprising of dedicated barristers.

We have been established for over 60 years. Our barristers regularly appear in courts across the south of England and London. No.18 barristers deliver high standards of legal advice, advocacy, drafting and mediation At No.18 we are committed to our clients by providing both expert advocacy and advice. We provide our clients with a personal, tailored service; we are fair, flexible and transparent on fees and we look to build a pro-active partnership with our professional and lay clients.

No18 Chambers offer a wealth of experience in a wide range of areas. Our Barristers are specialists in family law (Public law Children, Family Finance, Private law Children), employment law, civil and commercial disputes, Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence, Property & immigration law.

Family: Care & Children

The Care & Children team are a well-established and highly committed team of practitioners with a depth and breadth of experience in both private and public law matters at all levels of call to ensure that we are able to match our clients to the most suitable barrister.

  • Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings
  • Contact and Residence disputes under the Children Act 1989
  • Domestic violence & injunctions
  • (International) child abduction

Family: Finance

The Family Finance team is a well-established and highly committed team of practitioners with a wealth of experience in ancillary relief and trusts of land.

  • Divorce & Separation
  • Cohabitation including Trusts of Land & Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
  • Inheritance Act claims

Employment & Discrimination

Chambers has a well-established employment practice. Members of our team provide a high quality, effective and approachable service, focusing on the particular needs of the client. We regularly represent clients in cases of all complexity, from high value restrictive covenant claims and directors’ duties to unfair dismissal and minimum wage disputes.

Chancery and Commercial

Members of the Chancery & Commercial practice group cover a broad and diverse range of disputes, we are highly experienced, able to assist with both non contentious and contentious issues and able confidently to advise at all stages, from initial tactics through to drafting and representation at mediation or trial.

Traditional Chancery

  • Court of Protection
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Trusts and Trustees
  • Wills, Probate and the Administration of Estates

Commercial Chancery

  • Commercial Disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Insolvency and liquidation
  • Partnerships & LLPs
  • Professional Negligence

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Members of Chambers act for both claimants and defendants in personal injury, clinical negligence, product liability and fatal accident claims. We have experienced advocates at all levels of seniority. Our work includes (but is not limited to): road traffic accidents; catastrophic brain and spinal injury; accidents at work; industrial disease; stress and bullying at work; and failures to diagnose. We have represented Properly Interested Parties at Inquests. We have also been involved in cases where jurisdictional issues engage and claims against the Ministry of Defence.

Immigration

Members of Chambers offer advice and representation in respect of a full range of immigration and asylum matters; representing clients across the country in the First Tier Tribunal; the Upper Tribunal; the Administrative Court and the higher Appellate Courts.

Property

Members of Chambers advise and represent clients in the full range of property matters appearing in the County Court, High Court, Appellate Courts and the Land Tribunal.

  • Real property
  • Social Housing
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Trusts of land and proprietary estoppel

No 18 Resolution

Dispute Resolution is an alternative to the uncertainty of court proceedings and litigation. It is a way of managing litigation, stress and delay. The benefits are that it is faster than litigation as things are able to get moving in weeks not months, it’s flexible with less formality and above all it’s very cost effective.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Clerks Room MARK WINDEBANK LLB (Hons)clerks@no18chambers.com02380 736 812
Head of Chambers Tracey Hennessey (2001)
Barrister Gary Fawcett (1975)
Barrister Lee Young (1991)
Barrister Ian Wheaton (2002)
Barrister James Vatcher (2006)
Barrister Richard Carroll (2006)
Barrister Nigel Cholerton (2007)
Barrister Barnaby Large (2007)
Barrister Laura Baines (2007)
Barrister Francis Payne (2014)
Barrister John Franklin (2016)
Barrister Sara Chalk (2018)
Barrister Amelia King (2016)
Barrister Rachel Chapman (2017)
Barrister Sarah Barber (2018)
Door Tenant Theo Huckle QC (1985) (QC 2011)
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Laura Baines photo Laura BainesAreas of practice include: Family: Care & Children   (Public Law / Care…
Sarah Barber  photo Sarah Barber Areas of practice include: Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings, ,…
Sara Chalk  photo Sara Chalk Areas of practice include: Family: Care & Children   (Public Law / Care…
Rachel Chapman  photo Rachel Chapman Areas of practice include: Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings, ,…
Nigel Cholerton photo Nigel CholertonAreas of practice include: Family: Finance ( Divorce & Separation, Cohabitation including…
Gary Fawcett  photo Gary Fawcett Areas of practice include: Family: Finance ( Divorce & Separation, Cohabitation including…
John Franklin  photo John Franklin Areas of practice include: Areas of practice include: Employment & Discrimination ,…
Tracey Hennessey  photo Tracey Hennessey Areas of practice include: Family: Care & Children   (Public Law / Care…
Katherine Henry photo Katherine HenryAreas of practice include: Areas of practice include: Areas of practice include:…
Sarah Hirech photo Sarah HirechAreas of practice include: Areas of practice include: Areas of practice include:…
Claire Hook  photo Claire Hook Areas of practice include: Areas of practice include: Areas of practice include:…
Amelia King  photo Amelia King Areas of practice include: Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings, ,…
Barnaby Large photo Barnaby LargeAreas of practice include: Employment & Discrimination, Family: Children   (  Private law…
Francis Payne  photo Francis Payne Areas of practice include: Family: Children   (  Private law children: Contact and…
Asher Robin Shane  photo Asher Robin Shane Areas of practice include: Areas of practice include: Family: Children   ( (International)…
James Vatcher  photo James Vatcher Areas of practice include: Family: Finance ( Divorce & Separation, Cohabitation including…
Ian Wheaton photo Ian WheatonAreas of practice include: Employment & Discrimination , Chancery and Commercial (Trusts…
Lee Young photo Lee YoungAreas of practice include: Family: Finance ( Divorce & Separation, Cohabitation including…