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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

No.18 Barristers Chambers‘ members have been kept especially busy handling complex private and public children law matters. Tracey Hennessey isn’t afraid to fight for her clients in the courtroom‘ and is regularly instructed in care cases involving allegations of physical and sexual abuse. The ‘always well-preparedLaura Baines represents guardians, local authorities, parents and children across a wide spectrum of public and private family law matters. Katherine Henry‘s ‘court delivery is superb, assured and gets the court’s attention in the right way‘. Complex care proceedings involving allegations of abuse have been prominent in the caseload of the ‘practicalNigel Cholerton. Sara Chalk is a ‘bold and very conscientious advocate‘.

Rising Stars: Child Law (Public and Private)

Sara Chalk  - No.18 Barristers Chambers 'Sara has excellent judgement. She is fearless, tenacious and eloquent. She leaves no stone unturned and as such her lay clients feel that every effort has been made on their behalf.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Laura Baines - No.18 Barristers Chambers 'A measured barrister whose cross-examination is always well-considered and appropriate to the witness she is dealing with. She has the right amount of compassion and empathy to mix with her legal mind.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Cholerton - No.18 Barristers Chambers 'Nigel is a committed barrister who takes pride in delivering the best case possible by always putting the client's needs first. He takes time to explain thoroughly the legal process; he constantly puts a client's mind at ease; and is not shy to be robust when a case needs it.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Katherine Henry - No.18 Barristers ChambersKatherine is a powerful advocate and meticulous in her preparation. She has in-depth expertise in Children Act cases. She is superb with clients, and gives reassurance and confidence to the most nervous of them. A fantastic communicator.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Tracey Hennessey  – No.18 Barristers Chambers 'She is an outstanding advocate who is well respected in the area for her skills. She handles complex cases with ease. She has an easy court manner and a charm which commends itself to the judiciary.'
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

All of the advocates within chambers are passionate and put a high level of care and attention into the cases that they are instructed on.’

It is well equipped and has an in depth range of expertise available to hand to deal with family law matters.’

Very good set.’

Clerking

The clerks are helpful and accommodating.’

The clerks are a great team and offer brilliant service – personable, efficient and timely.’

Very well clerked, always prepared to help and go the extra mile.’

Western Circuit > Immigration

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Sarah Hirech - No.18 Barristers Chambers 'Sarah is liked by clients, respected by the Home Office, and regularly nodded at by judges.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Western Circuit > Employment

Leading Juniors

Barnaby Large - No.18 Barristers Chambers 'Barnaby has a very detailed understanding of niche and complex areas of employment law. he has an extremely good bedside manner and always puts clients at ease. An effective advocate with a calm and measured style.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ian Wheaton - No.18 Barristers Chambers 'Ian is a strong, skilful advocate. He displays an unerring ability to sort the wheat from the chaff in even the most apparently complex of cases.'
Ranked: Tier 3

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

No.18 Barristers Chambers‘ members have been kept especially busy handling complex private and public children law matters. Tracey Hennessey isn’t afraid to fight for her clients in the courtroom‘ and is regularly instructed in care cases involving allegations of physical and sexual abuse. The ‘always well-preparedLaura Baines represents guardians, local authorities, parents and children across a wide spectrum of public and private family law matters. Katherine Henry‘s ‘court delivery is superb, assured and gets the court’s attention in the right way‘. Complex care proceedings involving allegations of abuse have been prominent in the caseload of the ‘practicalNigel Cholerton. Sara Chalk is a ‘bold and very conscientious advocate‘.

Rising Stars: Child Law (Public and Private)

Sara Chalk  - No.18 Barristers Chambers 'Sara has excellent judgement. She is fearless, tenacious and eloquent. She leaves no stone unturned and as such her lay clients feel that every effort has been made on their behalf.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Laura Baines - No.18 Barristers Chambers 'A measured barrister whose cross-examination is always well-considered and appropriate to the witness she is dealing with. She has the right amount of compassion and empathy to mix with her legal mind.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Nigel Cholerton - No.18 Barristers Chambers 'Nigel is a committed barrister who takes pride in delivering the best case possible by always putting the client's needs first. He takes time to explain thoroughly the legal process; he constantly puts a client's mind at ease; and is not shy to be robust when a case needs it.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Katherine Henry - No.18 Barristers ChambersKatherine is a powerful advocate and meticulous in her preparation. She has in-depth expertise in Children Act cases. She is superb with clients, and gives reassurance and confidence to the most nervous of them. A fantastic communicator.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Tracey Hennessey  – No.18 Barristers Chambers 'She is an outstanding advocate who is well respected in the area for her skills. She handles complex cases with ease. She has an easy court manner and a charm which commends itself to the judiciary.'
Ranked: Tier 2

Testimonials

Set

All of the advocates within chambers are passionate and put a high level of care and attention into the cases that they are instructed on.’

It is well equipped and has an in depth range of expertise available to hand to deal with family law matters.’

Very good set.’

Clerking

The clerks are helpful and accommodating.’

The clerks are a great team and offer brilliant service – personable, efficient and timely.’

Very well clerked, always prepared to help and go the extra mile.’

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Immigration

Leading Juniors

Ranked: Tier 1
Sarah Hirech - No.18 Barristers Chambers 'Sarah is liked by clients, respected by the Home Office, and regularly nodded at by judges.'
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Employment

Leading Juniors

Barnaby Large - No.18 Barristers Chambers 'Barnaby has a very detailed understanding of niche and complex areas of employment law. he has an extremely good bedside manner and always puts clients at ease. An effective advocate with a calm and measured style.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ian Wheaton - No.18 Barristers Chambers 'Ian is a strong, skilful advocate. He displays an unerring ability to sort the wheat from the chaff in even the most apparently complex of cases.'
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 KC (1985) (KC 2011)
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Laura Baines photo Laura BainesAreas of practice include: Family: Care & Children   (Public Law / Care…
Sarah Barber photo Sarah BarberAreas of practice include: Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings, ,…
Sara Chalk photo Sara ChalkAreas of practice include: Family: Care & Children   (Public Law / Care…
Rachel Chapman photo Rachel ChapmanAreas 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 FawcettAreas of practice include: Family: Finance ( Divorce & Separation, Cohabitation including…
John Franklin photo John FranklinAreas of practice include: Areas of practice include: Employment & Discrimination ,…
Tracey Hennessey photo Tracey HennesseyAreas 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 HookAreas of practice include: Areas of practice include: Areas of practice include:…
Amelia King photo Amelia KingAreas 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 PayneAreas of practice include: Family: Children   (  Private law children: Contact and…
Asher Shane photo Asher ShaneAreas of practice include: Areas of practice include: Family: Children   ( (International)…
James Vatcher photo James VatcherAreas 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…