Tracey Hennessey > Chambers of Tracey Hennessey > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

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


Areas of practice include: Family: Care & Children   (Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings, (International) child abduction, Private law children: Contact and Residence disputes)


Tracey has a wealth of experience in dealing with both public and private law children cases and this is the main focus of her practice. She has a particular interest and skill in dealing with volatile clients and those with mental health difficulties and capacity issues. She offers a sensitive, client focused approach to her cases and is a tenacious advocate when necessary. She has a calm approach to even the most difficult and hotly contested cases always seeking to achieve the best outcomes for her clients.


  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Western Circuit   


  • 2001 (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • LLB (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Family and children law

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

Tracey Hennessey  – No.18 Barristers ChambersShe 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.’

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‘.