Set Profile > Senate House Chambers > Northampton, England

Chambers of Michelle Christie and Lianne Murphy
Senate House Chambers
14 ALBION PLACE
NORTHAMPTON
NN1 1UD
England

Family and children law Tier 2

Joint heads of Northampton's Senate House Chambers, Lianne Murphy and Michelle Christie lead a group of ‘well-respected’ specialists able to advise and represent local authorities, parents, guardians, and children in complex and sensitive care proceedings. Daniel Sheridan and Rachel Watkins recent instructions have involved serious non-accidental injuries and sexual and psychological harm to children in several complex and unusual cases. Samantha Reddington continues to act on behalf of children, parents, guardians, and local authorities in cases involving allegations of sexual abuse, among others.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Ranked: Tier 1
Hannah Mettam - Senate House ChambersHannah is a magnet for serious public law work in the Midlands. She has the trust of solicitors due to her detailed preparation, astute client care and confident advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 1
Lianne Murphy - Senate House ChambersLianne has an incredible approach with clients. This is a particularly emotional area of law and the clients often require a sensitive approach whilst others may require a more robust approach due to the issues they need to address. Lianne is able to adapt her approach to each individual client and most of my clients ask for her to continue to represent them at future hearings.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Sheridan - Senate House ChambersDaniel is very clear with clients, ensuring that they understand the evidence and the procedure. He ensures that he has the clients' full instructions and will put the client's position forward before the court in a clear and concise manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Rachel Watkins - Senate House ChambersRachel is calm but assertive when dealing with other advocates. She explains legal matters in terms that can be easily understood and her knowledge of the law is excellent.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stuart Yeung - Senate House ChambersStuart is an excellent advocate who represents his clients with zeal. His experience and knowledge puts both clients and instructing solicitors as ease. Stuart is always well prepared and is able to pick up on the smallest of details that others may miss.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lucy Fairclough - Senate House ChambersLucy is excellent at identifying the issues promptly and having a clear vision of how to progress matters. She is robust, but has an excellent manner with clients, inspiring confidence and able to give them clear advice on likely outcomes.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Senate Chambers are a well respected chambers in the area that we work in.’

‘Members of Senate House Chambers are my go-to Chambers when I am looking to instruct counsel on Children Act matters.’

‘I have instructed barristers from this set for a number of years and they have always been very knowledgeable and experienced.

Clerking

‘Chambers are brilliant. Elaine Christie is a brilliant clerk and will do her absolute best to accommodate finding you counsel.’

‘The clerks will try and assist in finding suitable barristers for each matter. They are respectful and will do their upmost to assist.’

‘All of the clerks are always very helpful and are very quick at responding to any queries that may be raised. They will also go above and beyond to try and accommodate any last minute requests.’

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Family and children law Tier 2

Joint heads of Northampton's Senate House Chambers, Lianne Murphy and Michelle Christie lead a group of ‘well-respected’ specialists able to advise and represent local authorities, parents, guardians, and children in complex and sensitive care proceedings. Daniel Sheridan and Rachel Watkins recent instructions have involved serious non-accidental injuries and sexual and psychological harm to children in several complex and unusual cases. Samantha Reddington continues to act on behalf of children, parents, guardians, and local authorities in cases involving allegations of sexual abuse, among others.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Ranked: Tier 1
Hannah Mettam - Senate House ChambersHannah is a magnet for serious public law work in the Midlands. She has the trust of solicitors due to her detailed preparation, astute client care and confident advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 1
Lianne Murphy - Senate House ChambersLianne has an incredible approach with clients. This is a particularly emotional area of law and the clients often require a sensitive approach whilst others may require a more robust approach due to the issues they need to address. Lianne is able to adapt her approach to each individual client and most of my clients ask for her to continue to represent them at future hearings.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Sheridan - Senate House ChambersDaniel is very clear with clients, ensuring that they understand the evidence and the procedure. He ensures that he has the clients' full instructions and will put the client's position forward before the court in a clear and concise manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 2
Rachel Watkins - Senate House ChambersRachel is calm but assertive when dealing with other advocates. She explains legal matters in terms that can be easily understood and her knowledge of the law is excellent.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stuart Yeung - Senate House ChambersStuart is an excellent advocate who represents his clients with zeal. His experience and knowledge puts both clients and instructing solicitors as ease. Stuart is always well prepared and is able to pick up on the smallest of details that others may miss.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lucy Fairclough - Senate House ChambersLucy is excellent at identifying the issues promptly and having a clear vision of how to progress matters. She is robust, but has an excellent manner with clients, inspiring confidence and able to give them clear advice on likely outcomes.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Senate Chambers are a well respected chambers in the area that we work in.’

‘Members of Senate House Chambers are my go-to Chambers when I am looking to instruct counsel on Children Act matters.’

‘I have instructed barristers from this set for a number of years and they have always been very knowledgeable and experienced.

Clerking

‘Chambers are brilliant. Elaine Christie is a brilliant clerk and will do her absolute best to accommodate finding you counsel.’

‘The clerks will try and assist in finding suitable barristers for each matter. They are respectful and will do their upmost to assist.’

‘All of the clerks are always very helpful and are very quick at responding to any queries that may be raised. They will also go above and beyond to try and accommodate any last minute requests.’