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Family and children law - Leading silks Elizabeth Isaacs QC St Ives Chambers 'Her expertise in care work includes complex cases involving child fatalities, serious injuries and sexual abuse.' Lorna Meyer QC No5 Chambers 'Her paperwork is of high quality, and her skeleton arguments are very persuasive.' Frances Oldham QC 36 Bedford Row 'Experienced in care and adoption cases, as well as private law children matters.' William Tyler QC 36 Bedford Row 'Known for his strength in Court of Protection and children law matters.' Jeremy Weston QC St Ives Chambers 'A highly professional and meticulous advocate.' Family and children law - Leading juniors Helen Arthur No5 Chambers 'Gets to the heart of the case, whilst also getting the best out of the client.' Amanda Bewley St. Mary's Family Law Chambers 'Undertakes complex public law cases and family-related inquests work.' Leisha Bond St Philips Barristers 'A fearless and determined advocate.' Timothy Bowe St Ives Chambers 'Erudite and intelligent in equal measure.' Stephanie Brown No5 Chambers 'She is very forensic, with a precise eye for detail.' Evelyn Bugeja Cornwall Street Chambers 'Has deep knowledge of law and procedure.' Rosalyn Carter St Philips Barristers 'Experienced in complex children cases involving sexual abuse, non-accidental injuries and fatalities.' Adreeja Chatterjee No5 Chambers 'Shines in complex care cases, including crossborder adoptions and placements.' Judy Claxton St. Mary's Family Law Chambers 'A specialist in care cases involving serious injuries, fatalities and sexual abuse.' Victoria Clifford No5 Chambers 'Very thorough in her preparation of cases, and very good at managing clients' expectations.' Nicholas Cole St Ives Chambers 'He is calm and collected, and a very a good negotiator.' Andrew Day St Ives Chambers 'He is very structured in his approach to work.' Pami Dhadli KCH Garden Square 'Her expertise spans all aspects of financial provision and Children Act matters.' Michele Friel No5 Chambers 'She immediately grasps the minutiae of cases, which instantly puts clients at ease.' Beryl Gilead St. Mary's Family Law Chambers 'She is thorough, very knowledgeable and unflappable in contested hearings.' Orla Grant No5 Chambers 'A well-regarded all-rounder.' Gareth Jacques St. Mary's Family Law Chambers 'His strengths are his depth of knowledge, judgement and natural ability as an advocate.' Christopher James No5 Chambers 'Well regarded in cohabitee disputes and financial provision cases involving businesses.' Martin Kingerley 36 Bedford Row 'A counsel of choice for factually complex and high-profile cases.' Anthony Lowe Cornwall Street Chambers 'Provides a first-class service in financial matters arising from divorce.' Ben Mansfield 36 Bedford Row 'His preparation for a case is careful and thorough.' Matthew Maynard St Ives Chambers 'A strong and versatile advocate.' Louise McCabe St Philips Barristers 'Thorough in her preparation and delivery, and extremely good with clients.' Vanessa Meachin St Philips Barristers 'Although she has a mixed family practice, she is particularly strong in finance matters.' Lawrence Messling St Philips Barristers 'He has more than 25 years' experience in public law children cases.' Jayne Mullen St Ives Chambers 'She has a very good bedside manner and relates to clients from all walks of life.' Jonathan Nosworthy St Philips Barristers 'A rising star.' Stefano Nuvoloni No5 Chambers 'A well-regarded childcare law specialist who shines in the most complex cases.' Nigel Page St. Mary's Family Law Chambers 'Very thorough in his preparation, and has an eye for detail.' Amanda Pittaway Cornwall Street Chambers 'Strong on the financial aspects of divorce as well as disputes between cohabitees.' Jason Reece St. Mary's Family Law Chambers 'A highly regarded all-rounder who can be relied on in complex matters.' Nicholas Starks St Ives Chambers 'Very intelligent, and has great attention to detail.' Anita Thind St. Mary's Family Law Chambers 'Extremely good with her cross-examinations, particularly of expert witnesses.' Kate Tompkins 36 Bedford Row 'Her style of presentation and advocacy is clear, succinct and certain.' Ashley Wynne No5 Chambers 'His written work is of exceptional quality.' THE standard of 36 Bedford Row's family team is 'extremely high', and the group is well known in the East Midlands, particularly for its public and private children law work. Its barristers have 'excellent experience, reputations and skill-sets for public law work'.

Cornwall Street Chambers' practitioners are experienced in matters involving public and private children law, as well as family-related property, finance and inheritance claims. KCH Garden Square's members represent various parties involved in public law children cases, such as parents (including those with learning difficulties), guardians and local authorities. Elsewhere, members have experience in private law residence and contact applications, financial remedy, disputes between cohabitees, and Court of Protection matters, among other areas.

Noted for its breadth of expertise, No5 Chambers' 'prompt, efficient and courteous' family team has a strong track record in financial cases and children matters. It acts in areas ranging from nonaccidental injuries and cross-border adoption to complex financial remedy cases involving business and farming assets. The 'excellent' team provides 'good representation whatever the case'.

With 'an excellent mix of barristers at all levels', St Ives Chambers has a national reputation for family law; it is 'more than a match for the Magic Circle chambers in London'. Its team has a number of heavy-hitters, including Jeremy Weston QC and Elizabeth Isaacs QC, who shine in children matters; and finance specialists Jayne Mullen and Nicholas Starks. The family group also has 'some strong younger members coming through'. A prominent name in the East Midlands, St. Mary's Family Law Chambers has members with particular expertise in complex inquests, forced marriage applications and Court of Protection cases. Members of chambers also shine in weighty public and private law children matters, and in matrimonial finance work involving issues surrounding businesses, properties, trusts and agriculture. The set 'cannot be faulted in any way, and has a wide range of capable counsel'.

St Philips Barristers is 'an excellent set' with 'a fantastic reputation' in family law, with a number of barristers who are 'individually, specialists in their own areas'. The children team undertakes a wide range of cases of the utmost gravity, covering areas such as non-accidental injuries and neglect, and jurisdiction and relocation issues. The matrimonial finance team specialises in high-networth cases involving corporate assets, pension arrangements, and foreign properties and other foreign assets. TOLATA and financial provision are other specialisms.
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