29 Bedford Row is a recognised leader in the field of family law. Chambers received a 'Band 1' rating in Chambers & Partners 2012 and is described as offering 'expertise in both children work and matrimonial finance' with a 'stable of top silks.' Our barristers are described as being 'very hands-on' who 'provide the highest quality of service and great technical expertise and are extremely client-friendly in their approach.' The clerking team are also highly praised as 'extremely commercial and professional in their outlook.'
Many members of Chambers are also individually listed as leaders in the Family/Matrimonial field in Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and Legal Experts.
Chambers consists of 53 barristers including nine silks. We are supported by a team of ten clerks including two dedicated fees clerks.
We offer specialist knowledge at every level of seniority. In addition to a team of top-flight divorce and ancillary relief practitioners, we have expertise in all aspects of the law relating to children, including child abduction and adoption. In public law cases we act for parents, local authorities and guardians. We are frequently instructed in Inheritance Act work and family law related professional negligence. We also specialise in the Civil Partnership Act 2004 and in cohabitation cases involving both mixed sex and same sex couples.
A number of members of chambers sit in a part-time judicial capacity as Deputy High Court Judges, Recorders and Deputy District Judges.
Many members of chambers write articles and lecture on a variety of topics and also chair and participate in conferences and seminars both in-house and externally.
ANNOUNCEMENTChambers is pleased to announce that Anne Hudd has been appointed as a Deputy District Judge (Civil). Anne will sit part time on the South-East circuit and will continue with her full time practice in chambers.
Paul Storey QC has succeeded in the Supreme Court in the legally important case of Re A (A Child)  UKSC 60, which addresses the extent to which material can be withheld from a party in children's proceedings. Click here for the judgment.
MORE BREAKING NEWS
Congratulations to Brent Molyneux, winner of the family law junior of the year award in the Chambers 2012 Bar Awards. Brent's success follows Tim Scott QC receiving the family law silk of the year award in the Chambers 2011 Bar Awards.