Portrait of Miriam Foster

Miriam Foster

Year of Call 2011

Professional Practice

Miriam is instructed in all areas of family law work; she represents clients in both financial and children cases, those with a jurisdictional element and in public law cases.

Miriam trained under Indira Ramsahoye, Laura Heaton, Lee Arnot and Sassa-Ann Amaouche and as such has experience in a broad range of practice areas.

Miriam has drafted skeleton arguments for the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court and advised in High Court cases. Miriam was involved in the recent Court of Appeal case of Vince v Wyatt, which considered the relationship between the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 and the Family Procedure Rules 2010 in relation to Strike Out applications.

Miriam’s experience working in American politics has equipped her with a confident, robust approach and she combines this with an easy manner with clients and an eye for detail.

  • Recommendations

    “Miriam is an exceptionally bright and able junior barrister. She is personable, user-friendly and a pleasure to work with.”
    Miles Geffin - Mishcon de Reya
    “Miriam is the one of the very brightest and most attentive of juniors, very user friendly for clients and solicitors alike.”
    Rosie Schumm - Camilla Baldwin
  • Notable Cases

    • Wyatt v Vince
      [2015] UKSC 14
    • Vince v Wyatt
      [2013] EWCA Civ 495
  • Personal Information

    Miriam was educated at Marlborough College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Before coming to the Bar, Miriam lived in New York City and Chicago where she worked in American politics, as a press secretary to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and on the Obama For America election campaigns. Miriam’s interests include current affairs, cooking and entertaining, art, tennis, travel and dance and house music.

Memberships

  • Family Law Bar Association