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 complex and high net worth financial remedy proceedings and also in Children Act cases, as well as cases with a jurisdictional element. Miriam was a junior in the Supreme Court case of Wyatt v Vince, 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 relishes a collegiate approach to her cases. She is contactable and accessible, and her client manner is excellent, and she does not shy away from providing tough advice. She is an excellent advocate, able to delve into the detail and present her arguments robustly if required.'
    Legal 500 2024
    "She is fantastic with clients, not afraid of a fight in court and someone who is really hands-on."
    Chambers and Partners 2024
    "She's really bold and brave in her advocacy and she's great with clients. Very empathetic, she works very hard to get them onside, and certainly gains their trust very quickly.”
    Chambers and Partners 2024
    "She is a very hard-working, skilled barrister who is always attuned to the demeanour of the tribunal."
    Chambers and Partners 2024
    "A formidable advocate, who's very sharp-witted and forensic in her approach."
    Chambers and Partners 2023
    “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 - Forsters
  • Notable Cases

    • CG v DL No 2
      [2023] EWFC 238
    • CG v DL
      [2023] EWFC 82
    • 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 enjoys cooking and entertaining, playing tennis and looking at art.


  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Member of CONTRA