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Family law: children’s law

We are recognised as a leading set of chambers for children’s law in the independent Chambers & Partners Bar Guide. We are best known for public law children work, acting for children, parents and local authorities in care and adoption proceedings. We also undertake a range of other work, including private law children matters and cases involving forced marriages, foreign adoptions, surrogacy, child abduction and radicalisation.

We are very pleased that a number of very able and experienced practitioners have joined the Family Team over the last two years. As a result the team is now 29 strong, with considerably more depth and breadth of experience in all areas of family law.

We come from a wide range of backgrounds, and some of our members were previously solicitors on the Children’s Panel. Between us we have a unique range of skills, expertise and experience equipping us to face the increasingly complex challenges of family law.

We have been involved in some very high profile cases over the last few years and are regularly instructed in complex and serious cases, but are equally committed to cases in the lower courts where the outcome for clients is equally significant.

We are all members of Garden Court Chambers because of our commitment to social justice and civil liberties which lies at the heart of all children’s law cases. The inter-disciplinary expertise within Chambers is unrivalled. Having easy access to the expertise of colleagues specialising in immigration, housing, welfare benefits, mental health, community care and crime, allows us to provide a more comprehensive service to clients. Within Chambers there are top practitioners who are routinely consulted in cases that involve crossovers between family law and other areas of law, both as practitioners and as experts.

What Others Say

“Reputable chambers with a strong children and finance offering, and a particular dedication to public law issues. The set’s ethos of aiding vulnerable individuals is reflected within this work, with members regularly handling matters concerning serious emotional and sexual abuse against children. The set’s private children practice is similarly sophisticated, with a particular focus on issues of surrogacy, alongside a burgeoning international practice involving issues of abduction and radicalisation. Clients are particularly well served thanks to Garden Court Chambers’ multi-disciplinary nature, with the set housing specialists in immigration and Court of Protection work.” Chambers UK Bar Guide

“They’re just brilliant. Professional. Good.” Dee Aktar, Miles & Partners

“They are good at responding quickly” Soulla Kokkinos, Sternberg Reed

“They are very good with clients” Laura Fortune, Gillian Radford & Co Solicitors 

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