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Neil Kerr

Deputy Head of Chambers

Call 2001


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Neil is Deputy Head of Chambers and is in his 20th year of practice in family law.

Neil is popular with solicitors and lay-clients alike for his combination of concise, authoritative and persuasive advocacy, attention to detail on law and facts and a client-friendly and approachable manner. He has a solid reputation in family work and a loyal following from a number of leading firms both in and outside of London.

Neil specialises In public law proceedings and is frequently instructed to represent parents accused of physical and sexual abuse and parents with significant vulnerabilities. Neil has recently been involved in 3 lengthy non-accidental injury cases involving cross-examination of numerous medical experts. Neil also represents children through their Children’s Guardian including vulnerable teenagers. Neil is known for his sensitivity in dealing with stressful situations but does not hesitate to give firm advice when this is required.

Neil is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law, teaching advocacy to trainee solicitors, the Higher Rights Course, the Trainee Litigation Programme and other legal/procedural courses.

Neil is qualified to accept instructions under the Bar Council Public Access scheme.

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LLB Hons (Scottish Law)
Dip Law (English Law)


Family Law Bar Association

Areas of Practice

Public law children
Private law children
Domestic abuse


"The barristers are friendly, thorough and personable and are always willing to help. The clerk's and admin staff are excellent and always go over and beyond to assist."


"The cohesive clerking team in Chambers have a combined depth of experience which is second to none."


"Impressive skills to handle intractable and challenging divorce and financial remedy cases."


"Chambers has a dedicated and professional clerking team. They are able to deal with any enquiry and are most helpful and reassuring" 


"They have a wide range of top quality senior and junior barristers who deal with high net worth financial work and can handle any type of children work." 


"James Doble has an innate ability to assist in choosing the right barrister for the right case. He leads his team meticulously."