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Family Law

3 Dr Johnson’s Buildings maintains a strong reputation in all areas of Family Law. In particular we specialise in Family Finance, Children Act applications, care proceedings, property disputes between cohabitees and Islamic Law. Our barristers combine expert negotiation skills with formidable advocacy to ensure the best, and often early, outcome for clients.

Our full range of expertise covers:

Public Children Law

    • Members of chambers represent local authorities, parents, guardians, extended family members and interveners in proceedings brought by the state in respect of children.

Private Children Law

    • The family team is highly experienced in representing parents and other family members covering the range of disputes. Member of chambers have recently been involved in high profile and precedent-setting cases.

International Children Law

    • The Family Team offers expert advice on child law cases with an international element – including relocation, child abduction and forced marriage protection cases.

Family Finance and Property

    • The Family Team provides expert advice advocacy in all areas of ancillary relief and TOLATA cases.

Court of Protection

    • The Family Team offers guidance and representation to help make decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who can't make decisions at the time they need to be made (they 'lack mental capacity')

 

What the legal directories say:

 ‘Lisa is clever, committed and sees the strengths and weakness in her case. Lisa knows her clients and can be empathetic and yet robust in her advice. Her instincts are very good and she is a very able practitioner. She can read her tribunal and is not afraid to stand up to them where the case demands.’

Lisa Peacock, Legal 500 (Leading Juniors)

 

‘Luke is always enthusiastic and approachable. He can turn a difficult case around and will dedicate himself to putting the best possible arguments forward for the client.’

Luke Barnes, Legal 500 (Leading Juniors)

 


Ayesha Hasan

Call 1987

Head of Chambers


Jeremy Russell

Call 1973


Bernard Limbrey

Call 1980


Richard Budworth

Call 1982


Judith Maxwell

Call 1988


Norman Moss

Call 1990


Victoria Teggin

Call 1990


Lisa Peacock

Call 1992


Matthew Hellens

Call 1992


Catherine Le Quesne

Call 1993


Sandra Fisher

Call 1993


Jessica Redford

Call 1994


Russell Steadman

Call 1995


Luke Barnes

Call 1996


Philip Squire

Call 1997


Judith Mayhew

Call 2000


Neil Kerr

Call 2001

Deputy Head of Chambers


Catherine Piskolti

Call 2003

Deputy Head of Chambers


Peter Wilkinson

Call 2003


Emily Beer

Call 2004


Saiful Islam

Call 2005


Briony Palmer

Call 2009


Jessica Brindle

Call 2009


Ben Birtchnell

Call 2009


Amy Stout

Call 2013


Ruth Hitschmann

Call 2014 (Solicitor 2006)


Anushka Kangesu

Call 2014


Katherine Gittins

Call 2014


Laura Wakeford

Call 2016


Haroon Rana

Call 2018 (Solicitor 2007)


Elizabeth Wark

Call 2018


Kellie Lashbrook

Call 2001

Door tenant


Angela Bennett

Call 2005

Door Tenant

 

"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."