1 Garden Court

Legal 500 2016

Chambers is delighted to announce that we have been ranked once again as a leading Children Law set in the 2016 edition of Legal 500 and, furthermore, that our expertise in Family Law (Divorce and Financial Remedy) has been similarly recognised.

Chambers is described as being 'renowned for its outstanding expertise in children law’ and having ‘an increasingly strong matrimonial finance presence’. 1 Garden Court is also highlighted as having ‘an excellent range of counsel; from the junior end up to QC level’, and ‘always impressing with the quality of our work’. 

Legal 500 noted that following recent departures, David Swann joined as chambers director and Paul Harris was promoted to senior clerk, and ‘has taken on the role with assurance and has all the attributes to be a great success’. For some, Harris is ‘the best clerk out there’; ‘he is keen as mustard to be of help in whatever way he can’, and under his leadership, clients are ‘always confident that his team of absolutely fantastic clerks will do its best and go the extra mile to meet the needs of instructing solicitors’.

Individual members have also been ranked in both the Children Law (including public and private law) and Family law (including divorce and financial remedy) categories. Janet Bazley QC, Charles Geekie QC (Tier 1), Alison Ball QC, Jane Crowley QC, Susan Jacklin QC, Nkumbe Ekaney QC, Christopher Sharp QC and Deirdre Fottrell QC are all individually ranked Silks. Andrew Norton QC has been ranked in Tier 1 as a New Silk. Equally, we are delighted that David Burles, Pamela Warner, Alev Giz, Claire Heppenstall, Duncan Watson, Elizabeth Darlington, Sharon Segal, Philip Perrins, Penelope Clapham, Lucy Sprinz and Eleri Jones have all been ranked as leading juniors. 

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