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1GC Family Law is recruiting new tenants.

We welcome applications from exceptional practitioners with at least 5 years’ experience practising in the fields of public law and family finance. We would look favourably on candidates whose practice also includes Court of Protection work. 1GC is seeking practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds who are able to demonstrate suitable skills and experience.

1GC has an outstanding reputation in the field of family law and we are committed to maintaining our position as an established market leader. It is central to our ethos that we are approachable, inclusive and that we offer a supportive environment for practitioners.

We have always recruited high quality juniors at all levels and we are experienced at ensuring a smooth transition for incoming tenants.  We are fully aware that moving chambers can be a delicate matter which requires discretion.  

For an informal confidential discussion or to submit an application please contact Deirdre Fottrell QC, Head of Tenancy, tenancy@1gc.com

How to Apply

Applicants should provide an up to date CV and an application letter setting out:

  • Your reasons for applying to join 1GC Family Law
  • An overview of your practice and your future plans
  • Information about recent important cases
  • A copy of your diary for the last 3 years, and your billings for the same period
  • The contact details of at least one judge who can act as a referee for your application
  • The names of members of 1GC who are known to you and who may be consulted in respect of your application.

All applications are reviewed by our Tenancy Committee and suitable applicants will be invited to attend an interview which will be assessed according to the following BSB approved list of competencies:

  • Legal Knowledge
  • Written Advocacy
  • Oral Advocacy
  • Working with others
  • Ethics
  • Diversity
  • Suitability for Chambers

1GC's Equal Opportunies and Diversity policy is available HERE.

About 1GC

1GC Family Law is a set with 84 barristers including 14 Silks. We are a modern Chambers, managed professionally and, since 2018, set in purpose designed premises in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

Our members of all years of call are instructed by a wide range of clients and appear at all levels of Court, with frequent cases in front of the Court of Appeal. We take on cases across the broad spectrum of family law. We are an ambitious set and intend to continue shaping family law in its most progressive developments in child care, adoption, modern families and surrogacy. We have a strong family finance team and seek expansion to deal with a surfeit of work in this area and to strengthen our market position. We are proud to have expanded into areas linked to traditional elements of Family Law.  We now have an established practice in Court of Protection cases.

We have a strong record in supporting successful applications for silk and are very proud to have had two new silks appointed in 2021.

We are represented in the management of both the FLBA, the ALC and CPBA.

1GC is a truly diverse set reflecting the human diversity of family law. We make every effort to manage Chambers in a democratic way and have always had Joint Heads of Chambers.

We have an excellent Senior Clerk, Paul Harris, who joined Chambers 24 years ago and who is ably assisted by a strong clerking team.

 

Chambers UK Bar

Top Ranked

2021

Legal 500

Leading Set

2021

Chambers UK Bar Awards

Family Set of the Year

2020