12 May 2023
Congratulations to Charles Geekie KC, Deirdre Fottrell KC and Laura Briggs KC who have been included in the Spear’s Family Law Index 2023 as Top Recommended Family Law Barristers' and Daisy Hughes as Recommended for high-net-worth clients.
14 December 2022
Last week Senior Fees Clerk, Chris Ferrison attended the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) offices in South Tyneside to meet with the High Cost Family team for two days to look at ways to improve communications and processes around High Cost Family cases for the benefit of all concerned.
24 November 2022
Our clerking team is currently made up of ten clerks with varying years of experience. Due to recent growth in members and their increasingly busy diaries, we are now looking to strengthen our practice management team. We are seeking experienced family law clerks who wish to further their career within our established and successful set.
23 November 2022
Chambers would like to congratulate Sharon Segal who has been elected as Co-Chair of the Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC) and door tenant Lorraine Cavanagh KC who has been appointed Co-Vice Chair.
06 July 2022
Congratulations to Charles Geekie QC, Deirdre Fottrell QC and Laura Briggs QC who have been included in the Spear’s FamilyLaw Index 2022 as 'Top Recommended Family Law Barristers' for high-net-worth clients.
13 January 2022
We are pleased to announce that Charles Geekie QC and Laura Briggs have been listed as Top Recommended Family Law Barristers in the Spear's 500 Family Law Index 2022.
05 March 2021
The case concerns transparency, and in particular the right of an investigative journalist to have access to all of the documents contained in the court bundle in care proceedings.
21 December 2020
Chambers is delighted to announce that the Queen has appointed Frances Orchover to be a District Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon.
04 June 2020
Thursday 04 June - 4:30pm
Anecdotally there are increasing numbers of orders that are not being complied with during lockdown. Elizabeth Hartnett will be discussing whether Hadkinson Orders are a useful weapon of enforcement in financial remedy cases during the pandemic.
28 May 2020
Thursday 28 May - 4:30pm
John Stocker will be talking about how the Thwaite and Barrell jurisdictions might apply to pre-Covid orders and decisions so as to avoid the consequences of executory court orders and decisions that have yet to be drawn up.
28 April 2020
Tuesday 28 April 2020
Richard Jones and Tom Wilson explore issues relating to intractable child arrangements disputes, including recent developments and what to do when you either suspect there is parental alienation or your client is facing such an allegation.
27 April 2020
Monday 27 April - 5.00pm - Recording Available
The Institute of Family Law Arbritrators and 1GC Family Law invite you to a Webinar, with addresses from both the President of the Family Division and Lord Justice Baker followed by a welcome and introduction by HH Donald Cryan, on Family Arbitration 2020 - Past, Present and Future in the New Normal.
20 April 2020
Monday 20 April - 5.00pm
Andrew Bagchi QC and Malcolm Chisholm of The Court of Protection Team at 1GC Family Law , warmly invite you to a webinar at 17:00 Monday 20 April, to discuss questions arising from the current COVID-19 Pandemic.
16 April 2020
As the economic consequences of the pandemic start to be felt there will be many orders for periodical payments that will immediately become unaffordable. How should parties respond to these changed circumstances and how can disputes best be resolved?
24 March 2020
It may be reassuring to know that the ‘Staying at home’ requirements under the regime announced by the Government on 23 March 2020 do allow one separated parent to leave home to take their children to the home of the other parent.
06 March 2020
Charles Geekie QC, Sharon Segal and Lucy Maxwell represented Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein in the highly complex children proceedings before the President of the Family Division and Court of Appeal.
09 December 2019
We're hosting a pupillage evening on Thursday, 9 January 2020, between 6.00pm and 8.00pm. The event is now at capacity after being advertised with numerous universities, law schools and the Inns of Court.
However, we have created a waiting list to ensure that those who would still like to attend have the opportunity to come along.
A place on the waiting list can be booked here.
01 November 2019
Janet Bazley QC, one of our joint Heads of Chambers, and Katherine Dunseath have been nominated for Pro Bono QC of the Year and for Junior Pro Bono Barrister of the Year, respectively.
11 October 2019
1GC Family Law is proud to announce that we are again ranked as a leading set in the 2020 edition of Chambers UK across three practice areas. Our skills in Family: Children, Family: Matrimonial Finance and Court of Protection: Health and Welfare are recognised, with many individual silks and juniors listed.
09 April 2019
This month’s edition of the Family Law Journal includes an article which is significant for those whose practice includes advising cohabitees. Written by Elizabeth Darlington, door tenant at 1GC|Family Law, and Chris Bevan, Associate Professor in Property Law at Nottingham University.
01 November 2018
1GC|Family Law is proud to announce that we are again ranked as a leading set in the 2019 edition of Chambers UK across three practice areas. Our skills in Family: Children, Family: Matrimonial Finance and Court of Protection: Health and Welfare are recognised, with many individual silks and juniors listed.
30 October 2018
1GC|Family Law is pleased to announce that we are again ranked as a leading set in the 2019 edition of Legal 500, with our skills in all forms of children work being highlighted and also our expertise in Family Law (Divorce and Financial Remedy) as well as modern families, Court of Protection and Community Care being recognised, with many individual members being ranked.
21 December 2017
Chambers congratulates Ian Bugg on his appointment to the Circuit Bench. Ian has been a highly valued member of these Chambers over his 11 Years here and has contributed much to the life and work of Chambers, including, for several years, as our Treasurer.
11 October 2017
Chambers is delighted to announce that we are again ranked as a leading set in the 2017 edition of Legal 500, with our skills in all forms of children work being highlighted but also our expertise in Family Law (Divorce and Financial Remedy) as well as Court of Protection and Community Care being recognised, with many individual members being ranked.
28 September 2017
Elizabeth was called in 2005 and is an established Family Finance specialist who represents clients in applications for Financial Remedies on divorce, Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and TOLATA claims.
14 September 2017
Andrew Bagchi QC and Frances Orchover were delighted to join a panel of highly experienced experts in Family Law at the MBE Private Children Law Conference 2017, examining a wide range of important and topical issues in relation to private law children work.
22 February 2017
Deirdre Fottrell QC led Marlene Cayoun and Georgina Rushworth of Coram Chambers in the Court of Appeal in the matter of Re J (A Child) (Finland) (Habitual Residence)  EWCA Civ 80 about the Court's jurisdiction under Brussels IIA (Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003).
03 February 2017
Janet Bazley QC, Sarah Morgan QC and Marlene Cayoun appeared in the Court of Appeal case of Re S (A Child)  EWCA Civ 44, a decision relating to findings of fact in a long-running private dispute about a child.
12 September 2016
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Tom Wilson appeared on behalf of the applicant, Sarah Morgan QC and Lucy Sprinz acted on behalf of the respondent and Charles Geekie QC and Sharon Segal appeared on behalf of the children's guardian in the case of In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Case L)  EWHC 2266 (Fam).
01 September 2016
We are delighted that our barristers, Deirdre Fottrell QC and Sharon Segal have been shortlisted in the Family Law QC and Family Law Junior categories respectively in this years Jordan’s Family Law Awards and Chambers has been shortlisted for the award of Family Law Chambers of the Year.
30 June 2016
Landmark surrogacy case where Ms Justice Russell granted the surrogate mother the the care of the young child (Z) with the biological father and his same sex partner being granted contact every 8 weeks for the next 2 years.
06 April 2016
Deirdre Fottrell QC and Lucy Sprinz appeared on behalf of the applicant parent and Janet Bazley QC and Sharon Segal appeared on behalf of the children's guardian in the case of In the Matter of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Case G)  EWHC 729 (Fam)
25 February 2016
Jeni Kavanagh acted as junior counsel in this significant case which considers the link between the Family Law Arbitration Scheme and the Arbitration Act 1996 and how that Statute fits in with s25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and the Agreement cases in family law.