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7 ranked barristersBand 4London (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Client service:

A respected set with substantial strength in both children and matrimonial finance proceedings. Barristers here frequently appear in cases with multi-jurisdictional elements, and regularly handle matters of great complexity involving issues such as trusts, offshore accounts, and allegations of abuse. Both public and private law work is undertaken for a wide range of clients, some of whom are high net worth. Commentators say that the chambers is "very competitively priced for the quality of work it offers."
"The clerks are approachable and accessible. They're responsive, helpful and friendly on the phone." "The clerks are affable, efficient and always keen to assist in any way they can." "Senior practice manager James Mitchell is prompt, efficient and good at making barristers available for you. The clerks will do their best to accommodate any request."

Strengths:

Christopher Miller
Practises in child law with a specialism in cases concerning abuse and non-accidental injury. He is particularly known for his work in public law cases, especially those involving complex medical evidence. Miller is instructed by guardians, parents and local authorities.
"His forensic analysis of evidence, swift understanding of the issues, grasp of detail, and complete loyalty to his clients is excellent. His incisive cross-examination is carried out with courtesy and persistence." "A hard-working, forensic cross-examiner."

Strengths:

Ella Calnan
Family junior with a mixed practice of high-profile finance and children work. Her caseload includes matters relating to private international disputes over children and high-value divorce proceedings. She has expertise in cases involving serious health issues.
"Ella is a focused and pragmatic advocate. She is able to build supportive relationships with clients whilst giving them clear advice, and is firm with both them and opponents where needed." "Ella gives practical, thoughtful advice and looks ahead to the future for the sake of her clients." "She is a skilled advocate who has an excellent ability to get straight to the heart of any issue."

Strengths:

Ewan Murray
Focuses his practice on financial remedy proceedings, often with complex trust issues, including TOLATA and Schedule 1 applications. He is also an experienced children's law advocate, and has experience of handling care proceedings involving allegations of abuse. Commentators commend him for his collaborative approach to cases.
"Has a tenacious appetite for advocacy and wins his arguments due to the preparation he puts into them. He never fails to treat every client with as much time, care and thought as the next." "Clients adore him and he is practical and sensible in court. He will be robust with the other side where needed but equally cooperative where there is scope to work in a constructive manner." "Ewan provides a safe pair of hands for even the most complex matters and is a reassuring presence in difficult situations."

Strengths:

Gillon Cameron
Predominantly practises in high-value financial provision and remedy proceedings for high-profile individuals, and regularly handles cases with multi-jurisdictional issues. Cameron has particular expertise in matters involving complex asset and business structures and is an expert on company valuations and detailed accounting. He is well equipped to handle cases with international dimensions.
"Thorough, considered and sensitive with vulnerable clients." "He is personable and approachable but always protects his client's interests and fights for them where appropriate." "A razor-sharp, erudite and persuasive advocate, who is well prepared and inspires confidence."

Strengths:

Mandy Tanner
Focuses on general financial issues including those concerning cohabitee disputes. She has strong experience of proceedings involving multiple jurisdictions. Tanner is highlighted by market sources for her expertise in TOLATA proceedings, and frequently handles cases with non-disclosure issues.
"Calm and empathetic with clients, she delivers complex advice clearly and concisely." "She is accessible and user-friendly, and has a knack for simplifying complex areas of law." "Mandy is approachable and knowledgeable, especially on TOLATA issues. Her preparation is thorough and she puts clients at ease."

Strengths:

Michael Glaser QC
Prominent family law practitioner in high demand for his expertise in complex matrimonial finance proceedings, who typically acts for an impressive high net worth and high-profile clientele. He also acts in children law matters and is recognised for the persistence and quality of his advocacy. Glaser is well versed in complex trust and company issues relating to family cases.
"A determined, focused advocate who knows every case, statute and argument and is constantly formulating the next approach or tactic. He thoroughly cares about his clients." "Michael has a great mind for figures and business cases involving trusts and accounts. He engages with his clients and will always go the extra mile for them." "An astute tactician with an absolute knowledge of the law who can cut through the noise to find the nub of issues."

Strengths:

Ronan O'Donovan
Regularly represents local authorities, guardians, parents and children in public and private law children cases, many of which involve inflicted injury, sexual and physical abuse and mental illness. He has specialist expertise in cases involving deprivation of liberty.
"Handles clients in an empathetic manner, and is good at marshalling his arguments in a clear, concise way." "He's approachable, always on top of his papers and someone who cuts through complex areas of law easily." "Ronan is patient and reassuring with clients."

Family/Matrimonial

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Location

14 Gray's Inn Square

Gray's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC1R 5JP

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Family: Matrimonial Finance


Michael Glaser QC
Band 2

Juniors

London (Bar)

Family: Children


Christopher Miller
Band 2
Ronan O'Donovan
Band 4

Family: Matrimonial Finance


Ella Calnan
Band 3
Ewan Murray
Band 3
Gillon Cameron
Band 3

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