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St Philips Chambers

Family/Matrimonial

9 ranked barristersBand 1Midlands (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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St Philips Chambers is a well-established set for matters concerning children and matrimonial finance in the Midlands. It boasts a strong portfolio of barristers whose expertise is valued by private individuals, parents, children and local authorities. Practitioners are regularly instructed to act in the most serious public children cases, including non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse and child deaths, as well as private matters concerning cross-border abductions, placements and parental alienation. The set has a breadth of experience representing high net worth clients in financial remedies involving covert corporate structures, non-disclosure of assets, pensions and trusts. A client notes that "St Philips consistently provides excellent service, good communication and very good barristers."

Client service:

"As ever, the clerking team at St Philips is first-class, led by senior family clerk Mark Mansell who is the standout family clerk in the Midlands." "The clerks are responsive, flexible and there's a real team sense." "The clerking service is very good. Their response time is excellent and they are well tuned to the needs of a particular case."

Strengths:

Carolyn Jones
A children specialist whose strong public law practice is complemented by additional strength in private law cases. Her caseload concerns a comprehensive array of allegations including sexual abuse, factitious illness and physical injury. She is also experienced in relocation, surrogacy and care proceedings.
"Carolyn is a fearless, passionate advocate who I know will fight for the most fair outcome." "She's a fantastic barrister."

Strengths:

Christopher Adams
A well-known junior and public children law specialist who represents local authorities, parents and children in often serious and medically complex proceedings. His caseload has featured the most severe cases of non-accidental injury and child death, including murder cases. He also advises on cross-border abduction matters.
"A formidable intellect but also a charming and persuasive advocate." "Christopher has a calming manner about him which he uses to positively influence others. He has excellent knowledge of the law and procedure as well as cross-examination skills."

Strengths:

Christopher Watson
Often acts for local authorities and parents on public children law cases. He can be trusted to deal skilfully with the most serious of issues including sexual and physical abuse, child fatalities and honour-based violence. He offers additional experience in childcare matters related to mental health issues.
"His ability to represent his client compellingly and assertively while remaining cordial, calm and reasonable distinguishes him." "A first choice of barrister in care proceedings due to his skill as an advocate, his experience, his forensic approach to cases and his approachability."

Strengths:

Jonathan Nosworthy
Highly regarded financial practitioner specialising in high net worth financial remedy claims and TOLATA cases. His broad experience encompasses cases concerning overseas assets, complicated business arrangements, pensions and third-party interveners. In addition to serving as an advocate, he sits as a deputy district judge.
"Jonathan is the expert on cohabitation disputes and it is hard to find better than him." "He's a brilliant matrimonial finance specialist and has now reached a point where he just commands the courtroom." "He has a lovely manner and is excellent with clients. He's down-to-earth and straightforward, not wasting time on silly points and gives clear advice."

Strengths:

Julie Moseley
A well-respected child law advocate who undertakes cases involving serious sexual allegations and complex private law matters. She has notable experience of handling cases involving sensitive children and issues of exposure to social media.
"She takes ownership of a case. She's very approachable and knowledgeable and has a very good tactical brain. Both clients and guardians love her."

Strengths:

Julie Sparrow
Endorsed by sources for both her public and private children work, where she frequently advises on care and placement proceedings. She is also noted for her handling of matrimonial finance disputes and matters with an international element, offering additional strength as a qualified barrister and solicitor in New Zealand.
"Julie has a sensitive and practical approach to cases and her preparation of key documents is excellent." "She has good cross-examination and forensic skills and excellent client care, keeping the client updated and reassured."

Strengths:

Juliet Allen
Focuses on finance-related matters, while also handling disputes over land, property, inheritance, trusts and complex business arrangements. Her expertise extends to asset tracing and cases involving significant multi-jurisdictional elements.
"She's very well prepared and thorough and clients really like her." "Juliet is great with clients and puts her position clearly." "She never lets you down and provides a guaranteed quality service."

Leisha Bond
An experienced financial provision practitioner who represents clients in high-value cases, often involving complex property portfolios, businesses and large pensions. She has further experience of TOLATA, Schedule 1 applications and Children Act matters.

Strengths:

Yolanda Pemberton
A notable junior who impresses with her work on public law cases involving induced illness, neglect, serious injuries and historic or longstanding examples of sexual abuse. She is particularly experienced in representing local authorities as well as parents and guardians, and regularly acts on cross-border mandates.
"She's a very calming influence in any case and is utterly unflappable." "She's really effective and excellent with clients, and her advocacy and preparation are very good."

Family/Matrimonial

St Philips Chambers

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Location

55 Temple Row

Birmingham

West Midlands

UK

B2 5LS

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Juniors

Midlands (Bar)

Family: Children


Carolyn Jones
Band 2
Christopher Adams
Band 1
Christopher Watson
Band 2
Julie Moseley
Band 3
Julie Sparrow
Band 3
Yolanda Pemberton
Band 2

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