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4 Paper Buildings

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Head of Chambers: Alex Verdan QC
Senior Clerk: Michael Reeves
Chambers Manager: Clare Bello
Tenants: 78

THE CHAMBERS 4 Paper Buildings (‘4PB’) has a long history as a friendly team of specialist barristers providing excellent expert yet common sense and practical advice and advocacy in all areas of family law. Many of the most serious, sensitive and significant family cases are undertaken by members of 4PB and instructions are received from a diverse array of clients including media organisations, the rich and/or famous, government departments, parents seeking to prevent children from being removed into care and guardians. Chambers also provides a wide spread of services by way of dispute resolution (DR) and has over 45 barristers available for direct public access.


Family Law:
Divorce and civil partnership dissolution, jurisdiction disputes, financial remedies on matrimonial and civil partnership breakdown, disputes between former cohabitants, marital, civil partnership and cohabitation agreements, financial arrangements for children, protection from domestic abuse, international family relocation disputes, child abduction, forced marriage, public children law, radicalism cases, public inquiries, private children’s arrangements, surrogacy (national and international), assisted conception, medical cases, court of protection work and professional negligence arising from family proceedings.


Alexander Verdan QC (1987) (QC-2006) + ± A

Henry Setright QC (1979) (QC-2001) + ±

Marcus Scott-Manderson QC (1980) (QC-2006)

Kate Branigan QC (1985) (QC-2006) A

Jo Delahunty QC (1986) (QC-2006) +

Michael Sternberg QC (1975) (QC-2008) A

Catherine Wood QC (1985) (QC- 2011) +

Rex Howling QC (1991) (QC-2011) A

Teertha Gupta QC (1990) (QC-2012) + A

Charles Hale QC (1992) (QC-2014) A

Christopher Hames QC (1987) (QC-2015) A

Alison Grief QC (1990) (QC-2015) + A

John Tughan QC (1991) (QC-2015) A

Cyrus Larizadeh QC (1992) (QC- 2016) A

Sam King QC (1990) (QC-2018) A

Brian Jubb (1971)

Amanda Barrington-Smyth (1972)

Robin Barda (1975)

Dermot Main Thompson (1977)

Jane Rayson (1982) A

Mark Johnstone (1984) A

Elizabeth Coleman (1985)

Alistair Perkins (1986)

Stephen Lyon (1987) A

James Shaw (1988)

Mark Jarman (1989) A

Sally Bradley (1989) A

Barbara Mills (1990) + A

Joanne Brown (1990)

Joy Brereton (1990) A

David Bedingfield (1991) +

Justin Ageros (1993) A

Rob Littlewood (1993) A

Paul Hepher (1994) A

Ruth Kirby (1994) A

Judith Murray (1994) A

Cliona Papazian (1994) A

Nicholas Fairbank (1996) A

James Copley (1997)

Justine Johnston (1997) A

Oliver Jones (1998) + A

Lucy Cheetham (1999) A

Hassan Khan (1999) A

Cleo Perry (2000)

Harry Gates (2001) A

Rebecca Foulkes (2001)+

Katie Wood (2001) A

Rhiannon Lloyd (2002) A

Katherine Van Rol (2002) A

Ceri White (2002) A

Matthew Persson (2003) A

Dorothea Gartland (2004) A **

Francesca Dowes (2004) A

Greg Davies (2005) A

Samantha Woodham (2006) A

Laura Morley (2006) A

Nicola Wallace (2006) A

Jacqueline Renton (2007) A

Michael Gration (2007)

Henry Clayton (2007) A

Duncan Maxwell-Stewart (2007) A

Andrew Powell (2008) A

Chris Barnes (2008) A

Sophie Connors (2009) A

Joanne Porter (2010)

Michael Edwards (2010) A

Harry Nosworthy (2010) A

Rachel Chisholm (2010) A

Jonathan Evans (2010) A

Julia Townend (2011) A

Indu Kumar (2012)

Jonathan Rustin (2013)

Charlotte Baker (2014)

Pippa Sanger (2015)

Adele Cameron-Douglas (2015)

Abigail Bridger (2016)

Mani Basi (2014)

Miriam Best (2015)

+ Recorder

± Deputy High Court Judge

** DDJ ° DDJ (Family Division)

A Public/Direct Access