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1GC|Family Law

Penelope Clapham

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Family: Matrimonial Finance , Family: Children
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Family: Matrimonial Finance - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Penelope Clapham
Has a mixed practice and handles both high-value matrimonial finance and sensitive children matters, tackling work which often features a strong international element. She is notable for her deft handling of challenging abuse cases and is also experienced at handling TOLATA disputes and cases involving medical concerns.
Strengths: "Has a forensic ability to go through numbers and make sense of them. The confidence she gives clients is brilliant and she can cut through to the core of the case with such confidence. She settles cases in no time." "Professional, approachable, and driven to get the right result."
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Family: Children - London (Bar)

Band 2

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Penelope Clapham
Has a mixed practice and handles both high-value matrimonial finance and sensitive children matters, tackling work which often features a strong international element. She is notable for her deft handling of challenging abuse cases and is also experienced at handling TOLATA disputes and cases involving medical concerns.
Strengths: "Has a forensic ability to go through numbers and make sense of them. The confidence she gives clients is brilliant and she can cut through to the core of the case with such confidence. She settles cases in no time." "Professional, approachable, and driven to get the right result."
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Family: Matrimonial Finance - South Eastern (Bar)

Band 3

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Penelope Clapham
A family finance expert who is often called on to advise on cases with an international element. She is able to handle challenging disputes that involve the division of business or other high-value assets.
Strengths: "She has an infectious enthusiasm for her work and is loved by clients."
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Practice Areas

Penelope specialises in both family finance and private law children matters. Penelope particularly enjoys dealing with financial disputes, both in a matrimonial context as well as between cohabitees or under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

She has considerable experience in high net worth claims involving complex business structures, trusts, offshore assets and international property as well as in more modest asset cases.

She has also represented vulnerable clients including in which there is a concurrent Court of Protection issue.

She has advised and represented clients in international disputes involving jurisdiction and forum, financial relief after an overseas divorce (Part III claims) and international child maintenance obligations.

Penelope has a particular interest in cases in Jersey.

Career

MA (Hons) Jurisprudence, Oxford University; BVC Inns of Court School of Law;

Inner Temple prize winner: Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship, Streuben Prize, Exhibition

Professional Memberships

Member of the Family Law Bar Association.

Publications

Penelope is a co-author of ‘A Guide to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989’ and "DIY Divorce & Separation: The Expert Guide to Representing Yourself"

Personal

Penelope enjoys a wide variety of sports including rugby and cricket. She runs, is a keen skier and scuba diver.

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Penelope Clapham

1GC|Family Law

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