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Head of Chambers: Alex Verdan QC
Senior Clerk: Michael Reeves
Chambers Manager: Furhana Mallick
Tenants: 79

THE CHAMBERS4 Paper Buildings (4PB) has a long history as an approachable 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 the barristers of 4PB and instructions are received from a diverse array of clients including media organisations, the rich and/or famous, government departments, LGBTQ parents, surrogacy parents, parents seeking to prevent children from being removed into care and children’s guardians. Many members appear in inquiries and have international practices, appearing both in Europe and the Caribbean and advising on English Family law in many countries. Chambers also provides an array of award winning services by way of family dispute resolution, whether by arbitration, mediation, Private FDRs, or Early Neutral Evaluation. With dedicated facilities and an unrivalled clerking team a bespoke, tailor made solution can always be found.


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) + ±

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)

Dermot Main Thompson (1977)

Jane Rayson (1982) A

Mark Johnstone (1984) A

Elizabeth Coleman (1985)

Alistair Perkins (1986)

Fiona Munro (1986) A

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

Anita Mehta (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)

Mani Basi (2014) A

Miriam Best (2015)

Harry Langford (2014)

Emma Spruce (2017)

Lucy Logan Green (2018)

+ Recorder

± Deputy High Court Judge

** DDJ ° DDJ (Family Division)

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