Exchange Chambers

Our team of specialist children law barristers have an established reputation for excellence in both Private and Public law proceedings.

Our private children law specialists offer an unparalleled level of service and expertise in all aspects of private law work.

We have a wealth of experience of advising and representing parties in difficult and complex (private) Children Act proceedings, involving issues of contact, residence, leave to remove from the jurisdiction and other applications. Our members have acted in cases involving allegations of domestic violence, implacable hostility to contact, enforcement issues and other risks to children.

Members are regularly instructed at all levels of court in cases involving:

  • Child Arrangements
  • Special Guardianship
  • Human Rights
  • Jurisdiction
  • Leave to Remove
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Prohibited Steps
  • Specific Issue
  • Wardship
  • Parental Alienation
  • Family Law Act applications (Non-Molestation, Occupation and Forced Marriage Protection Orders)

Lay clients are represented with vigour, realism and compassion. Professional clients are valued, and the team recognises the importance of a prompt response, continuity of counsel and good communication with solicitors at all times. We believe the practice of family law demands sound judgment, detailed knowledge of law and procedure, and the ability to analyse and distil complex and often sensitive issues.

Our specialist family clerks are on hand to recommend appropriate counsel for any given case.

 

What the Directories Say

“Exchange Chambers is home to experienced family practitioners handling all aspects of private family law. Members are frequently instructed in financial disputes involving complex issues such as inherited wealth, companies located in multiple jurisdictions and prenuptial agreements. The team boasts additional expertise in private children cases.”
Band 3 Leading Set – Family: Matrimonial Finance (Northern Circuit), Chambers and Partners 2021

The Team