Family & Children

Guildford Chambers family barristers regularly represent parents, grandparents, guardians, local authorities, CAFCASS and even the children themselves, in Public Law proceedings. No two cases are identical, and our specialist family barristers fully understand the need for clear and reliable advocacy which gets right to the heart of every case.

Our barristers deliver (in writing or in person) professional advice and guidance in our areas of expertise, including:

  • Care and supervision orders
  • Chronic neglect
  • Emergency protection orders
  • Emotional and sexual abuse
  • Learning disability

In the area of Private Law our barristers have experience of dealing with applications for, and enforcement of, Residence, Contact and other Section 8 Orders, and in cases involving permanent removal from the Jurisdiction and International Abduction (Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 – “The Hague Convention” – together with the New Brussels II).

“Guildford Chambers has a strong finance practice, with members active in cases involving family businesses, trusts and foreign assets. The family team is also adept in both public and private law children matters” Legal 500 – 2015

Our barristers provide advice for individuals throughout Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, London and the South East. We have experience in a both the London and regional courts including Aldershot, Basingstoke, Brighton, Croydon, Guildford, Kingston and Reading.


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