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Guildford Chambers is a progressive, multi-disciplinary set of barristers, uniquely positioned to provide competitive and effective advocacy for individuals and businesses in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, London and the South East.

Our growing portfolio of clients value that we work with them as an extension of their team, and we endeavour to build strong and successful working relationships. We operate a system of specialist practice groups which ensure you receive the best advice and advocacy from your chosen barrister.

Our barristers and experienced, responsive clerking team share an uncompromising attitude to quality and client service with a sensible approach to cost.

George Coates – “He is known for his reassuring manner and for being forthright and pragmatic in delivering his advice.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Claire Shrimpton – “Totally professional but sympathetic towards her clients and with thorough knowledge of her subject.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Janet Hayward – “Her combined strengths are superb skills as an advocate, a wide-ranging knowledge of the issues and law in child cases and an empathy for the client’s position.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Christine Julien – “She is highly experienced, has excellent manner with clients and deals with her cases calmly and with confidence.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Dominique Gillan – “Always extremely well prepared, very good with the client and not flustered by an angry opponent, she is particularly good with matters involving businesses.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Fiona Griffin – “She gives down-to-earth advice and is good with the clients, putting them at their ease.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Rowan Morton – “Extremely knowledgeable in property and commercial litigation as well as diligent, thorough and detailed.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Hannah McSorley – “She has good sound knowledge on complicated children cases.”

Legal 500 – 2021

Andrew Austin – “A talented junior with formidable client care skills.”

Legal 500 – 2021

“George Coates is a strong advocate in court who delivers robust advice when needed.”

Legal 500 – 2020

“Fiona Griffin is a safe pair of hands who puts clients at ease.”

Legal 500 – 2020

“Claire Shrimpton specialises in public and private law children issues.”

Legal 500 – 2020

“Janet Hayward is a skilled advocate whose knowledge and experience can be relied upon in children law cases.”

Legal 500 – 2020

“Christine Julien is robust, pragmatic and fantastic with clients.”

Legal 500 – 2020

“Guildford Chambers has solid expertise in family law; the practice has ‘a very good offering in relation to private and public law children cases’. The group is also adept in financial remedy and TOLATA matters. Property law is another core area of instruction.”

Legal 500 – 2018/19

“George Coates has expertise in financial remedy cases.”

Legal 500 – 2018/19

“Claire Shrimpton is forthright and passionate.”

Legal 500 – 2018/19

“Christine Julien’s recent work includes cases of physical and sexual abuse.”

Legal 500 – 2018/19

“Janet Haywood will fight her client’s corner.”

Legal 500 – 2018/19

“Fiona Griffin is recommended for cases involving care and adoption proceedings.”

Legal 500 – 2018/19

“Rowan Morton is a very safe pair of hands”

LEGAL 500 – 2017

“Fiona Griffin is extensively experienced in private law children matters”

LEGAL 500 – 2017

“Christine Julien is experienced in relocation and international child abduction cases”

LEGAL 500 – 2017

“Janet Haywood is known for public law children cases”

LEGAL 500 – 2017

“Claire Shrimpton can instantly put clients at ease”

LEGAL 500 – 2017

“George Coates is a robust advocate, who works hard for his clients”

LEGAL 500 – 2017

“Fiona Griffin is a specialist in TOLATA cases”

LEGAL 500 2016

“George Coates is a robust advocate and a straight talker”

LEGAL 500 2016

“Christine Julien deals with cases and clients calmly and confidently”

Legal 500 2016

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