Barry Singleton

one of the set's most senior and venerated silks. Focusing on matrimonial finance, "he is quite simply one of the best and excellent in everything he does," say sources. He is applauded for adding great gravitas and weight to a case: "He never gives up. He’s an extremely tough negotiator and advocate."
 
 
Chambers and Partners

Barry Singleton QC is regarded as one of the Leading Silks practising at the Family Bar in the UK. He is featured in the Legal 500 also Chambers & Partners Directory as “A Senior Heavyweight Player” and “He is quite simply the best and excellent in everything he does”.  Mr. Singleton has appeared in the High Court of Bermuda and in the Cayman Islands.

He has been advising on international cases for over 25 years and in particular in Hong Kong matters for over 10 years and is currently involved in a matter pending in the Court of Appeal in Hong Kong.

What the directories say

Rated in Band 1 for matrimonial finance by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500

‘The highly experienced Barry Singleton QC is an “effective operator” who is held in the highest regard for his matrimonial finance practice. Sources confirm that he “remains a heavyweight” for cases involving complex jurisdictional and ancillary relief. He is particularly noted for handling matters involving complex trust issues and offshore elements.’ – Chambers & Partners 2013

 Cases of interest

  • Goldstone v Goldstone [2011] EWCA Civ 39 [2011] 1 FLR 1926
  • Gordon (Formerly Stefanou) V Stefanou [2010] EWCA Civ 1601 [2011] 1 FLR 1582
  • S v S (No 2) (Ancillary Relief: Application To Set Aside Order) [2009] EWHC 2377 (Fam) [2010] 1 FLR 993
  • K v K (Ancillary Relief: Deed Of Appointment) [2007] EWHC 3485 (Fam) [2009] 2 FLR 936
  • Moore V Moore [2007] EWCA Civ 361 [2007] 2 FLR 339
  • Bentinck V Bentinck [2007] EWCA Civ 175 [2007] 2 FLR 1
  • Charman V Charman (No 4) [2007] EWCA Civ 503 [2007] 1 FLR 1246
  • Charman V Charman (No 3) [2006] EWCA Civ 1791 [2007] 1 FLR 1237
  • Charman V Charman (No 2) [2006] EWHC 1879 (Fam) [2007] 1 FLR 593
  • Charman V Charman [2005] EWCA Civ 1606 [2006] 2 FLR 422
  • Miller V Miller: McFarlane V McFarlane [2006] UKHL 24 [2006] 1 FLR 1186
  • Phillips v Peace [2004] EWHC 3180 (Fam) [2005] 2 FLR 1212
  • Re K (Procedure: Family Proceedings Rules) [2004] EWCA Civ 1827 [2005] 1 FLR 764
  • R v R (Leave to Remove) [2004] EWHC 2572 (Fam) [2005] 1 FLR 687
  • Moore V Moore [2004] EWCA Civ 1243 [2005] 1 FLR 666
  • McFarlane v McFarlane; Parlour V Parlour [2004] EWCA Civ 872 [2004] 2 FLR 893
  • Barclay v Van Hasbroeck – [2003] All ER (D) 29
  • Re P (Child: Financial Provision) [2003] EWCA Civ 837 [2003] 2 FLR 865
  • Edwards v Edwards and others [2002] All ER (D) 260
  • Ranson v Ranson [2001] EWCA Civ 1929, [2002] 1 FCR 261
  • Re R (Litigant in Person: Judicial Intervention) [2001] EWCA Civ 1880 [2002] 1 FLR 432
  • A-M v A-M (Divorce: Jurisdiction: Validity of Marriage) [2001] 2 FLR 6
  • A v A (Maintenance Pending Suit: Provision for Legal Fees) [2001] 1 FLR 377
  • X v Dempster [1999] 1 FLR 894
  • Re P (Abduction: Minor’s Views) [1998] 2 FLR 825
  • S v S (Divorce: Staying Proceedings) [1997] 2 FLR 100
  • Dart v Dart [1996] 2 FLR 286 (CA)
  • Phillips v Peace [1996] 2 FLR 230
  • F v F (Duxbury Calculation: Rate of Return) [1996] 1 FLR 833
  • Re JC (Care Proceedings: Practice and Procedure) [1996] 1 FCR 434
  • Re T (Adoption: Contact) [1995] 2 FLR 251
  • F V F (Ancillary Relief: Substantial Assets) [1995] 2 FLR 45
  • Re R (Child Abuse: Video Evidence) [1995] 1 FLR 451
  • Penrose V Penrose [1994] 2 FLR 621 (CA)
  • Re M (A Minor) (Abduction: Child’s Objections) [1994] 2 FLR 126 (CA)
  • F V S (Wardship: Jurisdiction) [1993] 2 FLR 686
  • Green V Green [1993] 1 FLR 326
  • Re T (Divorce: Interim Maintenance: Discovery) [1990] 1 FLR 1
  • De Dampierre V De Dampierre [1987] 2 FLR 300 (HL)
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza V Thyssen-Bornemisza (No. 2) [1985] FLR 1069 (CA)
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza V Thyssen-Bornemisza [1985] FLR 670

Appointments and memberships     

  • Member of the Family Law Bar Association
  • Member of the South Eastern Circuit

Qualifications and awards        

  • Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (MA Law)