Private Law Children

“The set is renowned for providing family work of the highest quality.”
Chambers & Partners

Our reputation

1KBW is one of the elite sets for private law children cases, and we house many of the current ‘stars’  in private children work (both silks and juniors). We are consistently ranked as a ‘leading set’ by the legal directories. Members of 1KBW are contributors and editors of the leading textbook, ‘Hershman and McFarlane: Children Law and Practice’.

Our expertise

  • Residence and contact applications
  • Disputes over education, medical procedures and changes of name
  • ‘Leave to Remove’ and international relocation
  • International private law
  • Domestic violence and emotional abuse
  • High profile cases involving well-known individuals
  • Related Family Law Act injunctions, including non-molestation orders and occupation orders)
  • Fact-finding hearings
  • Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989
  • The Child Support Act 1991

One of the unique strengths of 1KBW is that we offer a similar depth of expertise in matrimonial finance, which allows clients to retain the same counsel in both finance and children litigation. Our tradition of advocacy has led Chambers and Partners to identify that we are ‘more confident courtroom performers’ than those at other sets.

The Private Law Children team

Deborah Eaton QC (1985)

Pamela Scriven QC (1970)

Richard Anelay QC (1970)

James Turner QC (1976)
Charles Howard QC (1975)
Anthony Kirk QC (1981)
Clive Newton QC (1968)
Frank Feehan QC (1988)
Richard Harrison QC (1993)

Anna McKenna QC (1994)
Caroline Budden (1977)
Cherry Harding (1978)
Caroline Lister (1980)
Markanza Cudby (1983)
Elizabeth Selman (1989)
Marcus Fletcher (1990)
James Roberts (1993)
Victoria Green (1994)
Graham Crosthwaite (1995)
Nicola Fox (1996)
Ashley Thain (1996)
Nicholas Anderson (1995)
Richard Castle (1998)
Harry Oliver (1999)
Madeleine Reardon (2001)
Katherine Kelsey (2003)
Martha Holmes (2003)
Caroline Harris (2004)
Jennifer Perrins (2004)

Perican Tahir (2004)
Peter Newman (2005)
Stephen Jarmain (2005)
Andrea Watts (2006)
Alex Tatton-Bennett (2007)
Kate Ozwell (2007)
Kelan McHugh (2007)

Katy Chokowry (2003)
Laura Moys (2008)
Samantha Ridley (2009)
Charlotte Hartley (2009)

Juliet Chapman (2009)
George Gordon (2010)
Jennifer Palmer (2011)

Tom Dance (2012)
Helen Pomeroy (2012)
Frances Harris (2013)
Millicent Benson (2014)

Lucia Crimp (2015)