We are delighted to announce James Roberts has been appointed Queen’s Counsel.

James is a practitioner who specialises in complex financial remedy cases. He also undertakes children work, in particular cases with an international element. He has been ranked in the professional directories as a leading individual (Band 1) for many years. He sits as a Recorder mainly at the Financial Remedies Unit of the CFC and is regularly instructed as a “private FDR Judge” and as an arbitrator. He is an Executive Officer of the Family Law Bar Association.

The Silk Ceremony will be held on Monday 11 March 2019.

To view James’ full profile click here

‘Clients and solicitors have the utmost respect for him as he’s a really robust advocate. He is very good at reading the judges, and knows the points which are going to win them over.‘ – Chambers & Partners, 2019

‘He has gravitas, huge intellect and the ear of the judges. A go–to option: he’s robust, very quick at getting to the root of issues and consequently greatly in demand.’ – Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, 2018

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