1KBW has a strong team of skilled advocates who are experienced in representing a diverse range of clients, including those of very high public profile, those with international lifestyles and living arrangements, and those with addiction or mental health issues.

The separation of parents can affect all aspects of parenting and our private children law barristers are skilled at guiding clients through a wide range of disputes, achieving positive outcomes for them. The areas of disagreement may include child living arrangements and contact arrangements, or more specific issues such as religion, names and identity, education, medical treatment, holidays or permanent moves abroad, adoption and surrogacy. Sometimes, of course, cases involve a whole range of these disputes and issues.

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Our private law children specialists have experience of transgender issues relating to teenagers and parents, complex and intractable disputes, enforcement of orders relating to children’s arrangements, and protecting children from publicity. We also regularly deal with cases involving allegations of domestic abuse between parents and those which require fact-finding hearings where allegations of abuse have been made.

If you would like to discuss your requirements with one of 1KBW’s Private Children Law barristers then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our clerking team who will be more than happy to assist with your enquiry.


Pamela Scriven QC
Silk 1992Call 1970
Richard Anelay QC
Silk 1993Call 1970
James Turner QC
Silk 1998Call 1976
Charles Howard QC
Silk 1999Call 1975
Anthony Kirk QC
Silk 2001Call 1981
Clive Newton QC
Silk 2002Call 1968
Deborah Eaton QC
Silk 2008Call 1985
Frank Feehan QC
Silk 2010Call 1988
Richard Harrison QC
Silk 2012Call 1993
Anna McKenna QC
Silk 2017Call 1994
James Roberts QC MCIArb
Silk 2019Call 1993
Head of Chambers
Caroline Budden
Call 1977
Cherry Harding
Call 1978
Caroline Lister
Call 1981
Markanza Cudby MCIArb
Call 1983
Elizabeth Selman
Call 1989
Marcus Fletcher
Call 1990
Victoria Green
Call 1994
Graham Crosthwaite
Call 1995
Nicola Fox MCIArb
Call 1996
Ashley Thain
Call 1996
Nicholas Anderson
Call 1995
Katherine Kelsey
Call 2003
Martha Holmes
Call 2003
Caroline Harris
Call 2004
Jennifer Perrins
Call 2004
Perican Tahir
Call 2004
Peter Newman
Call 2005
Stephen Jarmain
Call 2005
Andrea Watts
Call 2006
Kate Ozwell
Call 2007
Alex Tatton–Bennett
Call 2007
Kelan McHugh
Call 2007
Katy Chokowry
Call 2003
Laura Moys
Call 2008
Samantha Ridley
Call 2009
Lucinda Ferguson
Call 2017
Associate Member
Charlotte Hartley
Call 2009
Juliet Chapman
Call 2009
George Gordon
Call 2010
Jennifer Palmer
Call 2011
Thomas Dance
Call 2012
Helen Pomeroy
Call 2012
Frances Stratton
Call 2013
Millie Benson
Call 2014
Lucia Crimp
Call 2015
Anna Sutcliffe
Call 2015
Max Turnell
Call 2016
Imogen Lloyd-Thomas
Call 2015
Victoria Halsall
Call 2017
Elle Tait
Call 2018
Tadhgh Barwell O’Connor
Call 2019
Leonie James
Call 2019

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