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Wednesday 12th October 2022


30 Euston Square | London

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Lord Leggatt

George Andrew Midsomer Leggatt became a Justice of the Supreme Court in April 2020.

He practised as a barrister from those chambers until 2012, specialising mainly in commercial cases. He was appointed a QC in 1997. He also sat as a Recorder on the Western Circuit for 10 years.

From 2006-2008 he was Vice-Chair of the Bar Standards Board. He was appointed a High Court Judge in 2012, assigned to the Queen's Bench Division, and was promoted to the Court of Appeal in 2018.

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Mr Justice Mostyn

Mr Justice Mostyn is a High Court Judge of the Family Division. He was previously a barrister specialising in Financial Remedies.

He is an author of Capitalise, Quantum Cloud and AAG Cloud. He is also a co-author of At A Glance and Financial Remedies Practice.

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Mr Justice Peel

Mr Justice Peel is a High Court Judge of the Family Division. He practiced general common law for some years before specialising in matrimonial finance. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010 and has appeared in numerous high value financial remedy cases.

In 2009 Robert was appointed a Recorder on the Midland circuit, undertaking Civil and Family work, and in 2016 he was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge. Robert served a term on the Bar Council and two terms as a designated chairperson of the Bar Tribunal and Adjudication Service. He is a qualified Family Arbitrator.

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HHJ Edward Hess

His Honour Judge Edward Hess is a Circuit Judge, Designated Family Judge for Wiltshire, Deputy High Court Judge and Deputy National Lead Judge, Financial Remedies Courts and Co-Chair of the Pensions Advisory Group.

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Lewis Marks QC, QEB

Lewis Marks QC is ranked in the top band of leading silks specialising in Family Law in The Legal 500 and in Chambers & Partners. He has been a long time co-author of the FLBA publication At A Glance and is a member of the team responsible for @eGlance.

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Marina Faggionato, QEB

Marina’s practice covers all areas of family law work with a particular focus on the financial consequences of divorce and disputes involving children, including Schedule 1 provision, abduction and relocation cases. Marina has represented clients in courts of all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal, where she was commended for “the maturity and frankness of her presentation” and “her mastery of the documentation.” She is increasingly led by silks.

Ranked in Chambers & Partners Band 1 for her Matrimonial Finance work, Marina was the Legal 500 Family Junior of the year in 2018.

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Rhys Taylor

Rhys Taylor is a barrister at The 36 Group and 30 Park Place. He is a member of the Family Procedure Rule Committee, the Pension Advisory Group and the FLBA national committee. Rhys is an arbitrator, mediator and a neutral/evaluator in the private FDR setting. He tweets @RhysTaylor32.

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George Mathieson

George founded Mathieson Consulting in 2007, having had a career in Corporate, Retail, and Private Banking as well as being a Director of a Pension Trustee Company.

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Thomas Rodwell

Thomas Rodwell is a forensic accountant and business valuation expert who provides economic and financial advice. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Society of Share and Business Valuers. He is regularly appointed as an expert to opine on issues of finance and valuation and is the founding member of Rodwell Disputes Advisory (RDA), a leading boutique advisory practice for commercial and matrimonial disputes.

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Fiona Hay, Harcourt Chambers

Fiona is an experienced family law specialist with a reputation for measured pragmatism and calm authority in her advocacy. She focuses exclusively on financial remedy cases where she applies her widely recognised financial expertise to secure practical solutions for her clients, particularly in cases featuring disputes over pension entitlements.

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Emma Hatley, Stewarts Law

Emma has achieved top ranking in the Directories as a ‘Star Individual’ and has a reputation as the best technical lawyer of her generation. In Chambers, Emma is described as a “superb, no-nonsense and efficient" lawyer who "solves cases very quickly.". The Legal 500 ranks Emma as a Leading Individual "in a league of her own. She is a tenacious litigator- calm and measured as well as a real fighter with grit if necessary." Read Emma's bio here

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Diana Parker, Withers

Diana is a partner at Withers and was for a time its Chairman. Her career has focused on negotiating high value divorce settlements but in acting for Melissa Miller she had to go to the House of Lords to secure her client's entitlement.

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Ray Tooth, Sears Tooth

Synonymous with divorce and family law is Raymond Tooth, who has been qualified as a solicitor in excess of 50 years. Rarely will he come across a case which causes him surprise as he has, literally, seen it all. Raymond Tooth & Co was Mr Tooth’s prodigy from 1977, later becoming Sears Tooth in 1982. The firm continues to attract renowned legal cases to this day. However, the practice readily embraces clients from all walks of life. The firm handles a plethora of family disputes, including divorce and matrimonial finance, claims under Part III of the MFPA 1984, enforcement for non-payment of orders, private children matters, Schedule 1 claims and domestic violence protective injunctions.

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Tim Bishop QC, 1 Hare Court

Regularly handles the most substantial of matrimonial financial cases across multiple jurisdictions, and uses his wealth of experience in this area to assist high net worth clients including businesspeople. He is routinely recognised by senior solicitors as one of the foremost matrimonial finance barristers. "One of the big beasts. He's an outstanding advocate and hugely knowledgeable in relation to complex offshore work." "He has got a vast amount of experience and encyclopaedic knowledge."

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Justin Warshaw QC, 1 Hare Court

Mainly handles international work and regularly appears before the High Court and the Court of Appeal, representing an impressive clientele of high-profile individuals. Warshaw is frequently instructed in cases involving offshore jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Gibraltar and Jersey. Strengths: "A highly impressive advocate who knows his cases inside out, he is superb on technical issues." "Extremely knowledgeable and highly respected in the industry, he is hard-working, grounded and invaluably helpful." "Justin navigates through complex material at a rapid rate and is always on top of things."

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Becky Bailey Harris

French-speaking matrimonial practitioner and former professor of law who specialises in cases across borders, particularly Brussels II and jurisdictional disputes. Sources respect her for her wealth of knowledge in this area. Strengths: "Applies her throbbing brain expertly to international issues." "If you have a complex case she can simplify matters and come to an amicable settlement. She is easy to deal with, she cuts through all the rubbish and she reaches an agreement if there is one to be made."


James Turner QC, 1 King's Bench Walk

James Turner QC has a wide and varied practice that encompasses all areas of family law, criminal law, medical disciplinary work and administrative law. James is a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple and is recommended in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Directories as a Leading Silk in Family work.

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Lucy Reed, St John's Chambers

Lucy is a family law specialist and has practised in family law throughout her professional career. Her practice now spans all areas of children work. She often acts in complex, multi-party or high conflict intractable private law disputes. In public law children cases she acts for parents, children, local authorities and extended family. Lucy has experience of handling cases involving suspected non-accidental injury, sexual abuse, neglect and domestic abuse, where there are parental mental health, learning disability or capacity issues, concerns around substance abuse and addiction, and involving children with special educational needs and disabilities / complex medical needs.


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