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Welcome to Harcourt Chambers


Harcourt Chambers is a thriving top-tier family law set with bases in the heart of London and in Oxford. As frequent winners of major awards Harcourt barristers are well known and highly respected advocates and authors of leading family law texts


Our work covers all areas of family law practice. We have particular expertise in international and domestic private children work, family finance disputes (in both the divorce and the cohabitation context, as well as pre-nuptial and other financial agreements), and public law child protection cases (where we act for local authorities, parents, guardians and others). 


Chambers has six outstanding Queen’s Counsel, all established experts in their fields, and more than 55 junior barristers offering a wealth of experience at all levels of seniority.  Members of Harcourt Chambers are frequently to be found in all courts hearing family cases, including regular appearances in leading decisions in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court. We also offer alternative dispute resolution.


Harcourt Chambers is committed to providing excellent service to our instructing solicitors and clients at every stage. Our clerking team is renowned for its friendly and pro-active approach, with Harcourt clerks known for their ability to arrange the right barrister for every case, even at short notice. 


We have excellent established relationships with many solicitors and local authorities, and welcome the opportunity to work with new colleagues. Many members of Harcourt Chambers also accept instructions directly from members of the public in appropriate cases.  


Our website aims to give you a clear introduction to Chambers, its areas of work and its barristers, and we welcome enquiries by telephone and email to help us offer you the best support for your case.


Standard Terms

All privately funded instructions are accepted on the standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012, “The Standard Terms”, a copy of which may be found here.

Our Commitment

Harcourt Chambers is a leading set of barristers practising predominantly in family law. Its mission is to provide the highest quality, most cost efficient and easily accessible legal advice, representation and service to individuals, organisations and its professional clients.

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Complaints Procedure

Our aim is to give you a good service at all times. However if you have a complaint you are invited to let us know as soon as possible. It is not necessary to involve solicitors in order to make your complaint but you are free to do so should you wish.

Please note that Chambers will only consider complaints that are raised within six months of the act or omission complained of.


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2 Harcourt Buildings
Dx 373 LDE
Tel 0207 353 6961


Churchill House
3 St Aldate's Courtyard,
38 St Aldate's, Oxford
Dx 96453 Oxford 4
Tel 01865 791559


0207 353 6961


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