2 Harcourt Buildings
London EC4Y 9DB
Dx 373 LDE
Tel 0844 561 7135

Churchill House
3 St Aldates Courtyard
38 St Aldates, Oxford
Dx 96453 Oxford 4
Tel 0844 561 7135

Directories - Legal 500 2016  South East



This is a summary of chambers' rankings in Legal 500 2016.





Family and Child law    

Tier 3














Aidan Vine QC

Tier 1





Frances Judd QC

Tier 1




John Vater QC

Tier 1



Nicholas Goodwin QC

Tier 1








Family and Children law - leading Juniors



Edward Kirkwood

Tier 1


Fiona Hay

Tier 1




Jason Green

Tier 1



Louise Potter

Tier 1




Harcourt Chambers is an ‘excellent family set with depth and gravitas’. It is particularly strong in complex and sensitive children law disputes, including abuse cases. However, other areas of expertise include high-value finance matters and cases with an international element. Aidan Vine QC took silk in 2016, and Frances Judd QC was elected vice-chairman of the Family Bar.  




‘He has a brilliant legal mind and an amazing ability to see a clear path to solution in complex family situations.’



A thoroughly well-prepared and persuasive silk, who is just as at home in the Supreme Court as in the High Court.’


‘A children law silk who takes no prisoners.’



‘A detailed advocate with an excellent knowledge of children and financial remedy matters.’












‘A family law and Court of Protection expert.’


‘She has a national and deserved reputation for dealing with the most complex cases.’


 ‘An excellent advocate for public law children and international work.’



‘A standout expert in financial cases.’