Directories - Legal 500 UK Bar 2017 - South Eastern

Harcourt Chambers is well known in London and across the South of England as 'a great specialist family set', hosting 'a great mix of knowledgeable silks and bright and ambitious juniors'. Members have expertise in children law work, including serious physical and sexual abuse, shaken baby syndrome and child relocation/abduction matters. International family law work is another key area. Simon Boutwood is an 'exceptionally effective' chambers director, ably assisted in Oxford by senior practice manager Judith Partington, who is described as chambers' 'secret weapon' and 'a brilliant clerk'. London practice manager Matthew Molloy 'would never let you down'. Offices in: London, Oxford.

This is a summary of chambers' rankings in Legal 500 UK bar 2017 South Eastern.




Family & Child Law 
Tier 3

A 'top-drawer' set for family work, Harcourt Chambers is particularly well known for children cases, including physical and sexual abuse and international matters. John Vater QC was part of a team that was involved in a 2016 Supreme Court case considering the proper application of Article 15 Brussels II Revised. Financial remedy work is another key area of instruction.


Frances Judd QC 
Tier 1



'She orchestrates a courtroom with ease and charm.'



John Vater QC 
Tier 1


'He is fearless and committed to the cases he presents in court.'



Nicholas Goodwin QC 
Tier 1


'Very experienced in adoption and serious injury cases.'



Damian Garrido QC 
Tier 1


'Unfailingly charming; he has total command over clients and the courtroom.'



Aidan Vine QC 
Tier 1


'His advocacy style is pleasant and persuasive.'



Fiona Hay 
Tier 1


'A first-class lawyer.'



Sara Granshaw 
Tier 1


'Brilliantly clever with a lovely client manner.'



Louise Potter 
Tier 1


'Reliable without fail.'



Edward Kirkwood 
Tier 1


'His air of composed authority instils confidence.'



Jason Green 
Tier 1


'Keenly intelligent and accomplished on his feet.'



Alex Forbes
Tier 1


'Confident and capable in court.'




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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