2 Harcourt Buildings
London EC4Y 9DB
Dx 373 LDE
Tel 0844 561 7135
Fax (020) 7353 6968

Churchill House
3 St Aldates's, Oxford
Dx 96453 Oxford 4
Tel 0844 561 7135
Fax (01865) 791 585

Family Law


Recognised as a leading family law set by both the Legal 500 and the Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession, Harcourt Chambers’ family practitioners, led by one of the country’s foremost Queen’s Counsel, offer genuine strength in depth in all aspects of family law.  


Harcourt Chambers is the most prominent family law set in three busy court centres (Oxford, Coventry and Milton Keynes) and is rapidly increasing the amount of work that it  undertakes in London, Birmingham and Reading.


Harcourt Chambers offers user friendly expertise in all aspects of family litigation.


Harcourt Chambers’ reputation within the field of children law is well-established, and encompasses both the private and public law arenas at first instance and appellate levels.  


Reflecting its increased profile in the field of family finance and property, Harcourt Chambers now has a dedicated family finance and property team, with over 40 barristers undertaking the full range of matrimonial, cohabitee and civil partnership litigation.


Further areas of expertise include trusts, wills and inheritance disputes, divorce, nullity and mental health issues, domestic violence and harassment.


Members of chambers frequently appear in high profile and reported cases, and write and lecture regularly about topical family law issues.



Public Law and Adoption Conference Friday 25th September

Harcourt Chambers is delighted to invite you to our Public Law and Adoption Conference on Friday 25th September 2015 at the Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel in Oxford.

Latest News

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James Dove Joins Harcourt Chambers
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