Directories - Legal 500 UK Bar 2017 - London


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 -London.




Children law (including public and private law)
Tier 4





Harcourt Chambers has 'great strength in depth', and clerks who are 'without exception responsive, pragmatic and available'. Members have strengths in cases involving shaken baby syndrome, relocations and abductions.


Frances Judd QC 
Tier 2



'She orchestrates a courtroom with such ease and charm.'



Damian Garrido QC 
Tier 3


'A measured a forceful advocate, who is good at reassuring clients.'



Edward Devereux QC 
Tier 1 (2017 silks)


'He has a compelling style of advocacy, which is delivered with sheer eloquence.'



Jonathan Sampson 
Tier 3


'He is a formidable opponent and clients really like him.'



Mehvish Chaudhry 
Tier 3


'A passionate advocate, who fights hard for her clients.'



Emily Rayner
Tier 4


'She is direct, approachable, sensible and a safe pair of hands.'


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3 St Aldate's Courtyard,
38 St Aldate's, Oxford
Dx 96453 Oxford 4
Tel 0844 561 7135
Fax (01865) 791 585


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