Family Finance and Property

Harcourt Chambers is widely recognised as one of the leading specialist family law sets in the country offering highly regarded expertise at every level of financial work.


Our family finance team comprises experienced silks and highly skilled juniors who offer an impressive spread of expertise in both complex and modest matrimonial finance cases. They undertake the full range of matrimonial, cohabitee and civil partnership litigation including TOLATA and Schedule 1 Children Act applications.


It has particular expertise in the field of co-ownership of land, whether between family members, unmarried couples, or other non-family arrangements. Members are well placed to navigate the often complex interaction of the TOLATA and matrimonial jurisdictions as many members practice in both, and are experienced in dealing with matrimonial matters involving third parties and interveners.


Our members are empathetic and give clear, concise advice. They are renowned for their assured and persuasive advocacy, appearing in court at first instance, appellate level and in the Supreme Court often instructed in high net worth cases frequently involving such issues as complex pensions, trust and company arrangements, farms and overseas assets and multiple jurisdictions.


We have a number of members of chambers trained in arbitration and mediation and we are very mindful of the benefits to the client, where possible, of resolution outside the court process or early in the court process.   


Many of our members are recognised in the leading legal directories, and write and lecture regularly on family finance and property topics. One of our members co-authored “Pensions, a Practitioner’s Handbook”, the leading practitioner text book on pensions. Another is contributing editor of Butterworths Family Law Service’s practitioner text in relation to financial provision for children and Child Support.



What the Directories Say


Chambers UK Bar 2018

"Its members are frequently involved in cross-border proceedings and are additionally committed to handling matrimonial finance work on behalf of high net worth individuals.”


Chambers UK Bar 2017

"The set also boasts a team of financial specialists who regularly tackle high-value cross-border cases involving highly complicating factors such as trusts, company arrangements and convoluted pensions provision."


Legal 500 2017

“...Financial remedy work is another key area of instruction.” 


Legal 500 2016

  "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."


Legal 500 2015

“Harcourt Chambers possesses good resources in this area, with a dedicated Family Finance & Property Team”                      






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Dx 373 LDE
Tel 0207 353 6961


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


0207 353 6961


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