Harcourt is home to some of the UK’s leading advocates in Private Law Children work and is recognised by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as one of the leading sets in this area.

We are widely known as a leading set in all aspects of private law work, both in London and the regions, with particular expertise in complex case. Our members have a distinguished reputation in the field of private law disputes concerning the care and upbringing of children and our team offer a breadth of expertise and experience, at all levels of call – from leading to junior counsel – across the range of possible disputes. We have extensive experience of private law cases at all levels of court from the Magistrates Court through to the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Our Private Law Children team is focused on providing clients with the highest level of expert advice and advocacy in each case. Our members provide insightful, sympathetic and practical advice, both in writing and in conference.

Our barristers are regularly instructed in intractable contact disputes and cases concerning allegations of parental alienation, domestic abuse, coercive control, and allegations of the utmost seriousness at the intersection with public law. Our members act for all parties, including mothers, fathers, grandparents and children. We regularly represent vulnerable parties and those with mental health problems. As home to one of the leading International Family Law teams in the country, we are able to bring this considerable expertise to private law disputes with an international dimension.

We also offer private and alternative dispute resolution through arbitration and early neutral evaluations. This is as a response to the increased pressures on the court system and can ensure every family receives a bespoke solution which works for them.

For help and advice please contact our clerks.

Our clerking team is renowned for its friendly and pro-active approach.


Call: 020 7353 6961
Email: clerks@harcourtchambers.co.uk

Private Law Children barristers

Nick Goodwin QC

Call: 1995 Silk: 2014

John Vater QC MCIArb

Call: 1995 Silk: 2012

Karl Rowley QC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2013

Damian Garrido QC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2015

Julia Cheetham QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2015

Aidan Vine QC

Call: 1995 Silk: 2016

Edward Devereux QC

Call: 2001 Silk: 2017

Jonathan Sampson QC

Call: 1997 Silk: 2020

June Rodgers

Call: 1971

Alicia Collinson

Call: 1982

Jane Campbell

Call: 1990

Sara Granshaw

Call: 1991

Douglas Allen

Call: 1995

Simon Miller

Call: 1996

Matthew Brookes-Baker

Call: 1998

Oliver Wraight

Call: 1998

Cecilia Barrett

Call: 1998

Andrew Leong

Call: 1998

Edward Kirkwood

Call: 1999

Helen Little

Call: 1999

Margaret Styles MCIArb

Call: 2000

Craig Jeakings

Call: 2000

James Turner

Call: 2001

Jason Green MCIArb

Call: 2001

Julia Shillingford

Call: 2002

Alex Forbes

Call: 2003

Suzanne Syme MCIArb

Call: 2004

Alison Williams

Call: 2004

Frances Harris

Call: 2005

Kit Firbank

Call: 2005

Chloe Wilkins

Call: 2006

James Dove

Call: 2006

Alex Perry

Call: 2007

Siân Cox

Call: 2008

Stephen Crispin

Call: 2008

Mehvish Chaudhry

Call: 2008

Vicky Reynolds

Call: 2008

Sara McIlroy

Call: 2008

Emily Rayner

Call: 2009

Victoria Flowers

Call: 2009

David Marusza

Call: 2009

Annie Sayers

Call: 2009

Justine Ramsden

Call: 2010

Anna Yarde

Call: 2012

Maria Scott-Wittenborn

Call: 2012

Martha Gray

Call: 2012

Elisabeth Wickham

Call: 2012

Eleanor Howard

Call: 2012

Emma Gatland

Call: 2013

Oliver Powell

Call: 2013

Rob George

Call: 2013

Edward Bennett

Call: 2013

Mavis Amonoo-Acquah

Call: 2013

Naomi Scarano

Call: 2014

Curtis Ball

Call: 2015
Hannah Windmill

Hannah Windmill

Call: 2016

Kate Ferguson

Call: 2016

Ethan Connor

Call: 2017

Natasha Miller

Call: 2017

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