Overview

9 Gough Chambers boasts a team of specialist family law barristers. We have a strong reputation as approachable and conscientious practitioners who deliver excellent results. Family law barristers at 9 Gough Chambers offer advice and advocacy in all areas of family practice and regularly appear in the High Court and Court of Appeal as well as the lower courts. As members of a multi-disciplinary set of chambers our expertise is complemented by access to practitioners in other specialisms when our cases involve issues in areas of civil or criminal law.

Areas of Expertise:

Children

  • Care and Adoption
  • Special Guardianship
  • Applications for assessment within children proceedings
  • Child abduction
  • Emergency remedies for domestic violence including non-molestation and occupation orders
  • Emergency remedies in children cases, including injunctions and proceedings for location/return of children in this jurisdiction and abroad
  • Media injunctions protecting privacy in family cases
  • Wardship

Family Finance

  • Financial Remedies upon Divorce (formerly ancillary relief)
  • Cohabitee Disputes
  • Children Act Schedule 1
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Inheritance Act Claims

Clients

We represent spouses, civil partners, local authorities (including London Boroughs’ Legal Alliance), guardians, parents and other family members who are involved in or wish to make applications in family proceedings. A growing number of our family law barristers accept work direct under the “Direct Public Access” rules. We also accept instructions from the Free Representation Unit on a pro bono basis.

Recent articles

Our team publish articles on the Family Law Week, LBLA and Local Government Lawyer websites, as well as on chambers’ website.

Training

Members of the team regularly provide CPD training for professional clients on a variety of family topics. For more information please contact us.

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Family Law Barristers

Tim Parker


Call: 1995

Tara Vindis


Call: 1996

Tabitha Barran


Call: 1998

Marc Tregidgo


Call: 2002

Oliver Millington


Call: 2003

Emily Verity


Call: 2003

Alastair Hogarth


Call: 2005

Edward Lamb


Call: 2006

Catherine Atkinson


Call: 2006

Kate Lamont


Call: 2007

Tom Restall


Call: 2007

Laura Bumpus


Call: 2008

William Dean


Call: 2011

Sarah Hunwick


Call: 2011

John Schmitt


Call: 2013

Laura Hibberd


Call: 2013

Thomas Jones


Call: 2015

Max Melsa


Call: 2015

Kyah Mufti


Call: 2016

Jake Richards


Call: 2017

Theodore Bunce


Call: 2018

Lucy Lodewyke


Call: 2018

Amelia Katz


Call: 2018

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