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Family

The Devon Chambers Family Team prides itself on high standards of advocacy and advice. The individuals are approachable and fully appreciate client's needs and concerns. The Team guarantees not only reassurance throughout the court process, but also first class presentation of the case in court. 

The Family Team has specific expertise in cases involving domestic abuse and child abuse, particularly as some of the Team also undertake work within the Criminal Courts and therefore have a greater understanding of the complexities and consequences of any such proceedings when dealing with the Family cases. In addition, the multi-disciplinary nature of Devon Chambers ensures that the Family Team has regular access to the expertise of members of Chambers who specialise in immigration, housing and mental health law; issues which can feature in family law cases.

The Team has barristers at all levels of seniority and experience to provide a comprehensive, efficient and expert service. We are regularly instructed in complex and serious cases but also pride ourselves on the high quality service we offer in all cases in which we are instructed, recognising that the consequences for the client are of equal importance wherever the case is heard. Client care and providing a quality service are of the utmost importance to us and we endeavour to work closely with solicitors on cases to ensure that this is delivered.

Devon Chambers is CPD accredited and the Family Team regularly provides seminars on topical subjects to professional clients, including Local Authorities, Guardians, Social Workers and Solicitors.

The Family Law Team at Devon Chambers specialises in the following areas:

Public Law (representing Parents, Guardians, Local Authorities and other Interested Parties)

  • Care Proceedings
  • Findings of Fact
  • Adoption
  • Threshold Criteria
  • Emergency Applications

Private Law

  • Child Arrangement Orders (previously residence and contact)
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Specific Issues Applications
  • Out of Jurisdiction Issues

Domestic Violence

  • Non Molestation
  • Occupation

Financial Settlement

  • Claims under the Matrimonial Clauses Act 1973
  • Freezing Injunctions
  • TLATA Applications
  • Inheritance Act
  • Financial Applications in relation to Children
  • Out of Jurisdiction Issues