Deans Court Chambers

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Deans Court Chambers has established an exceptional team of leading and junior counsel undertaking challenging and complex family work whose quality and experience is unrivalled in the North.


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Deans Court Chambers has established an exceptional team of leading and junior counsel undertaking challenging and complex family work across the spectrum of family law, including children cases in both public and private law, Court of Protection cases, and Finance and Property cases. Both leading and junior counsel demonstrate a quality and experience unrivalled in the North.

Leading and Junior Counsel regularly appear before Courts across the country at all levels, and also in former British Overseas Territories.

We deliver the highest levels of service, combining meticulous preparation and first rate advocacy with a clear and sympathetic approach to clients.

We believe the practice of family law demands sound judgment, detailed knowledge of law and procedure, and the ability to analyse and distil complex and often sensitive issues.

Client care is our highest priority and always at the forefront of our minds.

Our experienced and approachable clerking team is committed to providing counsel of choice and ensuring consistency of representation.

Where that is not possible, our clerks will assist you in selecting alternative counsel of the same high calibre. We are confident you will receive the same excellent quality of service from all the barristers in our team.

For more information on the particular specialisms within the Family Team at Deans Court Chambers, follow the links above.

Family & Court of Protection Newsletters:

Summer 2019

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Spring 2020

Winter 2020

Summer 2021

Winter 2021

Summer 2022

"They have a high calibre of advocates"

Chambers and Partners, 2022

a top set that maintains a strong presence across the full range of family and matrimonial matters. Members are frequently instructed in cases which deal with allegations of sexual abuse and non-accidental injuries, as well as Children Act cases and care proceedings involving deprivation of liberty. "I would be happy to instruct any one of their family barristers," one source affirms.

Chambers and Partners, 2021

Deans Court Chambers is home to 'excellent and highly respected advocates' in private and public children law matters.

Legal 500, 2021

Deans Court Chambers maintains its standing as a leading set for both finance and children matters.They're just fantastic." "All the barristers are technically good and great at advocacy, as well as being reliable and efficient. I never have any hesitation in having them represent clients."

Chambers and Partners, 2020

Deans Court Chambers' family team is home to 'an impressive number of individuals across the full range of family work', but is particularly notable as the 'go-to set in Manchester for children cases'.

Legal 500, 2020

"Deans Court Chambers is my first port of call for instruction. Its members have a wealth of expertise." "Their preparation for cases is extremely good."

Chambers and Partners, 2019

Deans Court Chambers has ‘a wealth of talent in all areas of family law’. The team has established expertise in cases involving domestic and international relocation, fabricated/induced illness and allegations of serious physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Financial remedy cases are also included in the group’s workload.

Legal 500, 2018

Deans Court Chambers cements its reputation as the "premier chambers in the North of England", admiring sources describe the set as "the cream of the crop".

Chambers UK, 2016

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