Private Law

We are "The best children lawyers in London" according to Chambers and Partners. As the largest, multi-award winning, family law chambers in England and Wales, 4PB has the greatest number of recognised child law specialists, with barristers available at all levels of relevant experience for any case.

Our barristers represent all parties in private law proceedings including parent, children and other family members or interested parties as interveners.

Our experience extends to the whole range of issues that can arise in private law cases. We can assist in complex residence disputes, including cases where parties seek leave to remove children from UK jurisdiction, as well as cases involving the international movement of children generally

Members of chambers also have expertise in urgent cases requiring injunctions, the wardship of children, or involving the inherent jurisdiction of the courts. We have also have the leading expertise in ‘forced marriage’ cases.

We also have experience in contact cases, including intractable contact cases, or those involving false allegations, and on discrete child law issues, such as medical treatment, schooling disputes, or the need to seek privacy for children from publicity.

We are experts in adoption cases, as well as having insight into developing areas of the law, such as gay and lesbian co-parenting, and fertility and surrogacy.