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4PB Family Law Barristers

One of the UK’s largest chambers of family law barristers
Recommended by the leading legal directories
Instructed by the country’s premier family law chambers practitioners
Regularly involved in landmark developments in family law
and family justice.

4PB provide expert, practical legal advice in all areas of family law;
Powerful and effective court advocacy;
Out-of-court family dispute resolution services;
Public and direct access barristers in appropriate cases.

Financial Remedies Essay Competition 2023

4PB is proud to announce the inaugural Financial Remedies Essay Competition, a testament to our commitment to nurturing excellence and innovation in the field of financial remedies. As a leading family law set, we recognise the value of continuous learning and the exchange of ideas for the advancement of family law practice. With this opportunity, 4PB aims to introduce current law students, as well as those who have completed their studies and are actively seeking pupillage, to the realm of Financial Remedies law in hope that they will be inspired to further explore this area of law.

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4PB News


James Nottage awarded a Gray’s Inn Ann Goddard Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that one of our pupils, James Nottage, was awarded a scholarship from Gray’s Inn last week. James received an Ann Goddard Scholarship, meant to support pupils intending to build a practice at the publicly-funded Bar.


Frankie Shama successfully represents a mother in two applications.

Frankie Shama, instructed by Dawson Cornwell, successfully represented the mother in her application to relocate to Germany in D v T [2023] EWFC 285, and thereafter in resisting an application for permission to appeal the decision in D v T [2023] EWFC 286.

To read both Judgments, see below:

D v T [2023] EWFC 285

D v T [2023] EWFC 286




The ‘remarkable’ 4 Paper Buildings is ‘simply the best stable’ of barristers who are ‘committed and passionate’ to children law, both domestic and international. With ‘a wide spread of barristers who excel in the field’, chambers offers ‘accomplished, expert counsel at every level of call and covering all particular niches’. Many of the set’s ‘stellar’ counsel are ‘absolute leaders in the field’ and there is also ‘a seemingly endless raft of very capable juniors’ coming through. Chambers’ matrimonial finance barristers are also ‘excellent’ and of the ‘highest quality’. The set is very approachable, inviting solicitors to share knowledge and welcoming in their dealings with clients.
Legal 500, 2019