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4PB Family Barristers

4PB –  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 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

4PB News


Four 4PB members in Court of Appeal case looking at the return of a child under the tensions of refugee status.

In a case looking at the interplay between obligations of the state, under the 1980 Hague Convention and under immigration law the Convention and Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees.

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Four 4PB members in landmark Court of Appeal case

Four members of 4PB: Christopher Hames QC; Jacqueline Renton; Charlotte Baker and Harry Langford were involved in a Court of Appeal decision concerning habitual residence and third state returns under the Hague Convention 1980.

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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