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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


Case providing guidance on the operation of the 1996 Convention, further to UK's exit from the EU.

In Re D (Care Proceedings: 1996 Hague Convention: Article 9 Request) [2021] EWHC 1970 (Fam), Henry Setright QC and Chris Barnes acted for the local authority in proceedings before Mrs Justice Knowles concerning an application under the 1996 Hague Convention in respect of a child in Switzerland.

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Charles Hale QC and Michael Edwards write for the Times on the impact of non qualifying sharia marriages.

Because traditional Islamic ceremonies are legally considered ‘non-qualifying’, vulnerable spouses are being trapped in marriages – or left destitute, write Charles Hale QC and Michael Edwards. Two years on from Akhter v Khan, the case in which campaigners hoped would lead to a change in the law, Muslim women continue to be treated differently to virtually all other women in society.

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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