4PB rankings in Chambers UK Bar Guide 2023.

24th October 2022

4PB is delighted to be recognised by the Chambers UK Bar Guide as the only top tier set in Family Children as well as the ranking in Family Matrimonial Finance with 48 members ranked across the two categories.

Thank you to our clients for their ongoing support.

See rankings below.

Chambers UK Bar Guide 2023

An immensely respected set recognised for its immeasurable expertise in private and public children law, as well as its complementary skill in matrimonial finance work. Its venerated silks and juniors regularly appear before the highest courts in the country, handling a broad range of matters including those relating to international child abduction, historical child sex abuse, radicalisation, non-accidental injury, and many more. The set’s extensive client base consists of individuals from all walks of life, including household names, businessmen, and some of society’s most vulnerable individuals. When it comes to matrimonial finance, the barristers here handle complex, acrimonious, high-value disputes, often involving multiple jurisdictions, offshore accounts and trusts. In recent times, the set has been heavily involved in cases at the forefront of the law relating to fertility, female genital mutilation and transgender rights. The set has been involved in a huge raft of reported cases in recent times. These include an important Supreme Court case concerning the scope of the High Court’s jurisdiction to protect British children abroad, and another matter concerning a parent’s right to consent to the administration of puberty blockers to their transgender child. In the last quarter of 2021, the set relocated from the Inner Temple to commercial offices in St Paul’s.

Client service
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London (Bar) Family: Children
Alex Verdan KC
Henry Setright KC
Alison Grief KC
Catherine Wood KC
Jo Delahunty KC
Teertha Gupta KC
John Tughan KC
Samantha King KC
Barbara Mills KC
Charles Hale KC
Christopher Hames KC
Cleo Perry KC
Cyrus Larizadeh KC
Michael Gration KC
Piers Pressdee KC
Ruth Kirby KC
Joy Brereton KC

Junior Counsel
Dorothea Gartland
Jacqueline Renton
Judith Murray
Rebecca Foulkes
Andrew Powell
Justine Johnston
Mark Jarman
Sally Bradley
Brian Jubb
Chris Barnes
Charlotte Baker
Chris Stevenson
Julia Townend
Justin Ageros
Michael Edwards
Sophie Connors

Family: Matrimonial Finance
Charles Hale KC

Junior Counsel
Judith Murray
Harry Gates
Harry Nosworthy
Henry Clayton
Julia Townend
Katherine Van Rol
Katie Wood
Rhiannon Lloyd
Samantha Woodham
Sophie Connors
Stephen Lyon
Rosanne Godfrey-Lockwood