We are delighted to be ranked once again in the 2017 edition of Chambers & Partners – both as a set (Band 4 for Children) and with eight individuals ranked for both family finance and children law.
Of the set, Chambers & Partners recognises FOURTEEN as a “family chambers offering services across the range of children and matrimonial finance law. It has a recognised high net worth divorce practice that increasingly extends internationally“.
Feedback from the market includes recognition of our “brilliant” clerks: “I really enjoy dealing them; they’re always extremely helpful and so cheerful. The barristers are an accessible and extremely capable bunch“.
We are thrilled that eight individuals are ranked this year:
Michael Glaser (Band 1 for Finance and Band 3 for Children)
Prominent family junior in high demand for his expertise in complex matrimonial finance proceedings, who typically acts for an impressive high net worth and high-profile clientele. He also acts in children law matters and is recognised for the persistence and quality of his advocacy.
Strengths: “He’s the most tenacious of barristers. He knows the law inside out; the amount of knowledge he has at his fingertips is insane. He’s a great tactician, is persuasive and really fights a client’s corner.”
Camille Habboo (Band 3 for Children)
Primarily a public law children practitioner known for her involvement in severe cases relating to abuse and non-accidental injury. Her work sees her representing a wide range of vulnerable clients and local authorities and often includes an international element.
Strengths: “She’s a really good pusher for the client – she will keep going.”
Phillip Blatchly (Band 3 for Finance)
Handles matters in the private client sphere relating to family breakdowns and focuses on complex cases involving trust structures and non-disclosure of assets. His advocacy is notable for its utilisation of technical legal points to progress cases.
Strengths: “A very good advocate who is excellent at explaining legal points in a comprehensible way and is prepared to take a judge on.”
Christopher Miller (Band 4 for Children)
Practises exclusively in family finance disputes following relationship dissolution. His areas of expertise include matters relating to TOLATA and the Inheritance Act.
Strengths: “His attention to detail and preparation stand out as does the clarity with which he presents his case in court.”
Gillon Cameron (Band 4 for both Children and Finance)
Predominantly practises in ancillary relief proceedings and has experience of handling applications relating to TOLATA. He additionally handles children work and is an expert on Hague Convention abduction issues.
Strengths: “Very able and offers quality representation.”
Patricia Roberts (Band 4 for Finance)
Specialises in complex family finance matters, particularly disputes concerning interveners, trust structures, third party interests and Schedule 1 Children Act. Her children practice consists of handling cases involving issues of non-accidental injury, abuse and mental health.
Strengths: “She’s extremely good and very down-to-earth. She also has very god attention to detail.”
Ella Calnan (Up and Coming in Finance)
Family junior with a mixed practice of high-profile finance and children work. Her caseload includes cases relating to private international disputes over children and high-value divorce proceedings.
Strengths: “She’s phenomenally bright and empathetic, down-to-earth and sensible. She’s definitely one to watch for the future.”
Byron James (Up and Coming in Finance)
Up and coming junior with a growing reputation in complex financial remedy proceedings. His specialism extends to offshore trust, private children and cohabitation matters.
Strengths: “He’s a very intelligent and talented advocate. He will always go the extra mile to ensure a client’s case is presented and advanced in the best way possible. He will achieve great things.”
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