We are

  • The centre of specialist divorce advice and representation
  • 40 barristers: 11 silks and 29 juniors all with strong academic and professional credentials (the greatest concentration of specialist matrimonial QCs)
  • The first stop for the majority of blue chip matrimonial firms
  • Centrally involved in almost all of the leading and newsworthy cases, and have been for the past 20 years
  • The seat of the leading practitioner textbook and the birthplace of At A Glance
  • Involved in top-level advice and representation around the world: Hong Kong, Cayman Islands, BVI, Gibraltar
  • Regularly noted for excellence in leading guides and at award ceremonies
  • Leaders and pioneers in ADR
  • Supported by quality clerking and administration
  • Financial remedies applications on divorce or dissolution of civil partnership, from the straight-forward to the highly complex
  • Drafting and advising about nuptial agreements
  • Jurisdiction disputes
  • Financial claims after foreign divorce
  • Financial claims relating to children
  • Financial claims relating to cohabitees
  • Other claims with a family law aspect (disputes about the divorce suit, private law children disputes, Inheritance Act claims, professional negligence, etc)
  • In accessibility
  • In providing the best skills and legal expertise in the field, an unequalled professional service
  • In forming strong and lasting partnerships with our fantastic instructing solicitors
  • In integrity
  • In fair and transparent pricing
  • Two former Presidents of the Family Division
  • Three former members of the Court of Appeal
  • Three current High Court Judges in the Family Division, plus two former High Court Judges
  • Counsel in all the landmark cases: White v White, Miller v Miller, McFarlane v McFarlane, Radmacher v Granatino, Petrodel v Prest, Agbaje v Agbaje, McCartney v Mills-McCartney, Charman v Charman, Cooper Hohn v Hohn
  • Our barristers have appeared in more reported cases than any other set by a huge margin
  • Home of the editorship of Rayden & Jackson on Divorce and Family Matters
  • Current holders of Chambers & Partners Family Law Set of the Year and Silk of the year (Martin Pointer QC)

No one needs reminding that 1 Hare Court has many of the leading matrimonial finance barristers in its ranks

1 Hare Court is a ‘premier’ family law chambers, with ‘excellent strength and depth at all levels'

Clerking team of the Year 2016