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Stephen Trowell KC
Call
1995
Silk
2015
020 7797 7070
trowell@1hc.com

We are delighted to announce Stephen Trowell KC's appointment as a Deputy Judge of the High Court, effective from 1st October 2021.

"Thorough, quick to respond and adaptable, working all hours if necessary."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

Deborah Bangay KC
Call
1981
Silk
2006
020 7797 7070
djb@1hc.com
  • Financial Remedies
  • Jurisdiction disputes
  • Schedule 1 claims
  • Pre & post nuptial agreements
  • Inheritance claims    
Nigel Dyer KC
Call
1982
Silk
2006
020 7797 7070
dyer@1hc.com

Star Individual - Chambers and Partners, 2022 “An expert in multi-jurisdictional divorce who has led landmark cases in the area. He has particular interest in cases with complex asset tracing and business structures. Dyer is …..renowned for his experience as a private FDR judge.”

Leading Silk - The Legal 500, 2022

Ann Hussey KC
Call
1981
Silk
2009
020 7797 7070
hussey@1hc.com

"A tenacious, hard-working practitioner."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

"A tough negotiator and a gifted communicator. Clients have complete confidence in her."

Legal 500

Nicholas Cusworth KC
Call
1986
Silk
2009
020 7797 7070
cusworth@1hc.com

"He's pragmatic, excellent at cross-examination and someone who knows how to lead a case."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

"One of the top financial silks at the money Bar. He is the complete package: outstanding judgement; first class advocacy skills; a powerful, authoritative court presence; and a great bedside manner with clients."

Legal 500

Richard Todd KC
Call
1988
Silk
2009
020 7797 7070
rtqc@1hc.com

Richard enjoys the unique distinction of having twice been made Chambers and Partners’ Family Law Silk of the Year. He won this in 2010 / 11 and again in 2013 / 14. He is also the only specialist matrimonial Silk, still in practice, to have been nominated for The Lawyer’s overall barrister of the year.

John Wilson KC
Call
1981
Silk
2011
020 7797 7070
jaw@1hc.com

"A thoughtful, calm advocate who performs well in the High Court. An incredibly bright, charming barrister who gives good advice on property-related issues in family cases."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

 

Katharine Davidson KC
Call
1987
Silk
2011
020 7797 7070
davidson@1hc.com

Kate’s particular area of expertise is complex, high value financial cases, often with international, corporate and/or trust elements.  She also undertakes private law children disputes, in particular applications for permission to remove children permanently from the jurisdiction.

Tim Bishop KC
Call
1991
Silk
2011
020 7797 7070
bishop@1hc.com
  • A market leader in top-level financial cases on divorce
  • One of only 3 "star individuals" in Chambers and Partners 2018 for matrimonial finance
  • Habitually instructed by magic circle firms
  • Specialist in financial work for 20 years
  • Regularly appears in high-profile cases
Justin Warshaw KC
Call
1995
Silk
2015
020 7797 7408
clerks@1hc.com

"He's a good details person and brings this cerebral, intellectual approach to his advocacy."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

"A silk who combines strong forensic skills with the ability to argue any point from any angle. He has the ear of the judge."

Legal 500

Geoffrey Kingscote KC
Call
1993
Silk
2017
020 7797 7070
Kingscote@1hc.com

"He is well prepared, easy to deal with and incredibly knowledgeable. A thoughtful advocate who's good at untangling knotty problems."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

Nicholas Yates KC
Call
1996
Silk
2018
020 7797 7084
yates@1hc.com

"He's hugely knowledgeable and quick on his feet."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

"Nicholas is calmness personified. He is strategically excellent, and can explain complex legal concepts to lay clients in a clear and effective way."

Legal 500

Simon Webster KC
Call
1997
Silk
2020
020 7797 7070
webster@1hc.com

"He's all over the detail of cases and has a real recognition of how those details interplay with strategies."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

"He has a brilliant ability to present the most difficult arguments in an effective, eloquent and persuasive way."

Legal 500

Rebecca Carew Pole KC
Call
1999
Silk
2020
020 7797 7070
carewpole@1hc.com

On 16 January 2020, Her Majesty the Queen announced the appointment of Rebecca Carew Pole to the rank of Queen’s Counsel. A link to the Ministry of Justice press release can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/lord-chancellor-welcomes-new-queen-s-counsel

On Monday 16th March 2020 Rebecca will formally be appointed QC at a ceremony presided over by the Lord Chancellor.

Nichola Gray KC
Call
1991
Silk
2021
020 7797 7070
gray@1hc.com

"She is able to strike up an instant rapport with clients, who do not doubt for a moment that she will fight their corner to the end."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

"She is a determined advocate, who reads everything and misses nothing."

Legal 500

Juniors

Nicholas Carden
Call
1981
020 7797 7070
carden@1hc.com

Nicholas has practised as a family law barrister for over 30 years. He is experienced in every type of case.

Gavin Smith
Call
1981
020 7797 7070
smith@1hc.com

"He's well prepared, helpful, measured and someone who pays good attention to detail."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

Gavin Smith has over 27 years’ experience as a specialist family law barrister, dealing with all types of financial remedy proceedings following relationship breakdown.

Christopher Wood
Call
1986
020 7797 7070
wood@1hc.com

Christopher’s practice consists mainly of complex financial claims, involving companies, farms, offshore trusts, and conflicts of law.

Emma Sumner
Call
1999
020 7797 7070
sumner@1hc.com

“A brilliant junior who is always on top of her game. Has expert legal knowledge and a genuine interest in the client.”

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

"She has an incredible grasp on complex facts, and her written work is flawless."

Legal 500

Professor Rebecca Bailey-Harris
Call
2000
020 7797 7070
bailey-harris@1hc.com

"Rebecca is approachable and puts in the preparation to ensure she knows the case inside-out. She is a force to be reckoned with around the negotiation table."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

‘An outstandingly bright junior.’

Legal 500

Eleanor Harris
Call
2000
020 7797 7070
harris@1hc.com

"Eleanor Harris is calm with clients and offers clear advice. She looks at the bigger picture but will also do everything possible to achieve good outcomes."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

Tom Carter
Call
2001
020 7797 7070
carter@1hc.com

"A strong advocate who is robust and meticulous in his approach."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

Rachel Spicer
Call
2002
020 7797 7070
spicer@1hc.com

"She is knowledgeable, hard-working, patient with clients and focused. Rachel puts her argument forward concisely and coherently in court, and she is always available and responsive."

 

Chambers and Partners, 2022

Christian Kenny
Call
2003
020 7797 7070
kenny@1hc.com

"Calm and clear in his approach, and someone with a brain the size of a planet."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

Jude Allen
Call
2004
020 7797 7070
allen@1hc.com

"She's user-friendly, thorough and bright."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

"A junior who presents cases in a succinct, compelling manner and works magic with judges. She is firm but supportive with clients and gets to the key issues of a case. A fantastic advocate."

Legal 500

Richard Sear
Call
2005
020 7797 7070
clerks@1hc.com

"A superstar who is a good strategic thinker and whose opinion is respected."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

"A stalwart senior junior who is respected by the judiciary."

Legal 500

Nicholas Wilkinson
Call
2006
020 7797 7070
wilkinson@1hc.com

Nicholas has been shortlisted as a finalist for Family Law Junior Barrister of the year.

 

"Compassionate, calm, concise and a man with an incisive mind."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

"He is a charming and intelligent barrister, brilliant at cross-examination, and is great with both the details and the bigger picture."

Legal 500

Katherine Cook
Call
2007
020 7797 7070
cook@1hc.com

Katherine is ranked as a leading barrister by the legal directories.  Her practice covers all areas of private family law, with a focus on complex financial remedy work.

Madhavi Kabra
Call
2008
020 7797 7070
mk@1hc.com

"Well prepared and tenacious, she is compassionate and understanding of everyone's circumstances in the case." "She's thoughtful, measured and analytical."

Chambers & Partners 2022

Phillip Blatchly
Call
2008
020 7797 7070
clerks@1hc.com

"Has a good eye for detail and presents relevant arguments in a methodical, persuasive style."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

"Extremely hardworking, super thorough, sensible and excellent with clients, because his dedication is clear to them, and to the solicitors who instruct him."

Legal 500

Kyra Cornwall
Call
2011
020 7797 7070
cornwall@1hc.com

"Has the ability to handle a huge volume of information, distil it down and get to the crux of the matter. She handles difficult opponents well and instils confidence in clients."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

 

"Kyra has a very sharp mind and is completely unflappable, which reassures her clients."

Legal 500

Lily Mottahedan
Call
2011
020 7797 7070
mottahedan@1hc.com

"Gives clear, confident advice to clients and makes them feel at ease. She has the ability to think on her feet."

Chambers and Partners, 2022

Joshua Viney
Call
2013
020 7797 7070
viney@1hc.com

 

“He is tenacious, extremely personable and has an excellent rapport with clients, who appreciate his determination to do the best for them.”

"Excellent at putting clients at ease and giving them confidence. He also comes up with creative solutions."

"Joshua Viney is a real, spirited fighter for the client's cause. He is massively conscientious, down on the detail, and will fight any fight for you."

"He offers solid advice outside of court, and is clear, pragmatic, direct and knowledgeable."

Thomas Harvey
Call
2013
020 7797 7070
harvey@1hc.com

“Tom is utterly brilliant for his level. His notes are fabulous, he has superb client skills, he is hard working, and you can send him on a case where you know you’ve got a fierce opponent – even though he’s young you just know he’ll be fine.”

Chambers and Partners 2020

Ben Wooldridge
Call
2013
020 7797 7070
clerks@1hc.com

Ben has a broad family practice and accepts instructions to appear in all stages of financial remedy proceedings and private law children matters.

James Webb
Call
2015
020 7797 7070
webb@1hc.com

James has been described by Chambers & Partners as a “smooth advocate” with “notable experience in complex financial remedy cases”.

Georgina Howitt
Call
2016
020 7797 7070
clerks@1hc.com
Roxane Reiser
Call
2017
020 7797 7070
clerks@1hc.com
Kate Strange
Call
2018
020 7797 7070
clerks@1hc.com
Florence Jones
Call
2018
020 7797 7070
clerks@1hc.com

Junior

Henrietta Boyle
Call
2019
020 7797 7070
clerks@1hc.com
Edward Benson
Call
2019
020 7797 7070
clerks@1hc.com
Lydia Newman-Saville
Call
2020
020 7797 7070
clerks@1hc.com
Henry Pritchard
Call
2020
020 7797 7070
clerks@1hc.com
Mia Purdy
Call
2021
020 77977070
clerks@1hc.com
Anastasia Gilfillan
020 77977070
clerks@1hc.com