The Legal 500 on 1 Hare Court

Legal 500 2016

1 Hare Court is a 'premier' family law chambers, with 'excellent strength and depth at all levels'. It is particularly strong in cases with an international dimension, especially those involving Asia, helped by the fact that Richard Todd QC is called to the Hong Kong Bar. In the clerks' room, Steve McCrone 'runs a very smooth operation with a light touch'; 'he is extremely approachable' and 'up there with the best clerks in the business', 'making a solicitor's job much easier'. First junior clerk Michael Lay and second junior clerk Daniel Barnett 'combine professional clerking with good humour and commercial realism'. 'All are a pleasure to deal with.' – See more at:

Legal 500 2014

1 Hare Court has a top reputation in the field of family law, with pre-eminent expertise in financial remedy work. International cases continue to flow, and the set also handles private law children disputes. For some, it is 'the leading chambers in the country', which is 'set apart by the calibre of its members'. 'You know that if you instruct counsel in chambers, whether it is a silk or a junior, they will be highly specialised at what they do.' Led by the 'excellent' Steve McCrone, the clerking team 'bends over backwards to assist' and is 'unmatched in terms of efficiency'.
Housing 'most of the big hitters', 1 Hare Court remains one of the 'go-to family law chambers'. Members acted in some of the most high-profile cases in 2013, including Petrodel v Prest in the Supreme Court. The set's private dispute resolution practice is also well regarded, containing 18 mediators, eight arbitrators and two collaborative lawyers.

Legal 500 2012

1 Hare Court provides 'an excellent service' on divorce and ancillary relief matters

Legal 500 2011

1 Hare Court has an 'abundance of excellent silks and juniors and a clerking team that is unmatched'

Legal 500 2010

'Outstanding' specialist set 1 Hare Court houses barristers who are 'all highly intelligent and exercise good judgement with serious advocacy skills that produce excellent results'. 'All counsel are experts and are approachable, pragmatic, flexible, imaginative and capable of thinking outside the box'.

Legal 500 2009

Leading specialist set 1 Hare Court receives consistently high praise and is regularly involved in the leading cases in the family arena such as Charman v Charman and McCartney v McCartney ...