Family law

Angel Chambers has a strong Family Team with a wealth of experience. The Team comprises of some 24 practitioners with a range of years of call from 1983 - 2013.

The Team provides expertise in Public Law proceedings representing Local Authorities, parents and other interested or concerned parties and Children's Guardians. The variety of work undertaken includes Care Proceedings, Human Rights Applications, Placement Order Applications and Adoption.

In addition Family Practitioners across the Team undertake Private Law cases, injunctions and committals.

Within the Team there is also a wide choice of experienced Counsel who regularly undertake all aspects of financial remedy work consequent upon the breakdown of a relationship including:

  • Financial settlements upon a divorce or the end of a civil partnership/cohabitation relationship.
  • Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 applications.
  • S.37 M.C.A. 1973 applications for injunctive relief to prevent or set aside a disposition.
  • Pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreements.

Members of the Family Team all belong to the Family Law Bar Association.

The Team includes 5 fluent Welsh speakers.

Family law

barristers

Alison Donovan
Alison Donovan
Call to the bar: 1987 | Middle Temple
Practice areas
  • Family law
  • Civil law
Joanna Wood
Joanna Wood
Call to the bar: 1989 | Inner Temple
Practice areas
  • Family law
Dominic Boothroyd
Dominic Boothroyd
Call to the bar: 1991 | Inner Temple
Practice areas
  • Family law
  • Civil law
Sharon James
Sharon James
Call to the bar: 1995 | Gray’s Inn
Practice areas
  • Family law
Conducts cases in both English and Welsh
Matthew Rees
Matthew Rees
Call to the bar: 1996 | Gray’s Inn
Practice areas
  • Family law
Susan Jenkins
Susan Jenkins
Call to the bar: 1998 | Gray’s Inn
Practice areas
Rhys Jones
Rhys Jones
Call to the bar: 1998 | Gray’s Inn
Practice areas
  • Family law
Conducts cases in both English and Welsh
Cennydd Richards
Cennydd Richards
Call to the bar: 1999 | Gray’s Inn
Practice areas
  • Family law
Conducts cases in both English and Welsh
Glenda Owen
Glenda Owen
Call to the bar: 2002 | Gray’s Inn
Practice areas
  • Family law
Conducts cases in both English and Welsh
Lucy Leader
Lucy Leader
Call to the bar: 2002 | Lincoln’s Inn
Practice areas
  • Family law
  • Civil law
Clare Templeman
Clare Templeman
Call to the bar: 2004 | Inner Temple
Practice areas
  • Family law
Simon Stephenson
Simon Stephenson
Call to the bar: 2005 | Inner Temple
Practice areas
  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Civil law
Laura Leavesley
Laura Leavesley
Call to the bar: 2005 | Inner Temple
Practice areas
  • Family law
Iain Alba
Iain Alba
Call to the bar: 2006 | Inner Temple
Practice areas
  • Family law
Kate Smith
Kate Smith
Call to the bar: 2008 | Gray’s Inn
Practice areas
  • Family law
  • Civil law
Gwilym Roberts-Harry
Gwilym Roberts-Harry
Call to the bar: 2008 | Gray’s Inn
Practice areas
Conducts cases in both English and Welsh
Catrin Jenkins
Catrin Jenkins
Call to the bar: 2010 | Gray’s Inn
Practice areas
  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Civil law
Conducts cases in both English and Welsh
Patrick Llewelyn
Patrick Llewelyn
Call to the bar: 2009 | Inner Temple
Practice areas
  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Civil law
Sara Lewis
Sara Lewis
Call to the bar: 2013 | Lincoln’s Inn
Practice areas
  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Civil law
Luke Lambourne
Luke Lambourne
Call to the bar: 2007 | Lincoln's Inn
Practice areas
  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Civil law
David Crowley
David Crowley
Call to the bar: 2017 | Lincoln's Inn
Practice areas
  • Family law

Door tenants

Susan Campbell QC
Call to bar: 1986 | Silk: 2009
Jeremy Weston QC
Call to bar: 1991 | Silk: 2011