Family

Overview

Our Family Law barristers represent clients in Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, Canterbury and the wider south-east region as well as London. Family law barristers at Six Pump Court offer expertise across the broad spectrum of family law with barristers at all levels of seniority.

We have specialist barristers for care proceedings, for example, whilst other barristers undertake predominantly financial work. What we all have in common, however, is that we are confident and polished advocates. We consider it a great strength that many members of our team, having trained at Six Pump Court, have undertaken criminal work in the first few years of practice and are therefore highly skilled in cross examination. This is invaluable should a case proceed all the way to trial.

Most of our barristers have practised, and some continue to practise in civil law. Again, we consider this a strength, particularly when dealing with financial cases involving companies and trusts. We are keenly aware that legal costs can spiral in poorly managed cases and strive to ensure that the financial implications of litigation are considered at every stage in the legal process.

We undertake direct access work in all areas of family law across London, Kent and the south-east. For more information please contact the Clerks. We can accommodate meetings at our offices in London and Maidstone

Our team of family law barristers also include experienced mediators. For more information please contact the Clerks.

We lecture on all aspects of family law. Members of our team regularly hold seminars for solicitors and we have also lectured to the judiciary and to local authorities. For details please contact the Clerks.

Latest news

29th September 2021

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in nine areas of law in the Legal 500 2022

Six Pump Court has been recommended in 9 areas of law in the Legal 500 2022 with 62 individual recommendations.

19th February 2021

Family Law Update Webinar – 25th February

Members of Six Pump Court will host this webinar which will provide a timely update on a number of topics relevant to the general family law practitioner.

2nd November 2020

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 Set and barristers receive 47 rankings across twelve practice areas in 2021 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Set with Set rankings in Crime, Consumer Law Environment, Health & Safety and Planning.

1st October 2020

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in eleven areas of law in the Legal 500 2021

Six Pump Court has been recommended in eleven areas of law in the Legal 500 2021 with 65 individual recommendations.

27th September 2019

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in eleven areas of law in the Legal 500 2020

Six Pump Court has been recommended in eleven areas of law in the Legal 500 2020 with 59 individual recommendations.

2nd November 2018

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 Set and barristers ranked in twelve practice areas in 2019 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Set with Set rankings in Crime, Consumer Law Environment, Health & Safety and Planning in the new 2019 Chambers UK Bar Guide.

30th October 2018

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2019

Six Pump Court has been recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2018 with 59 individual recommendations.

20th April 2018

Fiona Williams joins Six Pump Court

Chambers is pleased to announce that Fiona Williams has joined Chambers Family Law team.

3rd November 2017

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 Set and barristers ranked in twelve practice areas in 2018 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Set with Set rankings in Crime, Consumer Law Environment, Health & Safety and Planning

13th October 2017

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2017

Six Pump Court has been recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2017) with 57 individual recommendations.

1st September 2017

Judgment in Hart v Hart case

In Thursday's judgment, the Court of Appeal denied a wife's bid for a higher divorce payout from her multi-millionaire husband.

1st August 2017

Supreme Court allows wife’s appeal in Birch v Birch

Stephen Hockman QC and Jane Campbell represented the appellate wife in the case of Birch v Birch heard in the UK Supreme Court earlier this year.

14th July 2017

Grant Armstrong representing parents of Charlie Gard in the High Court

Grant Armstrong is currently representing the parents of Charlie Gard in the High Court with Gerard Rothschild

26th May 2017

Stephen Hockman QC and Jane Campbell appear in Supreme Court in Birch v Birch

On 22nd May, Stephen Hockman QC and Jane Campbell appeared in the UK Supreme Court in a case concerning the discharge of undertakings given in a final consent order made in financial remedy proceedings.

4th November 2016

Family Law Update – A Seminar

Six Pump Court presents a Family Law Update Seminar to be held in Maidstone in December to provide an overview of recent changes in...

2nd November 2016

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 in Environment and barristers ranked in eleven areas in 2017 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Set in Environment Law along with further Set rankings in Crime,...

1st November 2016

Science and Justice: The Family Courts

On 3rd December, Caroline Topping will speak at an event hosted by the British Academy of Forensic Sciences entitled 'Science and Justice: The Family...

26th September 2016

Seminar: Proving or disproving the existence of an implied Trust of Land

Mukhtiar Singh delivered training last week to recently expanded Aletta Shaw solicitors. The training was focused on cases involving cohabiting couples, where at least...

14th September 2016

Six Pump Court ranked Tier 1 in Environmental Law in Legal 500 (2016)

Six Pump Court is pleased to be ranked a Tier 1 set in Environmental Law and to be ranked as a set in five...

3rd May 2016

Children of Prisoners: Orphans of Justice?

Kristiina Reed’s article “Children of prisoners: ‘orphans of justice’?" is referenced in a recent article on Halsbury's Law Exchange entitled "The children of parents...

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