Areas of Experience
- Financial remedies on divorce
- Unmarried couples and same-sex partnerships
- Children Act financial claims
- Inheritance Act claims
- Property Disputes Between Extended Family
- Divorce Agreements - Nuptial, Cohabitation and Separation
- Dispute Resolution - Family Arbitration, Mediation and Neutral Evaluation (Private FDRs)
- International family law (e.g. financial relief following overseas divorce, enforcement of English orders in overseas jurisdictions, including in relation to offshore trusts)
- Court of Protection and resolution of financial affairs of individuals in complex family financial proceedings
36 Family has the depth and breadth of expertise and experience to deal with the full range of family work through its main specialist sub-groups: Family Finance, Children & Modern Families and Care proceedings. From the most complex disputes to smaller and lower value ones, every case we areinstructed on is treated with the utmost importance and respect.
We also provide a full and bespoke out of court Dispute Resolution service which utilises the expert skills of our family barristers as mediators, arbitrators and through neutral evaluation (private FDR hearings).
The expertise of several members is recognised by the most prominent directories, Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.
Our thriving family finance team are specialists in all aspects of matrimonial and family finance, from cases concerning modest assets through to high value cases involving injunctive relief, businesses, trusts, third party interests or international dimensions. We also have experts in property and chancery disputes between unmarried couples, civil partners or extended family, inheritance disputes, and claims relating to the maintenance of children.
As a team within the 36 Group, we are able to call upon the expertise of our fellow teams in areas such as employment, insolvency and crime when required. We excel in those family finance cases where family law collides with other areas of law.
We aim to provide the highest levels of service, with the emphasis on quality, approachability and accessibility. We aim to provide excellent and cost-effective advice and representation. We recognise the pressures that our solicitor clients facedaily and the emotional pressures upon our lay clients. Our objective is to ease the burden on both.
As a team, we hold regular meetings and conduct in–house training to build expertise and excellence through shared experience. We also provide updating for our regular solicitors through our quarterly newsletter and lectures (in–house by arrangement – please contact us).
Our regular newsletters are praised and much sought–after. Many members of the team also blog and tweet on issues of family law. You will find links to their social media feeds on their profile pages.
The team and those instructing us are supported by our highly regarded clerking team. The team consists of a Family Practice Manager, Danny Chapman, six dedicated family clerks (Ashley London, Adam Cope, Frazer Vye, Ellis Mills, Jack Dresner & Megan Maillardet) and a junior clerk, supported by the fees clerks and our administrative team.
"36 Family have the best clerking team headed by the very personable Danny Chapman with best supporting actors Ashley London and Adam Cope. Together they are the dream team and go above and beyond when it comes to being helpful and accommodating. It’s the little things like always getting back to you when they say they will, sending you the court listing the day before so you know which Judge and court room you are in and being flexible on fees, when required."
"36Family are a leading set for alternative family law, with an unparalleled depth of experience at their finger tips. It is led by a particularly dynamic team which adapts to face the traditional profession and modern world in one package. They put on training/CPD programmes for solicitors on a range of issues and will always have a barrister available for a call or chat if you have an issue. It really is the Chambers that shows the best of the profession."