36 Family’s team of family finance barristers are recognised domestically and internationally as amongst the best in the field.  Our thriving team includes leading specialists in all aspects of matrimonial and family finance, from cases concerning modest assets through to high value cases involving injunctive relief, businesses, trusts, cryptoassets, third party interests or international dimensions. Our barristers have acted in important cases at every level of court up to and including the Supreme Court, as well as overseas.

Several members of the team are particularly noted for their expertise in property and chancery disputes between unmarried couples, civil partners or extended family, inheritance disputes, and claims relating to the maintenance of children.

Members of 36 Family have in the forefront of developing out of court resolution of financial disputes arising from family breakdown.  Further details can be found on our ADR page.

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.

“The 36 Group is a go to chambers for complex matters. They have the skill set and ability to handle a broad range of matters.”

The Legal 500


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


“A fantastic set with a huge range of counsel covering all areas of family law at every level of seniority.”

– The Legal 500


Our Ethos

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 face daily and the emotional pressures upon our lay clients. Our objective is to ease the burden on both.

Our regular educational training programmes are widely 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 clerks are super helpful, accommodating and bend over backwards to assist.”

– Chambers and Partners

Support Team

The team and those instructing us are supported by our highly regarded clerking team. The team consists of a Family Senior Clerk, Danny Chapman, and dedicated family clerks (Adam Cope, Frazer Vye, Lewis Cross, Ollie Waite & Hannah Davis) and a junior clerk, supported by the fees clerks and our administrative team.


“The 36 Group stands out for its clerking; head clerk Danny Chapman is immensely charismatic and puts on good training events. No clerk works harder. You feel looked after when you instruct them. They’re very easy to use, accommodating, and have quality of the highest level.”

– Chambers and Partners

A brilliant chambers with amazing ability throughout. It is very strong on the financial side.

– The Legal 500

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