"The clerks are friendly, very helpful and will liaise directly with the court and other clerks regarding hearings if there is a clash. They are easy to deal with!"
Created from the merger of Southernhay and Rougemont Chambers, Magdalen Chambers brings together the breadth of expertise and the national and regional reputation for excellence enjoyed by both sets.
"An extremely strong family team [who offer] a wide range of barristers, who, without fail, are top quality."

Members of Chambers act for individuals, companies, government bodies and local authorities, both locally and nationwide, many of whom can be instructed directly by non-lawyers, through the Direct and Licensed Access schemes.

Chambers is based in Exeter, next to the Combined Court and Employment Tribunal, and incorporates specially designed mediation facilities.

Magdalen Chambers is a well-respected chambers operating out of Exeter. Members of the set are regularly instructed in financial remedy and private child law matters. Its barristers represent local authorities, parents and guardians in a range of complex matters including sexual abuse, non-accidental injury and care proceedings. The set is described as “excellent: friendly, helpful and efficient.”

Barristers regulated by the Bar Standards Board

Latest News

Emma Cross Barrister

Reunification with no findings

Earlier this month, Mrs Justice Judd delivered her judgment in A County Council v L and Others [2024] EWFC 120. The case is a good example of where reunification and the end of proceedings is possible; even in situations where […]

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Recognition for a career in public service for Christopher Naish – Lifetime Achievement Award in Pro Bono

On Saturday 8 June, the Lady Chief Justice presented the Sydney Elland Goldsmith Lifetime Achievement Award in Pro Bono. This was the final award to be given out as part of the illustrious Bar Pro Bono Awards and presented at […]

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Trusts Newsletter – Summer 2024

A digest of some interesting cases over the last 6 months:- Trusts Tax Wills Probate TRUSTS – Folds Farm Trustees Ltd v. Cutts [2024] EWHC 12 (Ch) ‘It is inherent in a discretionary trust that some beneficiaries may be treated […]

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Chambers welcomes two new Pupils

Members and clerks are delighted to welcome Phoebe Mitchell and Vincent Mulcock who both started their specialist pupillages in April 2024.. Phoebe is undertaking a specialist Family Pupillage under the supervision of William Hillier whilst Vincent is undertaking a specialist […]

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Renters’ Reform Bill passes through the house!!

MPs voted in favour of the government’s Renters’ Reform Bill, Wednesday 24 April 2024, and the indefinite delay to the end of no fault evictions (s.21 notices) remains in place. The government have held off outlawing s21s until a review […]

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Tom Urwin part of the successful team in The High Court of Justice – Family Division

The Incorporated Trustees of Great Calling Ministries Worldwide v Auguster Omonigho Irabor & Anor Tom Urwin was part of the team Led by Brent Molyneux KC and with Joseph Switalski of 29 Bedford Row, successfully resisted an appeal in a […]

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Second Six Pupil Graeme Whitcher is accepting instructions

We are pleased to announce that Graeme has commenced his second six period within his pupillage specialising in the area of Civil Law. During his first-six, Graeme has shadowed members of the Civil Team across all areas of Chambers’ expertise, […]

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Katie Elford

Second Six Pupil Katie Elford is accepting instructions.

We are pleased to announce that Katie has commenced her second six period within his pupillage specialising in the area of Civil Law.  During her first-six, Katie has shadowed members of the Civil Team across all areas of Chambers’ expertise, […]

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Usmaan Siddiqui

Family Second Six Pupil Usmaan Siddiqui is accepting instructions.

We are pleased to announce that Usmaan is ‘on his feet’ and is accepting instructions. During his First Six, Usmaan has shadowed most members of the family team in financial remedy, private children, care, and TOLATA cases. He has attended […]

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