"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

Tom Urwin appointed Deputy District Judge – Magdalen Chambers

Chambers are delighted to congratulate Tom Urwin on his appointment by the Lord Chief Justice as a Deputy District Judge appointed to the Western Circuit. Tom will also continue to accept instructions in his specialist areas of matrimonial finance disputes […]

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Jennifer Smith – Parental Responsibility and Declarations of Non-Parentage: A Non-Biological Father named on a Child’s Birth Certificate.

Parental responsibility is a concept applicable to all private and public law children cases, but what happens when a non-biological father has acquired parental responsibility by being named on the birth certificate as the child’s father? There are circumstances in […]

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Care Conference with the theme of Non Accidental Injury – Thursday 14th March – Plymouth

    Thursday 14th March 2024 9.30am-4:30pm Duke of Cornwall Hotel, PlymouthWe are delighted to announce the date of our Care Conference with the theme of Non Accidental Injury and fact-finding hearings in care proceedings. Hosted by our Head of Family Christian Gape Susan Campbell KCJennifer SmithEmma […]

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Mental Health Tribunal success for Tanya Jones resulting in client being discharged from their sectioning.

Tanya Jones was instructed by Rebecca Moore of Coodes Solicitors to represent their client in an application to the First-Tier Tribunal (Mental Health).  The client had been detained under section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (admission for assessment). […]

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Rachel Bennett accepts Direct (Public) Access Instructions

Rachel has undertaken the Bar Standards Board approved training course and can now accept instructions in Family Law, further enhancing our qualified team. Rachel is an experienced family law Barrister with a particular expertise and interest in cases where neurodiversity […]

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Trusts Newsletter – Winter 2023

A digest of some interesting cases over the last 6 months:- Trusts Tax Wills Probate PROBATE, WILLS – Sangha v. Sangha [2023] EWCA Civ 660 The presumption against intestacy is ‘not… enough to overcome the natural meaning of the general […]

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Breakfast Seminar – The Intermediate Track and Fixed Recoverable Costs

Presented by Charles Shwenn we invite you to a breakfast seminar on Monday 20th November from 8.30am until 9.00am. Continental Breakfast and refreshments provided from 8.00am. […]

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The Matrimonial Causes Act – 50 years on – Tuesday 7th November 2023

Members of our Financial Family Team will be joined by specialists in this area to include His Honour Judge MitchellBen Lee, Anderson – Crypto Currencies (an update)Prab Singh, 55 Plus – Later life, Divorce FinanceGeorge Mathieson – How to avoid […]

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Chambers welcomes four new Pupils

We are delighted to welcome four new pupils who commenced their pupillages on 16th October 2023. From left to right Usmaan Siddiqui is undertaking a specialist Family Pupillage under the supervision of Christian Gape and Paul Bitmead. Katie Elford is […]

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