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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.
"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!"
"An extremely strong family team [who offer] a wide range of barristers, who, without fail, are top quality."

Chambers are delighted to congratulate our clerking team who have been recognised by Chambers and Partners 2020.

James Basden heads the clerking team and Grainne McGovern is the senior family clerk.

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 Public 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

It’s a great chambers with a number of strong counsel and really helpful clerks.

Latest News

Chambers welcomes two new Pupils

Members are delighted to welcome Ella White and Tanya Jones who both commence their 12 month pupillage with Chambers. Ella White is to undertake a specialist Family Law pupillage under the supervision or Elizabeth Willsteed and Tanya Jones will undertake […]

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Chambers welcomes two new Pupils

We are delighted to welcome Ella White and Tanya Jones as they start their pupillage with chambers this month. Ella will undertake a specialist Family pupillage under the supervision of Elizabeth Willsteed and Tanya will undertake a specialist Civil pupillage […]

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Many congratulations to Sarah Evans for being ranked by Chamber and Partners

Sarah EvansHighly experienced children law barrister with particular expertise in complex children disputes. She is a children’s arbitrator and sits as a deputy district judge.Strengths: “She is very good with clients. She can also adjust her style to suit the […]

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Many congratulations to Carol Mashembo for another year being ranked by Chambers & Partners

Carol MashemboExperienced family barrister with strong experience in high-value financial relief proceedings arising from divorce and often involving businesses, shared property and non-matrimonial assets. She has additional expertise in private children matters.Strengths: “She is realistic in her advice and tough in […]

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Rupert Chapman

Chambers congratulates our Joint Head of Chambers on his Chambers & Partners Ranking

Rupert ChapmanRecognised for his expert handling of cases involving complex matrimonial finance disputes and private law children matters. Many of his cases straddle multiple jurisdictions around the world.Strengths: “His advice is clear and he makes a difficult subject easy for the client to understand in […]

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Chambers celebrates Elizabeth Willsteed being ranked by Chambers and Partners

Elizabeth WillsteedBest known for her adept handling of serious child protection cases and ability to handle highly complex cases concerning allegations of emotional and physical abuse. Fabricated or induced illness cases are another area of expertise.Strengths: “She has the whole package […]

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Chambers congratulates Christopher Naish on another year of ranking by Chambers & Partners

Christopher NaishMaintains a broad practice, acting for parents and local authorities on private and public children law matters, as well as being able to handle complex financial remedy cases. He advises on cases with allegations of fabricated or induced illness […]

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Chambers congratulates Susan Campbell QC on Chambers and Partners Ranking

Susan Campbell QCHas extensive expertise in public and private children matters. She is particularly well regarded for her experience on cases involving injuries to children. She handles significant issues related to neglect, sexual abuse and emotional harm.”She is very approachable […]

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Another year of success being ranked by Chambers and Partners

Magdalen Chambers is a highly rated set with experienced money and children practitioners. Barristers here are often instructed in complex financial disputes concerning businesses, shared property and non-matrimonial assets, including matters with cross-jurisdictional aspects. The client roster ranges from high […]

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