"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

*** Save the Date *** – High Conflict Children Cases Conference – 14th May 2024 – Exeter

We are delighted to announce the date of our annual Children Conference with this years theme being High Conflict Children Cases.. Hosted by our Head of Family Christian Gape Members of our family Team will be joined by guest speakers. […]

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The Importance of Being Neutral

CHARLES COOPER CONSIDERS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TRUSTEES DECLARING AND MAINTAINING NEUTRALITY IN THE COURSE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS Where a trustee or personal representative is a party to legal proceedings, the general rule is that they are entitled to be paid […]

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Chambers is celebrating International Women’s Day – 2024

International Women’s day is celebrated on 8th March each year and was founded by Clara Zetkin in 1910 with the first day being held on 19 March 1911. Member, Clerks and Pupils celebrate those who work with passion and dedication […]

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Olivia Young joins the Clerking Team

Chambers is delighted to welcome a new addition to our clerking team, Olivia Young. Olivia has joined us from another Chambers, where she has 4 years experience of clerking family direct access cases. Olivia has over 20 years’ experience in […]

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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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