Joint Head of Chambers – Call 2000
Recognised in the Legal 500
Chambers is delighted to congratulate Rupert Chapman on his ranking as a leading individual on the Western Circuit by the Legal 500 in the area of Financial Remedies. Rupert, is described as having ‘a sharp analytical mind that suits him particularly well to complex and technical cases; in particular cases involving trusts and business assets. He is friendly and approachable and easy to work with as an instructing solicitor. Clients like him.’
Rupert specialises in family law, focussing on financial remedy claims between divorcing couples and cohabitees, claims in relation to financial provision for children, and in private children matters, particularly those involving allegations of significant harm and international issues.
Rupert joined chambers in 2011 having previously practiced from 1 Garden Court Chambers since pupillage and has since built a loyal client base amongst solicitors, locally and nationally, with his thorough preparation, measured advocacy and personable manner.
Rupert has been recognised as a leading junior in the field of Family and Children Law by the Legal 500 since 2014 as well as UK Chambers & Partners, being described as;
Acknowledged for his handling of cases involving matrimonial finance disputes and private law children matters. Many of his cases straddle multiple jurisdictions around the world.
“An excellent advocate who is always willing to go the extra mile for clients. He is very approachable and has an excellent knowledge of family law and procedure.” “Gets to grips with complex matters easily.” – Chambers & Partners 2019
“His bedside manner with vulnerable clients is excellent.” – Legal 500 2019
“He is very thorough in preparation and has a common-sense approach. He is imperturbable and clients find him very reassuring.” – UK Chambers & Partners, 2017
“Recommended for financial remedy cases and private law children matters.” – Legal 500, 2017
“Intelligent, methodical, unflappable and approachable.” – Legal 500, 2016
In addition to his expertise in family law, Rupert has built a practice in related areas of civil practice including claims in relation to land under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (ToLATA), CSA litigation, and Court of Protection matters.
A recent (2023) client testimonial “I really think it is a brilliant piece of legal work and really appreciate his time and expertise”
Rupert acts for people from all walks of life and is able to accept instructions from solicitors as well as on a direct access basis
Rupert is regularly involved in complex private law children cases including issues of international relocation, child abduction and domestic or sexual abuse. Rupert’s cases often involve multiple parties, including rule 16(4) guardians and international issues.