Rupert Chapman

Rupert Chapman ranked by Chambers and Partners 2019 for Family/Matrimonial

Chambers congratulates Rupert on his second accolade of the week by being ranked by Chambers and Partners.

Rupert is 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.”

Carol Mashembo ranked by Chambers and Partners 2019 for Family/Matrimonial

Chambers congratulates the second success this week for Carol with the rankings for Chambers and Partner being announced today.

Carol has a diverse family practice encompassing cohabitation disputes, financial remedies and private children law. She has over 15 years’ experience and is used to handling cases that involve dealing with litigants in person. She is increasingly active in litigation relating to same-sex relationships.

“Very organised and very good at cross-examination.” “She is hard-working, very well prepared and very clever. Clients love her.”

Christopher Naish ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners 2019 for Family/Matrimonial

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Christopher for being ranked by Chambers and Partners again this year for his work in the field of Family/Matrimonial Law.

Has a broad practice, acting for guardians, parents and local authorities on private and public children law matters, as well as being able to handle complex financial remedy cases. He is proficient in disputes concerning trusts of land.

“Christopher’s knowledge of family law is second to none and he is an excellent advocate. He also quickly and easily establishes an excellent working relationship with clients.” “Friendly, approachable and effective.”

Rupert Chapman

Rupert Chapman is Individually ranked as tier 1 Leading Junior in the 2018 Legal 500

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Rupert on his ranking by the Legal 500 again this year in the area of Family and Children:  He is the proud head of our family team which is  noted for it’s ‘strength in depth’, with members acting in, among other areas, cases involving allegations of sexual abuse and non-accidental injuries, care proceedings and financial remedy matters.

Rupert is noted for  ‘His bedside manner with vulnerable clients is excellent.

Rupert Chapman

Carol Mashembo is Individually ranked as tier 1 Leading Junior in the 2018 Legal 500

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Carol on her ranking by the Legal 500 again this year in the area of Family and Children:  which has ‘strength in depth’ in its family team, with members acting in, among other areas, cases involving allegations of sexual abuse and non-accidental injuries, care proceedings and financial remedy matters.

Carol is described as ‘An expert in her field.

Carol Mashembo

 

Tony ward is Individually ranked as tier 1 Leading Junior in the 2018 Legal 500

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Tony on his ranking by the Legal 500 again this year in the area of Family and Children:  which has ‘strength in depth’ in its family team, with members acting in, among other areas, cases involving allegations of sexual abuse and non-accidental injuries, care proceedings and financial remedy matters.

Christopher is described as ‘An extremely safe pair of hands, with a charming client manner.

Tony Ward

Christopher Naish is Individually ranked as tier 1 Leading Junior in the 2018 Legal 500

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Christopher on his ranking by the Legal 500 again this year in the area of Family and Children:  which has ‘strength in depth’ in its family team, with members acting in, among other areas, cases involving allegations of sexual abuse and non-accidental injuries, care proceedings and financial remedy matters.

Christopher is described as ‘A very effective advocate, who always has complete mastery over the facts.’

Christopher Naish

Chambers are delighted to welcome Jennifer Smith as our new tenant specialising in Family Law

Jennifer successfully completed her specialist family pupillage under the supervision of Christopher Naish. Jennifer has a busy practice of private and public law work and applications under Part IV Family Law Act 1996 (Domestic Violence). Jennifer also intends to build a practice in financial remedies work and is willing to accept instructions in all family disciplines.

Jennifer has been instructed in a variety of hearings from FHDRA’s to final hearings. She has been praised for her attention to detail, thorough preparation and client care. She has been instructed as junior counsel on a three-week fact-finding hearing regarding allegations of sexual abuse. Jennifer prides herself on providing attendance notes expeditiously and this has been noted by those instructing her and she has been very successful in securing repeat instructions. Jennifer’s effective and succinct advocacy has been commended, as has her witness handling skills.

Consent Orders: Triumph or Disaster? Working towards best practice in reaching consent orders

Carol Mashembo has written an article for the Family Law week website in conjunction with Dr David Pitcher, CAFCASS titled ‘Consent Orders: Triumph or Disaster? The article follows a hugely successful multi-disciplinary seminar which gathered professionals involved in all aspects of family proceedings to share ideas and experiences of the issue of consent in private law proceedings and to inform future best practice.

The article can be downloaded from  http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed192142