Family

Our specialist members including trained mediators, those with part-time judicial appointments and Queen’s Counsel, provide skilled advice and representation in all courts from Family Proceedings to the House of Lords.

The group covers the following areas:

  • Financial Provision (Divorce, Cohabitation & Death)
  • Property Disputes
  • Care/Adoption (Local Authorities, Parents & Children)
  • Residence/Contact
  • Child Abduction
  • Judicial Review
  • Professional Negligence
  • Incapacity/Court of Protection welfare issues
  • Domestic/International elements
  • Human Rights

Acutely aware of costs to clients, financial and emotional, which flow from disputes within the family setting members are committed to conducting cases in a manner designed to achieve the best possible result whilst reflecting individual needs. Whether through careful negotiation or contested trials we team meticulous preparation and excellent advocacy with a friendly approachable manner with clients.
 

RECOMMENDATIONS

No5 Chambers has further developed its "exemplary" family team, by bringing on an impressive group of juniors that has cemented the set's reputation for having "strength at all levels." Chambers' continuing excellence in matrimonial finance disputes perpetuates the opinion that "they are without a doubt the pre-eminent money chambers in Birmingham." The set also advises on private and public children law matters, as well as Court of Protection work.
Chambers UK 2016

Noted for its breadth of expertise, No5 Chambers’ ‘prompt, efficient and courteous’ family team has a strong track record in financial cases and children matters. It acts in areas ranging from nonaccidental injuries and crossborder adoption to complex financial remedy cases involving business and farming assets. The ‘excellent’ team provides ‘good representation whatever the case’.
Legal 500 2015

No5 Chambers continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the leading sets in the Midlands, with capabilities across the full spectrum of family law issues. Its strong team of matrimonial finance specialists continue to be regarded as "pre-eminent in Birmingham and very well regarded nationally," particularly in complex and high-value matters. The set also boasts a growing reputation in both public and private law children work, including complicated care proceedings.
Chambers UK 2015

No5 Chambers’ family team has impressive strength in depth. The finance specialists have experience in high-value disputes, and the public law children team handles cases where there are often allegations of non-accidental injuries. Members also regularly appear in Court of Protection cases, particularly involving forced marriages.
Legal 500 2014

"The strength in depth of the barristers and their accessibility set them apart for us, and their performance both in Court and in negotiations – and also in conferences – is a real strength of the team." "The clerking staff are helpful. The fees are reasonable and can be discussed freely and negotiated where appropriate."
Chambers UK 2014

'No5 Chambers has a strong group of family law experts' 
Chambers UK 2013

No5 Chambers has ‘outstanding expertise in family law in Birmingham’
Legal 500 2012

No5 Chambers earns praise as an efficient and well-run set with a strong reputation on the Midlands Circuit
Chambers & Partners 2012

"No5 Chambers is a user-friendly set committed to client care. Its family barristers are among the best in the Midlands"
Chambers & Partners 2010

As a result “No5 Chambers fields a considerable contingent of the best in the Midlands” Chambers & Partners 2008