The Family Group at No5 enjoys an outstanding reputation and our Family Barristers provide high-quality representation in all areas of family law at all levels, from the financial proceedings court up to, and including the Supreme Court.

Counsel blend meticulous preparation with skilled advocacy which ensures the best results for clients. Members of the group have an acute awareness that each case is as unique as the individuals involved and never lose sight of the emotional and financial costs that arise from disputes between all affected parties.

Specialist Areas

  • Arbitration (Children)
  • Family Mediation
  • Private Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR)
  • Financial Remedy on Divorce and Dissolution of Civil Partnerships
  • Financial Disputes Between Cohabiting Couples
  • Financial Provision for the Family under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975
  • Property Disputes
  • Care/Adoption (Local Authorities, Parents and Children)
  • Residence/Contact
  • Child Abduction
  • Judicial Review
  • Professional Negligence
  • Incapacity/Court of Protection welfare issues
  • Domestic/International elements
  • Human Rights

Our unrivalled strength in depth includes two Queen’s Counsel and Birmingham’s first qualified children law arbitrator. Our Counsel regularly appear in the most serious, complex and high-profile family cases throughout England and Wales.


The set offers strong capabilities across the full scope of family and matrimonial cases. It’s barristers handle intricate private and public children matters, including those involving loss of life and allegations of abuse. It also fields expertise in high-value financial remedy matters regarding trusts, property portfolios and overseas assets. "Over the last five to ten years, No5 has truly excelled itself," comments an interviewee.
Chambers UK 2021

No5 Barristers Chambers houses a strong contingent of children-focused barristers, with members of its 'vast pool of experienced counsel' receiving instructions in some of the most complex care cases and private law disputes.
Legal 500 2021 

No5 Barristers Chambers is, for some, 'the best chambers in the midlands for family work', and is a 'go-to for both finance and children matters'. Particular areas of specialism include parental alienation, forced marriage prevention orders and cross-border matters such as international adoption and child abduction the private children law side, along with complex non-accidental injuries and abuse allegations in public child law matters.
Legal 500 2020

"The clerks are very responsive and always good with their suggestions of the right fit for particular clients." "Exceptional clerking." 
Chambers UK 2019

No5 Barristers Chambers’ ‘excellent’ family group has expertise in complex care cases with international elements, high-value matrimonial finance, serious physical and sexual abuse, fabricated/induced illnesses and child deaths.
Legal 500 2019

No5 Barristers’ Chambers continues to excel and provide exceptional service across the spectrum of family law, with its deep bench of leading barristers consistently staying at the forefront of children and family finance law. The eminent financial remedies team is regularly instructed in cases of high-value matrimonial assets, often involving complex trust and international elements. The set is also noteworthy for the breadth of its public and private children work. Market commentators note the sheer quality of the set's barristers and report that ‘the clerking is very efficient’.
Chambers UK 2018

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