Family

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)
  • 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.

Recommendations

"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

No5 Barristers’ Chambers has ‘strong counsel at all levels’, whose expertise includes matrimonial finance and care cases with an international element.
Legal 500 2017

No5 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 2017

 

Silks

Year of call: 1994
Stefano Nuvoloni QC
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Juniors

Year of call: 1977
Anne Smallwood
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Year of call: 1982
Stephanie Brown
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Year of call: 1988
Dewinder Birk
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Year of call: 1988
Joanna Chadwick
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Year of call: 1990
Ashley Wynne
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Year of call: 1990
Richard Alomo
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Year of call: 1991
Edward Grant
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Year of call: 1991
Michele Friel
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Year of call: 1993
Nandini Dutta
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Year of call: 1997
Adreeja Chatterjee
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Year of call: 1999
Nassera Butt
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Year of call: 2001
Simon Worlock
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Year of call: 2002
Victoria Clifford
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Year of call: 2003
Clare Coles
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Year of call: 2003
Heather Popley
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Year of call: 2003
Helen Arthur
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Year of call: 2004
James Leslie
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Year of call: 2005
Kathryn Taylor
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Year of call: 2005
Orla Grant
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Year of call: 2006
Claire Howell
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Year of call: 2006
Kirsty Gallacher
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Year of call: 2007
Katie Langdon
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Year of call: 2007
Laura Vickers
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Year of call: 2007
Nicola McIntosh
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Year of call: 2010
Katie Miller
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Year of call: 2014
Arrin Nouri
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