On the 30th November 2017, the President of the Family Division issued practice guidance on the use...
Chambers has a committed Family Team who undertake the full range of family proceedings.
We have specialists in both Public and Private Law Children, Financial Remedies, Domestic Violence & Injunctions.
The team comprises advocates that excel in their field with strength in numbers and expertise from Senior counsel to Junior members.
Members of the family team ensure they are approachable, and sensitive to the client’s needs. We have excellent conference facilities in a central Brighton location and our Chambers are conveniently located close to the major family centres of Sussex.
With extensive expertise in Family Law, One Crown Office Row is able to pride itself both on client care and professional excellence. We are available for emergency applications and can normally accept instructions at very short notice. Our local practice gives us extensive experience and knowledge of local judicial practice.
“The Brighton office of 1 Crown Office Row is acclaimed for its deft handling of family law matters. Its barristers have market-leading expertise in care proceedings, Section 8 applications and emergency protection orders, relating to such allegations as domestic violence, child neglect and abduction. In addition to their successful work in children law, they assist with family finances, including inheritance, TOLATA claims and financial provision for divorcees and children. They are valued for their international capabilities. “They are always very upfront and clear in their advice.” (Chambers & Partners 2018)
President of the FLBA Family Division issues practice guidance on the use of standard orders - Jan 2018
Charlotte John secures order in significant statutory Will case - Oct 2017
Clare Ciborowska and Christopher Rice, successfully challenge a care plan for adoption - Jun 2017
Seven Members of Chambers address Kent Law Society Family Law Conference - Jun 2017
1COR Brighton recruiting to the Family Team - May 2017
David Manknell wins in Court of Appeal in licence conditions and family separation case - Mar 2017
Crown Office Row Brighton hosts its annual client Christmas Party - Dec 2016
Brighton Clerks Win Clerking Team of the Year - Nov 2016
1 Crown Office Clerks Team Nominated in the Jordan Family Law Awards - Nov 2016
Anita Mehta writes for Family Law Week - Sep 2015
Crown Office Row takes the lead in Legal 500 rankings - Sep 2015
Anita Mehta writes the article: Schedule 1 to The Children Act 1989: Not Just for Wags - Feb 2015
Seminar: Nothing else will do – Where are we now with Re B & Re BS? - Dec 2014
Seminar: Article 15: Determining in which country to hold care proceedings - Nov 2014
Brighton & Hove City Council success at Family Law Awards - Oct 2014
Brighton University awards the 2014 Crown Office Row Family Law prize - Aug 2014
Pegah Sharghy represents a Mother in the Court of Appeal in her claim to relocate to Brazil with her Children - Jun 2014
We are delighted to announce that Lynn McFadyen has joined Crown Office Row’s Family Team - Sep 2013
The Bar Pro Bono Unit instructs Catriona Murdoch for the family in a two-day hospital death inquest in Ipswich - Nov 2012
Matthew Heywood appears in the High Court in an international child abduction case - Nov 2012
Government announces new definition of Domestic violence - Sep 2012
The role of Litigants in Person in the courts and the wider implications for family lawyers - Jul 2012
When and How To Exclude Mckenzie Friends From Providing Assistance In Family Proceedings - Jul 2012
Legal Loophole closed from today following extension to the offence of causing or allowing the death of a child - Jul 2012
Family Law Without the Lawyers? McKenzie Friends, Litigants in person and funding expert reports Seminar - Jun 2012
President’s guidance on applications for prior authority in care proceedings - May 2012
Family Justice? The Family Justice Review & The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders - Nov 2011
Brighton University awards the 2011 Crown Office Row prize for Families, the Law and Business - Aug 2011
Four Members in key case on the independence of Children’s Guardians - Jul 2011
We are currently recruiting family law practitioners - Dec 2010