The Quality Circle (more formally the Sussex Family Justice Quality Circle – details below)...
Chambers has extensive experience in private law children matters with a strong team of specialists in this area providing advice, advocacy and alternative dispute resolution.
We are regularly instructed in complex disputes covering the full spectrum of private law applications and in particular, Child Arrangements Orders for Children to ‘live with’ parents and/or ‘spend time with’ parents and other family members.
We accept instructions to represent parents, grandparents, separately represented children and other third parties.
Chambers has particular expertise in the following:
- Allegations of physical and sexual abuse
- Cases with ongoing allegations of domestic abuse
- Wrongful retention including Wardship
- Fertility Law, including surrogacy
- LGBT co-parenting
- Implacable hostility/Parental alienation
- Special Guardianship Orders
- Intractable contact disputes
- Specific issue orders for matters such as education, religion and medical matters
- Urgent applications for prohibited steps/specific issue orders
Many of our members provide advice and representation in applications with complex international elements. This includes leave to temporarily or permanently remove a child from the jurisdiction (including to non-Hague convention countries) and cases of suspected child abduction and wrongful retention including cases under wardship/inherent jurisdiction.
Where there are issues concerning adult capacity we are able to draw on our members’ expertise in the field of Court of Protection.
Quality Circle Ponders adopting Charter of Respectful Working - Jan 2020
Open for Business! 1COR’s Richard Ager supports the University of Brighton’s Legal Clinic launch - Dec 2019
Celebrate National Pro Bono week with 1COR’s arbitration team - Nov 2019
Welcome to our new pupils Anogika Souresh and Hope Spalding - Oct 2019
Sophie Evans Defends Male Accused of Assaulting a 4 Year Old Boy - Oct 2019
1 Crown Office Row remains a Tier 1 Set in the Legal 500 2020 - Sep 2019
1COR nominated for ‘Family Law Chamber of the Year: Regional Award’ at the Family Law Awards - Sep 2019
Rachael Claridge invited to be a Project Champion for Project Eileen - Aug 2019
Clare Ciborowska writes about Dignity, Fairness, Equality, Respect and Independence in the Family Law Journal - Aug 2019
1COR proud to present the Brighton Prize for Family Law at Brighton Business School Prizegiving Ceremony - Aug 2019
Julie Stather speaks to delegates at Sussex Dispute Resolution Day about Child Arbitration - Jun 2019
Re L (a child)  EWHC 867 (Fam) – a précis - May 2019
Clare Ciborowska gives insight into coercive control in private law proceedings in the Family Law Journal - May 2019
New for 2019: Who is Who in Sussex Family Justice - Apr 2019
Chambers sponsors new website for Sussex Family Justice Board - Apr 2019
Goodman Ray and 1COR presenting seminar on Developments in International Children Law - Mar 2019
Law Pod UK Ep. 43: Coercive and controlling behaviour as applied in the family courts - Oct 2018
1COR speak at the annual Thames Valley Family Lawyer’s Society Seminar - Mar 2019
Children Arbitration: A guide for solicitors - Mar 2019
Delighted to announce that Anita Mehta has been appointed a Deputy District Judge - Mar 2019
Nuffield Observatory publish Insight Piece on Quality Circle - Feb 2019
Julie Stather considers the future of arbitration in family proceedings on Family Law Week - Feb 2019
Summary of Resolution and Law Society Briefing on Practical Recommendations in the Circumstances of No Deal on EU Exit - Jan 2019
Adam Smith and Martin Downs speak at screening of film on Radicalisation - Nov 2016
Chambers is delighted to welcome Delia Minoprio - Dec 2018
Clare Ciborowska succeeds in Appeal of findings made at a private law (children) final hearing - Sep 2018
Clare Ciborowska succeeds in complex fact-finding hearing in a private law case concerning allegations of coercive control - Aug 2018
Enhancing the rights of grandchildren to see their grandparents - Jun 2018
1COR members demonstrate how Arbitration with Children can work at the Mock Arbitration - Jun 2018
1COR welcomes Amanda Minto as a new tenant - Apr 2018
Richard Ager successfully represents a mother accused of parental alienation - Mar 2018