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Steven Wright
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Harry Smith
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Nathan Keegan
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Izabella Houghton
Assistant Practice Manager
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7BR’s members are regularly instructed in respect of private law applications under the Children Act 1989 and related legislation. Members frequently act for parents or extended family members in the higher courts, and where the Court is engaged in settling the arrangements for children and young people. Members are instructed in respect of applications for relocation and residence in respect of children, shared residence, removal from the jurisdiction, special guardianship, contact, and upon prohibitive steps and specific issues surrounding educational issues and medical treatment where there is disagreement between parents.

If the court is likely to be assisted by expert evidence in any particular case, members are able to advise in respect of appropriate experts to instruct. 7BR offers the detailed and specialist advice necessary for clients to litigate matters efficiently. Members recognise that recourse to the family courts in respect of children is both stressful and difficult for parents (and grandparents where applicable), and aim to give clear advice in respect of the process and likely outcomes at an early stage in proceedings.

Where issues of paternity, parental responsibility, or removal from the jurisdiction are concerned, clients are well served by both the trial skills of our individual members and the depth of our collective experience.

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Yes, please call Chambers mainline number +44 (0)20 7242 3555 and you will be directed to the out of hours phone lines.

As a direct access client, please visit our direct access page and complete the initial form, a member of the clerking team will then be in touch to discuss the next steps.

Choosing the right barrister for your case can be difficult, with so many to choose from. Our clerks will be happy to guide you with your choice. Their wealth of knowledge and experience will help you decide the right barrister not just for the case but someone who will work with you.

Some barristers have the ability to “conduct litigation” for direct access clients. Our clerks will be able to assist you as to which of our members are trained and accredited to do so.

Please visit our direct access page for the initial steps on instructing a barrister, or contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7242 3555.


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