Mansfield Chambers' Record on Family Law

Mansfield Chambers specialises in the provision of exceptional family law services. We understand that, of all the areas of law, family law is one of the most emotive and potentially challenging for all parties involved. Our outstanding legal services, which are available for publicly funded and private clients, help ensure that you have the level of legal representation that you require. We will take on cases of significant complexity, particularly those with an international element. Members are experts in child abduction, honour-based violence, female genital mutilation, and forced marriage.

Family law is constantly changing and evolving, and it is vital that you have access to a barrister that is not only experienced in this potentially complex area of law, but one that understands the latest developments. We accept instructions in all areas of family law including:

Cases involving children:

  • Local authority applications relating to care, supervision or adoption
  • Disputes between parents about residence and contact
  • Applications for permission to remove a child from the jurisdiction
  • International disputes involving the Hague Convention
  • Abduction involving “non – Hague Convention” countries
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Forced marriage
  • Honour-based violence
  • Disputes regarding children’s education and health issues
  • The provision of secure accommodation

Cases involving financial remedies:

  • Financial orders on divorce or separation
  • Islamic marriage, divorce and dowry cases
  • Farming divorces, family companies and “big money” cases
  • Claims relating to international assets
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Provision for children under Schedule I of the Children Act
  • Trusts of Land Act claims between cohabitants or members of the extended family
  • Ante and post nuptial agreements

Domestic violence:

  • Applications for injunction and enforcement of injunctions

General Family Law Issues including:

  • The validity of marriages or civil partnerships
  • Claims of nullity
  • Divorce proceedings and judicial separation
  • Civil partnership disputes
  • International family jurisdiction

Friendly clerks will deal with your initial enquiry, and you can expect a sympathetic and non-judgmental response. Our clerks understand the need for legal representation, and also for discretion and even subtlety. Should the need arise, however, your barrister will take the robust approach that will help ensure a successful outcome in your case.

The breakdown of any relationship can be emotionally and psychologically challenging, and this is further exacerbated by the involvement of children and dependents. No parent wants to see their child suffer, and adequate provision should be made for the whole family. At Mansfield Chambers we have barristers that are sympathetic to your situation, and that will take a measured or robust approach when fighting your corner.

Mansfield Chambers' Family Law Team

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