Matrimonial Finance

"Well regarded at all levels of call, the College Chambers family team undertakes a broad spectrum of public and private law children cases, including care and adoption matters and international relocation disputes. The group's finance work includes Inheritance Act cases and claims arising from conflicts between cohabitees."

Legal 500 2015

We regularly appear at all levels of the Family Court and in the appeal courts; and will advise at all stages before, during and after proceedings. Our keen understanding of the approach of local judiciary is a real asset in advising and, where appropriate, reaching settlement.

Our team offers barristers with expertise and experience at all levels of call. Our approach is sympathetic but robust where required and we strive always to provide practical and responsive advice.

Matrimonial finance litigation can be expensive, and we always strive to ensure that clients' costs outlay is proportionate. We welcome early instruction as this can reduce costs overall. We are always happy to assist with paperwork and drafting.

We remain committed to publicly-funded legal advice where this is available.

Financial Provision

We accept instructions in cases across the spectrum, from big money cases involving companies, farms, trusts and inherited wealth; increasingly-prevalent debt cases where bankruptcy is a factor. We frequently advise and represent interested third parties and interveners.

Our team can advise on prenuptial agreements and at all stages of litigation, including maintenance pending suit and section 37 injunctions (to prevent or rectify dissipation of assets); representation at early hearings; dispute resolution appointments and a final hearing. We are often asked to advise on applications to vary maintenance orders many years after the original order was made.

Civil Partnership

College Chambers accepts instructions for claims and advice under the Civil Partnership Act 2004.

"Family law is a cornerstone of College Chambers’ practice with over half the set practising in the area. Members are well versed in finance cases" - Legal 500 (2016)

 

"the family team is strong on all aspects of children law and family finance, including care proceedings, private law cases and international disputes." - Legal 500