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Atlantic Chambers has a specialist Family Team offering the highest quality expertise and experience in all areas of Family Law.  Based upon over ten years of focused specialization the Team has an unrivalled breadth of experience from the Family Proceedings Court to the Supreme Court and all levels of judiciary between.  All members of the Family Team are specialist advocates offering the highest standards of written and oral advocacy at every stage of a case.  Within the Team members work in specialist areas to ensure that an experienced practitioner is available to deal with every aspect of this diverse area of law.

Members of the Team individually offer experience and expertise in all aspects of Children work, from inter-parental disputes upon separation (including trans-jurisdictional issues) to public law cases of the most significant and serious complexity, including cases involving the death of a child or a parent.  Members are regularly instructed by Local Authorities, parents and Guardians. Within this field members deal with challenges to Local Authority powers and duties and the use of the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court.

A specialist Finance Team provides the highest quality representation for all financial issues arising from relationship breakdown, including pre-nuptial agreements, disputes arising upon death and those involving cohabitants and civil partners as well as spouses.  Members have expertise in issues involving trusts, companies, third party asset ownership and assets held beyond the jurisdiction. The Finance Team is committed to access to justice and provides representation to all individuals ranging from those of high net worth to those of more modest means.

The Family Team works across the North-West of England and beyond and has a longstanding involvement in family law in North Wales.  Specialist training in all areas of family law and advocacy is provided both in-house and through external seminars, including the Annual Atlantic Chambers Family Law Conference. Members are happy to work in partnership to provide bespoke training for specific needs.


Aided by specialist Family Clerks and a high quality support structure the breadth available in the Family Team ensures that the right representation is always available to meet the needs of clients who are facing the most difficult times and for whom sensitive care is required.

 

Legaal 500 2014 quotes:

Andrew Banks "Experienced in financial  cases involving business and tax considerations"

Chrsitine Johnson "Experienced in chlldren cases involving local authorities, guardians and parents"

Michael Sellars "A children law specialist with an interest in care work"

 

Legal 500 2013 quotes: 

Michael Sellars and Christine Johnson are recommended for complex children cases,   Andrew Banks recommended for financial provision issues.

 

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Liz Isaacs

Year of call: 1998

Inn:

Area: Family

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Ian Haselhurst 1

Year of call: 1976

Inn: Gray's Inn

Area: Criminal
Family

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Michael Sellars 1

Year of call: 1980

Inn: Inner Temple

Area: Family

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Nick Ryan 1

Year of call: 1984

Inn: Gray's Inn

Area: Family

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ALB

Year of call: 1989

Inn: Middle Temple

Area: Family

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Christine Johnson 1

Year of call: 1991

Inn: Middle Temple

Area: Family

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Mark Garside

Year of call: 1993

Inn: Inner Temple

Area: Civil Litigation
Family

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AH

Year of call: 1994

Inn: Inner Temple

Area: Civil Litigation
Family

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AB

Year of call: 1995

Inn: Gray's Inn

Area: Family

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SS

Year of call: 1999

Inn: Lincoln's Inn

Area: Criminal
Family
Mental Health Law

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Carl Gorton 1

Year of call: 1999

Inn: Inner Temple

Area: Family

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Arlene Milne

Year of call: 1999

Inn:

Area: Civil Litigation
Family

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MXS

Year of call: 2002

Inn: Inner Temple

Area: Family

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NC

Year of call: 2005

Inn: Inner Temple

Area: Criminal
Family
Public Law

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Year of call: 2007

Inn: Lincoln's Inn

Area: Family

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EB

Year of call: 2009

Inn: Middle Temple

Area: Family

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SNE

Year of call: 2006

Inn: Inner Temple

Area: Chancery and Commercial
Family

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NN

Year of call: 2010

Inn: Gray's Inn

Area: Family

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