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What Chambers say about our Family team

Chambers and Partners 2016

What the team is known for:
Well-regarded outfit handling mid and high net worth matters, including financial remedy applications, high-value assets and international properties. Enjoys a fine track record in children matters, including those with cross-border issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"Great with clients and case preparation."  

"It is a friendly firm that provides solid service to clients, without forgetting to consider proportionality when it comes to costs."  

Notable practitioners

Kevin Bristow  draws much praise for his attention to detail, case preparation and client care. He is experienced in the areas of cohabitation, civil partnership, financial remedy and children disputes.

Department head  Claire Schneck  excels in financial remedy issues concerning cross-border jurisdictions and in children matters. A satisfied client asserts: "Claire was impressive from the word go. She never lost her cool, she always remained composed, and she shot back with very calm and to-the-point responses. Claire always supported me to stand firm and her advice was spot on."

Chambers and Partners 2015

What the team is known for:
Equipped to serve high net worth clients in complex ancillary relief and marital assets matters, including those with an international aspect. Further recognised for its capabilities in collaborative law as well as TOLATA , Children Act issues and prenuptial agreements.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They were extremely professional, empathetic in terms of the issues they were dealing with, realistic and gave advice in a sensitive and professional manner."

"They didn't dramatise the situation - they were completely pragmatic and their advice was spot-on."

Notable practitioners  
Kevin Bristow  is recognised for a wide range of skills including dealing with divorce and financial claims, children matters and civil partnership disputes. One impressed client says: "He gives me a lot of confidence because he is assured in how he deals with me and is working in my best interests."

Clients say that Claire Schneck    "is very knowledgeable, but also has a caring attitude and isn't just about the facts. She has my best interests at heart and can give me detailed and inclusive advice." She is commended for her experience across diverse areas such as cohabitation disputes, children-related work and divorce. 

Chambers and Partners 2014

What the team is known for: Acts for mid and high net worth individuals in financial remedy cases, as well as housing considerable expertise in private children law matters, including leave to remove cases.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Client service: "The firm's strengths are their exceptional organisation, their friendly, approachable manner and their ability to deal with any matter of family law."

Notable practitioners:
Head of family law Claire Schneck demonstrates strengths across the board, with considerable expertise in complex financial remedy disputes, TOLATA cases and children law matters. Sources note that "she's very incisive and forward-thinking."

Kevin Bristow specialises in leave to remove cases and high net worth financial disputes, and he is also trained in collaborative law methods. Sources note that "he makes his clients feel secure, especially anxious clients. He makes them feel like they can relax and have complete confidence in him."

  • Kevin Bristow
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      • 07789 676059
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  • Claire Schneck
      • 01689 887828
      • 07799 115042
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  • Joanne McDonald
      • 01689 887829
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  • Jennifer Draper
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  • Mary I'Anson
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