1 Garden Court

We have a strong and caring ethos and commitment to our clients, coupled with a genuine desire to achieve the best possible results. Our positive, down-to-earth and forward thinking culture is the foundation for all our operations, 1GC|Family Law barristers and staff always seek to exceed client expectations and have a reputation of success in this regard.

"Leading set which boasts strength across the full gamut of children law issues, and has particular expertise in modern family law cases such as those concerning LGBT parenting, surrogacy and fertility matters. Its barristers also handle more traditional children matters spanning public and private law concerns, regularly appearing in the High Court and Court of Appeal on such matters. The set further has a solid matrimonial finance offering, and has won admiration for its recent move to new Lincoln's Inn Fields premises boasting state-of-the-art facilities."
 
"The clerks are very friendly and accommodating, and go out of their way to alter diaries and make things work whenever possible. They are sensitive to costs and understand if some clients have financial restrictions." Head clerk Paul Harris draws praise for being "efficient, experienced and clearly dedicated to providing excellent client care."
Chambers UK 2019
“An exceptional set of chambers, which always strives to ensure the client not only receives a high level of service, but that there is continuity of counsel throughout a case"

 

“Our clerks’ room is aptly recognised for working ‘cohesively and proactively’ to ‘inspire confidence’ for both instructing solicitors and clients. ‘Nothing is ever too much trouble’ for our clerks who are ‘honest, approachable and hardworking’. Senior Clerk Paul Harris is described as ‘a fantastic leader’, ‘one of the best clerks in London’ and ‘runs a tight ship’ and third junior Austen Eckford-Soper as ‘a natural talent. One of the top family law chambers offering tremendous experience in a wide range of child issues&rdquo" 
Legal 500 2019
 
“One of the top family law chambers offering tremendous experience in a wide range of child issues”
Chambers UK 2018
“Paul Harris has done a magnificent job since taking over as senior clerk, leading ‘an exceptional team’, which is ‘engaging’ and ‘hardworking’, making it ‘one of the best clerks’ rooms" 
Legal 500 2017

Our role is not only to secure the best possible outcome, but to minimise the distress of the litigation process. We therefore maintain a strong focus on effective communication and working in partnership with clients, never losing sight of the fact that we are dealing with real lives. We make it easy to contact us, our calls and emails are answered directly by experienced clerks who are well placed to assist with all enquires.

Legal 500 Awards

Family & Children Set of the Year

2018

Chambers UK Bar

Leading Set

2019

Legal 500

Leading Set

2019

Family Law Awards

London Chambers of the Year

2016