Family/Matrimonial - Western (Bar)
Albion Chambers continue to forge an impressive reputation in Bristol and further afield for its highly experienced family practitioners. Members of chambers are highly commended, and are particularly sought out by instructing solicitors for their considerable capability with regard to high-end, complex financial matters.
Client service: "The clerks here are very good and will move heaven and earth to accommodate you."
Claire Wills-Goldingham QC
A highly respected member of chambers for her expertise in family law across the board, ably handling the most complex of cases. She maintains an active practice in family finances, and public and private law children matters.
Expertise: "An excellent QC dealing with more complex matrimonial matters. She is used regularly by us because she is extremely thorough and very well prepared in her advice."
Recent work: She has handled significant financial disputes, including cohabitation disputes, and notable children's cases, encompassing sensitive care matters and private law children issues.
Nkumbe Ekaney QC
Continues to draw praise for his work in family matters. Remains a popular choice for instructing solicitors, particularly for his specialism in public law children matters. He is noted for his advocacy skills and sensitive approach with lay clients.
Expertise: "He is very good and always impresses me."
Recent work: He has recently been involved in a number of significant care cases investigating allegations of neglect and serious abuse, physical, mental and sexual.
A figure of some renown in the Western Circuit, particularly in relation to her specialism in matrimonial finance proceedings. She remains popular with instructing solicitors and is lauded for her wonderful manner with lay clients.
Expertise: "She is calm, thorough and extremely pleasant to deal with."
Recent work: She continues to act on high net worth and large complex financial remedy cases, cohabitation disputes and financial applications relating to children.
Recommended for his family work throughout the region, and particularly praised for his expertise in financial and cohabitation disputes. He is extremely popular and is seen as a "growing star" in the area, able to take on some of the toughest opponents.
Expertise: "He is extremely bright and instils real confidence in his clients."
Recent work: He handles high-value, complex financial disputes and cohabitation cases.
A favourite in the circuit for his family finance practice, and praised for his meticulous preparation and reassuring manner with clients.
Expertise: "He cuts to the heart of the matter with ease and speed, taking the client along with him every step of the way."
Recent work: Routinely instructed on high net worth, complex financial disputes, often involving further external issues.
Widely regarded to be a solid performer in family law, and is commended for his bedside manner particularly.
Expertise: "I know that my clients will receive quality advice whilst also being represented robustly and to great effect. He is always meticulously prepared, and he manages to be liked and respected by his opponents as well as his clients."
Recent work: Recently he has been in a number of complex care proceedings involving allegations of serious abuse, and numerous cases concerning contact and residence issues.
Acclaimed as a sensible and strong barrister with an impressive expertise in family law. She is praised for her advocacy skills and approachability. She focuses her practice on children matters.
Expertise: "Fiona has a sharp legal mind and is quickly able to grasp the salient points of a case, delivering quality advice to the client in a language that they can understand."
Recent work: She has recently been instructed on a number of significant and sensitive care cases involving serious allegations of sexual abuse and non-accidental injury.
Possessed of a solid family law practice, with a particular focus on care proceedings. She is widely praised by peers and instructing solicitors for her dedication, calm approach and sensitive manner with the clients.
Expertise: "Alice is very diligent and approachable. She is good with clients and works really hard."
Recent work: Recently handled various complicated and sensitive care cases, involving non-accidental injury, allegations of rape and sexual abuse, and concerns about contact and residence.