With over 45 members Pump Court Chambers has one of the largest specialist family finance teams of any set at the Bar. Our Family Finance Team, headed by Edward Boydell, is home to six recognised Chambers and Partners “Leaders at the Bar” and is consistently ranked first on the Western Circuit for family finance. We have three Queen’s Counsel and 42 juniors specialising in family finance and are home to a number of Recorders and Deputy District Judges sitting on Circuit and in the Principal Registry of the Family Division.
The spectrum of work undertaken by our barristers covers the full range of family finance from complex high net worth “Big Money” cases to those cases with more modest assets and incomes. The team has experience and expertise of appearing in courts at all levels including the Magistrates’ Court, the County Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. The type of work we do includes:
- Injunctive relief and worldwide freezing orders
- Cases involving Farms and family businesses
- Cases involving trusts including offshore trusts
- Cases involving bankruptcy and liquidation
- Nuptial agreements
- Financial claims following overseas divorces
- Property claims between unmarried and same sex couples including TOLATA claims
- Divorce proceedings
- Financial remedies on the dissolution of Civil Partnerships
- Trusts of Land disputes and equitable co-ownership
We provide in-house seminars and continuing professional education through our own training programme and in conjunction with other providers such as local Resolution groups, Central Law Training, Cpdcast and Datalaw.
Many members of the team are also qualified mediators. Currently three team members sit as part-time judges hearing financial remedy cases or appeals and are available to conduct private FDRs and/or mediations
Tony Atkins, our senior Team Clerk, has a commercial approach to fee negotiation and is willing to discuss progressive fee arrangements to suit differing client and case requirements. If you wish to discuss bespoke fee structures or arrange a seminar Tony can be contacted by phone on 0207 353 0711 or by email at email@example.com