Pump Court Chambers

Cordelia Williams

Call: 2014

  • Qualified Mediator
  • BPTC
  • LLM (Distinction), University College London
  • LLB, University of Bristol
  • Family Law Bar Association

Instructing Cordelia Williams

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Cordelia is a specialist family practitioner with a particular interest in financial remedies and private law children matters. She has been instructed in complex disputes, often appearing against senior barristers of leading family law chambers.

She has experience of all stages of proceedings in financial remedies, private children, care and injunctive proceedings. She has successfully acted in both children and finance appeals. She provides written advice in all areas of family law, including those with an international element.

 

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Cordelia has significant experience for her call in matrimonial finance. She is regularly instructed in complex disputes, often appearing against senior barristers of leading family chambers. She has represented high-net worth clients at final hearings in cases with overseas assets, disputed business interests/ pensions, disputed pre/post-nuptial agreements, and third party intervenors.

She regularly acts in related variation applications, set-aside applications and enforcement of orders.

Cases with international assets/ jurisdictional issues have included Hong Kong, Singapore, Iraq, Lebanon, UAE, India, Pakistan and the USA, in addition to European countries.

She also acts in contested divorce matters.

During pupillage, she assisted with the preparation of DB v DLJ [2016] EWHC 324 in the High Court, a leading case concerning financial arbitration.

Cordelia is regularly instructed in complex children disputes. She has achieved successful outcomes in difficult long-running cases involving allegations of serious sexual/physical abuse, parental alienation, parties with complicated mental health issues and international relocation.

She represents parents at all stages of Children Act proceedings, including fact-finding hearings and appeals. She accepts instructions to represent the child via a 16.4 Guardian.

She has successfully represented parents in ‘implacable hostility’ cases, ‘no contact’ cases’, those seeking permanent change of residence, and relocation (including international relocation).

Cordelia has been praised for her sensitive negotiations outside court to assist parents reach agreement where possible.

Abduction: Cordelia has represented parents in 1980 Hague Convention applications in the High Court. She has continued to represent overseas clients in domestic children proceedings after abduction issues have been resolved.

 

Cordelia undertakes all stages of care and adoption proceedings. She has represented clients making/defending serious allegations of neglect, abuse, and those with mental health and substance misuse problems.

She has experience of representing clients with learning disabilities and directly representing teenage children.

She has successfully represented parents in lengthy fact-finding hearings, including those with linked criminal proceedings.

Cordelia has represented grandparents in both public and private law proceedings.

  • Qualified Mediator
  • BPTC
  • LLM (Distinction), University College London
  • LLB, University of Bristol
  • Family Law Bar Association

Instructing Cordelia Williams

Would you like to know more?

If you require help or advice please contact our clerking team.

Call +44 (0)20 7353 0711 or email clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com.

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