2 November 2016

5 members ranked in the Chambers & Partners Guide 2017

Chambers are delighted that 5 members have been ranked in the Chambers & Partners 2017 guide.

Gemma Farrington - Specialises in complex care proceedings, usually acting on behalf of parents but sometimes representing children. She is also well versed in private law cases, and has significant experience in taking cases to the Court of Appeal.

Strengths: "She has a methodical and through approach." "Excellent in cross-examination."

Joanne Porter - A former solicitor with experience in private and public law matters who is especially knowledgeable when it comes to public cases concerning adoption and care proceedings. She is praised for her understanding of international issues, particularly in relation to Eastern European families.

Strengths: "Sympathetic, professional and knowledgeable. She works well with vulnerable clients and has expertise in Eastern European care cases."

Elizabeth Spence - Well known for her expertise in complex public and private children law matters, including non-accidental injury and factitious illness cases. She also regularly represents clients in financial proceedings which involve complicated business arrangements or inherited assets.

Strengths: "Very on the ball, forthright in court even with difficult parties on the other side. She comes across as experienced beyond her call." "Elizabeth is thorough and a very strong advocate."

Lydia Slee - Junior with noteworthy experience in public and private law children matters. She has been instructed in complex issues involving non-accidental injury and abuse, and is adept at handling vulnerable clients and complicated factual and legal evidence.

Strengths: "She has a lovely manner with clients. She is very sympathetic and knowledgeable, tells them what their case is and flags any problems up straight away." "Very bright and a real fighter."

Kate Kochnari - Acts exclusively in family law and Court of Protection matters. She specialises in care and adoption proceedings, cohabitation disputes and financial remedy, and is particularly praised for her impeccable client care and communication.

Strengths: "She has a very nice manner with parents and very good experience of dealing with children and guardians. She is approachable, good with written work and always keeps you up to date."