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Brewin Dolphin - sponsor of Family Law Commentator of the Year

Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK's leading wealth managers, founded in 1762 and listed on the London FTSE 250.
We provide high quality financial advice to family lawyers and their clients before and after settlement. When spending time with you and your clients we can: help explain investments declared in Forms E; we highlight latent risk buried in the detail on pension schemes; provide alternative Duxbury models using accurate cashflow assumptions and we implement pension sharing orders. Our work has not gone unrecognised and we are proud to be listed by Chambers and Partners for our advice in Financial Planning & Pensions.

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1GC|Family Law - sponsor of Family Law Associate Solicitor of the Year

Family Law is one of the foremost Family Law barristers’ chambers in London. We have a leading reputation, both nationally and internationally, for providing high quality representation and advice in Child Law, Family Finance, Child Abduction, International and Private Child Law and Court of Protection cases and have been consistently recognised as leading family law specialists in the legal directories. We pride ourselves on the provision of a first rate service from our most senior member of chambers through to our clerks.

3PB - sponsor of Family Law Dispute Resolution Team of the Year

3PB is highly respected for family law, advising and representing clients throughout the UK and overseas. We are known for our friendly professional approach and are recognised as experts in financial provision, child arrangements orders, property disputes, childcare / adoption, judicial review, professional negligence, regulatory matters, incapacity / Court of Protection welfare issues, international children’s issues and human rights. Chambers & Partners 2019 directory says: "3PB has a substantial team of family law barristers specialising in matrimonial finance as well as public and private law children matters. Their instructions touch on a vast array of topics. A source affirms that 3PB has "a good range of experience" and that the counsel are "of very good quality." Legal 500 UK Bar Directory 2018/19 says: "Excellent set. 3PB’s family team is ‘very strong on both financial specialists and child law specialists.’”.

4KBW - sponsor of Family Law Young Barrister of the Year

The Chambers of Timothy Raggatt QC, 4KBW, is a modern and dynamic common law set with a strong presence in family law and related fields. Members of 4KBW’s family group bring expertise in financial remedies, public and private law, often with an international element, and 4KBW is unique in being home to barristers who are able to bring specialist knowledge of other areas of law such as companies and insolvency, employment and Chancery to their work. Ancillary areas include TLATA, Inheritance Act claims and contentious probate, allowing 4KBW to provide a full service to private client solicitors.

4PB - sponsor of the Cornwell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Law

4PB has a long history as a friendly team of specialist barristers providing excellent expert yet common sense and practical advice and advocacy in all areas of family law. We believe that Chambers uniquely provides a broadly based service at the highest level across the whole range of family services, from abduction to wardship and including care proceedings, medical treatment cases, financial remedy cases and relocation. This range of service and reputation of Chambers is unrivalled and marks out Chambers as exceptional amongst its competitors.

AlphaBiolabs - sponsor of Family Law Firm of the Year – North

AlphaBiolabs one of the largest UKAS ISO 17025 accredited DNA, Drug and Alcohol testing laboratories based in the UK. With combined technical expertise exceeding 80 years, we provide a service you can rely on case after case. Our award winning rapid turnaround testing services have been pioneered by our experts with royal recognition from The Queen in 2016. AlphaBiolabs has been supporting legal professionals with DNA, Drug and Alcohol testing within the UK and Europe since 2004.

Ampla Finance - sponsor of Family Law Innovation of the Year

Responsible divorce financing.
We are an expert lender with over 50 years’ experience and have developed a loan specifically designed to help fund legal costs relating to divorce proceedings.
Our bespoke financing is approved quickly and matched to your client’s personal situation. We promise quality, transparency and speed to make a difficult time that bit easier, and ensure your client can afford your expert legal services. Fast, flexible, but above all, fair.

Coram Chambers - sponsor of the drinks reception

Coram Chambers is a leading family law barristers’ chambers. We provide advice and representation nationally and internationally on all family law matters: children, finances, property disputes, alternative families, genetics and the Court of Protection. We are at the forefront of the development of family law and act in precedent- setting cases. Coram is a ‘noteworthy family set’ and we offer a ‘significant depth in all aspects of children work alongside a strong financial remedy practice’. [Chambers and Partners, 2019] We are ‘one of the strongest sets in London’ and our barristers have a ‘long history of excellence’ and a ‘high level of expertise’. [Legal 500, 2018].

Goldsmith Chambers - sponsor of Family Law Partner of the Year

Goldsmith Chambers was founded in 1986 and is proud to have maintained expertise in virtually all areas of practice. Our team of specialist family practitioners are committed to providing a first class service to professional and lay clients within the family justice system. Based in the heart of the Temple, our advocates regularly appear in the High Court and courts or tribunals around the country. Members of our team regularly appear in leading and reported cases which puts us at the cutting edge in the development of family law. Each member of our team commits to our policy of accepting instructions from publicly funded or privately funded clients.

Hampden & Co - sponsor of Family Law QC of the Year

Hampden & Co was founded on four key principles; providing an exceptional personal service; focusing purely on banking; collaborating with other professional advisers; and creating a client-centred culture. Hampden & Co aims to build lasting relationships with our clients, caring for the individual, their family and their business interests. This client focused approach led to Hampden & Co being named “Private Bank of the Year (UK)” at the prestigious Spear’s Awards in November 2018, and it also achieved a Net Promoter Score (NPS) - the global standard for client advocacy - of 70 which ranks it to the fore in the UK private banking sector.

Harcourt Chambers - sponsor of Family Law Young Solicitor of the Year

Harcourt Chambers is an award-winning, top ranked, leading set recommended for both children law and family finance. Its members are regularly to be found in high profile and legally important cases at first instance and appellate level. It is home to seven well-known, highly respected family silks and over 50 junior barristers, many of whom are recognised as leading practitioners in their fields. Its clerking team is widely praised for its high level of service being described as friendly, efficient, professional and client-focussed.

Level - sponsor of Clerking Team of the Year

Level is a family law specialist lending boutique working with a select group of top firms and chambers in the UK. Our dynamic team includes in-house family law and financial expertise, meaning we have a profound insight into the emotional, financial and time pressures associated with divorce. This also allows us to quickly grasp the legal complexities within a case and provide swift, bespoke and competitive lending solutions. Our dedicated team aims to mirror the first-class service offered by the top family law firms and has been recognised for this approach throughout the industry.

LEXTOX Drug & Alcohol Testing - sponsor of Family Law Chartered Legal Executive of the Year

Lextox Drug & Alcohol Testing is one of the leading specialist hair drug and alcohol testing laboratories in the UK; accredited to ISO 17025 UKAS testing standards. We are continually researching and developing new methods and services enabling our clients to receive the most appropriate scientific evidence for their casework. Our broad range of services together with our experts’ combined experience, makes Lextox the trusted choice for over 9,000 solicitors and local authorities across the UK. Our aim is to provide our clients with the most reliable results and the most responsive client oriented service for family law solicitors and child care proceedings.

Nelson Chambers Legal Recruitment Consultants - sponsor of Family Law Chambers of the Year - Regional

Nelson Chambers Recruitment has established itself as the UK’s leading dedicated legal Private Practice employment consultancy. We have achieved this through an excellent understanding of our market space. From Magic Circle, mid-sizers, through to boutiques, we have relationships with nearly every firm in our core operating markets. At Nelson Chambers we believe our exceptional customer service and in-depth market intelligence sets us apart from the rest. We take great pride in building lasting relationships and developing true partnerships with our clients and candidates.

OurFamilyWizard - sponsor of Family Law Chambers of the Year - London

The OurFamilyWizard website and mobile apps offer divorced or separated parents an array of tools to easily track child arrangements, share important family information, manage expenses, and create an accurate, clear log of co-parenting communication. Working in tandem with clients on OFW, family law and mental health practitioners can assist families to move beyond conflict and co-parent with confidence. Since 2001, OFW has been routinely ordered throughout the US and has been ordered in seven Canadian provinces, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

Pump Court Chambers - sponsor of Family Law Firm of the Year - Midlands

Pump Court Chambers is consistently recognised as a ‘leading set’ and a ‘top ranked’ Family Law team in the legal directories and is one of the largest at the Bar. Our unstuffy approach, expert practical advice and first class advocacy has helped us establish a leading reputation nationally. Our clerking team provides a friendly and efficient service with client care at the forefront of everything they do. Pump Court Chambers are located in London, Hampshire and Wiltshire and our strength in depth allows us to provide representation at all levels of seniority in the areas of, Family Finance, Public and Private Law Children, Child Abduction and Court of Protection.

Quanta Capital - sponsor of International Family Lawyer of the Year

Quanta Capital has been established to combine Commercial Litigation Funding alongside an innovative LegalTech ethos, to create a new modern approach to Litigation funding. Incorporated by a senior board at the top of their respective fields, Quanta’s innovative approach to this sector has been dubbed a ‘breath of fresh air’ where funding solutions are concerned. Taking the base methodology of traditional Litigation Funding, while removing the commonly associated risks, Quanta’s quick to act ‘risk free’, tailored solutions allow a Law Firm to concentrate on what they do best, while allowing all parties to achieve the common goal of successfully settling a claim with the best possible outcome for all parties.

Rhea Family Finance - sponsor of Family Law Firm of the Year - South

Rhea Family Finance, launched in July 2018, offer a market-leading Matrimonial Litigation Finance service, and lead the way in providing competitive, pragmatic and flexible funding. We pride ourselves on the speed and simplicity of our unique service that provides family lawyers, and their clients, seamless access to track and manage every aspect of their finance application. Located in the City of London, Rhea Family Finance work with many of the leading family law firms in the UK. Call us on 020 7062 4038 for further information.

Senate House Chambers - sponsor of Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year

In 2014 seventeen like minded barristers came together to form Senate House Chambers. Over the last five years we have gone from strength to strength not only in the strong relationships built with our instructing solicitors but by working hard on chambers wellbeing initiatives and exploring every opportunity to innovate in the way we operate, both inside and outside of chambers. We are delighted to have been recognised by the Legal 500 since 2017. We are most proud of achieving all of this without departing from our commitment to operate with integrity, professionalism, strength and respect.

Smith & Williamson - sponsor of Family Law Firm of the Year - London

Smith & Williamson is a financial and professional services firm with 12 offices and over 1,700 people located across the UK, Ireland and Jersey. Our business uniquely combines a UK top 10 accountancy practice* with a significant investment management business. We are a member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accounting firms. With 600 offices in over 100 countries, Nexia International links us with major cities around the world. Our forensic accountants provide valuation services in divorce proceedings, acting on behalf of the husband or wife, as single joint expert or as a shadow expert.
                                            *Accountancy Age magazine, June 2018