42 Bedford Row Barristers – Headline Sponsor 

42 Bedford Row Barristers has a team of 59 barristers who cover the full spectrum of family and matrimonial law, with acknowledged strength in Public Law Childcare matters. We have a growing reputation in Financial Remedies, and specialists in International and Humans Rights, Child Abduction and Adoption Act Applicants. Our members are acutely aware of the human side of family law and explore all avenues, including mediation, to minimise the financial and emotional stresses of disputes. Our barristers and staff pride themselves on justifying the trust that our clients place in us, by always providing outstanding service standards.



AlphaBiolabs is the UK’s leading and award-winning provider of DNA, drug and alcohol testing services for family law cases.

We are delighted to once again sponsor this year’s Family Law Community Interaction Award as we recognise the significant contribution that law firms, chambers, councils and charitable organisations make to improving life for those within their local communities.

We also recognise that many charities still continue to face major challenges. Reduced funding combined with a greater demand for their services has left many of them struggling to support those in need.

We therefore continue to donate £5 for every legal instruction we receive through our own Giving Back campaign. Since April 2021 we have proudly donated over £50,000 to the following charities:

• TGP Cymru
• Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs (SFAD)
• National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa)
• National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS)

For more information about our testing services for family law professionals:
• Visit: https://www.alphabiolabs.co.uk/legal-testing-services/
• Call: 0333 600 1300
• Email:testing@alphabiolabs.com

Cansford Laboratories 

Cansford Laboratories lightens the load for family lawyers, with the fastest, most efficient, and responsive drug, alcohol, steroid, and DNA testing services in the UK
Our team pioneered hair testing more than 25 years ago at Tricho Tech – Today our methods are used by laboratories across the globe. From our laboratory in Cardiff, we offer a UK-wide testing service for individuals and organisations in family law - focused on delivering exceptional care, quality, and upholding our record as the UK’s fastest drug and alcohol-testing laboratory.
At every step of your case, you’ll be supported by a dedicated point of contact, who will help you choose the right test for your circumstances, answer your questions, and provide instant access to our scientific team, from Monday to Friday.
We also provide a flexible collections service UK-wide – with our team of 50 collectors trained to make sample collections as quick, convenient, and comfortable as possible. We know how important testing is – which is why we do everything in our power to make the process clear, simple, and stress-free


Our Family Wizard

OurFamilyWizard is a co-parenting communication platform for divorced or separated families and their professionals, providing a safe and neutral environment for communication in a monitored format whereby key issues about the child(ren) can be resolved. We provide an accurate record of communication and reports of the activity can be generated where required.

Specific functions include a message board, including ToneMeter which provides real-time feedback to parents as they are typing messages. There is also a shared calendar, journal, information bank and expense log.

There is also an option for a complimentary child, third party and professional accounts if suitable to the individual circumstances.

4PB - Sponsoring Cornwell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Law

4PB members, of which there are currently 87, specialise in high-profile, cutting-edge cases in International Private Law, Financial Remedies, Public and Private Law. Members are regularly instructed in cases that are reported in law reports and the national press. They are also widely published, contributing to legal texts, writing articles and providing lectures, seminars and webinars, domestically and internationally.

As a set of Chambers, 4PB is committed to in providing a friendly, yet highly professional environment, with strong leadership and management, focused on meeting the challenges at the Bar. Chambers benefits from a superb clerking team, an expert chambers manager and a collection of highly committed support staff.   

4PB combines the best of modern and traditional aspects of life at the Bar. Our move to our new offices reflects the fact that we embrace modern practices and take a forward-looking approach to the future of the Family Bar.  


KCH Garden Square - Sponsoring Family Law Firm of the Year - Midlands and Wales

KCH Garden Square is the largest multi-disciplinary set based in the East Midlands, providing specialist Civil, Criminal and Family Counsel. 

We pride ourselves on the outstanding levels of service provided to our clients by our Practice Development Team. We recognise the fundamental importance of strong client relationships and in providing consistent, high quality service. The trust clients have in our team, combined with our Barristers’ reputation for excellence across all practice areas, has resulted in many longstanding relationships and clients continuing to instruct Chambers for many years. 

Chambers continues to be committed to EDI initiatives and we strive to be part of the action for change to ensure that the future Bar is fair, representative and inclusive. Both Chambers & our members work closely with local Law Schools, Universities and Schools on widening participation events and many Counsel are part of regional committees working to improve and champion diversity at the Bar.


Hunters Law - Sponsoring Family Law Chambers of the Year - London

Hunters is a renowned law firm based at the heart of legal London. The firm provides a broad range of legal services to individuals, businesses, trusts, landed estates and charities.
At Hunters, we are committed to delivering a personalised, professional service, tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. We adopt a multidisciplinary approach, collaborating with experts to provide comprehensive services that span all practice areas, and deliver high-quality and cost-effective solutions.
We recognise that each client's situation is unique, striving to offer bespoke legal solutions that fit their requirements. Our extensive network of trusted professional advisers and experts, both nationally and internationally, enables us to offer our clients the best possible advice and representation.
Our dedication to delivering excellent legal services has earned us a reputation as a leading law firm in London. Our clients trust us to provide a high level of personal service, and we take pride in helping them achieve their goals.


Evelyn Partners - Sponsoring Law Firm of the Year - London

We are the UK’s leading integrated professional and financial services group.

Like most families, we’re proud of our roots. From Tilney’s beginnings in Liverpool in 1836, to the founding of Smith & Williamson in Glasgow in 1881, throughout our history we’ve helped generations of people and businesses thrive.

Fast forward to 2023, and with Tilney Smith & Williamson renamed as Evelyn Partners, a new chapter of our family story has begun.

A story of change – but also of constancy. We’re still here, in 26 towns and cities across Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands, doing what we do best: placing the power of good advice into more hands.


1GC -   Sponsoring Family Law Young Solicitor of the Year

1GC Family Law is a leading barristers chambers with a first-class reputation across the full spectrum of family law with both national and international expertise in finance and children cases including Child Law (public and private), Financial Remedies, Surrogacy and Modern Families, Child Abduction and Court of Protection. We are renowned for our forward-thinking modern culture and ethos and the client-focused values demonstrated by our team of 98 barristers and staff. We are recognised for our strong commitment to achieving the best possible results for our clients and have a well-established reputation for acting in the most sensitive cases.


Deka Chambers - Sponsoring Family Law Firm of the Year - South

Deka Chambers boasts a team of specialist family law barristers. We have a strong reputation as approachable and conscientious practitioners who deliver excellent results.
Our barristers offer advice and advocacy in all areas of family practice and regularly appear in the High Court and Court of Appeal as well as the lower courts. 
We represent spouses, civil partners, local authorities, guardians, parents and other family members who are involved in or wish to make applications in family proceedings. A growing number of our barristers accept work direct under the “Direct Public Access” rules. We also accept instructions from the Free Representation Unit on a pro bono basis.


Sills & Betteridge - Sponsoring Family Law Workplace of the Year

Independently recognised for outstanding results and service, Sills & Betteridge LLP is a full-service personal and commercial services law firm with 15 offices in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Nottingham and Northampton. 

Unrivalled regionally in many areas of practice, we have been providing trusted, effective advice for more than 260 years. 

The Legal 500 recognises us as a Leading Law Firm with our Family Team achieving the highest accolade of ‘Top Tier’ status. We are currently position 170 in the Lawyer Publication UK200 Independents report placing the practice in the UK’s best performing law firms.


Lextox - Sponsoring Family Law Associate Solicitor of the Year

Lextox is a member of the SYNLAB Group, the leading medical diagnostic services provider in Europe. At Lextox we provide drug, alcohol and DNA testing services and SCRAM continuous testing for family law cases and child care proceedings. Established in 2011 by Experts from within the UK hair testing industry, our mission is to provide the most responsive, client oriented service and reliable results. Lextox results are analysed within a domestic UK Lab accredited under UKAS 17025 with the important UK Lab 51 Quality standards.