Children & Financial Claims

Our Children & Financial Claims Expertise

Members of Tanfield are known for providing the highest standards of advocacy and advice in all matters relating to children and financial claims.

Respected across the sector, and having appeared in some of the highest profile and most challenging matters in this field, members of Tanfield offer specialist understanding and experience in all areas of law relating to children.

In addition to advising on public law (care and secure accommodation) proceedings, members’ expertise covers all areas of private law, such as living arrangements, contact, holidays, overseas relocation, adoption, surrogacy, assisted reproduction, same-sex couples, declarations and international recognition of parentage, medical treatment, religion, identity and education. Tanfield’s barristers are particularly experienced in dealing with the enforcement of orders relating to children and allegations of abuse.

Members of chambers have a strong track record advising and acting in financial disputes relating to children. They are regularly involved in Schedule 1 claims, associated trust of land disputes and in appeals from CSA assessments. They also deal with trusts and inheritance matters relating to children.

Members are experienced in appearing at all levels, from magistrates and judges in the Family Court, to the High Court and appellate courts as well as Tribunals.

Our Children & Financial Claims Clients

With a wealth of experience in representing children, parents, grandparents and other family members, prospective adopters, local authorities and guardians, members of chambers are equally comfortable receiving instruction directly or through professional and lay clients.

Our Children & Financial Claims Barristers


Philip Conrath

Call 1972

Kerstin Boyd

Call 1979

Michael Bailey

Call 1986

John Buck

Call 1987

Gerald Wilson

Call 1989

Catriona MacLaren

Call 1993

Estelle Lear

Call 2006

Gwyn Evans

Call 2007

Practice Managers

Billy Forecast
Senior Practice Manager

+44 (0) 20 7421 5300
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Richard Powell
Senior Practice Manager

+44 (0) 20 7421 5300
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Alex Southern
Senior Practice Manager

+44 (0) 20 7421 5300
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