Judy Claxton

Call 1991
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"Immediately springs to mind as one of the most impressive barristers. Her client care and case preparation are second to none" Chambers Guide to the UK Bar


Judy graduated in Law from King’s College London in 1989 and was called to the Bar in 1991. Following a successful pupillage at St. Mary’s Chambers, she became a tenant in 1992 and has exclusively practised in family law since 1995.

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'Judy is an extremely confident advocate who has the ability to explain to lay and professional clients alike complex issues and areas of law in a user-friendly way without the use of technical jargon. She always makes the time to ensure that she has comprehensive, up-to-date instructions and is meticulous in preparing for her hearings. She has a comprehensive approach and always has a watchful eye on the broad canvass of issues in the case to ensure that delay is avoided.’ (The Legal 500 2023) 'Judy is the go-to barrister for complex care proceedings in this part of the country. She is meticulous in her preparation and is a tenacious advocate. ’ (The Legal 500 2022) ‘A strong advocate who produces thorough and precise documents’ (The Legal 500 2021) "Her client care and case preparation are second-to-none, and she's extremely competent in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal" (Chambers Guide to the UK Bar 2020)
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