Legal 500 2023

29 September 2022 Legal500 Linked In

We have been ranked as a tier 2 Family and Children Law set in The Legal 500 2023 and are delighted to have 11 of our barristers recommended across Divorce & Financial Remedy and Child Law (Public & Private).

'St Mary’s Chambers is an excellent set of chambers with a wide range of very experienced counsel.'

Leading Juniors: Divorce & Financial Remedy

Tier 1

Nigel Page - ‘Nigel is a good advocate who is always well prepared and his attention to detail is excellent.’ 
‘Expert cross-examiner’

Gareth Jacques - 'Highly competent and eloquent advocate’ 
'He has a pleasant client manner and is always prepared to go the extra mile.’ 

Tier 2

Matthew O'Grady - ‘Matthew is very thorough and organised, has a strong breadth of knowledge and confident representation in court setting. He always provides clear and succinct advice to clients, helping them sort the emotive issues from those issues which are relevant for the purposes of negotiating a settlement or preparing for a hearing.’

‘A strong set with a number of heavy weights.’

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Tier 2

Judy Claxton - ‘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.’

Anita Thind - ‘Anita is an excellent source of knowledge and support on a complex case. She is approachable and friendly and provides clear legal advice. Her attendance notes are helpful, and she also feeds back directly to the client department, so they understand what is expected of them.’

Sara Davis - ‘Sara is a strong advocate with excellent knowledge of law and procedure, who prepares each case thoroughly and is very good with clients.’

Matthew O'Grady - ‘Matthew provides clear and concise advice to clients. He is approachable and very organised.’ 

Claire Howell 

Tier 3

Vickie Hodges‘Vickie is a very strong and fluent advocate with a good grasp of the law and of the facts in all cases. She commands the attention of the Court and is always confident and robust in dealing with witnesses, particularly expert and professional witnesses. She is focused and realistic in submissions made to the court.’ 

Stephen Williams - ‘Stephen is meticulous in his preparation and always has a very tight grip on the case from the outset. He is precise but approachable and is always willing to offer advice when needed. His cross-examination is incisive and purposeful. He gets on well with his clients and his written work is of the highest quality.’

Laura Martin - ‘Laura thoroughly prepares her cases, pays great attention to detail and really goes the extra mile when it comes to client care.’ 

Rising Stars

Charlie Fikry‘Charlie is well prepared, honest, and reliable. He is extremely skilled at communicating with vulnerable clients.’

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