Finance & Private Client
Coram Chambers is a leading family law chambers with specialist barristers in finance and private client disputes, including financial remedies, TOLATA, and prenuptial agreements.
Our team has depth and breadth of experience, which is essential to achieving successful outcomes in the discretionary jurisdiction in which we work. Our objective is to provide to each client clear and straightforward advice to achieve the best possible outcome. Our astute negotiation skills often lead to a sensible and commercial result at the earliest possible stage in the process of litigation. Where required, we combine forensic analysis with robust advocacy to provide an effective and professional service throughout all stages of litigation. Our team has extensive experience of appellate work and members have appeared in leading cases.
Areas of Expertise
Our family finance barristers have expertise in family law matters including:
- Financial Remedy applications following divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, including high net worth assets, complex financial structures, international assets, freezing injunctions, family trusts, pensions, corporate entities and limited liability partnerships, inherited and pre-acquired assets, pre and post nuptial agreements and maintenance payments
- Financial claims following a foreign divorce
- Disputes between cohabitees and others under TOLATA 1996
- Financial provision under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989
- Claims under The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Probate issues and matters involving contentious wills, trusts, intestate estates and intestacy rules, and capacity
- Impacts on financial remedy cases including property intervenor claims or insolvency matters
- Jurisdiction disputes including those under Brussels I Recast, Brussels II revised, and the Maintenance Regulation
- Recognition of foreign divorces, declarations of marital status, annulments of marriages, contested divorces and all other related areas
- Drafting pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements, and separation agreements
Our family finance and private client barristers provide written advice or advice in direct meetings with clients and undertake representation and advocacy in court and in arbitrations. They also regularly support clients engaged in mediations and settlement conferences. Our members are also available to undertake early neutral evaluations and Private FDRS. We are well able to host such events at our Central London Chambers (2 minutes from the Central Family Court), where we have extensive and comfortable conferencing facilities. We have qualified IFLA arbitrators able to undertake arbitrations of financial remedy and family property disputes.
Our family barristers have written extensively, including regular contributions to leading practitioners’ textbooks and journals, and some have been actively involved in recent reform of the law, in relation to campaigns for a ‘no fault divorce’, reform of family procedure, and for reform of cohabitation law.
Many members also lecture on topical family finance issues, either by way of bespoke, in-house seminars, or at large events organised by leading conference organisers.
We would be pleased to hear from you if you feel our expertise could assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Clerking to have a conversation about your needs.
Meet the team