Claire Wills-Goldingham QC joins Colleton Chambers

Leading Counsel, Claire Wills-Goldingham QC, has joined Colleton Chambers this month boosting the Family team to 17 barristers and increasing the capacity of the Civil team dealing with Court of Protection matters.

Claire Wills-Goldingham QC has over 25 years’ experience and is renowned for her family law practice dealing with public law children matters, financial remedies in divorce settlements and TLATA claims for cohabiting couples. Claire Wills-Goldingham QC is also an expert in Court of Protection work and last year  Claire was instructed in the landmark DoLS case of Re MK which held such significance that it was reported (subject to restrictions) despite the confidential nature of the claim: [2014] EWCOP B25.

Liz Ingham, head of the Family team, is delighted to have the additional strength in an already very experienced and capable team.  “We are absolutely delighted that Claire has decided to join the Colleton Chambers’ family team.  As a set we pride ourselves on being able to give our instructing solicitors and other clients a good choice of extremely experienced barristers so that they can find exactly the right person to deal with a particular matter whether it relates to children, financial divorce settlements, co-habiting couples or Court of Protection work.  Claire will be a real asset to the team.”

Mark Whitehall, Head of Chambers, who is also a family law practitioner confirmed: “Claire’s decision to move from a set in Bristol as a QC is a good indicator of the strength of Colleton Chambers’ practice.  It is really good news and we welcome her.”

Claire Wills-Goldingham QC was made a silk in 2012 and was called to the Bar in 1988.  Claire is recommended in various legal directories including Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 and has authored or co-authored a number of texts in her specialist fields including Atkins Court Forms (Infants), Essential Family Practice (Finance) and is in the process of co-authoring a text on Court of Protection practice with Marie Leslie, also of Colleton Chambers.

March 2015