Contact and Clerk
Clerk: Mr Gareth Latchem
“An incisive advocate with a critical eye for detail” Legal 500 2017
“He is someone who works very well with both clients and solicitors. He has a very good understanding of the issues and is able to deliver precise points in a calm manner; his advocacy skills are exceptional.” Chambers and Partners 2016
Chris is head of the family team.
Mainly public law, child protection work, representing local authorities, parents, grandparents, guardians and children.
Private law cases – residence, contact, prohibited steps; with a particular interest in cases involving surrogacy arrangements.
Applications for emigration and removal from the jurisdiction.
Domestic violence fact-finding and injunction proceedings.
Family law appeals.
Re J (Leave to Remove: Urgent Case)  EWCA Civ 1897
Re N (A Child) Also known as Re P (Surrogacy: Residence) Court of Appeal  1 FLR 198
1993 Lincoln’s Inn
Member of the Family Law Bar Association
Western Circuiteer since 2007
Cycling, sea swimming, chess
Married father of two
Counsel in Manchester and Preston 1993 to 2006; Exeter Counsel 2006 to date.