Colleton Chambers has one of the largest family teams in the South West and we are therefore able to offer a comprehensive and specialist advocacy service to both professional and lay clients in all aspects of family law. Many of our team are recognised as leaders in their fields in Chambers & Partners Legal Directory.

We take care not to distinguish between privately and publicly funded clients. Our well-established team undertake all aspects of family work under the Family Advocacy Scheme and we are happy to travel for conferences if required. Our aim is to provide the best service possible – client care is very important to us.

Members of our team specialise and in doing so, we are able to provide high quality representation and advice in all areas of family law, from our most senior members to our most junior. We believe we have succeeded in combining our professionalism and expertise with a friendly, down-to-earth approach that can quickly put clients at their ease.

Chris Godfrey  is head of the Family Team and is contactable at or on 01392 274898.

Please see our members’ individual profiles for further information about their particular specialisms.

We routinely advise and represent clients in the following areas of family law:-

Public Law Proceedings

  • Emergency Protection Orders
  • Secure Accommodation Orders
  • Applications for Care Orders
  • Proceedings under the Adoption and Children Act 2002


Court of Protection

  • Financial cases
  • Personal welfare cases
  • Medical Treatment cases
  • Deprivation of Liberty cases


Private Law Proceedings

  • Residence and Contact with children and issues of Parental Responsibility
  • Financial applications in relation to children
  • Permission to remove children from the jurisdiction
  • Child abduction
  • Surrogacy


Financial Relief

  • Divorce
  • Judicial Separation
  • On the breakdown of a Civil Partnership.


Claims Relating to Trusts of Land (TLATA)

Arising from disputes between unmarried couples or family members.

Inheritance Act Claims

Family Law Act Injuctions and other Emergency Relief

Lectures and Seminars

We provide lectures in all the above areas, and are always happy to do so upon request to our team clerk, who can be contacted at or on 01392 274898.

How to Get in Touch

We have a dedicated family clerk, Gareth Latchem. He will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our service. Please contact him on or on 01392 274898.

If you’re a member of the public and you want to instruct one of our barristers directly, either click on the individual barrister below, or complete the form on the public access page.

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