Family Law

Family Law Barristers in Swansea Direct Access has a wealth of experience in all areas of Family Law. Our Team of Family Law Barristers are able to tailor a service to suit you. Family disputes can be incredibly stressful and difficult to handle, that is where the skills and expertise of a Barrister can help focus your case and cut to the core issues that need resolving. Our Barristers have experience acting for Local Authorities, Guardians, parents, grandparents and other private individuals from all walks of life, and appear regularly in a wide range of tribunals from the Magistrates’ Court to the High Court throughout Wales, the Midlands and South-West of England. Our public access counsel pride themselves on being approachable and accessible and are happy to provide advice at any stage. Family proceedings can often seem frustrating and often people will feel isolated. Our Barristers aim to provide a friendly and professional service that can not only help to represent you, but also can help you to have the peace of mind that you are not alone in these proceedings. We understand the importance of continuity of representation and our we endeavour to provide this. Areas of expertise include:
  • Care Proceedings
  • Applications for Child Arrangement orders; such as where a child shall live and who will have contact with them
  • Ancillary Relief and Divorces
  • Adoption
  • Abduction, including international abductions
  • Committals and enforcement proceedings
  • Domestic Violence and Harassment
  • Emergency Applications and Injunctions
  • Injunctions
  • Cases where a parent wants to relocate to another country with a child, for example Australia
  • Section 37 and Freezing Orders
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Cohabitee Disputes
Whilst a number of areas of Family Law still are eligible for legal aid, the majority of disputes involving where a child will live and who will have contact with them are not. Our Family team will always consider whether you are entitled to Legal Aid and can help you find a solicitor if it is the right choice for you. If you require any further information or assistance please contact us; we are always be willing to help.
  • Swansea Barrister

    Sara Rudman

    Sara Rudman LL.B (Hons) (Exon) Barrister at Law Called 1992(Inner Temple) Sara is Head of Chambers. As a specialist family barrister, Sara has a wealth of experience which has developed over a number of years, initially in London Chambers where she was a tenant at …

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    Richard Griffiths

    Richard Griffiths BA (UWE) Barrister at Law Called 1983         Richard is a direct access/ public access barrister who has represented many clients under the Direct Access scheme, he was born in the United States but was brought up and educated in Pembrokeshire, …

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    Jonathan Hill

    Jonathan Hill LL.B (Hons) Barrister at Law Called 1997 (Middle Temple) Jonathan is a qualified direct access barrister and accepts instruction under the Direct Access Scheme. Jonathan has successfully acted for many clients via public access. Originally from the Midlands Jonathan joined Chambers in November 2009, …

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  • Veronica Newman

    Veronica Newman

    Veronica Newman Called 1984 Veronica Newman became a barrister in 1984. After training in London Chambers, she practised in Manchester covering a broad range of civil claims. After private practice at the Bar she worked for two firms of solicitors, first in Manchester and then …

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    Rebecca Mann

    Rebecca Mann  LL.B (Hons) (Leic) Barrister at Law Called 1995 (Lincoln’s Inn) Rebecca joined Chambers in February 1997 and is one of its earliest members. Having practised almost exclusively in Family Law since she came to the Bar, she  has now developed a busy specialist …

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  • Swansea Barrister

    Rhys Johns

    Rhys Johns MA(Cantab) Barrister at Law Called 2005 (Gray’s Inn) Rhys is a qualified direct access barrister who joined Chambers in August 2011. Originally from Pontypridd, he studied history at Cambridge before completing a graduate law degree Personal Injury & Travel Litigation Rhys acts for both …

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  • Carrie Mason

    Carrie Mason (Formerly Sykes)

    Carrie Mason BSc(Hons), PGDip(law) BVC. Barrister at Law Called 2004 (Gray’s Inn) Originally from the Midlands, Caroline qualified as an Orthopaedic Nurse in 1983.  Around 1991, after her two sons were born Caroline was instrumental in the formation and running of a successful construction company …

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  • Julian Sidoli

    Julian Sidoli

    Julian Sidoli BA (University College London), MSc Called 2005 Inner Temple Julian’s family practice is predominantly focused on financial matters. He is frequently instructed in financial disputes following divorce including matters such as discretionary trusts, complicated pension arrangements including pension sharing (including military and public …

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  • Swansea Barrister

    David Johns

    David T. Johns LL.B (Hons)(Wales)  Barrister at Law Called 2012 (Gray’s Inn) David joined Pendragon in 2012 after transferring to the Bar. David was a practicing solicitor for over twenty five years. During that time David has acted in a broad range of litigation from …

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