We are delighted that New Court Chambers has been ranked in Band 4 as a leading Family/Children set in the latest edition of the Chambers & Partners directory.

Christopher Poole and Giles Bain retain their Band 3 rankings for Children and Sally Jackson remains in Band 4 for Children and Money.


“Specialist family set acting on the London and South Easter Circuits in cases across the gamut of family finance and children law. The chambers is noted for its strength in public children law work, and handles complex matters involving serious abuse and injury to vulnerable children and adults.”


“The clerks, led by Paul Bloomfield, are very accommodating and will bend over backwards to get something done. They are extremely well organised.”



“Handles the whole spectrum of children-related issues, from international adoption to abuse and neglect cases. He acts as co-head of chambers and is commended for his work on behalf of guardians and local authorities in serious matters.”

Strengths: “I think he’s a supremely confident advocate who certainly knows his stuff in public law. He has a quiet, authoritative manner that gets to the heart of things.” 



“Co-head of chambers who focuses on complex public law children cases, representing parents, children, local authorities and third parties. His practice sees him engaged in serious matters including those relating to sexual abuse and non-accidental injury.”

Strengths: “He’s a very calm, measured and intuitive advocate. He’s very easy to work with in a high-pressure environment and his technical ability and client manner are very good. He’s enormously well respected by judges.”



“Covers the full range of family cases, from complex children proceedings to high-value divorce disputes. Her public law practice sees her representing all parties, including parents, children and local authorities.”

Strengths: “She has a meticulous mind and her advice is second to none. She’s ver clear with the clients when explaining quite technical stuff relating to the law. She goes above and beyond her brief.”