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The Family Team

This is the largest family law department on the northeastern circuit. Our members, consisting of over 50 juniors and 7 silks (including door tenants) who provide advocacy and advice over the full range of family law disciplines, at every level from Family Proceedings Courts through to Supreme Court: A number of the group have been appointed as Recorders, Deputy District Judges and Assistant Coroners.

The group appreciates the need to remain at the forefront of family law. They pride themselves on their own continued professional development and regularly provide CPD accredited lectures, seminars and in-house training to Solicitors, Local Authorities and Social Worker Teams.

The group recognise the need to provide Solicitors, Local Authorities and individuals with choices, as not every requirement is the same. Hence, the group offers a broad range of expertise and experience.

The team is regularly instructed in all areas of family law including:

  • Public and Private Law
  • Family Finance
  • Court of Protection and Mental Health
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Divorce and Domestic Violence

Dere Street Family Group acknowledges the need to ensure those instructing receive the best possible service and support and have therefore, over a period of time, established a dedicated clerking team.

Dere Street Family Group provide Local Authorities and Solicitors with an out of hours service. Should you need to book or speak to a Family Barrister urgently outside of business hours please call 07753817648

Neil Gibson, Senior Family Clerk heads up the clerking team and is supported by three other family clerks. The clerking team bring with them over 30 years of administrative family court experience and 18 years family clerking experience.

“The clerks are very good. They keep you informed and are nice to deal with.”

“The clerks are friendly and very good at meeting your needs.” “Neil Gibson is the senior family clerk.”

Liam Branch – “approachable and friendly.”

Legal 500 2019/2020