Private Law (Child Arrangements Programme (CAP))

Becket Chambers’ experienced Family Law barristers provide advice and representation to parents who cannot agree arrangements for children, whether because of differences of opinion, or involving serious allegations.


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Becket Chambers’ experienced Family Law barristers provide advice and representation to parents who have separated or are in the process of separating and cannot agree arrangements for children (formerly known as contact and residence). Our experienced Family Law team frequently deals with disputes between parents or other family members where contact has broken down.

These disputes may arise simply from differences of opinion, or from allegations against a parent of domestic violence, physical, emotional or sexual abuse or of alcohol or substance abuse.

Our expertise:

  • Adoption
  • Disputes over schooling
  • Enforcing visiting rights
  • International relocation applications
  • Medical treatment
  • Name-change
  • Parental orders
  • Shared care agreements
  • Supervised visiting arrangements.

Serious allegations


Sometimes these circumstances also involve allegations against a parent of domestic violence, physical, emotional or sexual abuse or of alcohol or substance abuse. Whether the allegations are about you or the other parent, we can help by advising and representing you.

These are emotive issues, and our Family Law team members pride themselves on their experience and their ability to give practical and objective advice and support. These cases often involve many complex levels of allegations and counter-allegations, and emotions can run high. It’s not unusual for the relationship between you and your former partner to have become extremely hostile and, it might feel as though reaching an agreement is impossible.

Many of our Barristers who specialise in these areas have children themselves, and have built their reputations on their sensitive approach to resolving these arguments involving the future care and wellbeing of children.

Barristers in the Family Law Team are also available on a Direct Access basis.


Private Law Children Barristers

Our Family Law barristers are experts in all aspects of law covering children, matrimonial finance and property. We act for divorcing or separating couples, parents and other family and local authorities.

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Melanie McIntosh

2002 (Lincolns Inn)

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Philip Newton

1984 (Middle Temple)

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Ronald Edginton

1984 (Grays Inn)

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Sita Cox

1987 (Middle Temple)

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Christopher Wall

1987 (Lincolns Inn)

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Corey Mills

1987 (Middle Temple)

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Clive Styles

1990 (Grays Inn)

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Marie Crawford

1992 (Lincolns Inn)

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Louisa Adamson

1994 (Grays Inn)

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Gayle Ashley

1997 (Middle Temple)

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Melanie Andrews

2005 (Middle Temple)

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Daniel Hooker

2008 (Middle Temple)

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Edward Kenny

2009 (Middle Temple)

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Adrian Pidduck

July 2012 (Middle Temple) (previously solicitor admitted 1996)

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Sophie Gray

2012 (Lincolns Inn)

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Lavinia Glover

2015 (Inner Temple)

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Cara Radford

2016 (Gray’s Inn)

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Nicole Jennings

2016 (Middle Temple)

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Allen Worwood

October 2019 (Inner Temple)

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Nathanael Harding

2015 (Middle Temple)

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Magdalena Cass

2019 (Middle Temple)

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Fiona Brown

2022 (Inner Temple)

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Jonathan Brooks - Pupil

2018 (Gray’s Inn)

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Neive Augustin - Pupil

2021 (Gray’s Inn)


"That’s amazing, thank you for doing a great job. Client is over the moon."

Miss M from solicitors instructing Corey Mills

"Just a note to say she’s been fab on my case, I’ve been in contact more than I usually would as the client very vulnerable, and Cara looked after her brilliantly and with care."

Miss H from solicitors instructing Cara Radford

"Very happy today thank you.....Barrister was great, listened to me and put forward what he needed to."

Client instructing Chris Wall through Solicitors - July 23

"Thank you again for your support within the hearing today, I am very grateful for your professionalism and it has been refreshing to be heard and for someone to be able to fight for me, instead of having to fight for the children myself- with no legal background, expertise, or knowledge at all!"

Client instructing Edward Kenny through Solicitors in Children Proceedings

"Just like to say thank you to you and Nathanael for all your hard work so far with my court case hearing."

Client instructing Nathanael Harding through solicitors

"Sita is outstanding. I can always rely on her to go above and beyond on every case I instruct her on."

Miss G from solicitors instructing Sita Cox