Chambers ranked in Chambers & Partners Bar Guide 2021

22 Oct

We are delighted to be ranked in the Chambers and Partners bar guide 2021 edition.


Canterbury-based Stour Chambers continues to draw instructions in significant and varied family law matters. Its barristers are able to tackle a broad array of public and private children law matters, including care proceedings. The set is also well equipped to handle matrimonial finance and divorce disputes.


Client service: Marc Goddard is the senior clerk.


Elizabeth Spence

Well known for her representation of clients in financial proceedings which involve complicated business arrangements or inherited assets. She regularly acts for high net worth individuals and is equipped to advise on prenuptial or postnuptial agreements in addition to litigation.

Strengths: “Outstanding in finance work. She is my go-to discus a finance case.”


Kate Kochnari

An impressive performer specialising in family law and Court of Protection cases. She acts in a host of children law cases, including care proceedings. She often acts for children and parents and is a strong choice for vulnerable client with mental health issues.



This set comes recommended for its members' expertise in children and matrimonial finance matters. The children cases range across both public and private law work, and include those concerning non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and fabricated illness. On the financial side, the set's barristers demonstrate the ability to act in substantial financial remedies cases as well as Schedule 1 and TOLATA matters.

~ Chambers UK Bar Guide 2020

Stour Chambers has 'a range of barristers at different levels suited for different cases'. Members continue to be instructed in complex multi-day cases in the public law space, where it provides 'expert counsel' across Kent and further afield involving non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and extreme neglect. On the family finance front, Elizabeth Spence is a go-to barrister for high-value cases with issues of minority shareholdings and opponents deploying hostile litigation tactics.

~ Legal 500 Bar Guide 2021

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