Family Law


Deka Chambers boasts a team of specialist family law barristers. We have a strong reputation as approachable and conscientious practitioners who deliver excellent results.

Family law barristers at Deka Chambers offer advice and advocacy in all areas of family practice and regularly appear in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

As members of a multi-disciplinary set of chambers our expertise is complemented by access to practitioners in other specialisms when our cases involve issues in areas of civil or criminal law.

The team is also able to provide advice in writing, remotely by videolink or in person at our modern conference facilities in Chambers, located between the Royal Courts of Justice and the Central Family Court.

Family Law Expertise

Recent Articles

Our team publishes articles on the websites of Family Law Week, London Boroughs Legal Alliance and Local Government Lawyer, as well as on Deka Chambers’ own website.


Members of the team regularly provide CPD training for professional clients on a variety of family topics. For more information please contact us.

A set of high quality... always offer excellent advice and representation.

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Deka Chambers is a focused family team with some strong juniors who can offer a good balance of experience and good skills.

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Deka Chambers is a strong set with some excellent barristers who are well respected in children’s law.

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Deka Chambers has a strong team with very able barristers undertaking public law care work.

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Family Law Barristers

King's Counsel

Tim Parker KC

Call 1995 | Silk 2022

Edward Lamb KC

Call 2006 | Silk 2024

Juniors (15 years +)

Tara Vindis

Call 1996

Tabitha Barran

Call 1998

Marc Tregidgo

Call 2002

Oliver Millington

Call 2003

Alastair Hogarth

Call 2005

Catherine Atkinson

Call 2006

Kate Lamont

Call 2007

Laura Bumpus

Call 2008


Sarah Hunwick

Call 2011

William Dean

Call 2011

John Schmitt

Call 2013

Laura Hibberd

Call 2013

Max Melsa

Call 2015

Thomas Jones

Call 2015

Kyah Mufti

Call 2016

Irene Sriharan

Call 2016

Jake Richards

Call 2017

Theodore Bunce

Call 2017

Lucy Lodewyke

Call 2018

Francesca Kolar

Call 2018

Amelia Katz

Call 2018

Madeleine Miller

Call 2019

Louise Thomson

Call 2019

Thomas Clarke

Call 2022


Senior Clerks

Jaime Brooks

Joint Deputy Senior Clerk

Assistant Practice Managers

Louis Candy

Assistant Practice Manager

Junior Clerks

Abigail Clark

Junior Clerk

Latest News & Events

Consultation Paper Seeks Reform of Limitation Law in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

The Ministry of Justice has released a consultation paper seeking views on potential reforms to the law of limitation in child sexual abuse cases in England and Wales. Under the current law, child sexual abuse cases in civil courts are subject to the same three-year…

Max Melsa appears in Court of Appeal in Re D (Children: Interim Care Order: Hair Strand Testing) [2024] EWCA Civ 498

Max Melsa represented the children, through their Children’s Guardian, in the first case to reach the Court of Appeal specifically dealing with the interpretation of Hair-Strand Tests in care proceedings. The appeal was made by the mother against the interim separation of three children from…

Deka Chambers launches new website

We are excited to unveil our new website. Deka Chambers launched in 2022 as a forward thinking, modern and inclusive set that aimed to break with convention, offering our clients the range, scale and depth to lead the most complex cases, with a client-centred personal…

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