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ToLATA

St John's Chambers is one of the foremost sets practising family law on the Western Circuit. Practitioners at the set are well known for their expertise in high-value financial remedy work as well as public and private child law. Interviewees regard this as 'one of the top leading sets in Bristol and the South West.' "

Chambers UK  2020
Family/Matrimonial

Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (ToLATA) claims are becoming more commonplace and St John’s’ Family & Divorce team have a number of experts who can offer advice and representation in all areas of cohabitation disputes including Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

We advise in both contentious and non contentious cases, acting at every level of Tribunal and Court, both in the UK and overseas. Our cases include instructions from private individuals in domestic disputes and advising where one or more of the parties may lack capacity.

We have particular expertise in high net worth and international cases. A number of our barristers are expert mediators or arbitrators and can deal with ToLATA and Schedule 1 claims in this capacity.

Our barristers are often quoted in articles about family law, or indeed publish their own – both in the mainstream and legal press, along with specialist journals and via their own respected family law blogs. Barristers have been featured in a variety of publications and BBC programmes.

Our clerking team are always accessible, and take care and time to understand the case or the individual personalities involved when recommending individual barristers.

Public Access

Some members of the team are also available to act, where appropriate, for members of the public, under the Public Access scheme. Read more.

Publications and training

Members regularly conduct seminars in Chambers, at solicitors’ offices, or at other chosen venues throughout the UK. We maintain close ties with academics and our members include several published authors, as well as writing for legal periodicals. Please contact Luke Hodgson on 0117 923 4709 or email luke.hogdson@stjohnschambers.co.uk.