Matrimonial Finance

Albion Chambers is recognised by Chambers and Partners as the ‘go-to set for the full range of family work, with particular emphasis on the strength of its matrimonial finance services’.

We are proud to be the home to some of the foremost family finance practitioners in the country. Our team of 13 includes one Queen’s Counsel and is led by Nicholas Sproull. The team accepts instructions in the complete range of finance work from small-value claims to high-net worth matters involving complex pension and trust arrangements, dissipation of assets, farming and other business elements. 

Members of the team also deal with areas of ToLATA, cohabitation disputes, claims under the Inheritance Act and Schedule 1 applications.  

In the tradition of Albion Chambers, our matrimonial finance team has earned a reputation for high levels of legal services and its members’ accessible, approachable and empathetic manner.

We have three matrimonial finance clerks; Michael Harding, Julie Hathway and Marcus Harding, each of whom offer many years experience of family clerking. Michael, Julie and Marcus are always happy to discuss and recommend the most suitable member of the team for each individual case.

Continuity of representation is important for all of us and we make every effort to avoid changes of counsel. When changes are necessary, our clerks are able to draw on a substantial pool of expertise, so that we continue to provide consistent levels of representation.

Many members of the team are accredited to accept public access matters. Please click here for full details of the public access scheme.

Continuing education, internal and external, is important to us. Albion Chambers is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to provide external training; we run regular programmes of seminars together with frequent in-house training sessions. Please contact our Chambers’ Director, Paul Fletcher for further information.

"Albion Chambers is a Bristol mainstay for family law, with a strong and deep bench capable of taking on a wide range of matters. The set is especially well known for its work in matrimonial finance, with members regularly handling cases that include highly complex elements such as businesses, pensions, farming and trusts. It also has a number of children law specialists active in the public and private spheres."
Chambers and Partners 2017

Team Leader: Nicholas Sproull

Michael Harding
T: 0117 311 0302
Julie Hathway
T: 0117 311 0305
Marcus Harding
T: 0117 311 0314