Family Law

Family Law Barristers in SwanseaPendragon Chambers’ Family Team covers all areas of Family Law and has a considerable depth of experience from the most senior Call to a pool of young talent. Our Barristers act for Local Authorities, Guardians, parents, grandparents and other private individuals from all walks of life. Members undertake both privately and publicly funded work and appear regularly in a wide range of tribunals from the Magistrates’ Court to the High Court throughout Wales, the Midlands and South-West of England. The Family Team prides itself on being approachable and accessible and are happy to provide advice at any stage. We understand the importance of continuity of representation and our dedicated Clerks endeavour to provide this. Areas of expertise include:
  • Care Proceedings
  • Residence Disputes
  • Contact Applications
  • Ancillary Relief
  • Adoption
  • Abduction including international abductions
  • Committals and enforcement proceedings
  • Domestic Violence and Harassment
  • Emergency Applications and Injunctions
  • Injunctions
  • Section 37 and Freezing Orders
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Cohabitee Disputes
The vast majority of our Family Team accept instructions on a Direct Access basis. If you require any further information or assistance, please contact Chambers and our Clerks will always be willing to help.
  • Swansea Barrister

    Sara Rudman

    Sara Rudman LL.B (Hons) (Exon) Barrister at Law Called 1992(Inner Temple) Sara is Head of Chambers at Pendragon. As a specialist family barrister, Sara has a wealth of experience which has developed over a number of years, initially in London Chambers where she was a …

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    Richard Griffiths

    Richard Griffiths BA (UWE) Barrister at Law Called 1983 Richard was born in the United States but was brought up and educated in Pembrokeshire, he is a fluent Welsh speaker and regularly conducts trials in the Welsh language. After successfully completing his pupillage in Cardiff …

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    Lynne Morgan

    Lynne Morgan Barrister at Law Called 1984 Profile Lynne Morgan is a very experienced and much respected Family practitioner, well known for her advocacy and expert knowledge. Lynne Morgan’s personality enables her to readily engage with parties in a calm and empathetic manner. Lynne was …

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  • Julian Sidoli

    Julian Sidoli

    Julian Sidoli BA (University College London) Called 2005 Inner Temple Julian’s family practice is predominantly focused on financial matters. He is frequently instructed in financial disputes following divorce and has particular expertise in cohabitation and trusts of land matters. Drawing on his extensive background in …

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  • Veronica Newman

    Veronica Newman

    Veronica Newman Called 1984 Veronica Newman became a barrister in 1984. After training in London Chambers, she practised in Manchester covering a broad range of civil claims. After private practice at the Bar she worked for two firms of solicitors, first in Manchester and then …

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    Rebecca Mann

    Rebecca Mann  LL.B (Hons) (Leic) Barrister at Law Called 1995 (Lincoln’s Inn) Rebecca joined Pendragon Chambers in February 1997 and is one of its earliest members. Having practised almost exclusively in Family Law since she came to the Bar, she  has now developed a busy …

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    Jonathan Hill

    Jonathan Hill LL.B (Hons) Barrister at Law Called 1997 (Middle Temple) Originally from the Midlands Jonathan joined Pendragon Chambers in November 2009, having completed pupillage and gained tenancy in the London Area. Jonathan moved to South Wales following his marriage to a local solicitor. Prior …

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    Carrie Sykes

    Carrie Sykes BSc(Hons), PGDip(law) BVC. Barrister at Law Called 2004 (Gray’s Inn) Originally from the Midlands, Carrie qualified as an Orthopaedic Nurse in 1983.  Around 1991, after her two sons were born Carrie was instrumental in the formation and running of a successful construction company …

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  • Swansea Barrister

    David Johns

    David T. Johns LL.B (Hons)(Wales)  Barrister at Law Called 2012 (Gray’s Inn) David joined Pendragon in 2012 after transferring to the Bar. David was a practicing solicitor for over twenty five years. During that time David has acted in a broad range of litigation from …

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