All members of Senate House Chambers take on privately and publicly funded work at every level of court. Our barristers provide a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience.

Financial Remedies

We help with a wide range of family finance issues, on a privately funded or legally aided or public access basis, including –

  • All aspects of matrimonial finance, from cases involving modest assets to those involving high value assets
  • Third party asset protection including corporate property
  • Emergency remedies: Injunctive relief and freezing orders
  • Proceedings under TOLATA (Trusts Of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act)
  • Property disputes between married, cohabiting and same-sex couples
  • Claims relating to child maintenance
  • Transfer of tenancy applications

For advice or representation that is timely, thorough and effective, contact us:
Tel – 01604 210 979
Fax – 01604 622 283
Email – clerks@senatehousechambers.com

Senate House Chambers Financial Remedies Team

Stuart Yeung
Year of Call: 1989

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Year of Call: 1989
Inn of Court: Inner Temple
Degree: LL.B (Hons)
Practice Areas: Public Law Children (Care and Adoption), Private Law Children, Matrimonial Finance

Family law:
Stuart practises in all areas of family law, with a particular emphasis on proceedings involving children. For many years, Stuart maintained a high-level general common law practice, from which he gained invaluable experience, and which remains relevant to his current practice. His work included both the prosecution and defence of serious and complex criminal cases, as well as personal injury matters. In recent years, he has concentrated his practice exclusively in the field of family law.

Stuart is regularly instructed by local authorities, parents and children. Acting on behalf of local authorities often involves several parties and complex issues relating to serious non-accidental injury and/or death and complex medical issues. He has good case management skills and an ability to identify key issues and communicate effectively with professional and lay clients alike.

In private law proceedings, his practice comprises child arrangement work (formerly residence), contact issues, including cases of implacable hostility between parents.
Stuart is regularly instructed in financial remedy cases, including applications for maintenance pending suit, freezing injunctions as well the full range of hearings from First Appointment, through to Financial Dispute Resolution and Final Hearings.

In his approach to his work with clients, he is highly adaptable, has a sensitive and positive manner, takes pride in his work, seeks to work in partnership with both the lay and professional client in order to achieve the best possible outcome in a case, and aims to provide continuity of representation throughout. He is noted for his meticulous attention to detail.

Public Access Scheme:
Stuart is able to take instructions under the Public Access scheme.

Appointments and memberships:
• Stuart is a registered pupil supervisor
• Family Law Bar Association
• Inner Temple
Midlands Circuit

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William Falshaw
Year of Call: 1987

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ch39Year of Call: 1987

Inn of Court: Inner Temple

Education:
B.A. (Hons) History – Queen Mary College – University of London
Diploma in Law – City University
Bar Vocational Course – College of Law

William has been involved in the law for over 30 years. Using his background in criminal law he has developed a successful family law practice by using his experience as a launch-pad to meet new challenges.

William has represented applicants in Private Law cases and acted for guardians and parents in contested Public Law hearings at all levels. He is well versed in dealing with allegations of neglect, emotional and sexual abuse.  Whilst employed by the Crown Prosecution Service, William was one of the first accredited lecturers in rape and serious sexual offences.  He was also instrumental in setting up the Serenity Suite in Northampton, this has given him a unique understanding into the effects of all types of abuse upon victims. He has been involved in cases dealing with child cruelty and sexual exploitation of children. He has also acted in cases involving domestic violence both in the context of mental abuse and physical abuse. His compassion and understanding of victims has often been commented upon by the Judiciary.

He is quick to absorb information and apply it to develop arguments on behalf of his client. In Court he is a clear and determined advocate who puts his point across with aplomb. He is accustomed to cross-examining witnesses and puts his client’s case clearly and succinctly. He has dealt with experts both in Court and in the preparation of cases

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Stephen Moore
Year of Call: 2010

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Year of Call: 2010
Inn of Court: Middle Temple
Degree: LL.B (Hons) Law (University of Leicester)
Bar Vocational Course: Nottingham Law School – Very Competent
Scholarships and Awards: Blackstone Entrance Exhibition Award 2009/2010 (Middle Temple)
Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law

Practice Overview: Family Law: Stephen’s extensive and varied advocacy experience, developed in the Criminal Courts, has been instrumental in his developing Family Law practice. Appearing in Private and Public Law matters, Stephen has experience of working with urgent applications, vulnerable clients and matters involving new born children. Stephen’s calm and patient manner is an asset when dealing with cases that inevitably involve sensitive issues.

Criminal Law: Stephen’s experience at both the employed and independent Bar has provided him with a wealth of experience in Criminal Proceedings. Stephen regularly appears in the Crown Court and is an experienced trial advocate. This experience covers the full range of criminal matters, from driving offences, DVSA matters, dishonesty, violence (including armed robbery and s.18 GBH matters), drug offences (including conspiracy and supply matters), as well as Police Property Act and POCA proceedings. Stephen also has experience as a led junior, having appeared in a multi-defendant murder.

Stephen’s pragmatic, hard-working and approachable demeanour has helped to develop his already impressive reputation; a reputation that he continues to build upon.

Civil Law: Stephen has experience of undertaking a wide range of small civil hearings, including residential possessions, interim applications, infant approval hearings and small claims, as well as Driver Conduct hearings before the Traffic Commissioner.
Background: Before joining Chambers, Stephen was employed as an in-house advocate for a firm of solicitors, predominantly working in their Crown Court Department. Prior to commencing pupillage, Stephen worked as a freelance County Court Advocate.
Appointments: CPS Advocate Panel – Level 1

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Sophie Gayner
Year of Call: 2012

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Year of Call: 2012, Lincoln’s Inn

Education:
BSc (Hons) Genetics, University of Liverpool
Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Law
Bar Professional Training Course, Manchester Metropolitan University

Awards:
Walter Wigglesworth Scholarship (2015-2016)

Profile:

Prior to commencing Pupillage, Sophie worked as a Family Paralegal, carrying out a wide range of work in both private and public law. In her role Sophie regularly attended Court to assist counsel, as well attending public law outline meetings and representing clients in family law injunction proceedings.

Whilst working as a paralegal, Sophie set up the annual Hertfordshire Legal Walk in partnership with the Access to Justice Foundation, to raise funds for free legal advice charities.

Following successful completion of her Pupillage under the supervision of Michelle Christie, Sophie has now been welcomed as a Tenant to Senate House Chambers.

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Kate Yeomans
Year of Call: 2007


Year of Call: 2007
Inn of Court: Gray’s Inn
Degree: LL.B (Hons)

Kate joined chambers as a pupil in October 2015 after practicing as a county court advocate for several years. Kate has recently completed her first six under the supervision of Lianne Murphy (Joint Head of Chambers).

Kate has gained valuable experience observing private and public children law and financial remedy proceedings during her first six. Kate has also spent time with the Crime Team and has seen a range of criminal cases in both the Magistrates and the Crown Court.

Kate will be available for instruction from 12th April 2016 in all main areas of law, commensurate with her experience and year of call.

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