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***  Pupillage Opportunity
Cathedral Chamber is pleased to be advertising for an opportunity to apply for pupillage, please see our Pupillage Gateway advert for details of how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2017, to view the advert, please click here.

***  The Chambers of Miss Sara Owen - Invitation to apply for Tenancy
5 years after establishing the first Welsh specialised family practice serving Wales and the West, Cathedral Chambers has seen a steady increase in the volume and quality of work from our loyal instructing solicitors and from new clients.
We are looking to recruit practitioners at all levels of call who are interested in joining this specialist set which is renowned for the expertise of its advocates.
We would particularly like to talk to established practitioners already working in our region, but also to individuals who are interested in relocating.

If you are interested in joining us at Cathedral Chambers please send a covering letter and CV to our Senior Clerk Miss Nicola Morgan by email to Miss Nicola Morgan or by post to Cathedral Chambers,
10 Clytha Park Road,
NP20 4PB.
A confidential telephone conversation can also be held with Miss Morgan on 01633 215112.
All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

21-November-2016 - Congratulations!
Congratulation to Christine Abbot on her Appointment as Legal Assessor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

14-September-2016 - Cathedral Chambers will hold a second mock trial this Saturday!
Cathedral Chambers is holding a second Mock trial for their pupils on Saturday. Our pupils, during their first six, will undergo two formal assessments.
The first assessment was a mock trial in public children law on 18th June 2016. The second assessment will be related to private children law. This concludes their first six process giving, our pupils a fully rounded training in all aspects of Family Law, So they are ready to embark on their second six very soon!

11-July-2016 - Our pupils go to London
Wishing our pupils the best of luck at the Middle Temple advocacy course We hope the girls find some time to enjoy their 2 weeks in London.

4-July-2016 - Chambers day out in the Wye.


18-June-2016 - Mock trial at Chambers
Felicie Lucas presenting our pupils with their gifts from Chambers. Well done to the girls for their hard work in preparing for the trial! Chambers is very very proud.
View more about our mock trial..


7-June-2016 - Tasleem Riaz is back
We are delighted to welcome back our junior clerk Tasleem Riaz following her maternity leave. Tasleem will be available in the office from Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and will be happy to assist with any enquiries as to counsel availability, billing, and fees.

24-April-2016 - Fundraiser Dean Ware set to become 'the first cyclist to PEDAL a timed lap on the Top Gear track'
Cathedral Chambers is proud to be one of Dean Ware's sponsors and wishes him good luck. It's a very good cause if anyone can spare any money. To find out more and how to donate to the cause, read the WalesOnline article found here.

11-April-2016 - Cathedral Chambers really does like Mondays.
Today we are very excited to welcome our second pupil Miss Laura Beattie. Laura will be undertaking pupillage with Sheila Radcliffe and will be able to accept instructions in October.

4-April-2016 - Cathedral Chambers welcomes its very first pupil
We have double cause for celebration today as we welcomed our very first pupil Miss Yasmine El-Nazer. Yasmine will be undertaking pupillage with Felicie Lucas and will be available to accept instructions in October.

4-April-2016 - Cathedral Chambers Celebrates 4 years!
Today Cathedral Chambers celebrates 4 wonderful years since opening its doors in Cardiff and Newport. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and continue to do so.

25-October 2015 - Welcome back to Hayley Daniel
We are delighted to welcome back Hayley Daniel following her maternity leave. Hayley is now available for instructions in all areas of family law. A founder member of Cathedral Chambers, Hayley has a busy practice with a particular focus on complex public law proceedings. Hayley's experience also includes private law, financial orders and domestic violence proceedings

18-August 2015 - Join Jennifer Robinson and earn CPD Hours
Jennifer Robinson will be discussing applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 at the Resolution Family Law Update on the 17th September 2015. Venue: Cardiff City Football Stadium, Leckwith. Other talks will include legal aid costs and family finance. The event carries 6.5 hours of CPD. Please see Legal News, August 2015 for details or contact Jennifer Robinson via email.

2-April 2015 - Cathedral Chambers Celebrates 3 years!
Today Cathedral Chambers celebrates 3 wonderful years since its doors opening its doors in Cardiff and Newport. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and continue to do so.

1-March 2015 - Welcome to Aidan McGivern
Cathedral Chambers would like to welcome the newest member of the team Aiden McGivern. He has joined us as a door tenant and we are delighted to have him.

Family Law Review/Update (3 CPD Hours)

9th October 2014, 14:00 - 17:00

Introduced by Gaynor Davies (President, Confederation South Wales Law Societies)

Speakers and Topics;

District Judge John Doel - CAP 6 Months On

Jennifer Robinson (Barrister, Cathedral Chambers) - Matrimonial Finance

Sheila Radcliffe (Barrister, Cathedral Chamber) - Public Law

*** FREE LUNCH: If you attend both Immigration AND Family Law at just £125 for members, £165 non-members  ***

- Members: £65
- Non-Members: £80


‘Public Law Children: The Impact of the Children and Family Act 2014 and the Updated Protocol’ – 1.5 CPD Hours

“Consideration of the impact of the Children and Family Act 2014, including the updated protocol”

Speakers: Felicie Lucas, Christine Abbott and Sheila Radcliffe
Date/Time: 24th September 2014 at 6:00pm - Registration from 5:45pm
In Conjunction with Cathedral Chambers
Venue: Cardiff Venue to be advised

Contact: Nicola Morgan on 01633 215112 or email

Forums are open to all members of Cardiff & District Law Society, irrespective of their expertise. PLEASE SUPPORT THEM!


18-September-2014 - Jennifer Robinson Published
Jennifer Robinson's article 'CILEX from a barrister's perspective' was published this month in the national magazine 'The Barrister'. The article details Jennifer's experience of teaching CILEX students and working with Chartered Legal Executives. The article can be found by clicking here.

2-April-2014 - Cathedral Chambers turns 2!
It's our two year anniversary! Thank you to everyone who has supported chambers and helped make the last two years amazing.

16-October-2013 - Congratulations Jennifer!
Jennifer Robinson has recently been elected as the first barrister on the committee for Cardiff and South East Wales Junior Law Division. Jennifer will be representing the interests of small firms. Please contact Miss Jennifer Robinson for more information.

16-October-2013 - Jennifer Is Now A Lecturer
Jennifer Robinson has recently accepted a position as a lecturer at Cardiff College. Jennifer will be teaching the practice of family law to ILEX students.

20-September-2013 - Family Law Review Lectures
Steven Hancox and Jennifer Robinson both delivered lectures to the Family Law Review hosted by the Confederation of South Wales Law Societies on the 11th September 2013. The event was well attended and both lectures received positive feedback. All members of chambers are available to lecture on a range of family law issues.

27-August-2013 - UPCOMING LECTURE
Steven Hancox and Jennifer Robinson will be speaking at the Confederation of South Wales Law Societies' Family Law Review on the 11th September 2013.
Steven, an experienced civil mediator, will be discussing the application of the civil mediation model to family law. Jennifer will be delivering a case law update concentrating on private child law disputes.
The lecture will be held at the University of South Wales, Pontypridd (formerly University of Glamorgan) and carries 3 CPD points. Please contact Mr Michael Walters at for booking and further information.

09-July-2013 - Immigration
Cathedral Chambers have noticed whilst conducting our wide ranging caseload that more and more cases, both within the public and private law spectra, now require expertise in aspects of immigration law which on occasion, requires external advice. In our aim to offer an all encompassing service, we have decided to extend the ambit of our family law expertise by plugging that gap. To that end, we now offer representation in immigration cases. This will have the effect of enabling our practitioners to advise on all areas of family law as these cases become more and more prevalent.

27-June-2013 - Fundraising for Tros Gynnal Plant
Members of chambers enjoyed some fundraising with a difference by taking part in a treasure hunt organised by JNP solicitors on 21st June 2013. The evening took ‘Team Cathedral’ around well known Cardiff locations in aid of local children’s charity, Tros Gynnal Plant. Thank you JNP for a great evening.

26-June-2013 - Many Thanks
Cathedral Chambers would like to thank all of our friends and supporters who attended our anniversary party on the 24th May. We are grateful for all of your support which has been crucial in making the past year a success. We hope that the party went some way to showing our appreciation and look forward to more celebrations to come.

15-May-2013 - Cathedral Chambers : 1st Anniversary!
Cathedral Chambers was delighted to celebrate its 1st Anniversary following a very successful year. We look forward to celebrating this and thanking all those who have supported us at our forthcoming party.

2-April-2013 - First Anniversary
Today Cathedral Chambers is proud to celebrate our first birthday. One year ago we opened the doors of the first specialist family law set in Wales. What a great year it's been. New members; new staff and targets exceeded. Thanks to everyone who has helped us achieve our success.

1-Mar-2013 - New tenant
We are pleased to welcome Mr Steven Hancox as a tenant.

1-Jan-2013 - New tenant
We are pleased to welcome Miss Jennifer Robinson as a tenant.

1-Jan-2013 - Clerks room expands
Tasleem Riaz is appointed full time Junior Clerk.

14-Nov-2012 - Lecture at Hugh James
Lectures were given by Felicie Lucas and Sheila Radcliff and received unanimous approval.

9-Nov-2012 - Training event
Felicie Lucas, Christine Abbott, Sheila Radcliffe and Guy Moore get 10 out of 10 for training social workers at Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council.

1-Oct-2012 - New arrival at Chambers
Cathedral Chambers is very pleased to welcome Miss Jennifer Robinson, formally of Iscoed Chambers, Swansea, who is undertaking a 3rd six with us.

30-Sept-2012 - Outcome of Resolution lecture (27-Sept-2012)
Lectures were given by Felicie Lucas and Hayley Daniel and received unanimous approval. Miss Lucas and Miss Daniel have been asked to give the lectures again, this time for Swansea solicitors.

28-Sept-2012 - Celebration!
Cathedral Chambers very much enjoyed the celebratory drinks for members of chambers and staff to celebrate a most successful first six months. A massive thank you goes out to all the solicitors who have helped us exceed our targets.

***  27-Sept-2012 - Resolution event
Cathedral Chambers barristers to speak at the Family Law Update - "Children and Costs".
   * Felicie Lucas - "Family Proceedings in camera: Lens open or shut?"
   * Hayley Daniel - "A presumption of shared parenting: Fair or flawed?"

21-Sept-2012 - Training event
Sheila Radcliffe speaks on the new protocol at the Local Government Groups annual conference, South Wales branch.

17-July-2012 - Training event
Felicie Lucas, Christine Abbott and Sheila Radcliffe get 10 out of 10 for training social workers in Torfaen County Borough Council.

20-May-2012 - New member of staff
Cathedral Chambers welcomes our new junior clerk, Tasleem Riaz.

18-May-2012 - Cathedral Chambers launch party
The members of Cathedral Chambers were delighted that HHJ Mark Furness accepted an invitation to the party on the 18th May held to herald the official launch of the Newport Office. His Honour officially opened Chambers and unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion. View the photos

14-May-2012 - Cathedral Chambers launch party
Cathedral Chambers held the first of its two launch parties on May 11th. Thankyou for all the support shown to us by those who attended including representatives from the judiciary.

14-Apr-2012 - Cathedral Chambers website launched
The Cathedral chambers website is launched!

2-Apr-2012 - Cathedral chambers opens...
Cathedral Chambers opens its doors in Cardiff and Newport.

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