Unit Chambers is delighted to announce that Clare Porter-Phillips will be joining the team as a Senior Consultant Barrister. One of the most established barristers on the Northern Circuit, Clare will be a key addition to the Unit Chambers team and will bring a wide range of experience and expertise in all aspects of family law. 

Additionally, Clare is a qualified mediator and has a keen interest in private law children work and alternative dispute resolution. She will join Unit Chambers on 1st February 2021.

Clare was called to the Bar in 2001 and is a member of Lincoln’s Inn. She commenced her career at White Friars Chambers, Chester (now St Johns Buildings, Chester) and transitioned to St Johns Buildings, Liverpool in 2013.

Clare is widely known as a barrister who brings huge expertise across both public and private law and has represented local authorities, parents, children and interveners. She is well known for her passion and determination to achieve the best outcome for her clients and is highly regarded for her efficient and effective case management. 

Lisa Edmunds, CEO of Unit Chambers and Senior Consultant Barrister said, ‘The Unit Chambers Board of Directors are delighted to have acquired the services of an outstanding new Senior Consultant Barrister and we look forward to Clare joining us. Clare is a highly regarded and widely sought after barrister who always brings an innovative approach to difficult private law cases. It’s great to have her on board.’ 

Clare Porter-Phillips said, ‘I am delighted to be taking up the offer of being a Senior Consultant Barrister at Unit Chambers. As a big believer in change and innovation in the legal sector, the prospect of helping shape the future of one of the new breeds of Chambers is one I am really energised by and looking forward to. There is incredible potential to be fulfilled across the North West in all areas of law and I can’t wait to work with Lisa, Eve and everyone at Unit in playing my part to ensure that happens. I can’t wait to get started!’ 

Roger Draper, Executive Chairman of Unit Chambers, said, ‘I’m looking forward to working with Clare. She is a brilliant advocate and she is keen to help us grow and develop Unit’s continually expanding private law portfolio. Her reputation as a strategic thinker and innovative operator makes her, to my mind, a great fit to take our Chambers forward.’

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