3PB Family Law Team adds another top junior barrister

Rhiannon Wilcock today joined 3PB Barristers from St Philips Chambers,  and will work alongside her former family law team colleagues like recent recruits Poonam Bhari, Mark Calway, Dorian Day and Michael George as well as founder members of 3PB’s ever-expanding Birmingham office Liz McGrath QC, Vanessa Meachin QC and Lawrence Messling.

Rhiannon, who was called to the Bar in 2012 and completed her pupillage in 2014 at a leading family set in London,  practises in all areas of family law including private and public children law, matrimonial finance, financial provision for children and Schedule 1 applications and property disputes between cohabitees.

Rhiannon is well-known as a London and Midlands Circuit specialist in private law disputes over child arrangements, including cases involving serious allegations of child abuse and international relocation disputes. Rhiannon routinely acts for clients in financial remedies matters and has represented clients from FDA through to final hearings on complex matters. Rhiannon is praised for her tenacious approach in court and her ability to provide empathetic but pragmatic advice to clients. She regularly represents clients in cases involving serious allegations of domestic violence, including honour based violence, and is experienced in representing clients with serious mental health difficulties.

Rhiannon is a Levitt Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn and was a finalist of the Sir Louis Gluckstein Advocacy Competition during her BPTC year in London. Prior to her pupillage Rhiannon also worked for the Bar Pro Bono Unit, a legal charity which provides assistance from barristers on a pro bono basis. During this time she was involved in a number of high profile family cases such as Re A (A child) [2012] UKSC 60 and additionally volunteered for the Free Representation Unit, offering advice and tribunal representation on a pro bono basis on select cases. Rhiannon continues to volunteer for the Bar Pro Bono Unit as a panel member when time permits.

This is the latest in a string of successes and recruits for 3PB’s highly-regarded Family Team, which now has 4 Silks and 64 Juniors nationally and has seen 3PB act as counsel for the two family cases before the Supreme Court this year, the landmark divorce case of Owens vs Owens and the finance test case of Mills vs Mills.

3PB Family silk Liz McGrath said: “We are very fortunate to have someone of Rhiannon’s talents join us here. I’ve seen just what an outstanding matrimonial finance and private family law barrister she has quickly become and look forward to seeing her continued success with the 3PB Family Team."

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