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Deborah Eaton QC and Philip Marshall QC elected joint Heads of Chambers at 1 King's Bench Walk

One of the country’s leading family law sets to be led by two silks

From 4 June 2013 Richard Anelay QC steps down after 7 years as Head of Chambers at 1 King's Bench Walk (he will continue to practise from 1 KBW) and leading silks Deborah Eaton QC and Philip Marshall QC assume the mantle of joint Heads of what is widely regarded as one of the top family law sets.

Deborah Eaton QC took silk in 2008 and specialises in all aspects of Family Law and is one of a few silks specialising in both high profile children and matrimonial finance cases. She is a member of the Professional Conduct Committee, a Bencher of the Inner Temple and a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Deborah sits as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Family Division and is a Recorder of the Crown Court.

Philip Marshall QC took silk in 2012 and has experience of complex and "big money" matrimonial disputes at all levels and has appeared in the House of Lords on three occasions (including in White and Miller, McFarlane). He is a member of the Money and Property (Ancillary Relief) Sub-Committee of the Family Justice Council. Philip is the National Secretary of the Family Law Bar Association and a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.