Ian Halliday - Head of Family


Name: Ian Halliday - Head of Family
Position: Barrister
Year of Call: 1989

Ian is a family law specialist who has regularly appeared in courts across the Western Circuit and South Wales (at High Court, County Court and Magistrates’ Court level). He accepts instructions in public law, having appeared on behalf of local authorities, parents and guardians in care proceedings. He also represents clients in private law children matters and financial remedy cases.

In addition to his technical knowledge, Ian brings to his practice:

  • an eye for detail when reading and preparing cases
  • a willingness to listen to the views of others but the confidence to form and argue his own views
  • an ability to give lay and professional clients clear and frank advice
  • a wealth of experience (from his old criminal practice) of dealing with contested hearings without rancor

He was called to the Bar in 1989 and practiced as a lawyer within the Civil Service until moving into private practice in 1998, becoming a member of Queen Square Chambers in 2001 initially as part of the criminal team. He joined the family team in 2013, drawn by the factual detail to be mastered, the human interest of a range of lay and professional clients, and the court advocacy involved.

Active in a wide range of family law work.’ Legal 500 (2021)

Public Law Children
Private Law Children
Matrimonial Finance


Undergraduate degree (1984-1987)

LL.B (Hons) Leeds

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association

Lincoln’s Inn

Western Circuit

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