Zenith Chambers has an extensive team of specialist family law barristers with an established reputation for providing advocacy and advice of the highest quality.  We are proud of our reputation as a team of talented well-prepared barristers who combine legal expertise with an approachable style.  We have specialists across the board and the support of an excellent clerking team.  From our central base in Leeds, we cover a wide geographical area. We strive in all cases to meet the highest standards including:

  • Thorough preparation of the case

  • Objective and clear advice

  • A high quality of written work

  • Outstanding advocacy

  • An approachable manner

  • Working effectively as a team

  • Alleviating the pressure caused by the legal process

  • Continuity of representation wherever possible

  • Ensuring the professional and lay client are kept fully informed at all stages

The team is led by Jayne Pye and includes barristers of all levels of seniority from pupils and junior barristers to senior counsel, including three silks - Anna McKenna QCJane Cross QC and Nkumbe Ekaney QC . Several members of the team are former solicitors. We have a wealth of experience to draw upon in dealing with a broad range of complex family law issues. 

In addition, team members regularly deliver an extensive seminar programme on family law topics with a specific focus on recent developments and matters of topical interest and importance. There are three sub-groups within the team, allowing for focused and expert representation:

  • Family Finance

  • Children

  • Adult Care    

For more information on any member of the team please contact our clerks:

Rebecca Hartley (Senior Clerk) 0113 245 5438 


Laura Myers (Junior Clerk) 0113 245 5438


Bethany Appleyard (Family Billing Clerk) 0113 245 5438


Out of Hours: 07927 462611

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“A leading set on the North Eastern Circuit.”

Chambers & Partners (2016)

‘notable strength in depth in its family team’

Legal 500 (2017)