Vanessa Meachin is a Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit. She is an active member of the family group and head of the Family Finance group in chambers.
Vanessa is a family law specialist and has developed a practice in which she enjoys the considerable mix of care, adoption, family finance and private law children act applications. She has in addition developed an interest in Court of Protection work. She is a regular seminar speaker.
Vanessa is a pupil supervisor in chambers and also undertakes direct access cases.
What the directories say:
“A well-prepared and robust advocate; very client-friendly and skilled at cross-examination.” “She does everything in family law and handles it all brilliantly.” – Chambers and Partners 2015
Vanessa is ranked and recommended in Legal 500 and in Chambers and Partners UK.
Her ranking in Chambers and Partners 2013 is as follows:
“Vanessa Meachin is hailed for her committed and dogged approach and clients are particularly pleased to find a Barrister who fights their corner with such vigour. Her practice encompasses care, matrimonial finance and private law Children Act applications”.
Her ranking in Chambers and Partners 2012 is as follows:
Vanesssa Meachin “draws praise as an excellent and knowledgeable barrister who is really good with clients and court staff. Her broad experience allows her to undertake work relating to child care and adoption as well as matrimonial finance”
Her previous ranking in Chambers UK 2011 publication:
“She specialises in high net worth ancillary relief and has particular expertise in cases involving business assets”.
A source commented that “her knowledge, experience and gravitas put clients at ease”.
Her ranking in Legal 500 2012 is as follows:
“Vanessa Meachin is a strong advocate who also has a keen eye for settlement opportunities”.
Her ranking in Legal 500 2011 is as follows:
“Vanessa Meachin’s sensible approach often assists settlement but she is prepared for a contest if necessary”
Her previous ranking in Legal 500 2010:
“Vanessa Meachin consistently delivers quality advice and representation in a personable but business-like manner” – Legal 500 2010.
Qualifications and Appointments:
Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit (Family and Civil)