Chris Ovenden

Inner Temple 2018

Chris joined chambers in September 2019 after completing a family law pupillage under the supervision of Paul Hart.

He has a quickly developed a busy Family Law Children practice and accepts instructions on both Public and Private Children Act Proceedings as well as Family Law Act applications.

Chris has represented local authorities, parents, family members and children in a wide range of public law cases.

Chris also undertakes private law Children Act and Family Law act cases involving implacable hostility, parental alienation, allegations of domestic violence including rape and sexual abuse.

Outside of court, Chris is an avid runner and occasional writer of short fiction. In a previous life, he taught undergraduate philosophy at the University of Manchester.