Barbara Calvert QC becomes first female head of chambers in the Temple.

Published 27th June 2016
She set up chambers at 4 Brick Court in 1974 with the intention of taking on legal aid work, representing those who would otherwise be unable to afford seeking justice in the courts. Four women were founding members, and the chambers became known as ‘the Monstrous Regimen of Women’. She was chairwoman of the Grandparents’ Federation and advocated a change in culture for accepting kinship care for vulnerable children.
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