Antonia Barker: Solicitor

Antonia Barker

Antonia read Classics at Magdalene College, Cambridge, following which she moved to London and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law. Having been awarded a Harmsworth entrance exhibition from Middle Temple, she subsequently gained an Outstanding on the Bar Professional Training Course and was called to the bar at Middle Temple in July 2013.

Antonia began work at Vardags as a paralegal, and started her training contract in September 2014. She obtained a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course in July 2015 and qualified as a solicitor in March 2016. Antonia is also a qualified solicitor-advocate, having obtained Higher Rights of Audience for civil proceedings in April 2016.

Outside the office, Antonia enjoys socialising in London, but being Yorkshire born and bred, also returns home regularly to indulge her love of the countryside, ride and spend time with her family.

In summer 2015, Antonia authored an article on the case of P v P, which sheds light on the circumstances in which a trust will be considered a nuptial settlement. It was published in the July/August edition of the Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal.

Reported cases:

Al-Baker v Al-Baker [2016] EWHC 2510 (fam), in which Vardags secured for the wife the highest ever award against a spouse after a foreign divorce

Quan v Bray [2015] EWCA Civ 1253, the latest stage of long running and complex proceedings, which saw the Court of Appeal grant unconditional permission to appeal to the Wife

To contact Antonia Barker please call 020 7404 9390 , email us or fill in the contact form on the right.

For other team members click here.