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Antonia Barker Precis:

Antonia began work at Vardags as a paralegal and then as a trainee solicitor, working her way up the ladder to Senior Associate. She has a particular interest in cases involving complex trusts and has worked on Quan v Bray as it progressed through the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Antonia Barker, Senior Associate

Precis:

Antonia began work at Vardags as a paralegal and then as a trainee solicitor, working her way up the ladder to Senior Associate. She has a particular interest in cases involving complex trusts and has worked on Quan v Bray as it progressed through the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Antonia Barker
 
Education:

Antonia read Classics at Magdalene College, Cambridge. She subsequently completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at City Law School, and obtained an Outstanding on the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP. She was called to the bar at Middle Temple. Antonia studied the Legal Practice Course whilst working as a trainee solicitor, and obtained a Distinction. Upon qualification, she also obtained Higher Rights of Audience in civil proceedings.

Press & publications:

‘Remarriage: like chalk and cheese?’ (cessation of maintenance upon cohabitation/remarriage) Family Law Journal [March 2020] (with Kate Williams, solicitor at Vardags)

‘Looking beyond the evidence’ (non-disclosure and lack of finality in litigation) Family Law Journal [April 2019]

‘Shared intentions’ (beneficial ownership of joint bank accounts) Family Law Journal [June 2018]

‘Joint lives maintenance orders and deferred capital claims in financial remedy proceedings: Quan v Bray’ Lexis PSL [January 2018]

'Variation of nuptial settlements in financial remedies: Part II: The process of variation’, Family Law 1107 [October 2017] (with James Webb, barrister at 1 Hare Court)

'Variation of nuptial settlements in financial remedies: Part I: Identifying a nuptial settlement' Family Law 978 [September 2017] (with James Webb, barrister at 1 Hare Court)

‘The Sound of Silence’ (adverse inferences) Family Law [December 2016]

‘Break it up’ (nuptial settlements), Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal, [July/August 2015]

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