Joseph Rainer

"He commands attention from Judges in his advocacy"

Chambers & Partners 2022 (Band 3)

"A user friendly all-rounder who is a good advocate who doesn’t shut off negotiations… Clients feel supported by him"

Chambers & Partners 2022

"Super intelligent, helpful and incredibly hard working. The level of his written work is fantastic"

Chambers & Partners 2021

Joseph Rainer

"He commands attention from Judges in his advocacy"

Chambers & Partners 2022 (Band 3)

A rapidly rising financial remedy specialist packing a punch far beyond his call year. Known for his intelligence, work ethic, boundless energy and fluent advocacy.


Joe’s practice covers all areas of private family law, with a focus on financial remedies (including cases brought under TLATA 1996). He is the most junior member of the family bar to be ranked in Band 3 of the 2022 edition of Chambers & Partners for Matrimonial Finance, where he is described as a ‘rapidly rising junior’. He has appeared solo in several multi-day High Court trials covered by the national press, where he has been commended by the Court for his “conspicuous skill”.

Joe is increasingly led by silks and senior juniors both in and out of Chambers. He has also successfully appeared unled against leading silks in contested financial remedy cases. He has a particular interest in cases involving complex asset structures, pensions, international dimensions and enforcement issues.

Joe is unabashedly passionate about his work. He sits on the editorial board of Class Legal’s Financial Remedies Journal, writes periodically for a number of leading journals and websites, and is a contributor to the third edition of International Trust and Divorce Litigation, LexisNexis, 2019. His writing has, on occasion, been referenced and approved by the judiciary: see for example KM v CV [2020] EWFC B22. He lectures frequently on a range of topics.

“A user-friendly all-rounder who is a good advocate who doesn't shut off negotiations." "He goes the extra mile to ensure that he's thoroughly prepared and identifies the complexities in cases. Clients feel supported by him." "He commands attention from judges in his advocacy. He picks up issues quickly, distils them and explains them to clients in a way they can understand”
Chambers & Partners 2022
“Super intelligent, helpful and incredibly hard-working. The level of his written work is fantastic.””
Chambers & Partners 2021
“A down-to-earth and focused advocate.”
Chambers & Partners 2021
“His detail is impressive and he is a whiz with numbers.”
Chambers & Partners 2021
  • English Literature BA, Somerville College, Oxford University
  • BPTC, University of Law, London
  • GDL, Kaplan Law School, London
  • Astbury Scholarship, Middle Temple
  • Henderson English Scholarship, Somerville College
  • Margaret Irene Seymour Music Scholarship, Somerville College
  • University of Law, Overall Winner of BPTC Mooting Competition
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • Middle Temple

Outside of work, Joe is an enthusiastic proponent of ‘type 2 fun’, and enjoys an eclectic mix of triathlon (and its constituent parts), strength sport, reading, skiing, climbing, hiking and travelling, as well as making excuses for inadequate performances in some of the above.

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