Jack Rundall



Family Finance

Jack has a particular interest in family finance disputes and has been involved in cases concerning complex non-matrimonial property arguments, non-disclosure issues and submissions on the status of properties owned by companies.  He has prepared advices on pre-nuptial agreements, Imerman documents, pension sharing orders and a lecture on the quantum of spousal maintenance for Jordan’s Family Law.  His experience in this area includes:

  • first appointments, FDRs and final hearings;
  • variation applications;
  • claims by cohabitants and former cohabitants under TOLATA 1996;
  • claims for financial provision for children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1996;
  • freezing injunctions;
  • enforcement including committal applications; and
  • appeals from District Judges.

Recent cases include a four day final hearing where the issues included arguments about conduct, overseas properties and 'add-backs' due to one party's wanton expenditure and a hearing in the Court of Appeal where Jack's submissions were described by Arden LJ as "superb".



Children Public Law

Jack has been instructed in cases concerning allegations of serious sexual abuse, psychological harm and those involving parents with personality disorders. He has extensive experience in arguing for and against the imposition of interim care/supervision orders and on the law concerning the question of which of a number of local authorities should bear responsibility for progressing the case.  Jack was recently involved in a six day High Court case concerning the removal of four children from a mother with severe learning disabilities.

Children Private Law

Jack frequently represents clients involved in contact and residence disputes and has achieved successful results in countless fact-finding and final hearings. He has a particular interest in leave to remove cases and recently acted in a four day hearing concerning cross applications where one party sought leave to take a child to Dubai and the other to India. He has experience in cases where the issues include physical, emotional and sexual abuse as well as those involving alcohol and substance misuse. He has successfully challenged expert evidence in private law proceedings and persuaded courts to go against CAFCASS recommendations.  


Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Jack has an extensive personal injury practice acting for both claimants and defendants in roughly equal measure. He frequently provides advices on quantum and contributes to the Law Tel quantum reports database as well as chamber’s newletters.  He is happy to consider any instruction on a conditional fee arrangement where necessary. 

Business and Commercial

Jack has a particular interest in contractual disputes and has acted for small and medium sized businesses, as well as multi-national corporations.




Year of call: 2011
  • Lord Denning Scholarship (Major BPTC award)
  • Lord Brougham Scholarship (GDL award)
  • Buchanan Prize (for outstanding performance on the BPTC)
  • Cholmeley Studentship
Areas of specialism:
  • Business and Commercial
  • Child Abduction
  • Children Private Law
  • Children Public Law
  • Family Finance
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Public Access and Direct Access
  • MA (Hons.) - The University of Edinburgh
  • Graduate Diploma in Law - Commendation
  • Bar Vocational Course – Outstanding
  • LLB
Professional associations:
  • The Family Law Bar Association
Outside Interests:
  • Jack enjoys art and architecture, food and drink and justifying the above by walking (and occasionally running) with his ‘Patter-Jack’ terrier Paxo.
Notable Cases:
  • C v C - dealing with undisclosed assets.
  • F v F - successfully challenged a CAFCASS report recommending that a father should be prevented from seeing his children.
  • X v H - represented a multi-national corporation accused of having defrauded a customer.