John is a highly regarded family law barrister, who is consistently ranked as a leader in his field by Chambers and Partners.
John’s main area of expertise is Family Finance. He regularly deals with complex cases, including those involving high net worth individuals, companies, family trusts and assets outside of the jurisdiction. He also receives regular instructions in cohabitee disputes under TLATA 1996 and those involving financial provision for children under schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.
John is very sought after for his work in private law children disputes, particularly those involving serious allegations of abuse or domestic violence.
Described by his instructing solicitors as providing advice and advocacy of “the highest standard”. The attention to detail afforded to all aspects of his cases is of particular note.
John understands the need to work as part of a team with instructing solicitors to achieve consistently excellent results for his clients.
He is a “tenacious” and “powerfully persuasive” advocate. Perhaps most importantly, he is particularly skilled in gaining the confidence of the lay client, “no matter what their approach or background”.
Chambers & Partners 2016: "Well placed to litigate on family finance and private law children disputes. Commentators value his methodical attitude and his ability to build confidence with solicitors and clients. He is thorough; one has absolute confidence in him"
Chambers & Partners 2017: "Effective and well prepared." "He is very user-friendly, has a great manner with clients and is an excellent advocate."
Chambers & Partners 2018: "Authoritative and knowledgeable. A no-nonsense advocate."