Pump Court Chambers

John Chapman

Call: 2003

  • Sunley Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
  • BVC, BPP Law School, London
  • PGDL, BPP Law School, London
  • BA (Hons) English Language & Literature, Kings College London
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Western Circuit

John regularly delivers seminars to solicitors.

John enjoys travel and regularly visits the West Indies and the Greek Islands.

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John Chapman is a highly regarded barrister specialising in Family Law.  He is consistently ranked as a leader in his field by both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

John’s main area of expertise is Family Finance.  He has practised in this area of law for the best part of two decades.  He regularly deals with complex cases, including those involving high net worth and high profile individuals.  John’s cases routinely include the consideration of businesses, family trusts and assets outside of the jurisdiction. Whether the case involves significant wealth and complexity, or is more straightforward, he is the first choice for many top solicitors.  He is part of the specialist team at Pump Court Chambers offering private FDRs.

John is always to be relied upon for his calm, compassionate and sensible approach. The attention to detail he affords to all aspects of his cases is of particular note.

John receives instructions in cohabitee disputes under TLATA 1996 and those involving financial provision for children under schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

John maintains a private law children practice, often acting for a party that he has helped with their financial remedy proceedings.

Central to John’s approach is his understanding of the need to work as part of a team with his instructing solicitors.  In doing so, he achieves consistently excellent results for his clients.

The Legal 500 2021 says: “John is a smart, quick thinking advocate which combined with his thorough case preparation, truly stands him out. Great bedside manner with clients and solicitors. Very hands on and present during the case. He has a conciliatory approach to his cases but the necessary firmness when required. He is able to read his Judge and opponents very well which enables him to give informed and clear advice”.

In Chambers and Partners 2020 he is described as follows:  “John’s recent cases have involved individuals in the public eye, including the CEO of a FTSE listed company, an Oscar winner, a Grammy and Brit Award winning musician, as well as prominent figures in the fashion industry.  John is routinely instructed in matters by top ranked law firms and is the counsel of choice for many”.  Strengths: “He’s very personable, and very good with clients”.

Legal 500 2020 says, “He really fights his client’s corner”.

Comments from previous recent editions of Chambers and Partners include:  2019 “John is certainly someone who is wiser than his years.  He has built up a very successful financial remedy practice”.  “Very calm, competent and approachable”. 2018 “Authoritative and knowledgeable.  A no-nonsense advocate”.  2017 “He is very user-friendly, has a great manner with clients and is an excellent advocate”.

, “He really fights his client’s corner”.

John is a pupil supervisor and has helped with the training of three current members of Pump Court Chambers, all of whom now enjoy busy and successful practices of their own.

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He is regularly instructed to act in complex disputes, involving companies, trusts, overseas property and cases involving medium to high value assets. He is also asked to deal with cases concerning financial provision for children.

John’s practice includes difficult cases involving international elements, as well as those involving both physical and sexual abuse. John is regularly asked to act for parents, grandparents and for children in all levels of court.

John regularly contributes articles in all areas of his practice.

  • Sunley Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
  • BVC, BPP Law School, London
  • PGDL, BPP Law School, London
  • BA (Hons) English Language & Literature, Kings College London
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Western Circuit

John regularly delivers seminars to solicitors.

John enjoys travel and regularly visits the West Indies and the Greek Islands.

Instructing John Chapman

Would you like to know more?

If you require help or advice please contact our clerking team.

Call +44 (0)20 7353 0711 or email clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com.

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