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Overview

Farrer & Co | John Davies, Associate

Practice areas

  • Family and Divorce

John works on a broad range of family matters, both contentious and non-contentious, and often with an international element.

John works with individuals and families to achieve the best possible outcome in difficult and challenging circumstances. He advises on family-related matters in a constructive way, including in relation to divorce and dissolution, financial remedy proceedings, cohabitation disputes, pre-nuptial agreements and private law children proceedings.

John has worked on high profile cases and has significant experience of litigation, including final hearings. As well as being a specialist in financial remedy proceedings he has extensive experience of cases involving concurrent criminal and public law issues. He is experienced in cases involving litigants with mental illness and/or addiction issues.

Expertise

  • John has been involved in the following reported cases:

    • HRH Prince Louis of Luxembourg v HRH Princess Tessy of Luxembourg (Publication of Offer) [2017] EWHC 3095 (Fam).
    • Bloom v Bloom [2017] EWFC B109 and [2018] B10 – John acted for the wife in financial remedy proceedings against a husband who was described as "[taking] to fraud and the telling of casual untruths in an attempt to gain financial advantage easily and without compunction."  The judge commented on John's "assiduous … detective work."
    • Fields v Fields [2015] EWHC 1670 – acting for the husband in proceedings in the High Court, held in open court before Mr Justice Holman.
    • D'Hoker v Tritan Enterprises Ltd [2009] All ER (D) 15 (May) – acting for the respondent wife to successfully appeal against the registration of the first-instance court in Greece preventing her from dealing with her assets.
  • John is a member of Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers and other professionals who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters wherever possible.

    John has authored several published articles, including in the Family Law Journal. 

    John co-authored 'Enforcement: Taking a different route', Family Law Journal, May 2018. The journal is available online via the Legalease website

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