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.
John has been involved in the following reported cases:
- HRH Prince Louis of Luxembourg v HRH Princess Tessy of Luxembourg (Publication of Offer)  EWHC 3095 (Fam).
- Bloom v Bloom  EWFC B109 and  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  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  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.