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John specialises in all aspects of relationship breakdown and wealth protection, including financial claims on divorce, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, financial claims between unmarried couples and disputes relating to children, including relocation cases.

Most of John's cases have an international element and involve dealing with complex financial structures, inherited wealth and / or family businesses.


John also has extensive experience of complex and challenging cases involving safeguarding issues and allegations of domestic abuse.


John is President of the International Private Client and Family Law Commission of AIJA (the International Association of Young Lawyers). He regularly speaks in relation to family law issues, including at international conferences in Dubai and Hong Kong. He also recently delivered a seminar at the University of Lausanne.


John was recently ranked in the 2023 Legal 500 Guide as a Rising Star and as an Associate to Watch by Chambers UK 2023. Contributors to Chambers described him as "very knowledgeable, very attentive to clients and very good at seeing the big picture ... He is a very, very good lawyer."

Reported Cases

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.
  • XO v YO & Anor [2022] EWFC 114

Memberships & Accolades

John is a member of AIJA (The International Association of Young Lawyers), of which he is Vice President of the International Private Client and Family Law Commission.

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


"John Davies has recently been appointed partner. He deserves it. He is a totally dedicated lawyer. I have been involved with him on a long-running international case and he has coordinated the litigation in multiple jurisdictions. His attention to detail is quite unbelievable." (Legal 500 2024)

"Davies is highly competent, organised and professional." (Chambers HNW 2023)

''John Davies … drafts killer letters which literally win cases." (Legal 500 2023)

"He's a real brain and completely understated in his approach. He's a really thorough, analytical and detail-oriented guy." (Chambers UK 2023)

"John is an excellent solicitor … He is very bright, responsive, accessible and approachable." (Chambers UK 2023)

"He's knowledgeable, attentive to clients and very good at seeing the big picture." (Chambers UK 2023)

"He is cerebral, careful and considered in his approach." (Chambers UK 2023)

"[John] is very knowledgeable, very attentive to clients and very good at seeing the big picture...He is a very, very good lawyer." (Chambers HNW 2022)


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