Re A (a child)  EWCA Civ 910
Where a party applied to withdraw an application for contact, the court had a duty to determine whether proceedings should continue despite the parties’ positions.— Read more
Specialist inDispute ResolutionDirect Access
Jonathan is a practising member of the One Pump Court Family Team, undertaking both Public Law cases and Private Law cases. He is also a member of the Immigration Team and a Bar Council accredited immigration practitioner who has practised in all areas of Immigration & Human Rights law.
In his Family practice, having once acted for Local Authorities in Care proceedings, he now prefers to represent parents and children. He especially enjoys representing vulnerable clients and non-British nationals.
In his private law practice he specialises in cases involving the implacable hostility of one parent towards another and its consequential impact upon children.
Jonathan is particularly interested in Attachment theory and its importance to a child’s welfare and development.
Jonathan has successfully brought actions against Local Authorities in the High Court for breaches of a parent’s Article 8 Human Rights.
Jonathan has experience in several cases involving parents accused of suffering from FII and, in the past year, has been in three High Court cases involving serious injury to, or the death of, small babies, all of which involved extremely complex medical evidence.
In his immigration practice his particular areas of practice were refugee law, unlawful detention, human rights and deportation.
Jonathan is Direct Access qualified which means he can be booked via Chambers’ clerks without a solicitor on a private basis. Click below to access Bar Council guidance on how to do this: https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/uploads/assets/20f0db2a-a40c-4af9-95b1b9557ad748e9/Public-Access-Guidance-for-Lay-Clients.pdf
Westminster School, Warwick University, College of Law, Inns of Court BVC
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children
Detailed consideration must be given to the situation of a British citizen who has lived here all his life before it is held reasonable to expect him to emigrate to keep his marriage intact.— Read more