Jonathan Nosworthy Family

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Jonathan Nosworthy provides specialist advice and representation in cases involving the financial aspects of marriage / relationship breakdown.

He has considerable experience in dealing with complex financial remedy claims, particularly those involving substantial assets, business assets, overseas assets, pensions, trusts and the intervention of third parties. Further, he has significant experience in conducting appeals.

He also has extremely detailed knowledge of the law in relation to trusts of land and has conducted numerous seminars, lectures and training sessions on the topic.

Furthermore he has advised and represented clients in respect of numerous claims brought under Schedule One of the Children Act 1989.

In addition, he undertakes work involving claims brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.  Moreover, he has advised and represented clients in professional negligence claims arising from claims involving the above mentioned areas of law.

His clients include business people, professional sportsmen, barristers, solicitors, medics, accountants, farmers, landowners and their spouses.

Jonathan Nosworthy is ranked in band 1 in Chambers and Partners for Family and Matrimonial work in the Midlands.  He has regularly appeared in as a leader in his field over the years in the various legal directories and the following has been said about him:

Jonathan Nosworthy receives praise for his skill in handling complex financial cases, often handling matters complicated by farming assets and international matters, and also Schedule 1 Children Act disputes. Sources say: “He is one of the most well-prepared, knowledgeable and approachable of counsel I instruct.” “He puts clients instantly at ease, and is always well prepared.” (ranked in band 1) – Chambers and Partners 2014

Jonathan Nosworthy impresses market commentators, who note that “his ability to advise lay clients and solicitors on the papers is second to none.” His practice is focused on ancillary relief work (ranked in band 1) – Chambers and Partners 2013

Jonathan Nosworthy is well equipped to rapidly dissect the most complex of financial relief cases – Legal 500 2012

What the directories say:

“Approachable and pragmatic, with an outstanding ability to understand and prepare a case which is used to great effect in cross-examination.” “Easy to approach and excellent with clients.” – Chambers and Partners 2015

Qualifications and Appointments:

Deputy District Judge

Bsc (hons)

Dip Law


Harmsworth Scholar (Middle Temple)

Family Finance Team

Jonathan has considerable experience in dealing with cases involving the financial consequences of marriage, civil partnership and relationship breakdown. He undertakes the following areas of work:

(i)     Applications for financial orders following divorce / dissolution of civil partnerships;

(ii)       Applications under Schedule One of the Children Act 1989;

(iii)      Claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996;

(iv)       Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975; and

(v)        Appeals and professional negligence claims concerning the above areas of law.

Jonathan has a particular interest in dealing with financial remedy cases where third parties intervene to assert beneficial interests in property or businesses and cases involving overseas assets, particularly in India.

He also has significant expertise in dealing with applications for freezing orders and avoidance of disposition orders.

He is often instructed in cases where there are multiple experts of different disciplines and where there is a very large volume of paperwork.

He has recently undertaken cases involving the following: pensions, companies, trusts (both in this jurisdiction and abroad), partnerships, farms, overseas assets, disputed expert evidence, non-disclosure, asset tracing, tax issues, fraud, shams, proceeds of crime, and inheritances.

He has represented individuals from an array of different backgrounds, including members of the legal profession, medics, accountants, businessmen, footballers and their spouses.

Jonathan aims to provide realistic advice and robust representation.

Jonathan regularly provides training to members of the legal profession on various aspects of law and procedure.

Recent Cases:

Examples of Jonathan's recent cases:

A v S (2012) Appeal proceedings before a Circuit Judge arising out of an application under Schedule One of the Children Act 1989.

S v K and others (2012) A financial remedy case involving 3 interveners and complex financial transactions. The principal issue in the case was the beneficial ownership of various properties

W v W (2011) An appeal before a Circuit Judge concerning the value that the court should ascribe to a shareholding in a small company.

P v P (2011) A two day appeal before Moor J concerning the value the court should ascribe to a directors loan account. The case involved complex accountancy evidence.

K v K (2011) A financial relief case involving a number of experts (a handwriting expert, 2 experts on Indian law, an expert on planning law, and 2 Indian real property valuers), some disputed expert evidence, overseas assets, businesses, proceeds of crime, domestic violence, fraud and non-disclosure. The bundle for the final hearing amounted to circa 14 lever arch files. The final hearing lasted 5 days. The case culminated in an appeal before a Circuit Judge.

X v X and others (2010) A financial remedy matter involving a very high net worth individual, overseas assets, worldwide freezing orders, complex business structures, and interveners.

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Private Law Children and Domestic Abuse

Jonathan undertakes private law Children Act matters in both the County Court and High Court normally where he has also represented the client in respect of financial remedy proceedings. He has been involved in complex cases involving cultural and jurisdictional issues and child and domestic abuse. He generally seeks to adopt a conciliatory approach and to make the court process as painless as possible for lay clients

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