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Woodfines LLP

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Bedford, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Sandy

John Egan

Work 01908 202150
Woodfines LLP

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John is head of the family department. He acts for unmarried as well as married clients. John specialises in high-net-worth financial claims, ancillary to divorce (both in the UK and following overseas divorces) and Schedule 1 applications/top-up orders in respect of school fees, and other financial claims on behalf of children. Other practice areas include; advising on disputes relating to arrangements for children, cohabitation disputes, pre and post-nuptial agreements, domestic violence and committal proceedings. He undertakes a considerable amount of advocacy in relation to all types of work when available. He is a Resolution-accredited family law specialist. John combines technical expertise with a commercial approach to resolving issues for his clients.


Trained Gareth Woodfine & Partners, qualified 1992; Woodfines, partner 1998 to date.


Bedfordshire Law Society; Law Society; Resolution.


Deal secondary school; Essex University (LLB Hons).


Used to play Rugby, now resigned to the sidelines, golf, football, sports-watcher in general, also enjoys travelling, horse riding, scuba diving, skiing, day-skipper sailing.

South East: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Woodfines LLP’s ‘excellent’ practice has ‘a strong understanding of wills, tenancy agreements and purchases in the agricultural sector’. Recent work included acting for farmer clients in Bedfordshire in connection with a promotion agreement for residential development on farmland, a matter valued at £2m. The group also deals with probate and estate planning, and regularly handles commercial matters for businesses and rural landowners. Charlotte Benjamin heads the practice where Brian Bennett, Andrew Buckley and John Egan are also key figures.

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Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

The ‘excellent’ team at Woodfines LLPbuilds trusted relationships with its clients’ and ‘can guide them through difficult and painful legal areas with compassion and professionalism’. Department head John Egan undertakes the full range of matrimonial work including private children’s law, Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 applications and financial remedy matters; John Leadbeater advises on divorce proceedings, high net-worth family finance cases and childcare issues; and Sonia Topiwala is recommended for forced marriage and High Court jurisdiction matters.

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