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John Egan

Work 01908 202150
Woodfines LLP

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John is the Head of the firm's Family Law department. He 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, and 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 attracts praise for its 'practical advice and ability to meet essential deadlines'. The firm's multi-disciplinary team handles the full range of issues for rural and farming clients, from commercial, rural and agricultural land matters, to providing tax, trusts and probate advice. Key figures include agriculture and rural property head Charlotte Benjamin, who regularly handles agricultural land sales and purchases, as well as diversification matters; John Egan, who heads the family department practice and acts for high-net-worth individuals in financial claims, often involving substantial estates; and Stephen Patch, who joined the firm in 2017 from Taylor Vinters.

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Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

At Woodfines LLP, John Egan handles high-net-worth financial claims and cohabitation disputes. John Leadbeater's expertise covers all divorce proceedings, high net-worth family finance cases and childcare issues. Sonia Topiwala is also recommended.

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