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Chambers of Andrew Smith QC

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Jonathan Nosworthy

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St Philips Chambers (Chambers of Andrew Smith QC)


Jonathan undertakes all types of work relating to resolving financial issues between divorcing couples or former cohabitants. He represents clients in the County and High Courts. He has been led in a ‘big money’ case. He deals with cases involving farms, pensions, trusts, companies, insolvency, overseas assets and jurisdictional issues. He has a particular expertise in dealing with ancillary relief cases which involve third patiies claiming beneficial interests in matrimonial assets. He also undertakes work in respect of claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975. He aims to provide practical advice and robust representation. Jonathan undertakes private law Children Act matters in both the County Court and High Court. 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.


Called 2000; Middle Temple.


Association of Lawyers for Children; Family Law Bar Association.


Birmingham University (BSc Hons); College of Law (Dip Law; BVC); Middle Temple (Harmsworth Scholar).

Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Family and children law

Within: Family and children law – Leading juniors

Jonathan Nosworthy - St Philips ChambersA formidable advocate with excellent knowledge of family law.

Within: Family and children law

St Philips Chambers is ‘a strong family set’, where members are instructed in public and private children law cases involving international child abduction and relocation, fabricated and induced illness, serious physical and sexual abuse, as well as child deaths, to name a few. Matrimonial finance is another core strength; Jonathan Nosworthy is well known for handling financial remedy matters. In 2017 Sara Lewis joined from 9 St John Street, and in 2018 Rosalyn Carter and Louise McCabe were appointed to the circuit and district benches, respectively.

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