Mr Jonathan Bennett > 42 Bedford Row > London, England > Lawyer Profile

42 Bedford Row
42 Bedford Row

Work Department

Family Team


Mainly public law care proceedings, but also other family and local authority proceedings involving children.


Acts on behalf of all parties in care proceedings and specialises in non-accidental injury cases with complex forensic evidence. He has recently appeared before the President in a contested adoption application and handled a 12-day sexual abuse hearing.


Legal Services Commission Funding Review and Special Cases (including High Cost Cases) Committee Member


  • Huddersfield New College, Trinity Hall Cambridge (MA Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Children law (including public and private law)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Bennett42 Bedford RowIs a very competent safe pair of hands who is always calm under pressure.

42 Bedford Row is a ‘very solid set that offers expertise at all levels of counsel in respect of public law.’ It is also renowned for its growing private law practice. Key focus areas for its members include advising on disputes over children’s schooling, LGBT+ co-parenting, in addition to fertility and surrogacy matters. Tina Cook QC and Jonathan Bennett are the leading lights of the set at the senior and junior ends. The ‘formidableMarcia Hyde joins the rankings this year.