John Church

Called 1984

John’s practice encompasses the whole range of children and family law. John is a qualified Public Access barrister

If you would like any further information regarding John Church’s practice, please contact his clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.

Children & family: Notable cases

John’s Family law practice covers both private and public law

Notable cases:

  • H v L and another [2006] All ER (D) 96 (Dec). Orders in family proceedings – Parental responsibility order and contact order. Fact-finding hearing to determine truthfulness of allegations that father had sexually abused child’s half-sister. Father acting in person due to inability to fund continuing litigation. Pre-hearing review for the purpose of considering by whom half-sister should be cross-examined. Whether Attorney-General willing to appoint an advocate to court. John acted for the second respondent.
  • Re M (Intractable Contact Dispute: Interim Care Order) [2003] 2 FLR 636. Contact – Intractable dispute. Children suffering significant harm. Whether to order s 37 report. Whether care proceedings should be issued.Whether change of residence. John acted for the second and third respondents.
Professional memberships
  • ALC