Jonathan is head of the St Philips Family Finance Team. Jonathan Nosworthy is ranked in Band One in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as a specialist financial remedy practitioner. He provides advice and representation in cases involving all aspects of the financial consequences of marriage, civil partnership and other domestic relationship breakdown.
He has considerable expertise in dealing with very complex financial remedy claims involving large quantities of paperwork. He is particularly adept in dealing with cases involving substantial assets, business assets, overseas assets, pensions, trusts and the intervention of third parties. Further, he has significant experience in conducting cases involving applications to preserve assets (freezing orders) and involving applications to set aside transactions.
He also has extremely detailed knowledge of the law in relation to trusts of land and Schedule One of the Children Act 1989. Jonathan is one of the authors of “Cohabitation Claims – A Resolution Guide.”
He has provided seminars and lectures to other members of the legal profession on these topics.
His clients include business people, professional sportsmen, barristers, solicitors, medics, accountants, farmers, landowners and their spouses.
Jonathan receives instructions to sit as a private FDR judge.
Family Finance Team
Jonathan is a financial specialist. He undertakes work concerning the following:
- Divorce / dissolution of civil partnership (including jurisdiction and forum disputes);
- The financial consequences of divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships (including applications for financial relief following a foreign divorce);
- Nuptial and cohabitation agreements;
- Applications brought under Schedule One of the Children Act 1989; and
- Disputes over the beneficial ownership of property.
He is regular instructed in very complex cases involving substantial assets but also accept instructions in more straightforward matters.
Examples of Jonathan’s current / recent cases (Jonathan has appeared alone in all of these):
- I v I  – A financial remedy case involving assets in excess of £50 million. The matter concerned complex business and pension issues. The opposing spouse was represented by Queen’s Counsel and Junior Counsel.
- K v K and another  – A multi-faceted case involving issues of non-disclosure, overseas trusts and the beneficial ownership of property. It culminated in an 8-day final hearing where the opposing spouse with represented by Queen’s Counsel.
- H v U  – An unusual Schedule One application where both parties had significant financial resources. The opposing party was represented by Queen’s Counsel.
- M v M  – A case involving assets in excess of £30 million which concerned the validity of nuptial agreement. The opposing spouse was represented by Queen’s Counsel and Junior Counsel.
- K v N  – A Schedule One claim involving a very high earning sportsperson and media issues. The opposing party was represented by Queen’s Counsel.
- F v F  – A case involving assets worth in excess of £65 million and complex valuation evidence.
Appointments and Memberships
Deputy District Judge (sitting in Civil and the Financial Remedies Court)