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Jonathan Sampson

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Called: 1997



Jonathan is a family law specialist.


Called in 1997, he is recommended by the Legal 500.





Jonathan has substantial experience in family law, specialising in public law Children Act 1989 and financial remedy cases.


In public children law, he is regularly instructed by a number of local authorities, and on behalf of Respondent parents and Children's Guardians. His work in this field includes:


  • numerous factual hearings relating to physical and sexual abuse;
  • Human Rights Act injunction applications in the High Court against wrongful removal of children;
  • Declaratory and injunctive relief under the inherent jurisdiction in relation to vulnerable adults;
  • Judicial Review proceedings in respect of leaving care provisions.


His private children law work includes residence and contact order applications; Hague Convention; non-Hague Convention; and Brussels IIR work.


Jonathan advises and acts in privately funded financial remedy and cohabitation disputes at all stages of proceedings.





  • Re M (Children No. 2) [2015] EWHC 2933

  • Re N (Interim Care Order: Interim Removal) [2015] EWFC 40

  • Re W-P (fact-finding hearing) [2009] EWCA Civ 216 [2009] 2 FLR 200

  • Re P (Adoption: Leave Provisions) [2007] EWCA Civ 616, [2007] 2 FLR 1069
  • Re H (Termination of Contact) [2005] EWCA Civ 318, [2005] 2 FLR 408
  • Re T (Abuse: Standard of Proof) [2004] EWCA Civ 558, [2004]  2 FLR 838
  • B County Council v L & Ors [2002] EWHC 2327 (Fam) (Lawtel)





Family Law Bar Association.

Association of Lawyers for Children.