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Jon Toogood

Jon Toogood

Consultant

T: 01225 730 100
E: jon.toogood@roydswithyking.com

Jon specialises in helping clients to resolve financial disputes arising out of divorce and separation proceedings. He also works on a part time basis as a Deputy District Judge in local County Courts. This dual perspective means that he appreciates the value of people reaching an agreement outside of Court, wherever possible, rather than having a decision imposed on them.



Jon Toogood [was] very professional, but with lots of support and empathy too. I felt in very safe hands throughout an extremely difficult and traumatic divorce.
Royds Withy King client

About Jon

He is an accredited specialist with Resolution in matrimonial advocacy and pensions and a trained Collaborative lawyer.

He has been independently recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners UK legal directories as an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ and “an outstanding family lawyer”, having been described as “top drawer and super because he puts his clients’ interests to the fore while remaining open and honest” (Legal 500). Jon ‘handles matrimonial finance issues in the context of divorce cases, and is a skilled arbitrator and collaborative lawyer. One client praises his “excellent technical knowledge, very good commercial awareness and very good bedside manner” (Chambers & Partners 2017).

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In March 2013 Jon qualified as a Family Arbitrator and was admitted to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. This means that he is now qualified to arbitrate Family disputes between parties; he is a keen advocate of this process which is another form of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Jon’s experience is wide ranging and includes:

A devoted family man, he likes nothing more than tending his garden, walking his much loved dogs and also watching his beloved Bristol City.

Memberships :

Resolution – accredited specialist
Collaborative Law – qualified practitioner

 

Nothing is quite like helping a person understand that the best way to resolve their problems is through constructive dialogue and collaboration. This gives me a tremendous sense of satisfaction, particularly when the family has gone through such an anxious time. I know that usually it is much better to have reached an agreement rather than have a decision imposed upon you by a Court.

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