Staff Profile

John Clegg
0114 249 6795
Based at: Sheffield
Qualified: April 2009
Joined Howells: January 2006
Practice Area: All aspects of matrimonial law including divorce, finances, children disputes; domestic abuse protection, child abductions.
Memberships: Resolution Accredited Specialist status, Member of the local Resolution committee.

John is a Partner and family law Solicitor in Howells' large matrimonial team based in the Sheffield office. He joined the firm in 2006 and having previously specialised in criminal law, he trained with the firm and qualified as a family law Solicitor.

He specialises in all aspects of matrimonial law including divorce, civil partnership and cohabitation breakdown, financial matters arising on separation and divorce, pre and post-nuptial agreements and protection from domestic abuse. He also specialises in children disputes, the arrangements for children generally and domestic and international child abductions.

John is a member of a voluntary organisation called Resolution, which promotes dealing with family law issues in a constructive way and focusing upon the needs of any children involved. John is also a member of the local Resolution committee to promote those principles on a wider basis. He attained Resolution accreditation as a specialist family law practitioner in 2014.

The breakdown of a relationship is invariably one of the most difficult situations anyone can encounter in life. John has extensive experience in assisting his clients resolve the wide-ranging difficulties arising from that situation and is passionate about helping to the conclusion of that process as sensitively as possible.

John offers a free half hour initial appointment to provide advice and reassurance upon the relevant family law issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship. This can also be arranged over the telephone if preferred to meeting at our Sheffield office.


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“For nearly 12 months John Clegg and his team have been quite superb in providing me with good, quality legal advice. I’ve found them to be professional, competent and very understanding in helping me navigate a route through very choppy waters. Thank you Howells and to John in particular. Their and his ability to put across complex issues, whilst always being aware of how I was coping during a very difficult year, is a rare and unique talent. Without hesitation I would recommend Howells to anyone needing good sound advice.” Sept 2021

“Thank you so much for all you have done. I cannot speak highly enough of you & everyone I have come into contact with at Howells. I have already recommended Howells & yourself to the specialist teams I am now in contact with & will continue to do so.” – March 2019

“Thank you for all of your help and advice. I can honestly say that I would have been lost without it”

“Many thanks again for your invaluable help, advice and your calm, approachable manner. It is very much appreciated!”

“Thank you so much for everything … as a Solicitor, you have done everything to make the divorce go as smoothly as possible and more”

Professional Recommendations

Legal 500

The Legal 500 2022 edition ranks Family as a top tier firm in Yorkshire and Humber, saying “Family head Alyson Siddall, matrimonial specialist Sharon Lockwood and children team head Sarah Walker are the key names at Howells Solicitors. Based in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley respectively, they oversea a team that is particularly well  known for high net worth cases with assets ranging from three to six million pounds.

The firm recently expanded its department with the addition of a collaborative law facility. John Clegg is an additional name to note.”