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Staff Profile

John Clegg
Senior Solicitor
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 senior 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.

John is a qualified Supervisor and has attained Resolution Accredited Specialist status (including advance financial provision and domestic abuse specialisms). John is also a member of the local Resolution committee, a family law organisation founded with the aim of assisting with the breakdown of a relationship in a constructive and cost effective way.

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 specialised in children disputes, the arrangements for children and domestic and international child abductions.

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 legal difficulties arising from that situation and is passionate about helping to the conclusion of that process as sensitively as possible.

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. He attained Resolution accreditation as a specialist family law practitioner in 2014, having in particular completed rigorous assessments in complex financial matters and in protecting the victims of domestic abuse.

John offers an entirely 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.


“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.” – ME, 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”