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.
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.”
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.