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Jonathan Pearce

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Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email jonathan.pearce@42br.com


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Jonathan Pearce - 42 Bedford Row


Jonathan’s mission is to provide high quality legal services with integrity, professionalism and respect to his clients. Jonathan endeavours to meet and exceed the expectations of all of his clients. He adds extreme value to what he does and makes the daunting process of the legal system clear and simple.

Jonathan’s goal is to provide access to justice for all and give clients a voice to be heard!

'He is fab at what he does. Always my go to.' (Client testimonial, 2022)

'A reassuring presence with the ability to charm the courts and clients alike. A highly impressive barrister, never to be underestimated.' (Client testimonial, 2022). 

'I have continued to instruct Jonathan on my contested Children Act matters and I remain impressed by his efficiency and commitment to each case. Jonathan’s preparation for each hearing is thorough and considered and he is always on hand should you require his additional input and advice. Children Act matters can be fast paced and often unpredictable so it is reassuring to work alongside counsel who is always on the ball. Just as important, Jonathan has the ability of striking up an excellent rapport with clients and it is for this reason that they have confidence in him as their barrister.' (Client testimonial, 2022)

'He is a pleasure to instruct. He has given practical, clear guidance to clients in difficult circumstances and has streamlined the issues in the cases very swiftly. I would not hesitate to recommend him.' (Client testimonial, 2022)

Practice Areas

  • Family Law Act – Non-Molestation / Occupation Orders
  • Children Law
  • Financial Remedies
  • Mental Health
  • Direct Access

Jonathan’s practice spans all areas of Family Law, with a specialism in private client matters including financial remedies, domestic abuse and children law.

Jonathan previously represented clients detained under the Mental Health Act at the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health) and also represented clients charged with criminal offences in both the Crown Court and Magistrates Court. Jonathan has also experience in Prison Law and representing clients at the Police Station.

Jonathan’s diverse experience has enabled him to build a successful and busy practice.

Experience / What others say

Jonathan is a calm, confident and assured advocate. His measured and thoughtful approach has been lauded by others, and clients have commented on how fully and successfully they felt their cases have been put. Jonathan always goes over and above with all of the work that he does. He provides an ‘over and above’ service to both solicitors and clients.

Well-liked by judges and clients alike, Jonathan has a deserved reputation for providing high-level advocacy of exemplary quality. He offers an insightful and straightforward approach to cases and is noted to be both positive and effective in negotiations as well as exacting and persuasive in cross-examination and submissions.

Jonathan strongly values client care; he ensures clients are best able to provide clear and comprehensive instructions and gives realistic expectations of case outcomes. Jonathan has a primarily digital practice and is able to offer a modern, timely and dynamic service to solicitors. The solicitor-counsel relationship is a priority for Jonathan; working as part of a team in tandem with a solicitor being a key factor in successful outcomes.


  • LLB: Law (BA Hons), Bournemouth University

  • Bar Professional Training Course, City London University

  • Lincoln’s Inn – Professional Membership


Jonathan is an all-round sportsman with a keen interest in football, Tennis and Formula 1. Jonathan was a semi-professional footballer, football coach and fitness instructor.

Jonathan has recently undergone specialist training with the Football Association to enable him to sit on their disciplinary and discrimination panels.

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