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Jonathan Pearce

Call 2012
Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email jonathan.pearce@42br.com


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Jonathan joined 42 Bedford Row from his previous chambers 2 Dr Johnson’s Buildings. He has a broad range of experience in family and mental health law.

When time permits, he enjoys wine, football and keeping fit.


Jonathan practises in all areas of public and private family law. He regularly represents parents and the local authority at all types of hearings, including final hearings and all interim hearings of public children matters.

In addition, Jonathan has a wide range of experience of private work, acting for parents at interim and final hearings, in cases concerning child arrangements, prohibited steps and parental responsibility orders.

Jonathan regularly acts on behalf of both applicants and respondents in relation to non-molestation and occupation orders.

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Mental Health

Jonathan is also an established mental health practitioner. He previously worked for a number of solicitor’s firms whereby he built up a busy mental health practice.
Jonathan would represent clients who were detained under the Mental Health Act.

He would regularly appear before the First-tier Tribunal on matters involving restricted and non-restricted patients.

Jonathan has a lot of experience with representing clients who have been diagnosed with personality disorders, psychotic illness and mood disorders. He has a passion for representing clients who require a greater degree of empathy and require someone to go the extra mile.

Qualifications and Appointments

  • LLB (Hons) Law: Bournemouth University
  • Bar Professional Training Course – Very Competent (2012)

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