Jonathan Toogood

Withy King Solicitors

5/6 Northumberland Buildings, Queen Square, Bath BA1 
  
Phone: 01225 425 731 
 

Biography

Jon specialises in helping clients to resolve financial disputes arising out of divorce and separation proceedings. He also works on a part time basis as a Deputy District Judge in local County Courts. This dual perspective means that he appreciates the value of people reaching an agreement outside of Court, wherever possible, rather than having a decision imposed on them.

Withy King client: "Jon Toogood [was] very professional, but with lots of support and empathy too. I felt in very safe hands throughout an extremely difficult and traumatic divorce"

“Nothing is quite like helping a person understand that the best way to resolve their problems is through constructive dialogue and collaboration. This gives me a tremendous sense of satisfaction, particularly when the family has gone through such an anxious time. I know that usually it is much better to have reached an agreement rather than have a decision imposed upon you by a Court.”

He is an accredited specialist with Resolution in matrimonial advocacy and pensions and a trained Collaborative lawyer.

He has been independently recognised in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK legal directories as 'a leader in their field' having been described as 'top drawer and super because he puts his clients’ interests to the fore while remaining open and honest' (Legal 500). 'He is widely respected throughout the region and receives praise for his excellent handling of very difficult clients' (Chambers and Partners UK 2012.)  "Sources describe Jon Toogood as 'a highly expert, reassuring and robust lawyer' when it comes to family disputes. He has handled a number of high-value matrimonial finance cases in recent times." (Chambers and Partners UK 2013).

In March 2013 Jon qualified as a Family Arbitrator and was admitted to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. This means that he is now qualified to arbitrate Family disputes between parties; he is a keen advocate of this process which is another form of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Jon’s experience is wide ranging and includes:

  • Advising on all aspects of separation and divorce proceedings
  • Resolving financial disputes relating to divorce including complex ancillary relief
  • Representing clients through the collaborative divorce process.

A devoted family man, he likes nothing more than tending his garden, walking his much loved dogs and also watching his beloved Bristol City. Jon is also the Chairman of Withy King and sits on the firm’s Board.