Portrait of Jonathan Southgate QC

Jonathan Southgate QC

Year of Call 1992 Silk 2013

Professional Practice

Nominated by Chambers and Partners ‘Silk of the Year in 2016’, Jonathan appears regularly in very highly complex financial remedy cases many of which are reported. He is very highly regarded by solicitors – and see Recommendations below.

  • Recommendations

    ‘A very impressive Court performer, who is measured, astute and wise beyond his years.’
    The Legal 500 - 2016
    "So bright he almost shines." "He has made a seamless transition into silk. He's a tenacious advocate with the ear of the court. He is very tactical in his approach and reassuring for clients."
    Chambers & Partners 2016
    A dedicated matrimonial finance silk who has particular expertise in cases pertaining to substantial assets, premarital holdings and complex nuptial agreements. Expertise: "He's a wizard who has great judgement and offers fine client-handling and advocacy skills." "Good with figures, he makes the complex appear simple."
    Chambers & Partners 2015
    “Having made silk in 2013, Jonathan Southgate QC continues to rise in prominence in the matrimonial finance arena. He wins tremendous praise from fellow barristers and instructing solicitors … described as a great advocate and very thorough."
    Chambers & Partners 2014
  • Notable Cases

    • AB v FC
      [2016] EWHC 3285 (Fam)
    • T v F
      [2016] EWFC 26
    • AE v BE
      [2014] EWHC 4868 (Fam)
    • JS and RS
      [2015] EWHC 2921 (Fam)
    • S v S
      [2014] EWHC 4732
    • Ahmed and Mehmet v Mustafa
      [2014] EWCA Civ 277
    • DR v GR and Others (Financial Remedy: Variation of Overseas Trust)
      [2013] EWHC 1196 (Fam)
    • BJ v MJ (Financial Remedy: Overseas Trusts)
      [2011] EWHC 2708 (Fam)
    • Riding v Riding
      [2011] EWHC 3093 (Fam)
    • Golubovich v Golubovich
      [2010] EWCA Civ 810
    • H v H
      [2009] EWHC 3739 (Fam)
    • McFarlane v McFarlane
      [2009] EWHC 891 (Fam)
    • P v P
      [2010] 1 FLR 1126
    • P v P (Financial Relief: Procedure)
      [2009] 1 FLR 696
    • Kimber v Kimber (Writ Ne Exeat Regno)
      [2006] EWCA Civ 706
    • Kimber v Brookman Solicitors
      [2004] 2 FLR 221
    • Reid v Reid
      [2004] 1 FLR 736
    • Corbett v Corbett
      [2003] 2 FLR 385
  • Personal Information

    Married with 3 children. Lives in London.

Memberships

  • FLBA