Portrait of Jonathan Tod

Jonathan Tod

Year of Call 1990

Professional Practice

Currently involved in a number of big money and high profile matrimonial and Schedule 1 Children Act cases including those with jurisdictional issues. He also specialises in drafting and advising on pre-nuptial agreements.
  • Recommendations

    "Knowledgeable, approachable, personable and dedicated to his clients." "He makes the client feel heard and is good in cross-examination." "He is persuasive, knows how to pitch a case and responds to judges' indications in a nuanced way."
    Chambers and Partner 2022
    "His advocacy skills are first-class; his client care is superb; his advice is clear and concise." - Ranked Tier 1
    Legal 500 2022
    "Has extensive experience in money cases and is developing a specialism in high-value prenuptial agreements." "He is a smiling assassin who always goes the extra mile." "Excellent, responsive and someone who gets work done quickly."
    Chambers & Partners 2021
    ‘His unstinting tenacity is matched by his endless finesse, particularly in complex and bitterly fought cases. He always has the ear of the judge and the total confidence of the client.’ - Ranked Tier 1
    Legal 500 2021
    ‘He is simply marvellous with nervous clients.’ - Ranked Tier 1
    Legal 500 2018/2019
    Highly competent across the board in financial matters
    The Legal 500
    Specialises in both matrimonial finance and private law children cases, and carries particular favour due to his knowledge of prenuptial agreements. His cases involve high-value financial disputes and complex Schedule 1 Children Act proceedings. Expertise: "He's absolutely charming and completely committed. He has a lovely manner with clients and they warm to him." "Excellent family practitioner with particular skill in the drafting and negotiating of prenuptial agreements."
    Chambers 2015
    ‘Excellent on paper and a courageous advocate.’
    Legal 500 2015
  • Notable Cases

    • AD v BD
      [2020] EWHC 857 Cohen J
    • MG v AG (Appeal Out of Time)
      [2020] EWFC B49
    • Y v Z
      [2014] 2 FLR 1313
    • PG v TW (No 2) (Child: Financial Provision)
      [2014] 1 FLR 923
    • PG v TW (No 1) (Child: Financial Provision: Legal Funding)
      [2014] 1FLR 508
    • PK v BC (Financial Remedy : Schedule 1)
      [2012] 2 FLR 1426
    • Z v Z (No 2)
      [2012] 1 FLR 1100
    • G v G (child maintenance: interim costs provision)
      [2010] 2 FLR 1264
    • N v D
      [2008] 1 FLR 1629
    • Morgan v Hill
      [2007] 1 FLR 1480
    • Re P (Child: Financial Provision)
      [2003] 2 FLR 865
    • B v B (Mesher Order)
      [2003] 2 FLR 285.
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • ‘Murphy’s Law’ [2015] Fam Law 69

    • Children Act 1989, Sch 1: important developments: PG v TW [2013] Fam Law 1286 

    • Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 Update on Jurisdiction, Law & Procedure [2012] Fam Law 543

    • Jurisdiction & Forum Issues in Schedule 1 Children Act Proceeding [2008] Fam Law 880

    • Schedule 1 To the Children Act: Consider the Mother’s Future [2007] Fam Law 140

  • Personal Information

    Travel, skiing, writing


  • Family Law Bar Association