John Hatton


“John Hatton is a rising star! Tenacious, and someone who clearly works hard, balanced with his calm manner and pragmatic approach – he remains at the top of my list when I instruct Counsel.”

Care Proceedings

John is regularly instructed across all areas of public proceedings in cases involving non-accidental Injuries, chronic neglect, substance abuse, and domestic abuse. He has a particular interest in representing parents wishing to care for their child(ren) but face concerns from the local authority. John also has experience of successfully representing grandparents and other extended family members to challenge negative special guardianship assessments.

Private Law and Child Arrangements

John is instructed in a range of Private Law disputes. He often deals with cases involving alleged parental alienation and allegations of domestic abuse. John has recent experience of successfully representing clients involved in applications for Child arrangements orders and Prohibited steps orders.

Financial Remedies

John has experience in advising and representing clients in Financial Remedy matters concerning the division of marital assets.


John provides several seminars per year to Solicitor clients. You can find more information on the seminars that John has provided, here

Achievements, appointments and memberships

  • Joint Head of Pupillage
  • BPTC: University of Law, Outstanding (2017)
  • GDL: University of Sussex, Commendation (2016)
  • BA(Hons): 2:1 (2013)
  • Certificate of Honour: The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Blackstone’s National Criminal Advocacy Competition: Winner 2016

Year of Call: 2019

Core Practice Areas:
Family, Care Proceedings, Private Law, Financial Remedies

Host of the Family Law Week Podcast