John Walkington

John Walkington

Principal

Profile

John was admitted as a Solicitor in 1991 and joined Pengillys in 1997. He became a Partner in 2001.

Regularly appearing in the Family Court at all levels, he has been involved in a number of recently reported cases, including in the Court of Appeal.

John regularly advises on Living Together Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements, and in circumstances where relationships break down he uses his skills as a Solicitor, Accredited Collaborative Practitioner, and Accredited Mediator to tailor the best solution for his clients, whether through the Court process or avoiding that process.

He appears for parents and children, whether through their guardians or direct, where arrangements cannot be agreed, and where the local authority becomes involved he attends Court and acts regularly within the context of Public Law Care/Adoption proceedings. He has experience in cases where children are removed from the jurisdiction, in either preventing their removal or securing their return.

His accreditations include being a member of Resolution, the Family Panel and the Children Panel, and he is also the Compliance Officer for Pengillys.

In addition to his Family and Relationships practice, John regularly acts for employees and employers in the context of employment disputes, and the preparation of employment documents and compromise agreements.

Away from the office John enjoys rugby, cycling, walking (usually with his working spaniel!) and golf.

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