“He’s a heavyweight in children matters who is empathetic, expert in his field, knowledgeable and powerfully persuasive.”
Chambers and Partners 2018

There is little point in requesting representation until you know the Court date as I might not be available when the date comes through.

John is a specialist advocate who is experienced in all issues relating to child arrangement orders. He is particularly experienced in very serious and complex issues including sexual abuse, false allegations, injury (including the death of children), emotional harm, the assessment of future risk, “intractable” issues, parental alienation and issues of relocation.
John has been recognised in the professional directories as a leader in the field for years. That was confirmed with his appointment as Queen’s Counsel in 2015. The comments of his clients have included the following:
"He is a very capable opponent, who is a good cross-examiner and persuasive in negotiations. He's a very reasonable opponent and a good person to do business with." "Dedicated and tenacious. He will leave no stone unturned." Chambers and Partners 2016
"He believes in [the client] and will fight for them however hopeless the case seems." Chambers & Partners 2015
"He is focused and tenacious - a real fighter and an excellent advocate." 2014
The "charming and well-prepared" John Tughan is a well-respected specialist in care proceedings and private law matters such as contact and residence. 2013
John Tughan "wastes no time in getting to the gist of the matter" [2012] and his advocacy is clear, persuasive and direct”
John is described as a "no nonsense barrister" 2009
He has a "firm but approachable style" and "ability to smooth the waters" and is “excellent in both advocacy and substantive law 2008
John is vastly experienced in care proceedings and the involvement of local authorities in family life. He has drafted special guardianship support package policy for local authorities and appears in judicial review proceedings when the actions of the local authority are called into question.

John is renowned for his approachability with clients and has a reputation for being "user friendly".

He is willing to travel to any Court within the jurisdiction (England and Wales).

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