John Worrall

Called 1984


John has more than 30 years’ experience in all areas of public and private law children’s cases.  For the last 10 years he has practiced exclusively in these areas, and for the last 3 of these his practice has been focussed on representing parents, other family members, and Children’s Guardian.  He accepts instructions at all levels.

John prides himself on giving realistic and pragmatic advice, in a sensitive and client focussed manner.

Areas of Expertise

John has more than 30 years’ experience of all aspects of public and private law children’s cases. He regularly undertakes work on behalf of parents, other family member and Guardians.

Areas of Expertise

  • Care proceedings
  • Baby shaking
  • Fabricated illness/factitious injury
  • syndrome by proxy
  • Placement and adoption orders
  • Special guardianship orders
  • Child abduction and Hague Convention matters
  • Removal from the jurisdiction
  • Enforcement notices
  • Asian matrimonial disputes involving divorce and disputes over children
  • All aspects of private law children disputes including: complex and unusual facts; residence/contact disputes involving parties other than the parents (grandparents, aunts/uncles, siblings)


North Eastern Circuit

Representing an Asian grandmother who was alleged to have been responsible for orchestrating the systematic assault and rape of her daughter-in-law.

Representing the mother of a young child who had sustained multiple fractures including a fractured skull.

Representing the sister who was alleged to have sexually abused her younger brothers.

Leeds University-LLB (hons)

Inns of Court School of Law