Dealing with a dispute following the breakdown of a relationship is never easy, I aim to provide clients with clear, straightforward advice and to negotiate with the other side in a reasonable manner whilst robustly defending my clients’ interests.
I am a member of 1GC Family Law, having qualified as a barrister in 2012. I obtained a number of scholarships to fund my training and achieved the highest marks in my call group. Since then, I have worked almost exclusively in family law dealing mostly with cases concerning the financial aspects of separation and the welfare of children. I have worked on cases at all levels of court up to, and including, The Court of Appeal. Although most of my cases are in London and the surrounding area, I am happy to travel throughout England and Wales.
I am a member of 1GC Family Law, my profile is can found by clicking on the following link: https://1gc.com/barristers/profile/jack-rundall
When working with clients who instruct me without a solicitor I like to act as part of a team. I offer a free 20 minute initial consultation and am generally available at short notice, whether by phone, email, Zoom or for a face to face meeting at times to suit my clients’ working hours. I prefer to be involved from the early stages of a dispute but am happy to help at any point. I try to avoid your case going to court where possible but am a formidable advocate when this is required.
I aim to be as clear and transparent about my fees as possible, and am happy to work to fixed sums rather than hourly rates.
Financial Cases following divorce or separation
I have extensive experience of cases involving divorce and those concerning unmarried couples, including FDAs, FDRs and Final Hearings as well applications for financial settlements in relation to children.
I specialise in cases involving allegations of non-disclosure, inherited property and family businesses. I have prepared lectures on how to protect pensions during divorce and on non-matrimonial property. My recent cases include arguments about conduct, overseas properties and ‘add-backs’ due to one party’s excessive spending. My submissions in the Court of Appeal were described as “superb”.
Cases concerning children
I have achieved positive results for clients in countless applications for Child Arrangements Orders (formerly known as contact and residence), including Fact Finding Hearings, and have successfully challenged reports and recommendations from both CAFCASS and various local authorities. I have a particular interest in Leave to Remove cases (cases where one party wishes to move abroad with a child) and those involving allegations of parental alienation.
Non-molestation and occupation orders
I have represented parties who are seeking and defending such orders and recognise the need to ensure that these are dealt with in a proportionate manner whilst making sure that clients are adequately protected from abusive partners and from serious allegations that may not be properly evidenced.
I live in Hampshire with my young family who occupy most of my limited spare time. When I can get away with it, I enjoy food and wine and justifying the above by pretending to keep active.
What my clients say
“Jack, you are a superstar! I’m so impressed with the outcome of this hearing. Better than I expected!”
“You were very impressive in cross-examination. The client is over the moon”
“Thank you for helping me and your kindness. I really appreciate your help and I don’t know how I could deal with this matter without your help”.
“Thank you so much for helping me and your kindness. I am so grateful and so happy, thank you for everything”.
Professional & academic
I am a member of the Family Law Bar Association, Resoluation and Lincoln’s Inn where I was awarded the Lord Brougham and Lord Denning Scholarships.
I act as a mentor for student barristers and have contributed various articles to legal publicaitions.