Jonathan Whettingsteel

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Dutton Gregory

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SO23 8RY,
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Jon is a partner and head of the family law department at Dutton Gregory Solicitors.

As winner of the Hampshire Law Society “Lawyer of the Year” in 2019, Jon works tirelessly for his clients, who value both his expertise and personable manner.

Jon joined the firm in June 2018 after spending a number of years practicing in family and children law at a local firm. Jon graduated from Southampton Solent University obtaining a LLB Honours Law Degree in 2008 before studying the LPC at Guildford College of Law the following year and qualifying as a solicitor in 2011.

In December 2015, Jon obtained the Law Society’s Family Law Accreditation and then in August 2019 the Law Society’s Advanced Family Law Accreditation. In December 2016 Jon was accredited on the Law Society’s Children panel. These are in recognition of a high level of understanding and ability in family law. Jon is also a member of Resolution, signing up to their codes of practice in trying to resolve family and matrimonial matters in a non-confrontational manner.

In December 2021, Jon continued to demonstrate his high level of expertise and knowledge by writing his first book ‘A Practical Guide to Internal and External Child Relocation’ published by Law Brief Publishing.

In 2023 Jon was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Winchester for his commitment and support of the law department and students at the University.

Jon has experience in dealing with a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious matters including divorce, children and financial cases as well as protective measures such as non-molestation and occupation order proceedings. Jon also has experience in drafting and advising on various documents, including consent orders, separation agreements and pre-nuptial agreements.

Jon is a very experienced and confident advocate, regularly undertaking his own advocacy in court. This includes directions hearings, fact finds and contested final hearings, providing clients with consistency in their case.

Some of his clients have commented;

“An enormous thank you to Jon W, with your professional approach and hard work you’ve saved my future relationship with my daughter. You made the process so easy with no stress. You worked day and night to make sure the outcome was a success for me. I will be forever thankful.”  A.W, September 2023

“I would like to thank you for everything you have done for me during this challenging process. You have made it a lot less stressful for me than it could have been with none of my local solicitors seeming interested for some reason.” – Anon, July 2023

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience, kindness and help during this whole process and for always getting back to me so quickly when I had a query and was often in a bit of a panic. It made it all a little easier.” – Anon, May 2023

Out of court services offered

Areas of work
Finances (divorce and separation) Children (care proceedings and adoption) Children (divorce and separation)
Offers arbitration for
Children issues
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Accredited by the Law Society in Children Law

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