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About John

With over 20 years’ experience in Child Law, John joined Langleys in 2006 and now serves the firm as a Partner. He is the Deputy Head of the Private Law division and also leads the child law team.

 Highly regarded for his expertise in child law, John is a member of the Law Society Children Panel and is recognised by both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, where the firm’s Child Law division is given the highest ranking.

 Describing his key attributes as a lawyer, John notes his pragmatism and sensitive approach to the difficult issues involved in Child Law. Well versed in all areas of the law relating to children, John’s speciality is representing parents, other family members and children in care proceedings and complex Children Act Proceedings. He highlights the relationships he builds, both with his Clients and with other organisations and agencies in his field as being a particularly satisfying part of his role. 

What John's clients say

“John Conlon is highly revered for his considerable expertise in child law cases. He frequently represents parents and children in complex care proceedings and is also a member of the Law Society Children Panel.”

Chambers and Partners, 2019 | Band 1

“Langleys Solicitors LLP's matrimonial and childcare units handle a comprehensive range of family law matters, from divorce and cohabitation cases to public and private law cases regarding children, with public law instructions forming the bulk of the caseload. Other areas of strength are instructions pertaining to domestic violence, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, as well as mediation and collaborative law. 'Highly capable family lawyer' Emma Lawler, practice head John Conlon and Alison McGowan are the key figures. ”

Legal 500, 2018

“John Conlon maintains an excellent reputation in the public law children space, continued to be recognised among market commentators as a 'leading specialist in care proceedings law'.”