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Jonathan joined Harrison Clark Rickerbys in June 1983 and was made a Partner in December 1983, before being promoted to Senior Partner in 2003. Jonathan is based in the Worcester Office
Areas of expertise:
Jonathan specialises in the follow areas of family law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution (Including:- Mediation, Collaborative law and Arbitration)
- Children Matters
- Unmarried Couples
- Domestic Abuse (Including injunctions)
- Financial Claims on Divorce
- International family law
- Mediation (MIAMS)
- Nuptial Agreements (Prenups/postnups)
Reported Court of Appeal cases:
- Briers v Briers  EWCA Civ 15 http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed175677
- Sharp v Sharp  EWCA Civ 408 http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed178192
Jonathan has previously sat as a Deputy District Judge and is a trained Family Law Mediator.
- Trained Mediator
Jonathan is a member and former President of Colwall Rotary Club. In his spare time, he enjoys walking, cycling and going to the gym (when forced to do so!).
He is also interested in theatre, music and travel. He is an avid collector of historical books and Nelson and Trafalgar memorabilia.
Watch below for Jonathan Brew and Kevin Harris-James discussing Pre and Post Nuptial agreements.
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Jonathan Brew (Band 1 – Family/Matrimonial – Birmingham and surrounds) is singled out by clients as a “virtually flawless” practitioner who “works incredibly hard, is always on the ball and maintains a common sense and client-orientated perspective.” He remains an authoritative figure in the high-value financial disputes space.
“I have been very grateful at the way you conducted it all. It was never going to be easy but you held the line so well, with kindness, perception and humour. I was very impressed – thank you so much”
Life Tenant of a large Country Estate
I can’t thank you enough for walking the last 3 years alongside me – supporting me and encouraging me. As you found out – I am not a brave person but have grown so much. Thank you for all your support and encouragement when things were very black.
Clients highlight Jonathan Brew as a practitioner who is “extremely pleasant to deal with and has a wealth of experience in dealing with family cases.” He is well regarded for work in high-value financial cases.
“Thanking you very much for all your help and advice Jonathan it is very much appreciated and made things a lot easier with best wishes and kind regards”
Thank you for your kind words. I have been very grateful for your patience and compassion which has without a doubt eased an agonising process. I am well aware I haven’t always been the easiest of clients! I would not hesitate to recommend your services but hope I never need to do so.
Jonathan Brew is highly regarded as an impressively experienced family law practitioner whose expertise includes complex financial matters such as farming cases, international assets and trusts. He is described as “the go-to partner for big-money claims” and is praised for his “very good, down-to-earth manner with clients.”
Thank you for your email. I am very grateful for everything you have done for me. I feel very grateful (logic) but I don’t feel any pleasure in it (heart). It is rather a sad time really. I never thought I would be single at this stage in my life.
Anyway, thanks for everything. You may not have counted for the stance adopted by my former Wife in your original estimation of the job, but in your professional judgment – that my original financial agreement with my former wife should stand – you were spot on. Whenever I spoke to you I felt reassured and never less than completely confident in your good offices and for that I will always be grateful.
With kind regards
Dear Mr Brew
I would like to send my sincere thanks and great full appreciation for your time and wonderful advice, which has allowed me considerable peace of mind.
I really am most humbled by your kindness
With Kindest Regards
A.M of Herefordshire
At long last I have had the court order enforced and recognised in Poland.
Many thanks for your outstanding service.
Jonathan Brew is lauded as “a market leader” who “can handle any side of the case.” Described as “old school in the best possible way,” he is praised for his unfailing diplomacy with clients. One source reports: “If there is a big case in Worcester he will be on it.”
Chambers and Partners 2015
Harrison Clark Rickerbys is an ‘extremely impressive’ firm. Jonathan Brew is a ‘leading light’ who ‘gives frank advice and negotiates extremely effectively’. The ‘calm and diplomatic’ Brenda Spain ‘provides exceptional client care’.
The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014 rankings
Finally, I don’t know whether we shall have the opportunity to meet again so I would like to thank you for the advice you have given me throughout the whole process and appreciate the time, patience and understanding you have given to my plight.
I would like to express my most sincere thanks to you and your fabulous team (Anita, Marianne, Leisha, Jennifer & Vivien) for all the dedication that you gave to my very difficult divorce case and financial settlement. I have found you and your team to be very sympathetic and caring throughout.
What started off as a fairly routine divorce unfolded to be a very involved complicated case involving some assets abroad. You were able to understand what was unfolding very quickly and offered me good advice as to how we should proceed with matters as they arose. The meetings that we had both in your office and via phone or email always received a very prompt response from you and your team and correctly interpreted what I needed.
The case was very well presented to the judges and the documentation that had built up throughout the case enabled the final judge to have a very clear view of what exactly happened which greatly helped him make the correct decision.
You were recommended to me by my cousin who works for a solicitors that used your service in his own divorce case. This was a very good recommendation, which gave me confidence to use you and I am very pleased I listen to this advice
As with every profession, standards vary and it is very evident that Harrison Clark Rickerbys have an excellent reputation. I have found you to be very professional and honest in they way that you conducted the case. Whilst you have the duty to protect your client I also felt that you were fair to the other side and are clearly a reputable professional
I would have no hesitation in recommending you and Harrison Clark Rickerbys
Jonathan Brew “is just a fantastic man and attorney” whose approach is well liked by judges. His matrimonial finance work regularly involves tax and pensions, as well as family businesses. Brew is also noted for his calm manner and reassuring approach.
Chambers and Partners
“Jonathan was a star!”
“Jonathan I would like to say a very special thank you to you. Without your help and support I would not be starting my new life with a positive outlook after what has been a difficult period. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to my case. Jane”
“To Jonathan with many many thanks for your guidance and help, tolerance and relentless positivity.”
“Dear Jonathan, I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me during my divorce proceedings. You gave me calm and sensible advice when I was devastated and distraught and could see no future at a time when I felt attacked and found it difficult to trust anyone I knew that you were there to guide and support me through the legal process. Although divorce is a truly awful experience it is reassuring to know that there are skilled professionals like yourself to help. With best wishes Ruth”
“I was really desperate when I contacted you I am deeply grateful for the way in which you kindly and wisely gave me your counsel the world is a better place with people like you residing in it. With gratitude for your great advice. Yours sincerely with kindest regards Mrs J C”
“Dearest Jonathan the dust has settled after Friday and I wanted you to know that I am so pleased to have had you and Harrison Clark in my corner. You have been the rock that I needed in these very distressing times for me. Your empathy and professionalism are inspiring. The attention to detail, preparation and calm presentation of a solid case was reassuring. I know I did not have to worry. You said the first time we met all those months ago that I would write and thank you – I would never want to disappoint you so “thank you” I am so glad to know you. J”
” Dear Jonathan I wish to extend a thank you for your intervention, support and assistance in a number of distressing situations. Your conduct has been totally professional but moreover that of a decent moral being those qualities are clearly very scarce these days. I appreciate I have had a great deal of misfortune of late meeting and dealing with very undesirable character and my trust being betrayed by many. I am hoping this is simply a period that will pass and being let down is not a permanent phase. You are a true gentleman and professional and I am very pleased we acquainted albeit the circumstances not being ideal. N”
“The service provided by Jonathan and his team was first class throughout”
“Dear Jonathan thank you very much for all your help during a most difficult time in my life I am glad that you insisted that it should be a team effort and that is how I have always considered it to be when I have contacted anyone at the office. Please give all your staff a very special thank you from me.
With warmest regards Mrs M Q.”
Jonathan Brew specialises in complex financial arrangements, often involving family businesses and pension issues, among others. Peers see him as a “leading name in Worcestershire,” and clients praise his “quiet confidence and tactical expertise.”
Chambers and Partners rankings 2014