Receive full support, every step of the way
Jane is a family law barrister who is authorised to practice by the Bar Council and is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. She has a right of audience in every court in England and Wales. Jane undertakes public access work and appears on the Bar Council Public Access Register. She also accepts instructions from solicitors in the traditional way.
When couples separate, financial and child care disputes often result and for many individuals the legal system is daunting, confusing and expensive. Jane is an expert who steps in and helps her clients take back control of their lives and move swiftly towards a more positive, settled future.
Why use a public access barrister?
Save money on legal fees:
Fundamentally, the key benefit of using a public access barrister is that you will save money. Under this approach, you only need to cover the costs for your barrister, rather than having to pay for a solicitor, in addition.
Pay as you go:
Family law cases often have multiple stages over a period of time. Instead of letting your fees add up, you will agree a fixed fee for each stage of work, in advance and in writing and pay as you go. Reasonable emails and calls between hearings are included in your fee.
Remain in control of your case:
You undertake the straightforward work yourself and leave the complex technical tasks to Jane. Without a solicitor, there is no middle man, so you retain full control of the process, with guidance throughout.
Examples of family law work that barristers may undertake:
- Analysing the case papers and identifying the issues, strengths, weaknesses and gaps
- Providing advice and direction at each stage, at court, at face-to-face meetings, by email and on the telephone
- Drafting documents e.g. letters, offers, position statements & skeleton arguments
- Representation at court
- Persuasively and effectively negotiating
- Preparing for and/or assisting clients at mediation
- Representation at round-table meetings
- Preparing Appeal documents
Jane is a good listener, treating her clients with the respect and dignity they deserve when they are speaking about very personal, often upsetting family matters. From the outset she is keen to identify and focus on the real issues in the case.
She brings her mix of common sense, objectivity and reality to the legal issues which may appear overwhelming to her clients. Thorough preparation in advance of client meetings ensures that all meetings are well structured and highly effective with no time wasted. Jane provides sound and realistic legal advice ensuring that her clients feel well supported and clear about the way forward.