Member of North Eastern Circuit
Member of Family Law Bar Association
Member of Association of Lawyers for Children
Janine specialises in Public law work with a particular interest in cases involving contested medical and psychological evidence. She is experienced in acting for local authorities, parents and other family members, children directly and through their Children’s Guardian. She also has experience of acting for those under a disability necessitating the involvement of the Official Solicitor.
Janine has experience in several high profile fatal injury cases, as well as dealing with multiple injury cases including head/brain injury, fractures, burns/scalds, bites, drug poisoning, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, mental health and addiction problems. She has particular interest in learning disability cases and supporting very vulnerable clients.
Janine accepts instructions in complex private law matters, and has been involved in cases involving severe domestic abuse, and including allegations of sexual abuse and rape. Her experience in cases involving ‘implacable hostility’ includes a case in which the correct approach to such cases, in particular the use of s.91(14), was considered by the then President of the Family Division.
Janine is known for her robust approach and the ability to deliver advice sensitively and comprehensively to those who may be struggling with the Court process.