Jade has a thriving practice of Private Law, Public Law, applications under Part IV Family Law Act 1996 (Domestic Violence) and ancillary relief matters.
Jade represents both parents and children (through their 16.4 Guardian’s) in private law proceedings covering all aspects from first hearing through to final hearing. Jade is regularly instructed to represent local authorities, parents, children (through their guardians), and other interveners in care proceedings. Jade has a particular interest in financial remedy disputes and regularly represents clients across all stages of financial remedy proceedings including applications for variation, enforcement and interim relief.
Jade is often praised for the thorough and detailed approach she takes to every case ensuring no stone is left unturned and that her client has been able to explore all options. She is popular with professional clients for her quick updates and timely attendance notes. Jade’s experience is strengthened by having spent a year working as an Advocate on the Western Circuit specialising in contentious civil litigation disputes and two years as a paralegal specialising in care proceedings at a leading Bristol firm.
• ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator
• University of the West of England, Bristol – Very Competent (80%)
• University of the West of England, Bristol – First Class Degree
• Ede and Ravenscroft Prize for Outstanding Personal Achievement
• Exhibition Award (Major Scholarship) – The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
• Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award - The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
• Winner – Guildhall Civil Advocacy Competition
Jade has a developing practice in financial remedies/ancillary relief matters and accepts instructions from both private and publicly funded clients. Jade regularly represents clients across all stages of financial remedy proceedings from providing bespoke advice regarding settlement or tactical approach through to final hearing.
Jade has particular experience in cases of modest means where the pension is the main asset. Where negotiation is possible, Jade strives to help her clients find creative solutions to their dispute, helping them to move forward in their lives.
Jade represents clients in all types of applications under section 8 of the Children Act 1989, including child arrangements orders (live with and spend time with disputes), specific issue orders and prohibited steps orders. She conducts all hearings from initial hearing through to fact finding hearing and final hearing.
Jade has experience in all areas of private family law including issues of relocation and has a particular interest in the making and discharging of Special Guardianship Orders. Jade is regularly instructed in cases involving allegations of domestic abuse including coercive and controlling behaviour. She is experienced in handling hostile cases where contact has broken down or there are allegations of parental alienation.
Jade’s background in volunteering with the Personal Support Unit provides her with valuable experience in dealing with litigants in person. She is often thanked for her upfront and collaborative approach.
Where negotiation is possible, Jade strives to help her clients find creative solutions to their dispute, helping them to move forward in a manner that serves the best interests of their children.
Jade accepts public law instructions to represent parents, guardians, interveners and local authorities from first hearing through to fact-findings and final hearings.
Jade has particular experience in conducting cases which have an international element and require the involvement of external agencies. She has recently been instructed in cases involving family members and parents in Nigeria, Australia, Poland and Ghana.
Jade frequently deals with the variety of issues which arise during proceedings including threshold, separation, neglect, non-accidental injury, concerns in respect of interim and final care plans, special guardianship orders, supervision orders and care and placement orders. Jade has recently been instructed to represent interveners in several Fact-finding hearings involving Non-accidental injuries.
Jade’s background in working with vulnerable members of local communities helps her to build good relationships with lay client parents. Jade regularly represents parents who require additional support and is adept at explaining complicated matters in plain and simple language.