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Jane Hayford

Call 1997
Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email jane.hayford@42br.com


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Jane Hayford - 42 Bedford Row


Jane is a specialist family practitioner in all aspects of children work including residence and contact disputes, and public law applications including UK and international adoptions. She carries out a considerable amount of work for local authorities, guardians and parents, as well as private clients. She is regularly involved in cases concerning non- accidental injury, sexual abuse, physical and emotional abuse. Jane is regularly instructed in financial remedy matters involving trusts (TOLATA) foreign divorces and cohabitees.

Jane has a Direct Access practice (2006 – fully accredited) representing private clients in complex financial remedy disputes, leave to remove permanently from the jurisdiction, contact and domestic violence. Jane cross qualified as a solicitor at a magic circle law firm in the City (2001) where she gained valuable experience over 3 years as employed counsel in the corporate department. She brings this commercial training into her work at the Bar and its advantages are particularly prevalent for her direct access clients.

''Valient attempted defence of client'' - P (A CHILD) [2019] EWCA Civ 1346 (30 July 2019, Court of Appeal)

"Strong and definitive in court." (Direct Access Client, 2021)

"Fights tooth & nail to get results." (Direct Access Client, 2021)

"Very professional, always on the ball, very clear and works hard behind the scenes. We are over the moon with Jane's result." (Direct Access Client, 2021)

"Jane dealt with the matter thoroughly and efficiently going over and above to ensure that we were adopting the best approach in resolving the disputes.  She gave clear advice and informed me clearly as to the best course of action." "Jane's performance in court was excellent leaving all parties with a sense that the matter had been resolved amicably." (Client testimonial 2021)

"In a very difficult hearing Jane fought our corner beautifully." (Client testimonial 2022)


Professional memberships

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • 2003 Admission to the Roll of Solicitors
  • Gray’s Inn

Selected cases


  • Law (LLB) (Hons)

Scholarships and Awards

  • Post graduate Diploma International and Commercial Law
  • Bar Vocational Course at Inns of Court School of Law 1996
  • Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test – Admitted as Solicitor
  • Direct Public Access Accredited 2006


  • Italian – fluent

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