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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)

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Professional memberships

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


  • 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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Jane Hayford Joins Chambers

Jane Hayford Joins Chambers

Chambers welcomes Jane Hayford from New Court Chambers. Jane, who was Called in 1997, joins our Family Team.

Published: 14th Apr 2015

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