Janet specialises in domestic and international family law, particularly matters involving children. She has specific expertise in child abduction involving Hague Convention and non Hague Convention countries. Janet is accredited by Resolution as a specialist children lawyer in child abduction matters and is regularly instructed by the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit but is increasingly instructed by respondents within these proceedings.
In cross border jurisdictional disputes, Janet is regularly instructed on international matters to resolve jurisdictional disputes. Whilst many disputes can be resolved through mediation/consent orders, this area of law can be complex and requires clarification from the courts to be resolved.
Janet is regularly instructed by parents who wish to relocate abroad with their child/children, whether temporarily or permanently, and parents who are experiencing difficulties in reaching agreement with child arrangements following separation. She is also instructed in divorce and has particular experience and knowledge in resolving complex matters involving intractable disputes. Janet has extensive advocacy experience and regularly appears in court on behalf of her clients keen to narrow issues and resolve matters.
Whilst specialising in children matters relating to relationship breakdown Janet has extensive experience in dealing with financial disputes on divorce including those involving complex financial structures and disputes involving an international element.
Janet won the International Family Lawyer of the Year award at Family Law Awards 2014.