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Janet is excellent – she knows tactically how to run a case, has great intuition and is a real fighter.
Legal 500 - 2024
Janet Broadley is quite exceptional as a solicitor. Her dedication to her clients is second-to-none. She often represents children in international cases and consistently achieves fabulous outcomes for them.
Legal 500 - 2024
Janet Broadley is an expert mediator and litigator with vast experience in Hague Convention proceedings such as international abduction cases. She garners praise for her expertise in jurisdictional disputes, and regularly represents parents in overseas relocations.
Chambers & Partners 2023
Janet Broadley is a very well-established specialist in international cases, and in particular in Hague Convention child abduction, with experience of very high level work including in the UKSC and the CJEU. Her legal knowledge and tactical skill are overlaid by an open, sensitive approach ideally suits her to the representation of older children, and she is one of the few 'go-to' practitioners who excel at this role'.
The Legal 500 2023
Goodman Ray is probably the best firm for international children cases in the current market. Janet Broadley is an outstanding children lawyer. Her knowledge of the law is exceptional. Her level of dedication to her clients’ cases is second to none. She is hugely tenacious and also a great person to work with. She has enormous experience of representing children and rightly lauded as probably the best solicitor specialising in this highly sensitive area.
The Legal 500 2023
She fights her client's corner very hard and she leaves no stone unturned in pursuing their cases.
Chambers & Partners 2023
She is one of the most thoughtful and compassionate solicitors I've come across; Janet is capable of meeting anyone on their life path and navigating a path out of it." "Janet is extremely good at getting on top of complex cases." "Her experience in international cases stands out; she can anticipate problems and is particularly strong at representing children with their best interests at heart.
Chambers & Partners 2023
As soon as clients are in touch with her they feel very much at ease. They know they're dealing with someone who has a proper eye on detail and a calm, measured approach to work.
Chambers & Partners 2020
Janet Broadley specialises in matters involving the international movement of children, with deep experience in Hague Convention and wardship cases leading to regular appearances in the Court of Appeal. She is “a genuine specialist in international cases,” according to sources, and “goes the extra mile for her clients.
Chambers & Partners 2019
Janet Broadley (also a consultant) is ‘extremely experienced in international children work; she has a real eye for detail and a calm and reassuring manner.
Legal 500, 2018


Broadley, Janet


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.


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