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Jane Withington

Year of Call: 2023
Solicitor: 2006
Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 289 4333

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Former family law solicitor-turned barrister  Jane Withington (formerly Jane Hayward), who qualified as a solicitor in 2006, caseload focuses on Private Law Children and Public Law Care work, where she will represent all parties, including local authorities, parents, grandparents and children, among others.

Care and Adoption

Jane Withington has represented parents, children and local authorities in complex cases including non-accidental injury to children, physical violence, FGM, sexual abuse, and fabricated and induced illness.

Jane has represented parties in care proceedings involving:

  • Non-accidental injury and death of a child
  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
  • Child Criminal Exploitation
  • Parental drug and alcohol addiction
  • FGM
  • Honour based violence
  • Secure accommodation
  • Deprivation of Liberty
  • Adoption
  • Recovery Orders
  • Special Guardianship
  • Discharge of care orders and revocation of placement orders

Private Law Children

Jane Withington has represented children and parents in cases involving:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Physical harm
  • Rule 16.4 Guardian
  • Parental alienation
  • Special Guardianship
  • Specific Issue Orders
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Child Arrangements Orders
  • Recommendations

    “Jane is able to communicate with the children and parents she works with in a compassionate way whilst being a strong advocate for them, in both public and private law proceedings.” Guardian

    “an excellent communicator at all levels, demonstrating a calm and patient demeanour at all times. She has 100% commitment to providing the best representation with excellent negotiation skills.” Local authority solicitor

    “Jane has always presented inside and out of court as a professional and competent lawyer.” Barrister

    “She is extremely competent and personable.” Barrister


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