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Janet Haywood

Called to Bar:
1985 Inner Temple

Practice Areas


University College of North Wales, Bangor
St Luke’s College, Exeter
City University, London
BA Hons
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Diploma in Law


  • Janet practises exclusively in family law, including children’s cases and domestic violence related injunctions.
  • She has dealt with numerous complex public law children’s cases involving alleged physical, sexual and emotional abuse and frequently acts for parents where the local authority evidence is challenged.
  • She also has substantial experience of handling lengthy and often fraught private law children’s cases. Many of these involve contested allegations of domestic violence or are intractable disputes where one or other parent is hostile and difficult. Janet consequently has lengthy experience of meeting worried and emotional clients and always treats them patiently and sympathetically.

Reported Cases

  • Re H (Prohibited Steps Order) 1995 1FLR 638
  • Re N (leave to Withdraw Care proceedings) 2000 1FLR 134

Professional Memberships

    • Family Law Bar Association

Further Information

Janet is also a trained teacher and had several years experience of teaching before becoming a barrister.

Janet accepts Direct Access instructions.

VAT Number 418073854

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