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Family - Children

Jane Crowley QC *


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(Year of Call 1976, Silk 1998)

Joined Chambers: 2009


Jane Crowley QC specialises in all aspects of Family Law, particularly in Child Care work. Much of her work encompasses cases involving serious physical and sexual abuse and medical evidence, including 'shaken baby' and 'factitious illness'.

Notable Cases:

C (a child) [2007] EWCA Civ. 2: Court of appeal ruling on pecuniary damages for loss of opportunity in care cases (local authority decision to abandon care plan and proceed directly to adoption);

R v Vale of Glamorgan C.C. ex parte J [2001] EWCA Civ 593: Education law (Transport to school/Bullying/Racial Harassment);

Scheeres v Scheeres (1999) 1 FLR 241, CA:Matrimonial finance (Property Transfer/Periodical Payments);

Re S (Minors) [1994] 1 FLR 623, CA: Inherent Jurisdiction (Abduction/Enforceability in England of Irish Courtresidence order);

Re Adoption Application (Non-Patrial: Breach of Procedures) [1993] 1 FLR 947, CA: (Adoption of Foreign Child - El Salvador);

Re V (a Minor) [1987] 2 FLR 89, CA: (Dispensing agreement in Adoption. Natural mother withdrawing consent);

Dipper v Dipper [1980] 1 FLR 286, CA:(Rights of parties over upbringing of children following one-parent residence order).


Silk:1998 Recorder: 1996 (Assistant Recorder since 1992)

Deputy High Court Judge:1999

Legal Chair of the Mental Health Review Tribunal: 2002

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