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October 11, 2019
Andy Hall
October 26, 2020

Jane Campbell

Jane’s practice is divided between financial remedy, schedule 1 and private law children work. Jane returned to the Bar after a long career break in 2010. She is recommended in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for family work. In 2015 she was appointed to sit as a Deputy District Judge (Civil/Family) in the South East.


Jane represents clients from all walks of life, from those with modest assets to high net worth individuals. She has particular expertise in representing vulnerable clients, both in financial remedy and schedule 1 proceedings and in private law children matters, including relocation (both internal and external).


Listed as a leading junior for Family Law (including Divorce and Financial Remedy) in London and for Family in South East in Legal 500 since 2015.

"Her knowledge, preparation and ability to communicate effectively with clients is second to none...Clients like her because she is so personable and appears to really care about the outcome of their matters."

"Jane is fantastically calm and polite in court, proving to be more persuasive to the judge than any of her opponents."
Chambers UK Bar Guide 2018

"Empathises with clients and very committed to her cases."
"Her intellect and calm manner bring her success."
Legal 500 2017

“Widely respected for her expertise in financial remedies."
"Very empathetic with clients but also able to provide clear, hard advice."
Chambers UK Bar Guide 2017

"Very personable and always able to put clients at ease."
"She handles cases with sensitivity but resilience – an excellent advocate"
Legal 500 2016

"Highly regarded for her skilled handling of vulnerable clients, children and victims of abuse. She focuses mainly on matrimonial finance disputes and on private law children work."
"She is an ancillary relief specialist who has a remarkable skill in building a rapport with clients."
Chambers UK Bar Guide 2016

"She truly makes clients feel that she is on their side but ensures they receive realistic advice; she always goes the extra mile."
Legal 500 2015

Reported Cases

  • Birch v Birch [2017] UKSC 53 – successful appeal on behalf of wife seeking to discharge an undertaking in a final consent order. Court held, by a majority of 4 to 1, that wife could apply under s.31 to vary order and under inherent jurisdiction to discharge undertaking.
  • Re G Children [2014] EWCA Civ 336 – successful appeal on behalf of biological mother who donated eggs to her partner who was the birth mother. Donation predated HFEA 2008 so biological mother did not automatically have PR. Case remitted to circuit judge and PR awarded.
  • R v R [2013] EWHC 4244 (Fam) – case before the President concerning the duties of shadow directors and the grant of restraint of trade orders under the inherent jurisdiction of the court.

Called 1990
Practice Areas: Family, Financial Remedies

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