Janet Haywood > Chambers of George Coates > Guildford, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of George Coates
Guildford Chambers
STOKE HOUSE, LEAPALE LANE
GUILDFORD
GU1 4LY
England

Work Department

Family.

Position

  • 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.

Career

Called 1985; Inner Temple. Cases: Re H (Prohibited Steps Order) [1995] 1 FLR 638; Re N (leave to withdraw care proceedings) [2000] 1 FLR 134. Janet is also a trained teacher and had several years’ experience of teaching before becoming a barrister.

Memberships

Family Law Bar Association.

Education

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