Jane Campbell > Chambers of Nick Goodwin KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Nick Goodwin KC
Harcourt Chambers


Jane’s practice is principally financial remedy, although she undertakes schedule 1 cases and private law children work.  Jane returned to the Bar after a career break in 2010.  She is recommended in the leading directories 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. 

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.






Fine Art, Walking

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Family and children law

(Leading Juniors: Divorce and Financial Remedy)Ranked: Tier 1

Jane CampbellHarcourt Chambers ‘Jane has exceptional legal knowledge,  focus, and expertise. She has a highly professional, calm, and rational approach, particularly in cases between highly conflicted parties.’ 

‘An excellent family set with a number of excellent practitioners’, Harcourt Chambers has renowned expertise in children law, both private and public as well as matrimonial finance. John Vater KC is a ‘passionate parents advocate’ who is well known for his ‘work ethic, courtroom skills and client care’Jane Campbell focuses on divorce and financial remedy cases for high profile individuals, along with ‘effective advocate’ Fiona Hay , who is praised for her ‘ability to deliver clear and practical advice in difficult cases’ and ‘her wonderful manner with clients’. Sara Granshaw and Simon Miller specialise in children law and regularly appear for a number of local authorities, vulnerable parents, and children’s guardians at all levels, including the Court of Appeal.

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Jane CampbellHarcourt Chambers