Jane Mabon is a private family law specialist. She is routinely instructed in complex and often protracted contact and residence disputes acting for parents, children, step-parents, grandparents and other extended family members. Her approachability and ability to handle clients of many different types has proved invaluable over the 15 years during which she has developed her practice in this area.
Jane is regularly instructed in cases involving allegations of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, many necessitating the instruction of expert witnesses and/or the involvement of specialist contact agencies. She is highly experienced in cases involving the reintroduction of contact after a long period of time and cases involving Rule 16.4 Guardians. Jane is a skillful negotiator and prides herself on her ability to assist parents in reaching an agreed outcome wherever possible. However, where a contested hearing is required Jane is a strong and confident advocate who will forcefully argue the case for her client. In addition to contact and residence matters Jane accepts instructions in all applications under the Children Act 1989 ranging from enforcement orders to Schedule 1 applications for financial provision. She has recently been involved in a number of applications for specific issue orders involving disputes over a child’s education, religious education and removal from the jurisdiction.
Matrimonial and Finance
In addition to her private law practice, Jane has developed a significant ancillary relief practice. She is instructed from the preliminary stages (conferences and advisory work, FDAs,) through to and including final hearings. She accepts instructions on both a private and legally aided basis therefore covering cases involving assets of a fairly modest value to the more substantial.
Her experience includes cases involving inherited assets, allegations of conduct and dissipation of assets, overseas assets and trusts. She has recently been involved in a number of cases involving section 37 applications and/or interveners and has been instructed by both the parties to the marriage and the intervener. Jane adopts a practical and measured approach to financial cases. Her professional yet down to earth attitude is appealing to both clients and solicitors alike.
In addition Jane accepts instructions in respect of all applications under the Family Law Acts ranging from the more commonplace (non- molestation orders, occupation orders) to the less so (declarations of parentage).
Mrs Jane Mabon is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Jane Mabon can be found here.
Jane Mabon's clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that she provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Jane Mabon to undertake family court work for a fixed fee or a brief fee plus additional refresher days. For any advisory work, paperwork and conferences it is most commonly charged at an hourly rate, although fixed fees are available. Jane Mabon also accepts instructions on legal aid rates where those are available, details of which can be found here. Jane Mabon will typically return paperwork within 14 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.
Family Law Bar Association,
LLB, University of Birmingham
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