Profile

Jacqueline is from Lancashire and has always practiced on the Northern circuit, starting

out in chambers in Liverpool and then in 2006 found herself unable to resist

the move to Preston to further enhance her practice. Her belief was and still

is that the work in this area of the country gives rise to many problems not

seen elsewhere and ensures that a practitioner is never bored!



Family Law

Jacqueline practices mostly in the field of and areas associated with Family law.  



Jacqueline  deals with divorce and all matters arising from those proceedings including proceedings in respect of the arrangements  for children and all financial claims.

She is indefatigable in her representation of her client .  Jacqueline is also recognised at skilled in adopting the softly softly approach with the client and opposition when needed but she is not afraid to be robust with both the client and the court as required.

 

 Court of Protection

 A growing area of Jacqueline’s practice has been in the Court of Protection and in

relation to all aspects of proceedings relating to vulnerable adults 

 

Disciplinary tribunals

Jacqueline also has  experience appearing before tribunals relating to professional discipline .  She is happy to represent parties before their Regulatory authorities and will assist at all steps. Of particular interest is the representation of Social Care professionals including Social Workers, Foster Carers and other child care related professionals









Quotes from

Instructing Solicitors



"Miss

Wall is an excellent barrister. She is fearless in her advocacy, yet forthright

and friendly in her approach to the client.”











"Miss

Wall is extremely professional at all times in her dealings with both clients

and other members of the profession and is extremely approachable at any time.

I would not hesitate to instruct her on any Family matter.”











"Miss

Wall is an extremely accomplished advocate who I have instructed many

times.  Miss Wall is always professional with clients and provides clear

advice.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Miss Wall.”











"Good

with particularly difficult and obnoxious clients.”











"Gives

strong advice in a humane way.”











"Doesn’t

give up in the face of judicial pressure.”











Notable

Cases



Delaney v

Delaney [1990] 2 FLR 457 the case which is blamed for the introduction of the

CSA (sorry!)



K v K (Property

Transfer) [1992] 2 FLR 220



Lancashire

County Council V B [2000] 1 FLR 583



RE R (contact:

Human Embryology and Fertilisation Act [2001] 1 FLR 247



Recent High

Court cases relating to:-





the refusal by the parents to

immunise their children;



the use of the inherent

jurisdiction to authorise the refusal to resuscitate a child;



the protection of a vulnerable

child from her father utilising the Court of Protection;



the protection of a child from

a Forced Marriage



the return of children to their

country of origin against the wishes of a parent.





Other

Professional Activities



Jacqueline

is a regular lecturer on family law related topics.  Jacqueline lectures

to many professionals in relation to the law and also in relation to

presentation within the court arena and advocacy.



Professional

Associations



Committee

Member on the Family Law Bar Association



Merseyside

Medico Legal Association



Child

Concern



 

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