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Jacqueline is a Family Law Practitioner who has a specialist interest and experience in the field of international children law. Over the years, Jacqueline has appeared in a significant number of the most important decisions in this jurisdiction (and abroad) in relation to the development of the law in this field. Running alongside her international practice, Jacqueline also has a substantial practice in private children law disputes. Jacqueline appears regularly in the High Court, and has also appeared in the Court of Appeal and the UK Supreme Court. Jacqueline’s practice encompasses international child abduction (Hague and non-Hague), the recognition and enforcement of foreign orders (under BII(bis) and 1996 Hague Convention), jurisdictional disputes, international contact disputes, relocation (external and internal) and domestic cases concerning child arrangements. To date, she has 37 reported cases in this jurisdiction, including 4 UK Supreme Court cases. She has also filed 2 amicus curiae briefs in the US Supreme Court.

For the past 2 years, Jacqueline has been ranked in Band 1 for Children work in Chambers and Partners. Her most recent entry states:-

"She is brilliant on children law and holds herself extremely well in court against much more senior barristers.”

Jacqueline was shortlisted as “Young Barrister of the Year” at Jordans Family Law Awards 2012 and as “Legal Commentator of the Year” at Jordans Family Law Awards 2013.

Jacqueline’s lectures in this jurisdiction and abroad, including at the European Chapter of IAML, and has given evidence in the House of Lords as to the impact of Brexit on European family law. Jacqueline also writes the “International Children Law Update” for Family Law Week.


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