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An experienced Counsel was called in 1976. She has specialized in High Court Family work of all types, and also deals with a wide range of Civil Law work including Human Rights cases at the European Courts, Education, Employment, Personal Injury and Medical Cases, Discrimination Law, Judicial Review, and Licensing Law.

Mrs. Horne-Roberts has been engaged in numerous major cases during her career, including many High Court Family and Judicial Review cases, and also including the Stanley Adams whistle-blowing case in the European Court of Justice in the 1980s. , the vaccine damage litigation in the UK and European Court of Human Rights in the 1990s to date, and recently the US Omnibus cases.

She represented young Claimants in the US Omnibus Vaccine Court cases, alleging a link between vaccines and autism. Some of these cases succeeded and/or were conceded by the US Government, the Defendant to the actions.

She writes on legal subjects including books on Employment and Family Law and Medical Negligence and Vaccine Injury. She was founder and first Chair of the Association of Women Barristers; and was formerly on the Young Bar Committee.

She is a member of the Middle Temple and of the Inner Temple (ad eundem).

Jennifer Horne-Roberts is married to an Architect and has had two children: Francesca, a young Graduate and Post Graduate (Mandarin and Economics) now in business; and Harry her beloved and gifted son, who died as the result of medical negligence aged 20.

Mrs. Horne-Roberts is happy to attend Conferences at Goldsmith Chambers or locally at short notice by arrangement with her Clerk, Mr. Keith Roberts.

 




YEAR OF CALL:

1976 –Middle Temple; Ad Eundem Inner Temple.




PRACTICE AREAS:

Civil Law

Personal Injury; Medical Negligence; Contract; Tort; Employment; Administrative; Discrimination; Licensing; Property Law. Commercial Law

Family Law

Advocate in Courts at all levels

High Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights; European Court of Justice; United States Federal Courts.

Arbitration

Chair of Arbitration in the Print Industry.




EDUCATION:

BA(Hons)London.Modern History.

Council of Legal Education: Bar Exams Part I.

College of Law Chancery Lane- Bar Exams Part II.

University of Perugia-Diploma in Italian.




MEMBERSHIPS:

Founder and 1st Chair Assoc Women Barristers.

Former member Young Bar Committee.

Trustee Harington Scheme. SN’s Young Persons Training for Work Charity.

Trustee, Trust for Autism Charity.




NOTABLE CASES:

Simmons and Simmons FD/CA: Statutory Charge(1984) 1AER 83CA.

Cottrell and Rothon: Discrimination Law(1980) 1WLR 1580.

Savings Investment Bank v Gasco Ch.D./CA: Standard of proof, Law of Contempt(1984) 1WLR 271(1988) 2WLR 1212.

Stanley Adams Case ECJ-Whistleblower / Hoffmann la Roche(1985)ECtHR 3539 3995.

R v Sec of State for Home Department Ex p. Samuel D. Aleniyo (1994) IAR 450 (1995) IAR 101CA.

UK MMR/ autism litigation 2003-8(widely reported). Plus Judicial Review application in High Court, CA and ECtHR against removal of Legal Aid for MMR/Autism UK trial on behalf of 10 Claimants.

US Omnibus cases 2009(widely reported). Counsel in US and UK Vaccine injury/Autism cases-continuing.

UK Counsel in US Presidential Inquiry into unsafe vaccines which is led by Robert Kennedy Jnr. Attorney




PUBLICATIONS:

Book on Employment Law .

Co-author book on Family Law .

Three E-books on MMR/Autism litigation in UK and ECtHR .

Harry’s Story-A Brilliant Boy’s Short Life.

Harry’s Inquest-A Brilliant Boy’s Short Life.

The Gates – A Novel.

Harry’s Art Book.

Lament for Harry




keith@horne-roberts.co.uk

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