Jane Crowley QC

Silk - 1998   |   Call - 1976
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Jane Crowley QC specialises in all aspects of family law, particularly in child care work. Much of her work encompasses cases involving serious physical and sexual abuse and medical evidence, including ‘shaken baby’ and ‘factitious illness’.

In private law, Jane has a particular interest in cases concerning the relocation of children whether internationally or within the jurisdiction.

Jane is an excellent communicator who combines the provision of realistic advice with total commitment to her client’s case as an advocate.  She has a commanding and engaging court presence, laced with charm and a lightness of touch, which inspires confidence.  Solicitors appreciate her skills, diligence and her commitment to respond swiftly to communications.  Jane quickly builds a strong team relationship with her instructing solicitors and juniors.

Notable cases

C (a child) [2007] EWCA Civ. 2:

Court of appeal ruling on pecuniary damages for loss of opportunity in care cases (local authority decision to abandon care plan and proceed directly to adoption);

R v Vale of Glamorgan C.C. ex parte J [2001] EWCA Civ 593:

Education law (Transport to school/Bullying/Racial Harassment);

Scheeres v Scheeres (1999) 1 FLR 241, CA:

Matrimonial finance (Property Transfer/Periodical Payments);

Re S (Minors) [1994] 1 FLR 623, CA:

Inherent Jurisdiction (Abduction/Enforceability in England of Irish Courtresidence order);

Re Adoption Application (Non-Patrial: Breach of Procedures) [1993] 1 FLR 947, CA:

(Adoption of Foreign Child – El Salvador);

Re V (a Minor) [1987] 2 FLR 89, CA:

(Dispensing agreement in Adoption. Natural mother withdrawing consent);

Dipper v Dipper [1980] 1 FLR 286, CA: 

(Rights of parties over upbringing of children following one-parent residence order).


Silk: 1998 Recorder: 1996 (Assistant Recorder since 1992)

Deputy High Court Judge: 1999

Legal Chair of the Mental Health Review Tribunal: 2002

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