Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson is an experienced and well respected barrister who has lived and practised as a barrister in Kent for over 25 years. He specialises exclusively in family law.

His clients include parents, grandparents, children and local authorities. He is often sought after to represent those with mental health issues, substance dependency issues and vulnerable persons such as victims of sexual or domestic abuse.
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Kevin Jackson is an experienced and well respected barrister who has lived and practised as a barrister in Kent for over 25 years. He specialises exclusively in family law.

His clients include parents, grandparents, children and local authorities. He is often sought after to represent those with mental health issues, substance dependency issues and vulnerable persons such as victims of sexual or domestic abuse.

Kevin is known for his ability to manage difficult and complex cases including cases involving serious allegations. He works closely with his clients to ensure that they have a clear understanding of the issues in the case and an understanding of court procedure. Kevin has exceptionally good client care skills and he works hard to take away the mystery and reduce the stress of the court proceedings. He gives objective and realistic advice to his clients.

He has been described as a persuasive court advocate, who deploys both his knowledge of the law and his knowledge of the case in order to achieve the best outcome.

Kevin is frequently sought after by solicitors in Kent:

“We have regularly instructed Kevin Jackson who has achieved some very good outcomes and received excellent feedback from our clients.”

Kevin regularly gives lectures and seminars addressing developments in family law

Kevin is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public under the Direct Public Access Scheme.

Public Law Children

Kevin frequently represents children, parents or grandparents in care, adoption and special guardianship proceedings. His work in these areas encompasses issues of domestic violence, physical emotional or sexual abuse, alcohol or substance misuse, and child neglect.

He gives clear and objective advice as to the strengths and weaknesses of the case. He likes to work closely with instructing solicitors to advise on evidence such as the instruction of experts, and on tactics and procedural matters, so as to shape the case with a view to achieving the best possible outcome.

Kevin works hard with vulnerable clients to ensure that they understand the issues in the case and the court process.

Kevin Jackson's Public Law Children Cases

Representing a troubled teenager

Kevin represented a child in early teens, through a Children’s guardian. The child was beyond parental control and had absconded on numerous occasions, thereby becoming at risk. The case was listed by the court for a final hearing. By this time, the child had been placed with foster carers, and was enjoying a period of Continue reading

Keeping a family together after a tragic event

Kevin acted for the father of a young child. The family had recently suffered a tragedy and were struggling emotionally. The local authority was seeking the child’s removal from the parents’ care on the grounds of neglect, and had begun care proceedings. Kevin was able to work sensitively with the family, and the local authority, Continue reading

Representing a vulnerable mother

Kevin represented a mother of multiple children in proceedings involving allegations of gross neglect, drug abuse and domestic violence, which was listed for final hearing. Due to mental health issues and cognitive difficulties, the mother was regarded as a vulnerable party. Kevin’s sensitive handling of the case, including over the course of a two-day trial, Continue reading

Articles by Kevin Jackson

Re H (A Child- Hair Strand Testing) [2017] EWFC 64 – Mr. Justice Peter Jackson

A distillation of the key points from this important guideline case concerning hair strand drug testing. On 29th September 2017 after 6 days of evidence, legal argument and submissions Mr. Justice Peter Jackson handed down a Judgment that looked at several key issues that are relevant to practitioners in public and private law family proceedings Continue reading

Kevin Jackson's Testimonials for Public Law Children

“Thank you for all your efforts over the last few weeks, on behalf of my family.

Your support gave us the confidence to follow this through.”

 

Ms L Instructing Kevin Jackson through Solicitors – July 2017

Children - Private Law (CAP)

Where parents have separated or are in the process of separating, Kevin acts in cases where the parents cannot agree for example, who the child should live with or what periods of time the child should spend with the other parent. These cases may arise from simple differences of opinion or they may arise from allegations against a parent of domestic violence, physical emotional or sexual abuse or allegations of alcohol or substance abuse.

Kevin has also acted in cases where a parent wants to move abroad with the child or where the parents cannot agree on matters concerning the child’s upbringing such as education or religion.

Kevin has represented adults in cases involving applications for non molestation injunctions and occupation orders.

Kevin Jackson's Children - Private Law (CAP) Cases

Representing a Father in an acrimonious situation

Kevin represented the Father of a young child. The parents had recently separated amid cross allegations of domestic violence and abuse, and the child was in the care of the Father, who was refusing to let the Mother have contact. The parents were in dispute as to which the child should live with, and the Continue reading

Support for a Father with a Child Arrangements Order

Kevin represented the Father of two children. At an earlier court hearing, the court had made an order that the children should live with their Father and spend time visiting their Mother, including overnight stays. The mother subsequently issued a further application, seeking to increase the amount of time that the children should spend with Continue reading

Articles by Kevin Jackson

Re H (A Child- Hair Strand Testing) [2017] EWFC 64 – Mr. Justice Peter Jackson

A distillation of the key points from this important guideline case concerning hair strand drug testing. On 29th September 2017 after 6 days of evidence, legal argument and submissions Mr. Justice Peter Jackson handed down a Judgment that looked at several key issues that are relevant to practitioners in public and private law family proceedings Continue reading

Parental Alienation: New Initiatives

Identifying The Problem Court proceedings involving the phenomenon of the ‘excluded parent’ can take many forms. Such cases are variously described as parental alienation/ hostility, intractable contact, chronic litigation disputes etc. There is no definition of these terms but as practitioners we encounter them quite regularly and we recognise them when we see them. Getting Continue reading

Kevin Jackson's Testimonials for Children - Private Law (CAP)

“I would like to say how pleased I am with the work that Mr Kevin Jackson provided for me. Mr Jackson was efficient and helpful, he also helped me to feel at ease on a very stressful day and had an extensive legal knowledge which helped provide me with a favourable outcome at court. I would recommend Mr Jackson to anyone looking for a barrister.”

Ms W instructing Kevin Jackson through DPA scheme – January 16