Jane Carter

Jane has substantial experience of providing expert advice and representation to clients dealing with divorce and relationship breakdown at the Independent Bar in London and more recently at the Employed Bar. She joined Chambers in 2018, after several years as an Employed Barrister in a busy Family Law Specialist firm, and a short career break to focus on her own family.

Prior to taking up her career at the Bar, Jane was a paralegal in the family law department of a highly regarded family law practice, dealing directly with client’s in financial remedy and private law children proceedings.

Jane specialises in financial remedy matters, and has particular experience in dealing with complex cases involving high net worth individuals, family businesses, pensions and TOLATA. Jane also has experience of and a good understanding of the difficulties of small to medium net worth cases.

Her experience as an in-house barrister, gives her an excellent understanding of solicitors’ needs, enabling her to work particularly effectively with them and their clients. She has both an ability to build strong relationships with clients, and an excellent understanding of the more commercial aspects of legal work.

Reassuring and empathic, Jane takes a pragmatic and problem-solving approach to her cases, but at the same time she fully understands the difficult situations in which her clients may find themselves, and she is a strong advocate prepared to fight her client’s corner when necessary.

She is a clear thinker, and her forensic attention to detail, and excellent communication skills aid her in successfully representing her clients in and outside of court, where she is a robust and effective negotiator.

Her experience includes representing parties in high conflict situations and dealing with the intractable disputes which can ensue. She is skilled in dealing in a non-aggressive way with the aggressive tactics that such cases often present, helping clients to resolve difficult and emotionally charged disputes by agreement.

Divorce & Matrimonial Finance

Jane is experienced at advising and representing clients in the family courts in all areas of financial remedies following marriage or relationship breakdown.

Her financial remedies practice encompasses the full range of areas including:

  • both high net worth and small money cases;
  • business and partnership assets;
  • non disclosure issues;
  • freezing Injunctions;
  • non matrimonial property;
  • interim remedies;
  • enforcement;
  • disputes between cohabitants under TOLATA, including cases involving significant periods of cohabitation and complex factual matrixes.
  • Schedule 1 Children Act applications

Jane will also advise on Ante and Post Nuptial Agreements.

Articles by Jane Carter

Muslim Non-Marriages

Hall v Jagger; Akhter v Khan: void, voidable and non- marriages. In 1999, Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger separated and in a move heralding a long and acrimonious legal battle, Jagger sensationally released a public statement saying that he would be contesting Jerry Hall’s petition for divorce on the grounds that he and Jerry Hall Continue reading

ALI V BARBOSA[2019] EWHC 2776 (Fam)– Void or Voidable. Maintaining the discretion of the family court and the importance of the circumstances of the case

In October 2019, Mrs Justice Lieven DBE considered an application by a husband that the wife’s divorce proceedings, and the decree absolute, should be set aside for breaches in relation to service of the proceedings. The case gives an insight into when the courts may consider proceedings for divorce void or voidable and is a Continue reading

Jane Carter's Testimonials for Divorce & Matrimonial Finance

“The client sent me an email thanking us for everything and saying that you were ‘wonderful’.  I echo that sentiment. This was a  difficult case and had gone on for a very long time. I am very happy that it settled so favourably.”

Ms B from Solicitors Instructing Jane Carter – February 2020

“I was more than happy with Jane thank you! She was clearly professional, client was very happy and I was more than happy with the note and after care I received, couldn’t get a better review from me right now to be completely honest.”


Mr L from Solicitors Instructing Jane Carter – December 19

“I was very impressed with Jane. I found her to be very approachable and I was very satisfied with the outcome of the Hearing.

You may wish to pass onto Jane that the client thought she was “excellent” and was equally impressed.”

Mr K from Solicitors Instructing Jane Carter – November 19