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 and pensions. 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.

Jane will also advise on Ante and Post Nuptial Agreements.

Articles by Jane Carter

Self -harming and Apocalyptic Litigation in the Family Courts: Xanthopoulos v Rakshina [2022] EWFC 30

Readers are referred to the article by  Melanie McIntosh “Financial Remedy: Snapshot Eclectic Update” drawing attention to the Statement on the Efficient Conduct of Financial Remedy Proceedings given The Hon. Mr. Justice Mostyn has again expressed exasperation due to the “utter disregard”  for guidance, procedure and orders in the family courts roundly critising the case Continue reading

E v L [2021] EWFC 60 (Fam) – Short, childless marriages, the sharing principle and absence of white leopards

The husband was aged 66 and the wife aged 61. The parties’ relationship began in 2015 when the husband immediately began providing the wife with financial support, paying her between £5000 – £10,000 per month. The parties became engaged in 2016 married in 2017 and separated in 2019. The parties disagreed over the date of Continue reading

Jane Carter's Testimonials for Divorce & Matrimonial Finance

I would like to express my deepest gratitude for your exceptional services during my divorce proceedings…Your expertise and professionalism as a barrister were truly remarkable. You skilfully navigated an extremely difficult case, and the outcome exceeded my expectations. I want to wish you all the best in your career and hope that you continue to win as many cases as possible. Your dedication to your clients is evident, and I couldn’t have asked for a better advocate during this challenging time.”

Client instructing Jane Carter through solicitors – Sep 23

I just wanted to say that Jane was beyond awesome on this case.

She was incredible under circumstances that were far less than perfect.

Every one of my clients that have met her give brilliant feedback and she always makes them feel very comfortable.

Solicitors Instructing Jane Carter on a Finance Matter – January 2022

“Ms Carter provided a great service to our client. Ms Carter’s communication with me was also great before and during the hearing.”

Ms T from Solicitors instructing Jane Carter – November 20