Jane Cross QC

Called 1982 | Silk 2010
She is up there with the very best.
Chambers and Partners, 2015
Experienced in cases involving serious abuse.
Legal 500, 2016
Excellent on Childcare.
Chambers and Partners, 2017
Very well known for her practice in mental health and capacity matters.
Legal 500, 2017
She is so approachable - I could ring her any time. Her attention to detail is amazing.
Chambers and Partners, 2018
Highlighted for her expertise in handling public children law matters, including serious injury and death cases.
Chambers and Partners, 2019

Jane joined Field Court as a door tenant in 2011. She is highly experienced in managing the most complex and demanding cases and has developed a reputation for skilled cross examination and forceful submission. Her forensic skills are complemented by meticulous preparation and attention to detail and by her persuasive advocacy. Her particular interest in cases involving the death and serious abuse of children reflects her ability to master complex medical evidence and her critical analysis of legal and factual issues.

Jane is also experienced in cases of serious maltreatment and neglect, including cases of sexual and inter-generational sexual abuse, child rape, fabricated and induced illness and emotional abuse and neglect. She is skilled in the questioning of vulnerable children and adults who lack capacity. Her diverse style and flexible approach gives her the ability to represent local authorities, children and parents with equanimity and her ability to adapt and to meet the challenges that these different perspectives demand, means that she is experienced in the management and presentation of all aspects of public law work.

Jane has an interest in the law relating to vulnerable adults, particularly in the jurisdictions of mental capacity and mental health. She is instructed by the Official Solicitor on behalf of patients and represents other parties, including local authorities, in proceedings under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court, in the Court of Protection and under the Mental Health Legislation. Her particular interest in the issues of deprivation of liberty and of medical treatment complements her experience in the field of public law child protection. This parallel expertise also underpins her work in the determination of the issues of the capacity and best interests of vulnerable young people aged between sixteen and eighteen.

Jane has been ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners  since 2007.

If you would like any further information regarding Jane’s practice, please contact the clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.

Education
  • Inns of Court School of Law
  • University of Liverpool