Clerking team

Tim Booth
Tim Booth

Senior Clerk Sheffield

Suzanne Heron

Lead Clerk, Family and Court of Protection

Jayne Harper

Family and Court of Protection Clerk

‘Very forensic, able to assimilate and analyse huge amounts of evidence with a talent to distilling it down to what really is important/relevant. Very much knows how to run a case. Excellent with professional and lay clients, including vulnerable clients and protected persons. Strong on both paper and in advocacy.’

Legal 500, 2021

Jane specialises in all law relating to children and regularly represents Local Authorities, children, parents and wider family members both within and outside South Yorkshire. Jane has been regularly instructed on behalf of the police in relation to applications for disclosure in particularly serious cases of child injury or death.

After 17 years as a solicitor Jane transferred to the Bar in 2007. Prior to that she had acquired her rights of audience in the higher courts, was a member of the Law Society Children Panel from 1995 and a partner in a leading firm in South Yorkshire.

    Children (Public and Private law)

    Jane is recognised for her clear advice, common sense approach and tenacious representation of her clients. She has considerable experience in the conduct of complex cases involving disputed expert evidence and the cross examination of medical experts. Jane also has considerable experience in dealing with parental disputes concerning children from straightforward child arrangement order applications to finding of fact hearings involving serious allegations including allegations of rape. Jane also has a particular interest in international relocation cases involving cases inside and outside of Europe.

    Client Testimonials

    When I first started working in family law I was told that when I needed that little bit extra, Jane should be the one I go to, and I have done ever since.” – Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell

    “Jane is very good at thinking out-of-the-box and she is highly respected by those that instruct her, her clients, opponents and Judges. I have no hesitation in recommending Jane” – Solicitor at Atherton & Godfrey

     “I have known Jane for a number of years. She works incredibly hard. She gives practical and sensible advice and will always do her best for her clients. She is extremely knowledgeable and is well respected within the legal profession” – Solicitor at Taylor Bracewell.


    • The Family Law Bar Association
    • The North Eastern Circuit