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

“She is well known for her practice in public law children matters.”

Legal 500, 2019

Justine Cole is a specialist family barrister, who has practised exclusively in all areas of family law since joining the bar.

    Children (Public and Private law)

    Justine’s practice includes all aspects of family law, with a particular emphasis on complex care cases. She is regularly instructed in care proceedings on behalf of Local Authorities, parents who are subject to proceedings, and children. She has also represented parents who lack capacity, being instructed by the Official Solicitor.

    She has appeared in the High Court and the County Court in care cases involving child death, significant non-accidental injuries with complex medical evidence, sexual abuse, physical abuse and serious neglect cases. She has also been involved in a number of Secure Accommodation cases.

    Justine also receives instructions on all aspects of private law work such as residence, shared residence, intractable contact disputes and domestic violence cases.


    • Family Law Bar Association