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“Jacqui Gilliatt is routinely instructed in cases involving issues of a serious magnitude, including those concerning fictitious illness, allegations of sexual abuse and injury, and drug and alcohol misuse. “Jacqui is clear and concise, and determined and incisive in both her written and oral submissions. She shows exceptional attention to detail, without losing sight of the overall picture, and her cross-examinations are simply outstanding.” Chambers UK Bar 2019
“Jacqui Gilliatt regularly handles a wide range of children’s cases in both the public and private spheres. She is routinely instructed in matters involving issues of a serious magnitude, including those concerning fictitious illness, allegations of sexual abuse and injury, and drug and alcohol misuse. A long-standing public law practitioner who does really well with local authority work and is a good advocate.” Chambers UK Bar 2020
Jacqui has over 25 years’ experience in cases about children both between parents (and other family members) and involving social services. She is trained in and enthusiastic about accepting direct access instructions.
Jacqui’s practice has included cases involving: baby shaking, complex or conflicting medical evidence, disability, disputes between same sex couples, domestic violence, education law, fabricated allegations, forced marriage & ‘honour’ violence, human rights, human trafficking, incest, international law, intractable contact / residence disputes, mental health, non-accidental injuries, Official Solicitor, parallel criminal proceedings, placement outside the jurisdiction, sexual abuse, substance misuse & addiction, sudden infant death, transgender issues & unexplained deaths.
Jacqui is a member of Jordan’s Family Law Advisory Board and is the General Editor of the Family Law Week Blog. She regularly presents seminars on family law topics.
Jacqui has her own recently relaunched website, Children in Law (now incorporating Bloody Relations & new blogs Paramount Considerations, Family Law Webworld & The Law Is a Funny Business). She also curates several online papers, Fami.li Law & Decree Absolute (Paper.Li) and Children in Law, Decree Absolute & Legal In General (Scoop It).
Recent seminars have included:
Recently published articles include S 20 Children Act 1989: Consent not Coercion: Issue or Be Damned on Family Law Week and s17 & Child Arrangements Orders on the Local Government Lawyer
Law School: Westminster University
Family Law Bar Association