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Jackie joined Rudlings and Wakelam in September 2013 and is an experienced solicitor in their Child Care team.

Jackie qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and has specialised in various aspects of Family Law since then. She is a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme which enables her to represent children, parents and other relatives in Care Proceedings covering varying issues such as neglect, emotional harm, physical abuse, sexual abuse, substance misuse and domestic abuse. She also represents children or their parents in proceedings for Secure Accommodation Orders. Wherever possible, Jackie represents her clients in court hearings, mainly in East Anglia.

Jackie also specialises in other cases involving children, such as Special Guardianship Orders,  disputes  between parents about living arrangements and other issues for children  and complex ‘16.4’ cases where the children’s views are made through a children’s guardian.

Jackie has been a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children and Resolution for many years and seeks to ensure that the voice of her clients are heard in the court process.

Jackie’s other interests include badminton, racquetball, bird-watching and following the ups and the downs of Welsh Rugby.

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