"Jayne is an excellent advocate. She is always willing to listen to the client’s instructions, advise on the best way forward and present their case. Her preparation for a case, drafting and skill in the courtroom is exceptional."Legal 500 2024
Jayne has vast experience in public law, including expertise in the most severe and complex cases, including non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and FII/perplexing presentations. She is frequently instructed as a leading junior. Many of her cases involve concurrent criminal proceedings. Jayne is commonly recommended to represent vulnerable clients, parents and children in care proceedings and has helped develop the Court of Protection team in her previous chambers. Jayne is a pupil supervisor.
Alongside her mainstream practice Jayne is a trustee and chairperson of the charity Kinship, which is dedicated to supporting kinship carers and campaigning to bring about effective change. She has experience in overseas projects addressing children’s rights in conflict zones working with government officials, UN agencies and NGOs in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory on the treatment of Palestinian children by the Israeli military (Children in Military Custody).
“Jayne Harrill – I have known Jayne since I was a trainee solicitor and have instructed her regularly over the 18 years since qualification. I have built an excellent working relationship with Jayne and greatly value her advice, support and assistance. Jayne’s strengths are countless, and she has always been available to share her knowledge on any issue that arises in cases where she may or may not be instructed. One of Jayne’s greatest strengths is representing all clients, from the most vulnerable to the most difficult, dealing with complex legal issues in extremely stressful proceedings. I have never had negative feedback from a client who was represented by Jayne, no matter the outcome of their case. Jayne has been pupil supervisor to
several pupils over the years who have gone on to become excellent counsel in their own right and who I also regularly instruct. I am unable to think of any weaknesses for Jayne other than maybe being very busy in her varied roles that I cannot instruct her for every hearing.” Ranjit Jhaghra – Albin & Co Solicitors (2021)
“I regularly instruct Jayne Harrill to represent parents in complex cases where it appears that the parents have no hope of keeping their children or having them returned to their care. Jayne is not only meticulous in her approach but is highly empathetic with my clients and is able to gain and keep their trust. Jayne has been able to achieve positive outcomes for my clients in extremely difficult circumstances, and she is always timely with her responses to my emails and in providing position statements.” Anna Perry – TV Edwards, Solicitors & Advocates LLP (2021)
Children In Military Custody | 01st Jun 2012
Children in Military Custody assesses the treatment of Palestinian children under Israeli military law, examining each stage in the process: arrest, interrogation, bail hearings and plea bargains, trial, sentencing, detention and complaints. The report deals with a comparative analysis of Israeli domestic law as it applies to Israeli children and Israeli military law as it applies to Palestinian children. The central questions addressed are: what are the differences between the two systems and is there any justification for these differences.