Jane Bacon is a specialist family law barrister representing professional and lay clients in complex public and private children’s cases, and deprivation of liberty.

Jane is sought after by professional and lay clients for serious injury cases, including the death of a child or baby.  She has extensive clinical knowledge having practiced as a Registered Midwife and Nurse before being called to the Bar.  This makes Jane a popular choice in cases requiring forensic analysis of complex medical evidence.

Jane is an experienced Panel Chairman at the General Medical Council in cases of alleged misconduct/underperformance of registered medical practitioners.

Jane is described by her colleagues as an excellent advocate, personable yet tenacious, who brings a practical and pragmatic approach to complex cases whether acting for professional or lay clients.

Key cases & testimonials

Recently reported cases include:

LCC v The Mother & Anor [2024] EWHC 923 (Fam)-12.4.24 (Lieven J)

Re: R (A Parent with Disabilities) [2024] EWFC 47 (B)

Re: Joe (a child) (Long term foster care versus adoption) [2023] EWFC 174

Jane is a brilliant advocate who provides clear, sensible and pragmatic advice. She is analytical and is very good on complex or nuance cases. She is always willing to go the extra mile for you and is very generous with her time and input into your case offering guidance and support when necessary. Leicester County Council, 2023
Jane is an excellent advocate with a thorough and detailed knowledge of the law and legal procedures. She is very clear in advice and thinks about the nuances of a case in a proactive way so that issues can be prevented before they arise. Jane is a highly personable yet tenacious professional who is happy to provide additional advice and guidance which makes her a great barrister to instruct.Leicester County Council, 2023
A pragmatic and persuasive barrister that is always well prepared for hearings and extremely knowledgeable. Jane goes over and above for her clients to ensure cases are heading in the right direction.Leicester County Council, 2023
Jane is hard working and reliable. She puts clients at ease and is empathetic and supportive. She gives practical advice to clients and has exceptionally strong advocacy skills. Jane’s extensive medical knowledge and experience is a real asset in dealing with injury cases. Her follow up after hearings and continued assistance throughout the case makes life for her instructing solicitor so much easier. Emma Stanbanks, Director, Care Solicitor, Johnson Astills, 2023
Jane is an excellent advocate who puts her lay and professionals clients’ cases robustly, thoroughly and persuasively. One of Jane’s strengths is her ability to see the ‘bigger picture’ of a client’s case as a whole, both practically and legally. Jane is a go to counsel for complex public law matters because of her deep knowledge, experience and compassion in this complex area of law and I know when I am looking for counsel, if Jane is available to represent my clients, they will be represented exceptionally.Claire Cousins, Partner, Dodds Solicitors, 2023
I have no hesitation in recommending Jane as Counsel. Besides her legal knowledge and experience, she brings a welcome practical and pragmatic approach to complex cases. She is particularly skilled with vulnerable clients, always sensitive to their needs and able to put cases in a way that ensures the client feels heard. Conversely, if acting for a professional client, she is able to present cases in such a way as to ensure that the issues for the Court are dealt with whilst conducting her advocacy in a humane way, never ignorant to the fact that we are in the business of people’s lives with children at the forefront of the case.Oilen Wann, Solicitor, Straw and Pearce 2023

Further information

Appointments & Memberships

Chairman of Fitness to Practice Panel of the General Medical Council

Family Law Bar Association

Midland Circuit