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Our Team - Jane Swancott

Job Title:

Solicitor - Head of Family Department & Private/Elderly Client Department.

Jane qualified in 1994 and worked predominantly in the Staffordshire area before setting up her own specialist Solicitors office in Tettenhall, Wolverhampton in 2005.

Area of legal expertise

Jane deals with all aspects of Family Law including:-

  • A) Family
    • Public Law Proceedings relating to children i.e. Care or Placement Proceedings or any action involving Social Services intervention into family life
    • Private Law issues such as; where a child/children resides; Specific Issues such as schooling; Change of name or Parental Responsibility or who they spend time with such as parents; grandparents or other extended family.
    • Child Abduction
    • Adoption both in UK or overseas
    • Surrogacy advice
    • Breakdown of relationships whether married, civil partnered or cohabiting.
    • Maintenance issues
    • Other miscellaneous family matters
  • B) Private/Elderly Client Issues
    • Wills & Probate
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Later life care and Care Home issues
    • Court of Protection
    • Estate disputes
    • Inheritance Act Court Claims


Jane is always client focused. She approaches issues with common sense as we as from a legal perspective. This enables her to achieve the best outcomes for her clients. Her dedication in representing children and all vulnerable clients is particularly notable.”  LinkedIn Recommendation, 2013

Notable Cases

Walsall MBC v KK & Anor [2013]

Membership of:-

  • Law Society Child Care Panel
  • Resolution
  • Grandparents Association
  • Solicitors for the Elderly

Outside of work:

Jane enjoys keeping fit and walking in her spare time.  She also enjoys socialising and spending time with her daughter.

Case Studies

May 27th, 2014

Just a quick “Thank You” again to Jane Swancott and the team for fighting my daughter’s corner in the Hague Convention case a few years back. We will forever be in your...

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