Jane Aldred – Solicitor Advocate

Jane Aldred is based in Pontefract

  • Switalskis Solicitors 49 Ropergate, Pontefract WF8 1JZ
  • 01977 703215

Jane qualified as a Solicitor in 1992 and has been a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel since 1996. A respected specialist in child care law, she holds Higher Rights of Audience, which means she is able to represent clients before Courts at all levels. Jane advises and represents children (often through Court-appointed Guardians) as well as parents and other relatives in care proceedings.

Jane is also a trained family mediator and part of our family mediation team, which helps divorcing and separating couples to work together to find mutually agreeable solutions to disagreements arising out of divorce and separation.

In her spare time, Jane is a Specialist Member of the National Child Safeguarding in Sport Panel for Sports Resolutions.

We asked Jane:

Q: What can clients expect from you?
A: Quality advice based on many years experience plus a determined approach to make their voice heard.

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a Child Care Solicitor?
A: Challenging the local authority when they get things wrong!

Q: What drew you to your specialism?
A: The wide range of skills required in terms of dealing with Child Care Law cases which range from practical advice to in-depth legal expertise.

Q: What are your interests outside of work?
A: My Kindle (unsurprisingly, my favourite book is To Kill a Mockingbird!) and supporting Manchester United and Wakefield Wildcats.I also act as Club Welfare Officer for Castle Grove Junior Football, Chair of Jerry Clay Academy PTA and I am a Member of the National Safeguarding Panel for Sport.