Jacqueline Deans

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Jacqueline is a Family Law practitioner specialising in Public Law Proceedings.

In acting for parents, children and interveners, Jacqueline has extensive experience in cases involving serious non-accidental injuries and where death is alleged. She has experience of challenging and presenting cases involving complex medical evidence. She is also regularly instructed in cases where serious sexual abuse is alleged.

Jacqueline frequently acts on behalf of vulnerable parents and parents with significant mental health and/or learning difficulties. She has conducted multiday fact finding hearings and conducted many cases involving different cultures and languages and is experienced in working with interpreters and intermediaries. Recent cases include parents from Pakistan, Republic of Yemen, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Romania and Lithuania.

Jacqueline is currently being led by Lorraine Cavanagh QC, representing the mother in a case where it is alleged that she has poisoned her child with sodium chloride. This case involves complex medical evidence from two world renowned Nephrologists.

Up until 2006, Jacqueline’s practice consisted of both Crime and Family Law, which means she can offer the skill and experience gained as a criminal advocate but also the discipline, thoroughness and accuracy that Family work brings.


A Local Authority V F and others 13 December 2018