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Barbara Corbett

Senior Partner

Professional Background

Barbara has a BA (Hons) Law degree from Trent Polytechnic (Nottingham Trent University) and an LLM in Welfare Law (with distinction) from the University of Leicester. She qualified as an English solicitor in June 1998 after training with Brethertons Solicitors in Rugby, becoming a partner there in April 2002. In September 2007 Barbara moved to Jersey to set up the Family Department at Hanson Renouf (subsequently Benest Corbett Renouf and BCR Law). She became a partner in April 2011 after cross qualifying as a Jersey advocate in September 2010. Barbara co-founded Corbett Le Quesne with Advocate Nicholas Le Quesne in November 2017. Barbara is also a qualified collaborative lawyer, a civil and commercial mediator, a family mediator, a family law arbitrator (both finance and children) and qualified in direct consultation with children in mediation. She is a member of the Law Society of Jersey’s Children Panel and Mental Health Panel.

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (June 1998)
  • Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey (September 2010)
  • Civil and Commercial Mediator (July 2007)
  • Family Mediator (September 2013)
  • Family Law Arbitrator (February 2014)
  • Family Law Arbitrator (Children) (August 2016)
  • Collaborative Lawyer (April 2004)
  • Direct Consultation with Children in Mediation (August 2016)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Jersey
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Resolution
  • Jersey Family Law Association
  • Fellow: International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Member: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • National Family Mediation
  • Association of Lawyers for Children
  • Institute of Family Law Arbitrators
  • Law Society of Jersey Children Panel
  • Law Society of Jersey Mental Health Review Tribunal Panel
  • Family Mediation Jersey
  • The Resolution Centre

Cases

Jersey

  • [2018]JRC035 - In the matter of Joel (Free for adoption order) 13-Feb- 2018
  • [2017]JRC084 - In the matter of Nicole (Care order) 8-Jun- 2017
  • [2017]JRC062A - L-v- M (Matrimonial) 18-Apr- 2017 (ancillary relief and property)
  • [2017]JRC037 - IN the matter of Taylor (Care proceedings) 6- Mar-2017
  • [2016]JRC198B - E-v- F (Family) 1-Nov- 2016 (child maintenance)
  • [2016]JRC223B - S-v- T (Matrimonial) 5-Dec- 2016 (spousal maintenance)
  • [2016]JRC209 - In the matter of Nicole (Care proceedings) 16-Nov-2016 (leave to live outside Jersey)
  • [2016]JRC184A - L-v- M (Matrimonial) 11-Oct- 2016 (pre-nuptial agreement)
  • [2016]JRC126 - In the matter of Lacey, Emily, Ryan, Connor and Jamie (Care order) 20-Jul- 2016
  • [2016]JCA120 - In the matter of Nicole (Care order) 12-Jul- 2016 (application by grandmother)
  • [2016]JRC079A - In the matter of Libby (Family) 7-Apr- 2016 (habitual residence)
  • [2015]JRC222 - In the matter of Hollie and Joshua (Care proceedings) 4-Nov- 2015 (costs awarded against the Minister)
  • [2015]JRC211 - In the matter of Hollie and Joshua (Care proceedings) 14-Oct- 2015 (Residence to grandmother)
  • [2015]JRC188 - In the matter of Simon (Care order) 11-Sep 2015
  • [2015]JCA072A - I-v- J (Family) 13-Apr- 2015 (costs) amicus
  • [2015]JRC056B - In the matter of Edward (Family) 18-Mar- 2015 (leave to remove)
  • [2014]JCA235 - I-v- J (Family) 28-Nov- 2014 (costs)
  • [2014]JRC220 - in the matter of Lucas (secure accommodation order) 11-Nov- 2014
  • [2014]JRC196 - In the matter of Jessica Emily Sophie and Poppy (Care order) 13-Oct- 2014
  • [2014]JRC146 - In the matter of X W V and U (Care order) 22- Jul 2014
  • [2014]JRC134 - In the matter of D (Care order) 19-Jun- 2014
  • [2014]JRC018 - In the matter of Z (Care Order) 22-Jan- 2014
  • [2013]JRC133A - In the matter of F G and H (Care proceedings) 28-Jun- 2013 (disclosure of report)
  • [2013]JRC041 - In the matter of A (Care proceedings) 22-Feb-2013
  • [2013]JRC036 - In the matter of J (Care Order) 15-Feb- 2013
  • [2012]JCA222 - In the matter of V (Child Custody) (allegations of sexual abuse)
  • [2012]JRC188 - in the matter of B (Care Order) 17-Oct- 2012
  • [2012]JRC189 - In the matter of A, B and C (Care Proceedings) 17-Oct- 2012 
  • [2012]JCA169 - Flynn v Reid 26-Sep- 2012 (cohabitee financial claim)
  • [2012]JRC167 - In the matter of V (Child Custody) 21-Sep- 2012 (sexual abuse) 
  • [2012]JRC105 - In the matter of V (Child custody) 22-May- 2012
  • [2012]JRC023 - In the matter of B (Care Order) 27-Jan- 2012
  • [2012]JRC007 - In the matter of Z (Secure Accommodation Order) 6-Jan- 2012
  • [2011]JRC228 - In the matter of QQ 29 Nov-2011
  • [2011]JRC226 - In the matter of O 25-Nov- 2011 (supervision order)
  • [2011]JRC114A - In the matter of CC 14-Jun- 2011 (costs in child case)
  • [2011]JRC111 - In the matter of O 9-Jun- 2011
  • [2011]JCA104 - In the matter of D 27-May- 2011 (Appeal against s75 order)
  • [2011]JRC039 - IN the matter of D 14-Feb- 2011
  • [2011]JRC019 - In the matter of Z 24-Jan- 2011
  • [2011]JRC014 - In the matter of X 18-Jan- 2011
  • [2008]JRC102 - B v J 23-Jun- 2008

England

  • Re G (Leave to Appeal: Jurisdiction) [1999] 1 FLR 771
  • Re B (Adoption by Unmarried Father) [2000] 2 FLR 717
  • B (A Child) v RP [2001] 1FLR 589
  • Re B (Adoption: Natural Parent) [2002] 1 FLR 196

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