Janet Broadley

Janet Broadley

Janet Broadley has been a member of Resolution for over 10 years and has practised family law for 15 years, although has enjoyed two career breaks to pursue her passion for trans-ocean sailing.

Janet specialises in all aspects of domestic and international family law, particularly matters involving children. Janet won Jordan’s International Family Lawyer of the Year 2014. 


Janet specialises in the following areas:

Child Abduction (Hague and non-Hague Convention countries) and is regularly instructed by ICACU and increasingly by respondents. Janet was recently instructed by the respondents in Re KP (A Child) 2014 EWCA Civ 554 (judges meeting with children) and TF v PJ [2014] EWHC 1780 (Fam). Janet was also instructed by reunite in Re LC [2014] UKSC1.

Janet is regularly instructed in international family matters, many involving jurisdictional disputes. Whilst many of these disputes are successfully resolved through mediation and negotiation, some matters are complex and require resolution at court (mostly at appellate level). In Re I (A Child)(Contact Application: Jurisdiction)[2010] 1 FLR 361 Janet successfully acted for the mother in establishing that the English Courts had jurisdiction. Janet also acted on behalf of the father in Mercredi and Chaffe [2011] EWCA Civ 272 the first ever family case from England to be referred to the CJEU (Case C-497/10 PPU) seeking guidance and clarification as to the definition of habitual residence.

Janet is regularly instructed by parents who wish to relocate abroad, temporarily or permanently, as well as parents who experience difficulties in reaching agreement with child arrangements following separation and/or divorce, particularly complex cases intractable disputes. 

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