St Ives Chambers

Charmian Jackson

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Practice Areas

Private Law Children, Family - Finance


Charmian is an approachable, tenacious and engaging barrister with experience at all stages of financial remedy and TOLATA proceedings and private law children work. Charmian’s financial cases often involve children and parents with disabilities or mental health issues and those with debt and state benefits considerations. The cases in which she is instructed frequently involve debt and bankruptcy issues, public and private sector pension provision, business assets, the alleged concealment of wealth, inherited wealth and significant pre- or post-relationship acquired assets.

Charmian has a particular interest in cases where there is an overlap between the Family Court and the Court of Protection. The private law cases she undertakes often include those involving serious allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, including parental alienation. Charmian has experience of applications involving the interplay between differing jurisdictions and issues of internal and external relocation.

Charmian is known for having an excellent manner with clients, including those with particular vulnerabilities, and is always thoroughly prepared with an excellent eye for detail. Charmian sits as a Deputy District Judge on the Midlands Circuit.

Professional Memberships

Midland Circuit; Resolution; Member of West Midlands Resolution Committee.