Jane Trenaman



Jane is an Associate solicitor in the Family team.

Jane specialises in complex cases involving children and in financial remedy on divorce.    

Jane advises on the full range of private family work from divorce and dissolution to pre-nuptial and co-habitation agreements.

Jane undertakes a significant amount of work in the resolution of financial disputes and is recognised for her close attention to detail and careful handling of complex cases. She works alongside Jayne Turner specifically assisting in handling farming divorces.

Jane has particular experience in cases involving children. Her work ranges from assisting in arrangements for children following the breakdown in a relationship; handling disputes over relocation; advising on Special Guardianship Orders; obtaining and defending Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issue Orders.

Jane is a member of Resolution and has a strong reputation throughout Mid-Devon for her calm and conciliatory approach, guiding her client’s through difficult situations with a wealth of experience and expertise.  

Jane is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Private Children Law and Complex Financial Remedies.

Jane accepts instructions from a wide variety of clients and frequently receives recommendations and referrals from those who have instructed her previously.

Relevant experience

  • Advising in complex Children Act proceedings involving an urgent application to the Court for the return of a child where there were multi-jurisdictional issues. The case also involved vulnerable parties and the instruction of numerous experts.


  • Advising on an application for a Child Arrangements Order against an implacably hostile mother who refused to confirm the birth of the child. Working with the client for many years to ultimately achieve a shared care arrangement. 


  • Advising in longstanding proceedings involving allegations of parental alienation resulting in a change of living arrangements for the child in favour of our client. 


  • Advising alongside a senior partner on a complex farming divorce involving intervenors, farming experts, an agricultural tenancy agreement and a proprietary estoppel claim. 


  • Advising in financial remedy proceedings involving a significant inequality in power between the parties, and a vulnerable client. Supporting her to achieve a fair outcome and division of the family wealth.

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