Solicitor since 2012
Samantha joined Chambers in May 2022, following a ten year career as a solicitor.
After being called to the Bar in 2009, Samantha started to practise exclusively in the area of Family Law. Having secured employment at a solicitors firm in Lancaster, Samantha started the process to cross-qualify as a solicitor, and successfully did so in 2012. Since this time, Samantha has practiced as a solicitor in a number of private law firms, dealing with all matters relating to Family Law and with particular expertise in advising on public and private law Children Act matters. Within this role, Samantha advised clients on all matters relating to Child Arrangements Order proceedings at all stages. Samantha also acquired vast experience in advising applicants and respondents in injunction applications.
Excellence Through Continuity of Representation
Since 2015, Samantha Jones has worked exclusively within local authorities, providing legal advice to social services in all matters relating to child welfare and protection. Samantha appears in court on a regular basis, dealing with a wide range of matters from Emergency Protection Orders, applications for Interim Care Orders, Deprivation of Liberty proceedings, Secure Accommodation Orders, and Forced Marriage Protection Orders.
Samantha deals with all levels of public law matters from cases of neglect, inflicted injury, Honour Based Violence and sexual abuse. Samantha also has experience of cases with cross-jurisdictional issues and has advised local authorities on issues relating to European children and families. Samantha has worked with the most vulnerable people in society and has supported those with additional needs with fair access to justice. Samantha has also appeared in court in matters relating to discharge of Care Orders, revocation of Placement Orders, and leave to oppose Adoption Orders.
Samantha Jones accepts instructions for representation on behalf of local authorities, parents and guardians, as well as any other represented party in all types of Children Act proceedings. Samantha is thorough, approachable and passionate about achieving the best outcome for her clients.
Leeds Metropolitan University
Bar Vocational Course 2009
Admitted to the Roll 2012
Honourable Society of Grays Inn
Family Law Bar Association