Jack Harrison is a specialist in family law, and has a busy practice across the discipline. He is particularly favoured for children law.
Jack accepts instructions in all areas of his disciplines. He is happy to advise on all matters from the pre-issue stage and onwards, both in conference and in writing.
Children: Public Law
Jack is very experienced in care proceedings. Jack represents local authorities, parents, grandparents and children in care and adoption proceedings at every stage – from interim hearings to finding of fact and final hearings. He has appeared in all levels of the Family Court, and in the High Court. He has experience of applications under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court, for example for deprivation of liberty in relation to children.
He has experience of cases involving physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, neglect, drug and alcohol abuse, forced marriage, international and jurisdictional issues, non-accidental injury (including serious injuries to young children) and emotional abuse. He has represented the Official Solicitor several times, and is experienced in cases where mental capacity is a live issue.
Jack understands that being involved in proceedings can be distressing, and will always seek to engage his clients sensitively, and involve them in every stage of the process.
Children: Private Law
Jack regularly represents litigants in private law proceedings and has experience of all types of applications and orders under the Children Act. He is regularly instructed in applications for Child Arrangement Orders, enforcement applications and injunctive relief where domestic violence is alleged, at ex parte and contested hearings. He has experience of proceedings with an international element.
Divorce and Family Finance
Jack acts for clients in divorce, judicial separation and dissolution proceedings.
He accepts instructions in all financial proceedings, including claims for financial remedy and applications under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989. He has experience of cohabitee disputes and applications under TOLATA (with overlap of Schedule 1).
Jack is from South Manchester. He read law at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Manchester, completing a Masters Degree (with distinction) in Health Care Ethics and Law. Prior to studying for the bar, Jack spent two years as an associate teacher in a multi-academy primary education trust in Burnage and Withington.
Jack regularly gives seminars and talks, and has delivered training for professionals.
Outside of the law, Jack’s interests include eating cheese, eating out, drinking gin and listening to The Smiths. He speaks conversational Spanish and plays the ukulele. He is a keen supporter of Manchester’s better football club, Manchester City. Jack is an FA-qualified coach and coached youth football. He previously worked as a youth scout for Everton FC.