Jane Livingstone

Position: Associate Lecturer in Family Law

College: College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department: Derby Law School

Subject area: Law:

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I am a senior associate solicitor working in private practice at Knights Professional Services based in Derby.  I specialise in Family Law dealing with all aspects of relationship breakdown.  I am also an associate lecturer for Derby Law School, teaching the Family Law and Practice module.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a member of Resolution and practice in accordance with their code of conduct which involves a commitment to the constructive resolution of family law disputes. 

I am a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.



  • BA (Hons) Law and Criminology, 2:1
  • The Legal Practice Course, Distinction
  • The Professional Skills Course


Experience in industry

I have worked in private practice since 1998. I specialise in family work and undertake cases in all aspects of this area. I have a particular expertise in dealing with financial settlements for both married and unmarried couples who are separating as well as resolving any issues regarding arrangements for children.  I also regularly prepare pre an post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements for protection of wealth.   

In the media

I have appeared on BBC and other local radio commenting on topical family law issues. I have also written articles for local press and continue to regularly blog on family law topics (www.familysolicitorblog.co.uk).

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