Janet Plange

  • Year of Call 1981


Janet has been practising at the Family Bar for nearly 40 years  and is a well known for her commitment to every aspect of the family justice system. She advises on both public and private law proceedings. She has a reputation for her work and commitment to vulnerable parents in public law proceedings who appear to be in difficult or hopeless cases. She is regularly instructed on behalf of local authorities and guardians.   

Janet undertakes some pro bono work where it is considered that the parent is otherwise unable to access justice in the Family Courts. In suitable cases she will work with solicitors to keep her costs within legal aid limits where clients fall just outside the limits for eligibility.  

Previously, Janet worked for two years as an in-house lawyer in two busy London local authorities where she gained invaluable experience and insight into the role of a child protection solicitor.  This experience informs her work on behalf of all clients.

Janet's interests include all aspects of dance (particularly Latin American) and ballet, and she is a Sadler's Wells member. She also enjoys visiting art galleries and museums, and is a Tate Member.

Janet loves international travel, and visits Spain and South American countries several times every year. She speaks fluent Spanish and French.



LLB Hons, University of Birmingham


Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)


She speaks fluent Spanish and French