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Jack Harrison

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Jack Harrison - Deans Court Chambers


  • LL.B Hons in Law (2012, The University of Manchester, 2.1)
  • LL.M in Health Care Ethics and Law (2015, The University of Manchester, Distinction)
  • Bar Professional Training Course (BPP Law School, Manchester)

Professional Associations

  • Northern Circuit
  • Family Law Bar Association (Greater Manchester Committee Secretary)
  • Resolution
  • Child Concern (Trustee)


Jack Harrison is a specialist in matters relating to children. He has a busy practice and increasingly appears in cases with serious and complex factual issues, such as trafficking serious injuries (including fractures and shaking injuries), physical, sexual and emotional abuse to children and adults (including historic sexual abuse), substance abuse, forced marriage and fabricated or induced illness (FII). Jack has experience of international cases under both the 1980 Hague Convention and BIIR.

Jack is very experienced in care proceedings, and represents local authorities, parents, grandparents and children in care and adoption proceedings. He has appeared in all levels of the Family Court, and in the High Court. He is happy to advise in writing or in conference at any stage of proceedings, and regularly advises and drafts documents for local authorities at the pre-issue stage.

In private law, Jack represents parents, family members and children within proceedings under Children Act 1989. He has experience of all types of applications and orders relating to children and the family. He is a popular choice for r.16.4 guardians. Jack is skilled in dealing with difficult cases, such as relocation or cases involving parental alienation.

Jack regularly undertakes work for Advocate, the Pro Bono Charity of the Bar.

Outside of his practice, Jack regularly gives seminars, training and talks about his areas of expertise. He is a member of the core group of the Transparency Project, and is the secretary of the Manchester FLBA. He is a member of the Greater Manchester LFJB Education and Training Committee.

Jack enjoys food, travel and his weekly Spanish lessons. He is a keen photographer.

Before going to the Bar, Jack worked for two years as an associate teacher in a group of inner-city primary academies.


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