Janet Paine, Senior Solicitor - Human Rights and Court of Protection


Consultant Solicitor | Court of Protection | Accredited Legal Representative Mental Capacity Welfare Accreditation Scheme

Janet gained her LLB (Hons) from Nottingham Trent University in 1996 and went on to complete her Legal Practice Course at Leicester De Monfort University.

Janet was admitted to the roll as a solicitor in 2001 after completing her training contract with a firm specialising in family law. She went on to work at Her Majesty’s’ Court Service as a legal adviser to the magistrates, dealing with Criminal and Family matters . Since then she has gained a wealth of experience in Public Law working for various local authorities around the country, with a focus on social care law, including Childcare Proceedings and  Court of Protection proceedings.  Janet also has experience in property law and residential conveyancing.

Janet has a thorough knowledge of the Care Act 2014, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Children Act 1989, and experience of Judicial Review applications. Her work for various local authorities for over 12 years has given her insight into the practice and procedures of local authority social care departments and their statutory duties towards children and adults. She has previously conducted safeguarding adults reviews and serious case reviews for local authorities.

Janet is able to act in situations where a person (‘P’) is deprived of their liberty under conditions which amount to a deprivation of their liberty/breach of human rights and is able to represent P to challenge a standard authorisation granted by a Supervisory Body through the Court of Protection. Janet can also assist individuals to make applications to the Court of Protection in relation to welfare decisions or to apply to appoint a Deputy for Finance and Property or Welfare. Janet is able to advise assist and champion individual clients in relation to social care and deprivation of liberty. Janet  will offer a  service to vulnerable clients based on empathy  and integrity.


Away from the office, Janet enjoys a variety of hobbies with her family, including running, swimming, paddle-boarding and  country walks with her dog.


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