Stephen Bartlet-Jones

Call: 2004

Specialist in

Dispute ResolutionDirect Access


Stephen is an experienced advocate specialising in childcare (particularly public law), court of protection, financial remedies and chancery work.

Stephen is a skilled tactician, well-known for his perceptive analysis of law and evidence and his reputation as a hard-hitting advocate. No less important are his constructive but firm approach to negotiation, and his frank, practical advice.


MA (Oxon): Literae Humaniores (Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford)
PgDL – Common Professional Examination (City University of London)
DipLaw (Bar Finals) – Inns of Court School of Law

Professional Memberships

MCIArb – Arbitrator Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
IFLA – Institute of Family Law Arbitrators
ADRg – Alternative Dispute Resolution Group
FLBA – Family Law Bar Association
COPBA – Court of Protection Bar Association
RCO – Royal College of Organists
FRSA – Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


English (Native).
French (Fluent).
German (Conversational).
Degree-level Latin and Ancient Greek.
Some Welsh, Bangla and Hindi.


2014: Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (as a trustee of Waterloo Action Centre)

2012: Lifetime Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts

2008: LawWorks Best Pro Bono Partnership (St Hilda’s East)

2004: Attorney General’s Pro Bono Award (1st Individual Prize, awarded in the House of Lords). Following this award Stephen was invited to 10 Downing Street and Washington DC in recognition of his pro bono work.

2003: Young Solicitors Pro Bono Award (1st Team Prize)

2002 & 2003: Linklaters’ residential volunteering scholarship (Toynbee Hall)

2002: Hardwicke Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn

I v I [2015] EWFC (Awaited)

An appeal from a fact-finding hearing in which findings were made that a whole paternal family, spanning three generations.

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Re S [2012] EWHC

Application of ss. 52(1)(b) and 52(5) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 where a parent’s refusal of consent is based on known facts about the person(s) in whose favour an adoption order is likely.

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AA v NA & anor [2010] EWHC 1282 (Fam); [2010] 2 FLR 1173; [2010] 3 FCR 372; [2010] Fam Law 913

Combined Children Act 1989 and Ancillary relief hearing in which, in respect of the latter, Mostyn J made observations about the inappropriateness of allowing wives to remain on benefits.

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