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Carly James

Advocate Carly James, Partner

Senior Associate Carly James has 12 years experience encompassing the whole family law spectrum. Whilst her core focus is divorce and separation proceedings, she also has particular expertise dealing with complex children matters.

She qualified as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in October 2011 and was accredited by the Children’s Panel in 2015 as a lawyer able to represent Children (on the instructions of the Guardian or independently) and also Parents (or a relative who wishes to be considered as a primary carer) in relation to Public Law Proceedings.

Carly is recognised for building strong client relationships. She combines a sharp eye for detail with a holistic view, that keeps her clients’ objectives firmly in mind. She is a successful negotiator and pragmatist who strives to settle cases where possible and in her clients’ interests.

Carly has recently been listed in the "Rising Stars" list in the Legal 500 2020's guide to associates who make a material difference to the practice and is a recomended lawyer in the Legal 500 2020 editorial.

I cannot recommend Carly highly enough. Carly was very thorough, professional and exceptionally knowledgeable. I trusted her judgement and this always gave me the best possible outcomes. I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer to help and guide me through what proved to be a challenging and emotional process.

I instructed Carly with my divorce. She achieved the best result and far more economically than I could have hoped for. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through divorce without hesitation.

Carly was brilliant throughout my rollercoaster of a divorce. Pragmatic yet sensitive in her approach, I took so much strength from working with her. She was extremely successful in securing a great outcome for myself and my children.