I joined the Family Team at Crane & Staples in February 2019. I became a Senior Associate Solicitor in April 2023.
Since I qualified as a solicitor in 2010, I have specialised in Family and Children Law.
I represent parents and children in care proceedings in cases involving:
- Allegations of non-accidental injuries
- Allegations of sexual and physical abuse
- Complex medical issues
- Allegations of domestic violence
- Drug and alcohol concerns
- Mental health issues.
Memberships and Positions Held
I am a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Panel, Family Law Panel and Family Law (Advanced) Panel.
I am a member of Resolution and a member of Resolution’s Legal Aid Committee. You can find out more about the Resolution Code of Practice here.
Outside the office
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, I am an avid reader (particularly crime fiction) and I am a supporter of the basketball team the Newcastle Eagles.
I also enjoy supporting local charity and community events. In December 2022, I nominated the Lister Hospital Maternity Ward as the chosen charity for our Christmas raffle, and was delighted to present them with a cheque for £500.
Janet Martland – one to watch. Very astute but sensitive and practical with clients. A real gem of a solicitor.
Janet, Thank you, you have been on my journey too, you have been excellent in all you have done for me and my case, it has always been if in doubt call Janet! And you have answered all my questions carefully and clearly. I will let you know how I'm getting on from time to time if that's ok with you? I'm really excited about my future now thank you again.
Janet, thank you so very much in your support and guidance. Please thank Sara and Attia for their support and will most definitely recommend you and if I need you again I will be in touch. Again thank you so much for your help and for the best decision made so thank you.