Janie Batchford

Private Client Solicitor

Janie Batchford

Private Client Solicitor

Janie started her legal career in 1994 and has over 20 years of experience dealing with residential and commercial real estate, immigration and divorce law.

Where are you from?

I am originally from Hong Kong

When did you qualify as a lawyer?

I qualified as a solicitor in the UK in November 1994.

What’s your background?

I was born in Hong Kong and grew up there. I came to the UK to study law at university and subsequently qualified as a solicitor here. I speak Chinese, both Cantonese and Mandarin. Many of my clients are from Hong Kong and China.

I have over 20 years experience in dealing with residential and commercial real estate, immigration and divorce.

What areas of law do you specialise in?

My areas of expertise include;

Property, Immigration and Matrimonial

Additional highlights

I did my training at Speechly Bircham Solicitors (now Charles Russell Speechlys) and then joined a private practice where I broadened my experience in a wide range of legal matters. I then joined the Chinese Information and Advice Centre, a UK charity, as a supervisor immigration solicitor.

I set up my legal practice in 2007 and ran my own law firm for 10 years. My firm was on the panel of solicitors of Galliard Homes, a major developer in the UK, where I acted for buyers of many off-plan developments. I sold my practice in 2018 and have since worked as a consultant solicitor.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial
  • Divorce
  • Immigration Law
  • Private Client
  • Property Litigation