Miss Jane Helene Hayford

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Barrister Status:
Self Employed
Called:
Oct 1997
Inn:
Gray's Inn
Hearing type:
Disciplinary Tribunal (3 person)
Decision date
24/08/2021
Breach details:
Professional misconduct contrary to Core Duty 3, 5, Rule Rc8, of the Conduct Rules, Part 2 of the Bar Standards Board’s Handbook – 3rd Edition).
Offence details:

Jane Hayford, an authorised and regulated person, failed to act with integrity, in that, following a hearing on 28 November 2018, Ms Hayford submitted to the Judge a draft order which she had prepared but which had not been seen by her opponent (a litigant in person). The draft order included an order for costs that Ms Hayford knew had not been made. This conduct prevented the litigant in person from making arguments in relation to the costs order and potentially hindered their access to justice.

Jane Hayford, an authorised and regulated person, behaved in a way which could reasonably be seen by the public to undermine her integrity, in that, following a hearing on 28 November 2018, Ms Hayford submitted to the Judge a draft order which she had prepared but which had not been seen by her opponent (a litigant in person). The draft order included an order for costs that Ms Hayford knew had not been made. This conduct prevented the litigant in person from making arguments in relation to the costs order and potentially hindered their access to justice

Jane Hayford, an authorised and regulated person, behaved in a way which was likely to diminish the trust and confidence which the public places in her or in the profession, in that, following a hearing on 28 November 2018, Ms Hayford submitted to the Judge a draft order which she had prepared but which had not been seen by her opponent (a litigant in person). The draft order included an order for costs that Ms Hayford knew had not been made. This conduct prevented the litigant in person from making arguments in relation to the costs order and potentially hindered their access to justice.

Sanction:
Reprimanded
Costs:
£2,460.00
Status:
Open to Appeal