Jane Hinton

About Jane

Jane is passionate about overcoming barriers to participation, for those with vulnerabilities, whatever the necessity for their contact with the Justice System. She has been a Registered Intermediary since Summer 2018 and is an experienced and trained HMCTS Appointed Intermediary in Family Court and Working with Defendants.

Jane is happy to work in any jurisdiction. Prior to Intermediary working, she has 31 years experience as a teacher of pupils with a wide variety of additional needs in specialist and inclusive settings, with pupils aged 2-19 years. 20 years of those were in leadership roles, latterly as Deputy Headteacher and Head of Partnership provisions. Jane is also Director of Finance for The Intermediary Cooperative.


  • Unclear Speech
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain and/or Head Injury (including a stroke)
  • Dyslexia
  • Learning Disability or Difficulties
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • ADHD
  • Child
  • Depression and/or Anxiety
  • Undiagnosed mental health concerns
  • Deafness/Hearing impairment



Neurodiversity in the Justice System, The Autism Society

Effective Participation, YJLC & Doughty Street Chambers

Clinical Supervision for Practitioners, Association for Psychological Therapies


The Modern Judiciary, IFJ & City University, 


Working in the Family Court, IFJ

Working with Defendants, IFJ


Registered Intermediary Training, MoJ



National Professional Qualification for Headteachers, Schools College


Understanding Autism (masters level), University of Birmingham / Coventry City Council


B.Ed (Hons) in Special Education, University of Wales