Janine Wolstenholme

Year of call:



2001 - LLB (Hons) (2:1)

2002 - BVC (VC)

2005 - QLTT (A)

2006 - MA (Merit)


2002 - In-house lawyer

2007 - Pupillage and Tenancy, Manchester

2010 - Joined Sovereign Chambers, Leeds

2015 - Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers


2023 - North Eastern Circuit Education Committee

2021 - Assistant Coroner for Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen

2021 - Junior Counsel to the Crown (Panel A) (“Treasury Counsel”) regional civil panel

2018 - Assistant Coroner for West Yorkshire (Eastern)

2012 - Chair of Education Admission Appeals Panel

2011 - Lay-member of Education Admission Appeals Panel

2010 - Junior Counsel to the Crown (Panel B) (“Treasury Counsel”) regional civil panel


North Eastern Circuit

Personal Injuries Bar Association

Middle Temple


2000 - DLA Commercial Law Prize

2000 - Nabarro Nathanson Mooting Prize

2001 - Taylor Emmet Property Law Prize

Janine Wolstenholme is an experienced advocate. She undertakes advisory, drafting and advocacy work, across all aspects of general commercial and civil litigation.  Clients enjoy a high level of service and particularly appreciate her forensic, holistic and tactical approach.

Janine is regularly instructed by insurers in relation to a broad spectrum of indemnity disputes involving different types of insurance, including motor, casualty, business and property. She regularly drafts pleadings, provides advice and appears in court.

Many of her cases involve indemnity concerns, policy avoidance, statutory, contractual and common law recovery, and declaratory relief, including under the Road Traffic Act.  She is also experienced in the sale and supply of good and services, product liability, latent defects, consumer protection, premises liability, property damage, and nuisance.

Janine has significant experience in fraudulent and suspicious claims, including all aspects of exaggeration, deceit, injuries at work, slippers and trippers, staged/contrived road accidents, including stooge and ghost vehicles, ‘slam-ons’, bogus passengers, credit hire, and low-velocity impact (LVI).

“I have had the pleasure of attending a 4-day trial where Janine conducted the advocacy in an action brought by the policyholder against their insurer, which we defended on fraudulent grounds.

Janine’s skills in cross-examining the witnesses, and luring them into a false sense of security, was absolutely fascinating; needless to say, we successfully defended, with a finding of fraud. Janine is down-to-earth and her client-care skills are second to none.

She is clearly passionate about her work and enjoys what she does, and this is reflected in the level of service received. I would not hesitate to recommend her.” – Commercial Litigation Partner, Top-100 law firm.

She instructed across the whole spectrum of court hearings, in both the County and High Courts, dealing with a variety of issues from short applications to contested multi-track trials and appeals lasting several days.

Janine is well versed in preliminary and interlocutory matters including, for example, CMCs, CCMCs, allocation and directions; applications for expert evidence; adding/substituting parties; resiling from admissions; setting aside judgments; abuse of process, strike-out and summary judgment applications; committal for contempt together with associated costs arguments.

Janine has a nationwide practice and is happy to travel to accommodate her clients’ needs, as well as deliver training and seminars to clients at their premises.

Public Access

Janine may accept Public Access work, where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Janine’s clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on 0113 2135268

Ben Ellison-Tope on 0113 2135207