Jennifer joined Garden Court in May 2021 to continue a successful family law practice in London. With experience as in-house counsel at the London Borough of Brent and a thriving practice on the Western Circuit, she provides the highest quality representation in publicly funded work at the bar.
Private Law: Jennifer is regularly instructed to represent parents in Private Law proceedings where there are disputes relating to both residence and contact involving complex allegations of sexual abuse, domestic violence and neglect. She has experience representing grandparents and extended family members in Special Guardianship applications and Child Arrangement Order applications.
Public Law: Jennifer has experience acting for Local Authorities, parents and Guardians in care proceedings including in cases involving alleged non-accidental injuries, neglect and abuse. She has particular experience representing vulnerable parents and parents with learning difficulties where capacity may be an issue.
In addition to her family practice, Jennifer worked as a Lead Investigator on the Hillsborough Inquiry leading to the criminal trials of those involved.
Jennifer has worked with Asylum Applicants and refugees in the UK and abroad, most recently working with Advocates Abroad in Lesvos, Greece providing legal assistance to newly arrived Asylum Applicants.
BA with Hons (University of Liverpool)
General Diploma in Law (College of Law)
Bar Professional Training Course (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Family Law Bar Association