Jennifer is an experienced lawyer with a practice covering public law, civil, commercial and planning disputes. Jennifer works closely with her clients, taking a pragmatic approach to finding the best solutions for them.
With recognised expertise in Public and Administrative law, Jennifer has significant experience of advising and representing clients on public, regulatory and constitutional law issues, including in Judicial Review and Appeals against decisions of public authorities, regulators, courts and other tribunals, drawing upon this practical litigation experience when advising clients on their operations and statutory obligations.
Jennifer has an outstanding record of success in winning cases for government bodies, regulators and individuals, in court and at public inquiries, and is one of a handful of Scottish solicitors with experience of litigating in the UK Supreme Court and Court of Justice of the European Union.
Jennifer’s thorough understanding of the often legally complex and politically sensitive issues affecting those operating within and engaging with the public sector allows her to give insightful advice, tailored to clients’ specific situations and needs.
She is a ‘Top Ranked Lawyer’ by Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession in Administrative & Public Law and a “Leading Individual” in Civil Liberties & Human Rights. She is also recommended by The Legal 500 in Charities & Not-for-Profit, Commercial Litigation, EU & Competition, Environment, Local Government and Parliamentary & Public Affairs.
The "super" Jennifer Jack is known for her strength in judicial review challenges against the decisions of public authorities, regulators and the courts. A source observes: "She is really thorough, thinks outside of the box and is accessible."
Jennifer Jack is a respected civil liberties practitioner who regularly acts for charities, individuals and companies in challenging the decisions of public bodies. "She thinks outside of the box, she is very accessible, and the quality of her work is exemplary." "She is experienced and efficient to deal with."
Co-head Jennifer Jack is well versed in defending judicial reviews and statutory appeals.
Homelessness decision has significant implications for local authorities
Interpreting the new Code of Conduct for Councillors
Criminal record checks are changing with new Disclosure (Scotland) Bill
Scottish Environmental Regulations 2019: An insight into the future of Scottish environmental policy