Jenny has experience of all aspects of family law, including divorce and separation, civil partnership, financial provision, cohabitant claims, preparation of pre and post nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and issues to do with children including residence and contact. She has a particular interest and experience in the financial issues arising from separation and divorce, often involving high net worth, complex or unusual matters. She has been involved in many complicated cases in both the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session.
Jenny is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law as well as an accredited family mediator. She is trained in interdisciplinary collaborative practice. She is dual-qualified in Scottish and English law.
Jenny is a tutor in family law on the Strathclyde University Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. She is a committee member of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow. She is also a committee member of the local Glasgow collaborative practice group. She delivers talks, both externally and internally.
Jenny's current caseload features several mid to high net worth divorce cases. They include litigated and negotiated cases, the latter including cases where the collaborative practice has been adopted. She has several cases involving the preparation of pre and post nuptial agreements and has seen an increase in the number of clients referred to her for these types of agreement.
Jenny is calm, pro-active and organised in her approach. Her aim is always to resolve cases in the most effective and cost-efficient way possible. She is an active promoter of collaborative practice through her committee involvement.
Jenny is a ranked lawyer in the 2020 edition of the Chambers UK legal directory where she is noted as being experienced in handling matrimonial finance matters including financial provision and insolvency. One client comments: "Jenny gives considered and sensible advice, listens and advises rather than tells." She was described in the 2019 edition as having a "warm personality, she is very approachable and she had a lot of empathy for me in what was a difficult and stressful situation."
She is also a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 2020 where clients say "She is a standout family lawyer. She searches out the best outcome for her clients but always in a dignified way."
Qualifications: MA (Cantab); LLB Dip LP
Joined the firm: 2016