Jenny Smith, Partner, Glasgow 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. 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.
She is described by sources in the 2018 edition of Chambers UK as particularly experienced in handling matrimonial finance cases arising from separations, often with business issues involved. Clients praise the level of service she delivers, describing it as "efficient, straightforward and uncomplicated". She is also described in the 2017 edition as "a real source of knowledge and support on English law matters" and as "very clear-thinking and very good on financial provision" and in the 2016 edition as “gentle, patient and non-confrontational in a way that facilitates good outcomes”.
Qualifications: MA (Cantab); LLB Dip LP
Joined the firm: 2016