Jennifer Walsh, Partner

Family Law

Jennifer is a specialist family practitioner with the particular expertise in financial matters arising out of the breakdown in family relationships.

She studied law at Sheffield University where she obtained a First Class Honours Degree, before working for Mace & Jones and Canter Levin & Berg. She then accepted the invitation to head up the family law department at Quinn Barrow.

She has many years’ experience in a wide breath of family work.  She is a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) and is a trained Mediator.  Jennifer recognises the benefit of Mediation and negotiation in family cases and is committed to the need for fast and effective dispute resolution.

Jennifer works with a small team of specialist Barristers in financial applications within Divorce.  Together, they offer a complete package for high net worth individuals involved in a financial application following Divorce.  She will often work side by side with Forensic Accountants in the preparation of detailed financial statements in financial proceedings within Divorce and the analysis of accounting records in the preparation of cases prior to trial.  She has also developed a practice in pre-nuptial agreements advising on their enforcement and also negotiating and drafting pre-nuptial agreements.

Jennifer’s field of expertise also incorporates private children law matters and she represents clients in a wide range of applications including residence, contact and applications to remove children from the UK.

Jennifer also advises on the breakdown of civil partnerships and on judicial separation proceedings.

Cohabitation contracts and the breakdown of relationships when parties were cohabiting is also part of Jennifer’s field of expertise.  This will include applications under the Trusts of Land Act in respect of property owned by both or one of the parties and applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act in respect of financial provision for children.

Testimonials

  • ” I was delighted with Jenny. Jenny is the ultimate professional, with an enviable ‘bedside manner’ and an excellent sense of humour. I successfully lost a bad husband and gained a good friend.
  • ” I am very grateful for the invaluable guidance and support given to me by Jenny. I do believe that the outcome of my divorce might have gone rather adversely, if I had not received the benefit of her thorough and professional advice. A massive thank you to Jenny and her team working behind the scenes. Jenny’s patience, empathy and understanding shown to me over the past 18 months have made what was a very difficult and distressing time, a little easier. I was so pleased she was ‘fighting my corner for me’.

jwalsh@quinn-barrow.co.uk