Family - Jennifer is a specialist family law practitioner. She has wide experience of complex children cases, and a thriving practice in the area of family finance. She has successfully represented high net worth clients in cases involving substantial family businesses and inherited wealth, substantial pensions, nuptial agreements, and complex trusts. Many of her cases also involve foreign assets and jurisdictional issues, and some concern the validity or otherwise of an overseas marriage or divorce. She has appeared in a number of high-profile reported cases, most notably in Veluppillai v Veluppillai & Ors.  EWHC 3095 (Fam)(High Court) and in LFL v LSL (McKenzie Friends and Breach of Court Orders)  EWFC B62 (see below). Over the years, as a corollary of her thriving family practice, Jennifer has developed an interest in issues surrounding vulnerable persons and the Court of Protection, and in surrogacy and modern families, having acted for commissioning parents in HFEA cases. Jennifer appears at all levels of court, from the Family Courts, to the High Court and Court of Protection. She also regularly appears in arbitrations, private FDRs and mediations. Jennifer continues to be ranked as a "Leading Junior- Family and Children Law" in The Legal 500 (2018/19), and is ranked as a specialist in family/matrimonial law in Chambers & Partners (UK Bar)(2018/19). She has been highly commended for her attention to detail and her robust approach, both in negotiations and during hearings.
Civil - Jennifer has a niche civil practice, with an emphasis on heavy-weight commercial litigation, and on property and landlord & tenant law. She has experience of cases involving foreign jurisdictions, particularly involving high-value property, and oil & gas disputes. She has an interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution, and in arbitration in particular. Her clients range from individuals and small/medium sized businesses, to companies on the FTSE 100 and multinationals.
Jennifer is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb). She is qualified to undertake direct public access work. In addition to maintaining a busy practice, Jennifer is secretary to Chambers' Civil Team, a member of Chambers' Marketing Committee, and part of the Pupillage & Tenancy Committee (portfolio for pupillages). She also leads the Court of Protection Team.
Publications and Seminars
Jennifer regularly presents seminars on family law to solicitors and in-house counsel. She has written for The Review (Resolution newsletter), the New Law Journal (NLJ) and Westlaw Insight. A list of some of Jennifer's published articles is set out below.
Directory and Client Comments
Ranked in Chambers & Partners UK Bar (2018/19) - Family/Matrimonial - "Professional, sharp and has fantastic attention to detail," and "very thorough and a good advocate, whom clients really like".
Ranked as a "Leading Junior - Family and Children Law" in The Legal 500 (2018/19) - ‘She is the type of barrister solicitors dream of being able to instruct’
Ranked as a "Leading Junior - Family and Children Law" in The Legal 500 (2017/18) - ‘A very talented junior – feisty with an eagle eye for detail.’
"We could not fault Jennifer Lee. Her preparation and presentation in Court were excellent. She covered the facts of the case simply yet effectively...it was impressive to see her in action"
"Exhibits impressive attention to detail” and knows “when to hold back and when to press the point home”.
“Extremely in-depth preparation for cases” and "is bullish and not afraid to fight her client’s corner”.
She “consistently delivers good results, even in difficult cases involving complex facts and law”. She “takes a principled approach” and is “personable, well-liked by lay and professional clients”.
Jennifer was "impressive on her feet, she was very assertive and packed a punch at the hearing".