Jenna Lucas

Associate

Biography

I am an associate in the Family Law team in Manchester. I have specialised in family law since 2006 and have experience in all types of family law issues. 

I advise clients in relation to all aspects of family law, including divorce, financial issues, cohabitation, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, domestic violence and matters relating to children.

I have varied experience in dealing with international cases and have represented clients where there are assets and trusts all over the world - including Spain, Italy, Gibraltar, the Netherlands, Jersey, the British Virgin Isles and the US. For the last four years I have worked alongside Ros Bever on high net worth divorce and financial provision for children cases. I was part of the team representing the wives in the widely reported Supreme Court cases of Sharland and Gohil.

I am equally at home dealing with cases with limited assets and am keen to ensure that costs remain proportionate and manageable. I focus on trying to reach early settlements for clients but am also adept at taking cases to court when necessary.  

I have a wealth of experience in complex children matters, including dealing with allegations of abuse, implacable hostility and relocation cases. I have a particular interest in cases relating to the relocation of children within England and Wales. A personal work highlight was successfully representing a mother wishing to relocate and a father seeking to prevent a relocation where the cases were being heard at the same time and had almost identical facts. I was successful for both of the parents I represented, including resisting appeals by the unsuccessful parties.  

I represented the successful mother in the Court of Appeal case of Re B [2014] EWCA Civ 19.  

I build strong relationships with my clients and work closely with them to help them to achieve their objectives. My advice is pragmatic, outcome focused and creative. I endeavour to provide my clients with the best service, which often means being available outside of business hours and at the weekends.  

Client Testimonial

"I cannot praise Jenna Lucas enough, she has been totally amazing... It has not been easy, Jenna really had her work cut out for her, but she was determined to reach our goal for us."

"The team at Irwin Mitchell ‘will go the extra mile for clients’ and has ‘achieved monumental success’, acting in a range of high-profile disputes and complex money cases, often involving significant property portfolios and multi-jurisdictional issues." - Legal 500, 2015

"They are prepared to take on cases that others might regard as unarguable and then win them. They are brave but with the appropriate measure of judgement." - Chambers & Partners, 2015

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