I am a Partner in the Family Law team in London. I have specialised in this area since 2006, dealing with all aspects of family law, including divorce and civil partnership dissolution, nuptial agreements and wealth protection, children, modern family structures and complex financial disputes.
I have extensive experience dealing with international cases and have represented clients where there are assets, trusts and complex business structures all over the world - including Spain, Italy, Gibraltar, the Netherlands, Jersey, the British Virgin Isles and the US.
I've previously 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 also deal with cases with smaller assets and always strive to keep costs manageable. I focus on trying to reach early settlements for clients, and in cases where this isn't possible I'm a tenacious and effective litigator.
I have a wealth of experience in both domestic and international matters involving children, including dealing with allegations of abuse, implacable hostility and relocation. I have a particular interest in cases relating to the relocation of children within England and Wales and represented the successful mother in the Court of Appeal case of Re B  EWCA Civ 19.
I build strong relationships with my clients and work closely with them to help them to achieve their objectives – I like to think of us as a team. My advice is pragmatic, outcome focused and creative. I endeavour to provide my clients with the best service. This often means being flexible, responding to their needs at a stressful time and being available outside of usual business hours.
I'm fortunate to be supported by an outstanding team at Irwin Mitchell, which means that I can provide clients with a unified and highly specialist service across all legal areas.
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"Jenna is tactically excellent, justifiably confident in her own abilities and extremely hardworking. She is always completely on top of her cases and misses nothing. Clients love her" - Legal 500,, 2021
"Jenna Lucas and Toby Hales did a fantastic job. They were very responsive as my matter was urgent, even though it was the middle of the summer. Their work and advice were of extremely high quality. And bonus, they are extremely pleasant and kind people to work with. It is really fair to say they went the extra mile. I strongly recommend their service." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I was truly impressed with the level of service that Jenna Lucas and Alexandra Mann from Irwin Mitchell provided to me. I went through a difficult and stressful divorce involving cross-border agreements involving child custody and financial remedies. Both Jenna and Alexandra were extremely knowledgeable, supportive and detail-orientated. They gave me realistic expectations from the start, in what had become a complicated situation with a previous legal team.
"I was also impressed with their personable skills and found them to be very friendly, open and honest. I think the legal industry can sometimes get a bad reputation, but these two individuals have certainly proven that it is possible to provide the highest quality service in an ethical way. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for solid advice in family law." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Jenna Lucas assisted my daughter and I with a sensitive and very delicate family law matter. Jenna was outstanding! She went well above and beyond what I expected. I can’t praise her enough for her skill and ability to get the job done. She is incredibly hard working and very switched on. She “gets it”. I have already recommended her to a friend and even my friend continuously thanks me for putting her in touch with Jenna." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Strong and very sensible; she works hard to resolve matters well for her clients" - Legal 500, 2018/19
An "excellent associate" - Legal 500, 2017
"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." - Client