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I am a Senior Associate 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 Private Wealth team at Irwin Mitchell, which means that I can provide clients with a unified and highly specialist service.
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"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
“Patrick and his family are going through a heart-breaking situation that no parent wants to or should ever have to experience.
“He just wants to carry on going through the proper process so a judge can decide what the arrangements are and what time Olly spends with each of his parents. Ellie has taken matters into her own hands and has been in breach of court orders for months.
“When a parent takes their child away without the permission of the other parent, it is a very serious matter. There is a good chance that Ellie and anyone else who is helping her or withholding information could face prison for being in contempt of court.”
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