Jen qualified as a solicitor in 2010, having joined Slee Blackwell as a trainee in 2008. She attended Cardiff University where she obtained her Bachelor Diploma in Law (LLB Hons) before going on to complete the Legal Practice Course at Plymouth University with Commendation.
She has been working in our criminal and family law departments since she qualified and has dealt with thousands of criminal and family cases during this time.
Jen is a skilled advocate. She has appeared in Magistrates, County and Family Courts across the South West of England. She has dealt with hundreds of motoring offences as part of her practice. Some of these cases have involved complex technical legal issues. They include drink driving, back calculation reports, careless and dangerous driving, speeding, tachograph cases, offences in respect of licence and insurance issues and vehicle and driver fault cases.
Jen’s family expertise includes divorce and financial separation, cohabitation (TOLATA) claims, relationship agreements (cohabitation and separation agreements), private law children cases, non-molestation injunctions, occupation order applications and change of name deeds.
Jen divides her time between family law and criminal cases, with the emphasis now on family law as we no longer offer Legal Aid for criminal matters. She does however continue to represent clients in the criminal courts on a privately funded basis. She deals with criminal cases of all kinds undertaking the advocacy herself in the Magistrates Court. She also represents clients in more complex criminal cases, including trials involving expert witnesses.
Jen was recently invited to appear on BBC Radio Devon to explain the law relating to Public Order offences following a call for MPs to be given greater protection from harassment and abuse.