Today the Government have announced there will be new legislation in divorce law. This new law will update the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 in due course. It will mean that, in the future when the legislation comes into force, divorcing couples will no longer have to ‘blame’ each other for the breakdown of their marriage. It is hoped the new law will help reduce family conflict.
Jennifer is a Director who has been with the firm since 2006. She is a solicitor in our Family Department and specialises in dealing with divorcing/ cohabiting couples and financial matters that arise upon separation.
Jennifer also assists clients with family matters including pre-nuptial agreements, arrangements for children, domestic abuse / injunctions and Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act matters. She is a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association – SFLA). Jennifer is on the Board of Advisors for the Cheltenham Child Contact Centre.
Jennifer enjoys keeping fit by going to spinning classes at the gym, running and eventing on Wixford Ted, a horse owned by a local owner.
"Instructing solicitors can be stressful at any time: instructing Family Law solicitors when one is frequently at one’s most vulnerable dealing with life changing Divorce proceedings is invariably challenging and in many cases intensely emotive and unsettling.
I was recommended to Jennifer Allen at Hughes Paddison solicitors. Jennifer was able to understand and identify one’s individual goal whilst sympathetically advising me of the likely outcomes for any expectations that were unrealistic and counter-intuitive. Jennifer progressed matters quickly and had no hesitation in picking up the phone to my wife’s solicitor for frank and productive discussions to narrow issues.
I have nothing but thanks and huge praise for the empathetic approach and expertise of Jennifer Allen and her team who kept me fully updated.
Thank you for what you did for me and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in whole heartedly recommending Jennifer Allen of Hughes Paddison to anyone facing the challenges of family breakdown or indeed any aspect of Family Law". AL
"I can't express my gratitude enough, for everything Jennifer has done!
When I first came to see Jennifer, I was in a very difficult position, I had no fight left in me. Jennifer took the bull by the horns, she very clearly gave me options, and when I was too scared to know which way to turn she gave me great advice and gave me back some strength. Without her help and guidance and incredible knowledge, I do not think I would have got the outcome I did! Thank you from the bottom of my heart xx" Client
"Jennifer provided sound professional legal advice which I needed to help me to sort out the legal and financial aspects of a difficult personal situation. I wouldn't hesitate to go to her with any family legal matters I have in future". R
"I would like to thank you for all of your hard work and support. Over the period of the 4 years, your efforts as a Solicitor were not only professional to the highest of standards but caring too - achieving a successful outcome. A credit to the firm, I would definitely recommend Jennifer Allen to anybody that I know". C