Our aim is to let more people know about the benefits of family mediation and to encourage separating couples to think about family mediation as a way of helping them take control, make decisions together and build a positive future for them and their family.
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.
In Jennifer’s role as a mediator, she assists clients reach a fair outcome between themselves to avoid contentious court proceedings and the associated cost and pressure of court. Mediation is just one of the many dispute resolution options which Jennifer can advise on, she can also discuss with you other alternatives including Early Neutral Evaluation and Private Financial Dispute resolution, Family Arbitration and Collaborative Law.
Jennifer has local, national and international clients. She prides herself on her flexible approach and will work with her client’s remotely using video calls, such as Zoom and MS Teams, to accommodate their needs.
Jennifer enjoys keeping fit by going to spinning classes at the gym, running and has competed on Wixford Ted, a horse owned by a local owner. She has taken Ted to British One Day Eventing and Team Chasing. Jennifer is married and has a daughter and two Hungarian Vizsla’s called Purdey and Vesper.
"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