Jennifer Williamson

Legal Director
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Jennifer Williamson came with exceptional recommendations and throughout a very long, traumatic, and highly contested financial and children’s act proceedings it became very apparent why. Having Jennifer's clarity of thought and attention to detail along with her incredibly calm and warm style at my side in the darkest moments, gave me the confidence to know I was in the safest of hands. They say the devil is in the detail and Jennifer proved this time and time again. Thank you!

Dr Stedman, Winchester, Dec 2020

Jennifer has great success helping people deal with changes in their families, whether advance planning to avoid uncertainty, or resolving problems following a relationship breakdown.

Main areas of practice

  • Divorce or dissolve their civil partnership with dignity;
  • Understand the financial issues arising in all family-law circumstances (including unmarried separation, future planning – pre/post nuptial agreements, upon divorce/dissolution, after a lengthy separation);
  • Put enforceable documentation in place to deal with current and future financial claims;
  • Resolve disagreements about children: who they should live or spend time with, where they should live (including whether here or abroad), specific issues about other matters such as education;
  • Choose the most suitable approach to resolve their matter: supporting mediation, solicitor negotiations, a collaborative law approach, or court proceedings.

Clients

  • Jennifer assists individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. She is accomplished at representing professionals (including accountants, actuaries, city traders, doctors, teachers, surgeons to name a few), business people, sports people and homemakers.
  • Jennifer acts for clients living, and with assets, in the UK, and for international clients in the Channel Islands, and the rest of the world.

Expertise

Career

Jennifer achieved a science degree (BSc (Hons) at the University of Birmingham.

She qualified as a solicitor in 2009, since when her focus has been solely on family law. Jennifer practiced in leading niche family law practices, including leading the Winchester office of such a firm, before joining Blake Morgan in 2018.

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Significant Experience

  • Pre/post nuptial agreements: Jennifer has advised couples about the content of agreements and helped them put agreements in place which provide a high degree of certainty for the future.
  • Complex remuneration packages, pensions and businesses
  • She is adept at dealing in matters where one, or both, people have complex remuneration packages with numerous pay/benefit/pension elements, as well as restricted stock units, shares, share options.
  • Jennifer’s work also frequently involves matters with significant pension provision, advising about how to best share/protect such. She has experience with a variety of scheme including Armed Forces pensions, Police pensions, NHS pensions, Teachers pensions, and final salary schemes and private schemes.
  • Her cases often require her to advise about business interests, considering value and liquidity. Jennifer’s experience includes sole traders, dental practices, restaurant chains, to complex inter-related companies with associated off-shore employee benefit trusts.
  • Children: Jennifer has experience in difficult cases involving children, including achieving complete reversal of arrangements (change of with which parent the child lives).
  • Her experience includes cases where the psychiatric assessment of either parent is required.
  • Jennifer advises about relocation abroad.
  • Difficult cases: Jennifer has significant experience in difficult cases involving narcissistic husbands or wives, significant loss of capital for example via spending and gambling, or deliberately hidden assets.

Additional Expertise

  • Jennifer is a trained collaborative lawyer.
  • She is also an accredited specialist with Resolution (the country’s leading family law organisation) for her expertise in family law financial, and children, matters.
  • Jennifer’s particular expertise includes international aspects of family law cases, which she has been developing since being highly placed in the International Academy of Family Lawyer’s annual essay competition.

I have worked with Jennifer on my Divorce, she is a brilliant, knowledgeable and expert family solicitor with a meticulous eye for the detail - she has a calm, approachable and warm personality. My case is complex and Jennifer has guided me through this tough process with her pragmatic and expert advice, clear, timely & reliable communication. Her ethical approach to problem solving and decision making is an important quality for me. In Jennifer you have a safe pair of hands & your best interests looked after.

A Client, Dec 2020

Jennifer Williamson has made a fantastic start to her career. She’s very hard-working and conscientious and instils great confidence in her clients and them in her.

Legal 500, 2021 - Rising Star

She has the enviable skill of being able to firmly pursue her client’s case whilst also avoiding the (all too common) error of descending into aggressive, belligerent and pointless ‘litigation by correspondence’ and while always focussing on settlement and pragmatic outcome.

Counsel

Jennifer Williamson made me feel at ease from our very first meeting. At a very stressful and emotional time in my life, Jennifer made the whole process very bearable, with her understanding, compassion but very professional approach. I truly felt that she had my best interests at heart from the outset.

Client Winchester

Excellent 1-2-1 service from Jennifer Williamson who was very knowledgeable, approachable, professional and kind to me. She made the pain and fear of divorce as easy as it could possibly be. I am very grateful to her and would recommend her warmly to others.

Client Winchester

Insights by Jennifer


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4 May - Jennifer Williamson

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28 April - Jennifer Williamson

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8 December - Jennifer Williamson

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