Jolene has more than 15 years’ experience as a family solicitor and is ranked as a leader in her field in Chambers and a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 for the current year. Jolene is also one of the few regional lawyers to have been ranked in Spears 500 a leading high-net worth publication.
Jolene’s expertise covers a wide range of family law matters with particular emphasis on complex financial cases arising on divorce for high-net worth clients. Career cases include a divorce with assets, including trust assets and companies, worth over £10 million. Another recent case concerns a young couple, still building wealth but one party is earning £1.5 million a year including bonuses.
Jolene also advises clients seeking to protect their income and assets on divorce through the drafting of Pre and Post- Nuptial agreements. Recent agreements involved inherited wealth in the region of £60 million. She also advises on agreements with an international element to ensure protection where other jurisdictions are involved.
During her career, Jolene has dealt with and continues to deal with complex children cases, including applications for leave to remove children from the jurisdiction and also financial claims (Schedule 1 claims) in respect of children born to unmarried parents.
Jolene is a committed member of Resolution, an organisation of over 5,000 lawyers and family justice professionals.
Jolene prides herself on her ability to see the bigger picture and fight for her client’s best interests. She will however always consider Court as the last option.