Jennifer is a Senior Associate at Vardags, advising a wide range of clients on all aspects of divorce and family law, particularly complex financial matters with a multi-jurisdictional element.
*Admitted as a Barrister in Ireland and the UK (practising under direct supervision of an authorised member of the Solicitors profession in England and Wales.)
Jennifer has specific expertise in complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes and cross border claims, particularly where emergency injunctive relief is required. She advises and acts in all financial aspects arising from the breakdown of a relationship from interim financial matters to full ancillary relief trials. Jennifer is also experienced in international child relocation matters involving Hague and non-Hague jurisdictions, and in all matters involving the custody, care and control of children. In respect of HNW and UHNW individuals, Jennifer’s offshore commercial experience enables her to offer a broad range of expertise, particularly in cases involving complex corporate structures in multiple jurisdictions and in matters involving trusts.
Jennifer was admitted as a barrister in Ireland in 2010 and she established a successful general civil practice in Dublin with a focus on matrimonial, family and child care law. Jennifer then spent over 5 years in Hong Kong as a Registered Foreign Lawyer expanding her experience and practice as an international litigator. Jennifer acted in highly contentious, high value, multi-jurisdictional disputes with a focus on fraud and asset tracing claims and shareholder disputes. Using that knowledge, Jennifer then returned to her roots as a family lawyer in a boutique family law firm representing HNW and UHNW clients before joining Vardags in September 2023. Jennifer was admitted as a barrister in England & Wales in 2019.
Jennifer has held board positions for the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, and for a leading aviation financial institution in Ireland.
Jennifer pursued her legal studies at the Honourable Society of Kings Inns in Ireland, where she obtained the Post-Graduate Diploma in Law and the Barrister-At-Law Degree. Jennifer also has a Diploma in Financial Law and a Certificate in Commercial Contracts from the Law Society of Ireland.
Jennifer is a keen traveller and as well as having lived in Asia, she spent the first year of her legal career carrying out legal research in Otago, New Zealand. When not working out on her pilates reformer machine or walking her two Maltese dogs, Jennifer can be found in a dance studio or salsa club.
As a family law practitioner, Jennifer worked on many notable, landmark cases including B.B. v HSE & Ors, which involved a challenge to the Glencar principles of public policy in the context of the in camera rule in family law proceedings. Jennifer has also acted in some of the key offshore cases spanning the past six years, many of which reached the Privy Council.
We offer a free consultation to suitable clients, typically those where the family's net assets are in excess of £1m or the combined income is in excess of £150,000
Vardags is one of the UK’s top divorce law firms. We specialise in complex, high net worth and international cases. Our President Ayesha Vardag has been widely described as “Britain’s Top Divorce Lawyer” and the “Diva of Divorce”.
Our divorce solicitors have been involved in some of the highest profile cases of recent years at all levels up to the Supreme Court. Most of our cases are managed discreetly and are kept out of the media, but we are adept at managing the press if necessary.
Our top divorce lawyers have acted for or against financiers, entrepreneurs, footballers, celebrities, members of royal families, and the aristocracy. We fight hard where necessary but negotiate to get the best result whenever possible.